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Lots of good advice.

I'll just add that I would not attempt Duxbury/Plymouth without an engine unless the tides were timed perfectly.

As mentioned, Scituate would probably be a better potential stopover, but even there you'll want to time the tides. That can be tricky to do given the variabilities of sailing and the distances being covered.

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Planning carefully is a basic requirement for a voyage of this type in a relatively unknown boat..
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Lots of good advice.

I'll just add that I would not attempt Duxbury/Plymouth without an engine unless the tides were timed perfectly.

As mentioned, Scituate would probably be a better potential stopover, but even there you'll want to time the tides. That can be tricky to do given the variabilities of sailing and the distances being covered.

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I second renting or borrowing an engine. An 8 is fine, and even a 6 would be OK in a pinch. Just make sure its a long shaft or "sailer". I had a Pearson 26 and the prop on the original long shaft was always out of the water half the time when motoring in any kind of a sea. Replaced with a "sailer" with a 25 inch shaft and that was a great improvement.
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Thank you for all of the good advice. I honestly didn't expect to get this much good information from a post.

I am giving myself 11 days to make the trip. Provided we don't run into any major weather issues, I would like to take my time making the trip.
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I have spent 25 years in the area (I live in Wareham) and not to throw water on your dream but you are taking some very unnecesary risks in doing this trip in a small boat with no motor. My advise is borrow or buy an outboard prior to attempting this.... the trip to Nantucket is toug enough with all the shoals and FOG. though I have sailed into Nantucket harbor many times I would be leary of not having an engine in case of problems. The harbor entrance is very narrow bordered by a jetty that has claimed many boats. The trip around Provincetown can be treacherous and unless you are very experienced I wouldn't reccomend it....
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