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post #16 of Old 08-07-2013
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Re: Boat Delivery Boston to Florida

Hogfish is a modified sharpie, designed to handle to open ocean. It's been as far north as Maine and as far south as the Virgins. It's a rather forgiving craft, hard to capsize. Doesn't have the disadvantage of keelboats, which trip over their keels in big waves. It can definitely do the trip provided the crew is reasonably qualified. I averaged well over 120nm a day on the ocean. On the intracoastal the going is slow, especially late in the season when days are short; 5kt for 10 hours a day is typical, so, yes 50nm/day is pretty good.
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