Thanks Captains for all input. This is my first trip from Cape Cod to Norfolk and FL. It is only three of us, the captain has been on this route for many years, so I am not worry. As the first mate, i thought I will do my homework and be prepared. One day I will sail this water alone.
I have a tight schedule since I still need to make a living. A window of plus minus 2 days is possible, but I can't wait a week for the good weather window. In any case, we will take the LI sound and Hell Gate route.
Are there any good weather sources besides NOAA site for wind and wave prediction?
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.