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Re: Daytona-Long Island?

A few things to consider,
1) This time of year the winds will probably be against you. Most people do that route in the spring, once the SE winds appear and are steady. Heading up the coast with NE's isn't much fun.
2) Staying inside (just offshore) and you'll be fighting the counter current of the Gulf Stream, expect 1-2knts of current flowing south.
3) Watch the weather very closely, cold front + 24ft boat + Atlantic = not fun.

In a boat that size and during this time of year, your better off taking the ditch.
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Re: Daytona-Long Island?

24' boat and open Atlantic for any ten days, and I'd expect someone's going to think they got trapped on a roller coaster at some point. Even heading and and then ducking in...the ducking part won't be quick in a 24' boat, more time lost in and out.

With lots of patience and an eye on the wx, still might be a nice trip, but I'd make sure to file a float plan with someone and keep checking in. And don't be afraid to change your mind and go up the ditch if you get beat up outside.
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