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Old 10-11-2010
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Sailboats in Long Island/NY area winter time

greetings

I'm from Florida.....but looking at a boat up north that is around this area and is in saltwater on a mooring....

can a sailboat be left on a mooring in the winter time in this area of the country? we were looking to try to get north to head south to Florida in mid to late Nov via the ICW (and maybe blue water it at least part of the ways if there is good weather and the newbie crew doesn't chicken out on me)

so question is.....how do sailboats do in saltwater during the winter? can they be left in the water or must they be hauled out and dry stored?

any remarks on travelling the ICW would be interesting to hear also
this is a 45ft ketch...blue water designed

thanks in advance and hello to everyone
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