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I am new to this thread system and could use some help

i am also looking to travel south from close to Jacksonville NC in January, is this realy dumb? as i have never been on the ICW and don't know if this is possible or not. i might be buying an ODay 27 to travel in as she in on Ebay for a great price. i live in Vancouver BC where we sail all year but it is real cool some days in winter.

can this trip be done going outside on the Atlantic from Fort Macon down to Wilmington or maybe Charleston. I know this is a big venture but that could be done in two days in stead of 8 or 10 days in the ditch (ICW). is this likely to be safe?? or completely stupid

thanks in advance for any help you can give Dreamer

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I ran around in a tee shirt yesterday and today....but when the cold weather gets here it will be every bit as cold as the Puget Sound or colder. Perhaps less rain and snow but still cold. Odds are, the further south you get the nicer it will get as freezing temps in Florida are seldom long in duration. If you can handle the weather (Temp and humidity), this part of the world will be a bit more tolerable.
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Lots of folks leave from NC in January. The ICW is fine, might be a bit cool but hopefully it gets warmer the further south you go.

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Bring lots of warm clothing - ljs, turtlenecks, touques, winter jacket, gloves-a portable electric heater and stay in marinas and you'll be fine
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