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Cruising? or just sailing with pit stops?
Agree with benefits of self steering, especially if you will be mostly single handing. We added a tiller pilot to our older Crealock 37 after suffering thru a tedious, no wind Gulf crossing. The love of sailing doesn't transfer to motoring, believe me! And, sadly, there does seem to be a lot more motoring and motor/sailing than we expected. Coming east from Galveston, we relied on Active Captain and Skipper Bob's guide. If instead, you decide to hook a right out of Galveston, an additional resource is the guide by Buffy and Jay Corzine, which covers the lower Texas coast. With your shallow draft you will be able to get into some great spots! (Jealous!) If you want any specifics on where we anchored along the way, send me a PM. We will be in FL with reliable Internet connections for a little bit longer.