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Old 06-06-2013
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Re: Best place to stop between Miami and New York

Plan your route with an eye always to the class A inlets to which you may be forced to bail. Getting into the ICW is usually a good plan to wait out bad weather and still make some daily progress. You need good charts, updated shallow water reports, and a selection of cruising guides like Skipper Bob or Dozier's. They all have something different to offer and are VERY helpful if not essential. Planning-planning-planning: currents, when and when NOT to try to enter inlets, shallow water, obstructions, bridge schedules, anchorages... it's a lot of work, daily work that can't be ignored. The East Coast of N. America with the Gulf Stream to deal with offers plenty of opportunity to get in trouble.
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