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post #5 of Old 03-23-2002
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Cruising NY to Florida -- intercoastal

From Norfolk to Miami its basically a straight shot follow the markers.Albermale , Pamlico and the Neuse river in NC can get a little rough other than that its mostly protected. Im not familiar with the NY through VA area. Im probally being a little extreme in suggesting you make the trip without charts it is helpful with marinas and anchorages as well as bridges. You certainly dont need new charts as long as you have a radio people in the south are very helpful. Some marinas , restaurants, etc. might be closed but again the boating community will direct you.I would bring some charts of the east cost atlantic if you decide you cant stand the drown of your motor. Beaufort to Wilmington is very easy as well as Wilmington to Charleston.
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