cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?
Hopefully the 47'' boat has less than a 65'' mast and can use the ICW. If so, duck into the ICW well south of Hatteras and finish the trip via ICW--whatever the weather forecast. Morehead City is a traditional point of departure for boats heading south that want to avoid Hatteras. The ICW is a nice trip in that area. I''ve done the ICW in that area in February--very cold, but interesting.
Otherwise, forget it.