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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.