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Re: Old newbie in Atl

Hey 20, welcome to Sailnet!

Those daughters are lucky kids, sounds like a fun future you have in mind for them, and the boat sizes you're looking at 25-30 seem quite reasonable for 4 for weekends or weeks.

You're talking about coastal sailing, not true ocean, so your choice of boat, including production boats like Hunter, Beneteau and Catalina, are just fine for your circumstances. I see lots of them on the ICW down to the Bahamas, so GA and SC will be fine. You're not sailing beyond the limits of the weather forecast; just pick your days carefully. That's more fun for the kids anyway.

The toughest thing about switching from lake to coastal in that area will be getting used to the tides, which can be 9 feet in parts of GA.
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