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Re: Rhode Island to Florida

Hello, thank you for reponding. Took ASA sailing courses Fall of 2011. Purchased a 1978 Ericson in Feb 2012. Put in the Water in May and sailing around Narraganett Bay, RI. I got a lot of stuff with the boat.

I'll just list some of the stuff, the boat had a complete refit completed 2008 and fully finished in 2011, so every thing is about new except a few things.

engine: yanmar @QM20 new in 1989 900 hrs., 29 gal stainless fuel tank
water 41 gals 2 tanks
head - manual marine toilet, 20 gal holding tank with electric macerator
stove - origo 4100 non pressurized alcohol stove
frig - norcold icebos conversion system
hot water - isothern slim square 4 gal hot water heater
electrical - 2 agm series 27 house batteries / 1 agm series starter battery - 10 amp battery charger
manual and electrical bilge pump
electric windless
instruments - raymarine st6000 autopilot, knotmeter, depthsounder, wind system, garmin c80 chartplotter, VHF icom with gps locating remote, plus just purchased a handheld VHF radio " haven't used it yet" plus do not yet know how to used the chartplotter yet but have all the docs.
sails and rigging, north sails sail area 494 square ft. - 135% genoa, I think that I would not change sails until I become more atune to wht is up and running.
dingy - 10.5' Avon - need a motor and a motor lift.

I've bottom painted prior to launch, cleaned and looking at and inspecting systems. Changed the oil, willbe changing again in the fall with filter, also will be changing fuel filters.

All new safety equipment up tp date. Six life jackets after bringing 3 home for more space.

For the c80 chartplotter I purchased a Boston / New York chip, not sure how much area this covers, the ad said info for the East Coast?

As you can see I'm very new to all of this, 15 years of arm chair sailing, lessons, and 4 weekends of on the water experience.

Try not to overwhelm me with pages of information, I'm hoping to tag along with others on the way down, right now it a wait and see.

Thank you again for the reply.
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