Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Whitingham VT
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Re: Is it a crazy thought?
Not attempting a single handed trip, I have a low experienced hand and have posted looking for an experienced hand (will cover expenses). I have reviewed all the bridges, the only close one will be in the Cape May canal and the previous owner told me he's been through with the boat twice, I will cross at low tide and wait to be sure there are no boat wakes. I have read a number of trip blogs and I know the longest of pushes will be the NJ coast. A friend has helped me load "marine weather" , "My Radar", I am using "Navionics" and like the current, tide and wind forecasting.
My schedule is fairly open, I am looking at a possible departure of around June 23rd and I am opening up 2 weeks of travel time, if I get somewhere and have to return I will park the boat and return later.
Safety equipment is aboard, I plan to harness in most of the time and always for any after dark hours. I am new to Radar but practicing with it during fair weather to get a good feel of how it looks when I can see. VHF is new but in my line of work I use UHF radios all the time, comfortable with basic communications.
Prop walk is to starboard in reverse, so your saying if I load up the Port water tank a bit, what is the effect? Was not aware of a forward walk but always learning.