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post #6 of Old 10-12-2010
BarryL
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Hello,

November won't be a problem. The water stays warm enough so that you don't need to worry about freezing until late december.

The problem will be moving the boat south. There are frequent storms in the winter, with cold temperatures, high winds, and precipitation (sometimes wet, sometimes dry - but real cold) to deal with. Then again there are 50-60 degree days in december. As long as you are patient and can afford to wait out storms here and there you should be OK.

I bought my current boat in Newport RI and needed to move it to my home port near Port Jefferson. We moved the boat the first weekend in December. We got very lucky with the weather - high 50's the first day and no wind, low 50's the second with very favorable winds. I left the boat in the water that winter, tied to a dock, and it was fine.

Good luck,
Barry

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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