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Dress warm, pick your weather, heat your cabin, don't overdo it on watches or days' runs. You'll do fine. Have a memorable and beautiful trip.
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Thanks all for "warm" wishes. I'm using Active Captain to plot our trip north. figuring just short of 50 NM a day is proving to be frustrating in as much as places to anchor are sometimes too far or two short a distance apart. I'd like to make the trip in under 10 days but I'm not sure we will make it.
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I brought a boat north in the ICW 3 years ago from Daytona to Charleston. We would get underway after breakfast and motor all day. I would check the charts and locate three potential anchorages, then choose near sunset. This caused trouble once, as we anchored in the second spot just at sunset, but found it unsatisfactory. We had to proceed north in dark, wind, and rain until we found a better spot.
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I brought a boat north in the ICW 3 years ago from Daytona to Charleston. We would get underway after breakfast and motor all day. I would check the charts and locate three potential anchorages, then choose near sunset. This caused trouble once, as we anchored in the second spot just at sunset, but found it unsatisfactory. We had to proceed north in dark, wind, and rain until we found a better spot.
I am so worried about that happening to us. We are time limited on the run so I want to make as much progress each day as possible, however cutting the sunshine short without a satisfactory place to anchor is keeping me up at night.
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Letting your schedule drive you like this is a recipe for badness.

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Letting your schedule drive you like this is a recipe for badness.
I concure. I'd much rather be doing this in the warm with out restrictions, however, it is what it is. This will not be a pleasure cruise but we will find our joy in being on our new boat and learning a bit more about her.
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GREETINGS EARTHLING, Great stuff now the fun starts Keeping thigs basic the front sails drive the front and the main drives the middle and the missen drives the back and makes the boat point into the wind. do you need to buy an big sewing machine ? GO SAFE
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GREETINGS EARTHLING, Great stuff now the fun starts Keeping thigs basic the front sails drive the front and the main drives the middle and the missen drives the back and makes the boat point into the wind. do you need to buy an big sewing machine ? GO SAFE
Yes on the sewing machine. Got one for sale?
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GREETINGS EARTHLING. I've got Three but the carage from Wallasey (opersite LIVERPOOL) would inhibit a good deal look on Fle - Bay or is there a freecycle site where you are and go get learned in sewing GAME ON big style GO SAFE
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You'll manage alright. I was obsessed for six months planning my delivery from Florida, I think that's normal. I didn't use marked anchorages, just side streams with enough depth. There are reportedly good cruising guides for the icw, I think you said you're using activecaptain, which is good too. You'll probably touch bottom a few times anyway, we never stuck. And it is very beautiful (sometimes remote). Let us know how it works out. I was on a schedule too. It's a delivery, not a cruise.
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