Thanks for the help, we made it fine!
Only needed towing off of one of our journeys into the shoals (that was in the channel!)
STAY TO THE GREEN south of Morehead City NC! The Red side of the channel is less then 4'' in places!
We got a bit tossed about on the Albemarle, with 15-20 knot winds, but it was a good trip.
My wife had never sailed before, and my experience mostly dates to summer camp in the late 70''s.
300 miles later, we are safe and the boat is still afloat. What a great trip!