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Re: I need advice ..off shore or Intracoastal NJ to Florida
Jaan, It's sounds like you have some expensive logistical issues. Living in Oregon, trying to refit a boat on the east coast as a DIY ? What's the end game plan ? Were you going to keep the boat in Fla. or try to get it back to Oregon eventually?
I'd weigh the cost of trucking it against the cost of flights, ground transportation, hotels etc.
As far, as moving it in December....it's not something I would look forward to doing along the coast of New jersey..in an unknown, untested boat. But if you could get a good weather window, get it to the chesapeake you could theoretically make some progress south. But that all takes time.. do you have it?
Moving the boat is one thing, then there's all the logistics of flying in, flying out, transportation to and from airports etc. Where would you stay while working on the boat? onboard?
I suppose the most accessible airport is Newark, and Johnson marina is roughly 1 1/2 hours away. I might think about easy access to airports and public transportation.
Johnson does have a fairly large building, They might be able to accomodate your boat under cover. not free, but you'll pay for winter storage anywhere around here.
If you managed to get to the chesapeake you've got the major Baltimore/Washington airports. Lot's to consider..