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Old 10-18-2013
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Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Well the thought is one day ICW Charleston- Hilton Head to recapture our sea-legs (and to see how the 70 year old grandfather will do). Then I'd like to go outside from HH to Jax or St. Augustine and run 24/7. My father doesn't want to run through the night while outside, which I think is a terrible mistake. He is concerned about bumping into things during the night, so I basically want to know if his concerns are grounded in reality. I think we'd be fine, it should be way more open than the times we ran in the ICW at dark, and I really want to make time. Concerns are things like in Georgetown where there was an unlit unmarked pole in the middle of the channel, which we nearly ran into in the pre-dawn darkness. I'd think I wouldn't have those issues offshore, but we really do not want someone with a spotlight to have to sit on the bow and scan for crabpots all night.
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