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Well, it's 80 degrees and clear in Marathon, Florida right now, and in the 30's here in Metro NY. So it sounds good to me!
But, I'd find out exactly how much experience your friend has. Would it be just you and he?
He should also give you a detailed " Float plan" of his planned route and schedule. Daylight hours are short, It doesn't sound like you'd be comfortable sailing at night yet. So, this is a trip of several days.
The boat is new, you are new. I'd definitely want to do a few shakedown and training cruises with you and the boat in Biscayne bay...before setting out....
It sounds like you need some confidence in both, your captain, yourself and the vessel. I think that's entirely reasonable.
I wouldn't rule it out, but I'd get the answers you want.
Last edited by tempest; 12-13-2009 at 08:44 AM.