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Cool New to sailing with new boat needing to be moved.

Hello. My name is lance and I live in Charleston, SC. I was just given a 28 ft Colubia sailboat that I intend to live on here in Charleston but the boat is located in Deltaville, VA. I dont have the cash to have it hauled here so I am wondering if anyone has ideas on how I should get the boat down here to Charleston. My only idea is taking a week off work and learning to sail and sailing it down here on my own, however, I am a little unsure about precautions and plans that need to be laid out prior to the trip. I am planning on doing this in October of this year. I have a slip ready and waiting. Any ideas or if anyone would like to discuss this further it sure would be appreciated. I am a 14 year Coast Guard veteran mechanic with no idea where to start here, LOL. Any advice and direction would be appreciated.Good luck to you all and maybe our paths might cross down the road if I survive this new adventure.
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Charleston is an easy trip down the ICW. But you need a reliable engine or out board. I would not worry about sailing down. But it may take you some time to check out the engine, flush the fuel tank, replace filters, change oil. clean the bottom and repaint the bottom. Please give more info about boat, in water now or out. when was it last used. The last thing you want to do is just drive up toss the lines and take off. You will have problems moving this, but you want to limit the severity. what would you do then? I would drive up and spend a couple of weekends checking things out, then plan a move. Best of luck
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Your CG experiece is priceless here. Try to find a Boatswain's Mate to go with you (navigation and boat ops). Be careful and you'll be fine.
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