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Re: The Journey Commences-- read and post
You plan on making it from Jacksonville to New Smyrna Beach in one period of daylight? Either you've got a really fast boat or you are optimistic about the distance. For starters, have you measured how far it is from your location to the Jacksonville sea buoy? The tide in that area can also make a large difference in your speed over the bottom.
Knowing how to use the bells and whistles on your GPS is a good thing, but I would recommend you start by just getting the latitude and longitude from the GPS and plotting your position and course on paper charts. I think this will help to give you a better feel for what is going on with currents, leeway, etc. and later, if you wish, you can let the electrons do it.
Double check everything before you go, and have a great time.
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