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Old 12-05-2007
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Skip...the "usual trades" blow against you in the Gulf and the northers during the winter can really make a passage across the open gulf dangerous.
I would suggest waiting till spring if you can't do near coastal/ICW.
Do a search here for pilot charts and you can evaluate the general differences by month.

Check the wind and waves annd wave period forecasts and animations on this site for an idea of what typical weather you might expect when heading offshore at this time of year.
http://magicseaweed.com/Gulf-Coast-M...rts/9/wind/in/
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