advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?
Again just my opinion but its OK for the likes of AJ Smith, Hank Schmidt and Auspicious to make a go across the pond with their knowledge of weather. If they find themselves in the middle of hell, like AJ did last fall, amoung others, his knowledge , fast boat and grit got him out of harms way without running for the epirb. For the average cruiser that makes the yearly crossing to the Caribbean he should use all the help he can get, including a router.
Every trip I have made to St Martin and back we've always had daily contact with a router and I think it is a lot of help if anything else psychologically. If we don't agree on his recommendation we always discuss it with him and we come to a group decision.