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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August

When you get to the ICW part, there's a ton of websites and guides for the trip; here are links to the information: Life Afloat Archives: Sources of Information for the ICW Trip Drop us an email or PM when you get to Annapolis. We are leading/buddy-boating several first timers down the ICW to Florida leaving Annapolis late Sept or early Oct depending on weather. And if you're an earth science nerd, I recently gave a talk to non-sailors on hydrology tidbits along the ICW to the Bahamas Life Afloat Archives: Reflections on Hydrology from a Life Afloat (insanely long post)
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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August

We left Lake Michigan in August this year and just got to Florida about a month ago. We went the route of the Erie Canal, starting it in late August and finishing in early September, I think we had 10 days to get through. We spent some time in Annapolis and Washington D.C. to pass time until hurricane season was over and then started down the ICW on Nov. 1st. So leaving in August should be no problem at all, but I would make sure you get some kind of guide on each area you're going to hit.
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Two Highly recommended guides
Skipper Bob's Guide to the ICW a mile by mile (literally) guide to the entire trip, very inexpensive.


The Great Book of achorages unless you can afford $150.00 per night for marina's
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The Active Captain is great if you have internet. Go here https://activecaptain.com/index.php
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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August

Hello,

I read your post about sailing from Lk. Erie to Florida in August.

I am planning to sail from Lk. Erie to NYC, tentatively in late August 2013. I've never done this but would be eager to compare plans.

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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August

If you have the time, think about a month or six weeks in Long Island Sound and Narragansett Bay -- two great cruising grounds. PM me for information on the Tappan Zee and the latest on how bridge construction effects transit through this section of the Hudson.
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jkfink.. would love to compare notes with you once we develop them . We are presently organizing and making decisions on tying up our western ends, and determining a good date to head east to start this new goal of ours. Late August will likely be a starting point for heading south as we will likely use July and the most of August to become familiar and comfortable with our new boat. She is going to need some equipment, ie: radar, solar system and autopilot, to start. We will keep in touch and definitely compare!
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BJ rec'd your pm, thank you. Need a couple more posts before this system permits pm replies. Getting close !
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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August

OffWeGo, depending on boat prep projects, I'd like to depart western Lk. Erie by 08/10 to 08/15, arrive NYC 08/22-08/29. Where are you located?
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