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Myrtle Beach, SC to Annapolis, MD

Hello all,

I am taking delivery of a new Oceanis 41 from Beneteau SC factory late september and sailing her to her home port in Annapolis, MD. I have never been on the ICW before. How many days should I reasonably plan the trip to take (i.e, not sailing 24/7, more like 12/14 hrs/day). There will be two of us taking turns and I assume it will be mostly motoring until at least we get to the mouth of the Chesapeake.

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congrats on your new boat!!

Myrtle Beach is at roughly statute mile 350. Assuming you don't want to travel in darkness, by late Sept you should be planning on averaging 11 hours of daylight. You'll also need to factor in tides (especially on the Cape Fear River) and timed bridges. We generally plan for roughly 50 miles per travel day on the ICW, so allow 7 or 8 travel days to Norfolk. Get yourself a copy of Skipper Bob's, or Doyle's "Managing the Waterway" for details on bridges, anchorages, and other info for the ICW part of your trip. From Norfolk, it's 24 hours sail to Annapolis (3-4 short days or an overnight, depending on weather.)


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Re: Myrtle Beach, SC to Annapolis, MD

easy in a week to the mouth of the bay, a day across "norfolk" and then 2 days straight home.

Envious of your new baby. Best of luck...our 36CC was one of the best boats I have ever owned. Say hello to W. Burdick and the gang. If you need a third hand or manual labor...let me know.
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Re: Myrtle Beach, SC to Annapolis, MD

Thanks guys, that's very helpful. And I may need a hand too...
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Congrats telecam. I'm in the DC area too and sail on the chesapeake. If you do need an extra hand, I'd be interested.
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Ok, thanks kjones. Once I figure out the exact delivery date (got a vague end of September so far), I'll definitely get back to you guys. Thanks!
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Re: Myrtle Beach, SC to Annapolis, MD

You definitely want to do the stretch from Wrightsville to Beaufort outside, if conditions are favorable... That leg inside can be a real PITA, and the run outside can be a beautiful sail when the breeze is right...

I'd also suggest considering the Pamlico Sound route, rather than the ICW, if it's gonna afford the chance to do some sailing... Ocracoke is well worth a stop, and with your mast height you'll have to go up the E side of Roanoke Island, but Manteo is another nice stop...

You could even consider going outside from Little River to Southport, avoiding another tiresome leg on the ICW, but the only way that route really pays off is to cut through the Western Bar Channel around the tip of Oak Island... that area is exactly as charted, but the water does get pretty skinny in spots through there, so you could be excused for giving it a miss with your brand new baby... But, should you happen to be blessed with a NW-N breeze, that could be a beautiful sail along the beach in flat water...

Good luck with the boat, have fun on the trip, North Carolina offers some of the nicest bits of the Ditch, IMHO...

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Thanks Jon, looks like you know the drill...
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I might be available as a deck hand too.
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Re: Myrtle Beach, SC to Annapolis, MD

Where exactly are you picking the boat up? The factory is not on a waterway so the boat will have to be trucked somewhere for commissioning.

I can see wanting to make this trip, but if I were buying a factory new boat I would rather have a nearby yard be responsible for commissioning, so redress for any problems would not be a long distance issue.

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