RichH- Thanks for the input, precisely the thoughtful and intelligent kind of information I was hoping to get by posting.
RaynCyn- I will be sure to drop you a line when I get there. We are in the middle of a protracted move to Bethesda. My wife and kids (youngest is 15 but they are still 'the kids'
" are already there but my work has me stuck in Florida for a while longer.
My back up plan if it just looks like a bad idea to make the trip that late in the year is to do the Bahamas part and then put the boat up somewhere near Jacksonville, FL. until the spring, then bring it up in April or May. I just hate leaving the boat that far away and not be able to run over and tinker with it when I have time.