BTW, Serendip, welcome to SN, our hailing port is Northport, MI and we still miss the Sweetwater Sea.
Thank you. We've been loving the Great Lakes so far, it will be interesting once we get in the ICW and ocean, dealing with currents and a million other things we've never been introduced to before.
As far as the clothing goes.....I spent about 2 hours on Columbia's website today looking at $500 worth of hiking (boating) gear I could
buy (1 fleece, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt, pant, shorts, socks, hat), and might get 1 or 2 of them as staples (long sleeve shirt, pants), but I might just resign my warm weather uniform to a bikini, sarong and chamois. That will keep me dry, right?
No, really, I'll pack light and versatile clothing that should get me through anything.