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First offshore (out of sight of land) Cruise
In mid May we will move our new boat, a Great Dane 28, from Port Isabel to Palacios, Texas. We plan to sail offshore from a point 20 nm east of Brazos Santiago Pass to a point 20 nm south of Cavalo Pass then through the pass and across Matagorda Bay to Palacios. We have experience sailing boats from 14 feet to 29 feet, but this will be our first cruise offshore. Prevailing winds should be complimentary for this trip.
We'll have radar, GPS chartplotter, and hand held GPS. We have all cogent charts. The boat will have a new life raft and an EPRIB. There will be four aboard for crew. She recently passed a survey and is in excellent shape. She also has a new VHF radio.
We would appreciate advice and suggestions.