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Re: I need advice ..off shore or Intracoastal NJ to Florida
I've been seeing your boat sitting there for years, that's been the yard I use since way before Hinckley bought it from Ken Winter... Hinckley couldn't possibly have purchased that place at a worse time, I've been wondering how much longer they'd be able to hang on... Very sad, looks like what used to be one of the finest boatyards on the Jersey shore might be gone for good...
There's no way your draft is 8', I certainly would have noticed that... And, it it was, the only way it would have ever gotten in there, or you'd get it out of there now, would be on a truck :-)
Are you actually in NJ now? You're right in my neighborhood, if so...
The DIY yards I've had the most experience with, and would recommend, would be Russell's in Morehead City, Oasis in St Augustine, and Cracker Boy in Ft Pierce. I'd recommend any of them highly...
I'd suggest doing the Delaware Bay/Chesapeake route instead of outside to Norfolk, then inside all the way, jumping outside from Morehead to Wrightsville, and Cape Fear River to Little River if the weather was fine... If you're confident in the boat by the time you get to Charleston, maybe outside again off Georgia if the weather is perfect... Otherwise, I'd stick to the Ditch, you're not gonna be sailing, anyway...
Oh, and bring plenty of Racor filters... At least a case, maybe 2... :-)
Last edited by JonEisberg; 10-04-2013 at 01:16 AM.