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Re: Maine to Chesapeake Fall Passage

Thank you for the responses. I am trying to decide if should come down the coast or head straight from Camden to Cape Cod Canal in one hop.

My boat is about ready to be put up for the winter. If I make the passage, I need to get started shortly.

My sailing experience is mostly limited to Penobscot Bay though I have taken piloting classes in Annapolis and in Boston. I have been in VA for a few years now. Each fall I have thought about bringing the boat down and then reason takes over.

I have not done any offshore sailing and am thinking of a small crew of 2-3. Some have suggested hiring a captain and taking the whole trip offshore. Absent that, I am thinking I would start with day hops.

My time estimate with day hops is close to three weeks. Assuming the weather cooperated, what kind of timeframe could I expect?

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