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Re: 3 week summer cruise: Chesapeake to New England

OK latest update: We left Solomons Friday around 1900 and had a terrific sail all night long on different points of sail from a broad reach to close reaching. Beautiful night sky with a gazillion stars.
In the morning went to fire up the stove to make coffee-oh-oh solenoid won't energize. Also the water pump won't shut off with no water leaks. With a caffeine headache attempted to troubleshoot unsuccessfully. Decided to pull into Little Creek to get help. After calling an electrician and leaving a message and no call back troubleshot some more and realized there are also several DC outlets that don't work. (The propane SOV is powered from that same BKR). So we decided to put in a jumper. We go to Radio Shack and got a spare cigarette lighter DC plug, hooked it up the the back of the SOV panel and plugged it into one of the working DC outlets and viola Red Light on SOV Panel. Back in business. So we decide to cast off tomorrow AM. Now here's the problem: the forecast for New England for Tuesday/Weds time frame is 15-20 kt winds from the north. Sounds unpleasant. Would you go?
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