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Interesting this post is at the top of the page, I'm contemplating the same thing and was just about to post a thread asking the same stuff. I'm considering buying a boat in the Houston area since there are more there than here in Corpus, then sailing it down. Just in the planning stage, but I like to have all logistics worked out before undertaking any project.

What are thoughts about offshore vs ICW? What about time underway in average conditions? Other tips and tidbits?
The IWC is a long slow trip. A friend of mine did that trip in 5 days and only ran aground three times! The offshore trip is pretty easy. Keep a close eye on the oil rigs at night. We bought our boat in Kemah, kept it there for some work, and then moved to Port A. We did it in the winter and it was cold at night.

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I'm doing the reverse trip this weekend. I'll try to grab some pics.


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Hey Smack D, this is John, I haven't been on this site for ages. How have you been and how was the trip? I had to create a new acct, so now I'm a "junior member".
Always an interesting trip. We've sailed Paloma back and forth several times and now she's berthed at Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay, just off the Corpus channel. Best plan is generally leave in the late afternoon, with enough light to get clearly offshore. That way, much of your trip is overnight and your landfall will be in daylight.
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Hey Smack D, this is John, I haven't been on this site for ages. How have you been and how was the trip? I had to create a new acct, so now I'm a "junior member".
Always an interesting trip. We've sailed Paloma back and forth several times and now she's berthed at Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay, just off the Corpus channel. Best plan is generally leave in the late afternoon, with enough light to get clearly offshore. That way, much of your trip is overnight and your landfall will be in daylight.
John!!! Great to see you back, man!!!

Here's a link to a write-up of our trip:

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We had a GREAT time!

I know Bahia...been there a few times. I sure hope to get out there and meet up with you sometime.


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It is that time of the year again, anyone going to do this trip?

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