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05-26-2014 01:28 PM
johnnyquest37
Re: North from Charleston

Well done!
05-26-2014 12:30 PM
PBzeer
Re: North from Charleston

Congrats on reaching "home".
05-26-2014 12:20 PM
courish
Re: North from Charleston

My "new to me" Endeavour 42 is now at home in Halifax. Had a great trip up from Charleston. Outside to Beaufort, inside behind Hatteras to Norfolk and then a straight shot up the coast. Refueled in Cape Cod and then a straight shot across the Gulf of Maine to Halifax.
11-08-2013 09:08 PM
PBzeer
Re: North from Charleston

All it takes is one call, and without the insurance you are probably talking around $500 minimum. Plus, with the TowBoatUS, the membership gets you fuel, dockage, and parts discounts at many places.

I'm not currently active, but I'm pretty sure you're looking at under $150 for the unlimited, which is the only one worth the money.
11-08-2013 08:48 PM
courish
Re: North from Charleston

So back to PBzeer's point about towing insurance. Not something we deal with in Nova Scotia but sounds like a necessary investment when the ICW is in play.

Is one better that another or are they all pretty much the same? Any idea how much this would cost me?
11-08-2013 12:48 PM
PBzeer
Re: North from Charleston

He's made it in one overnight (all the way up to Oriental). I've also done it in one overnight, though I stopped at Beaufort.
11-08-2013 11:23 AM
FirstCandC
Re: North from Charleston

Xort,
How long does it usually take to make the Charleston to Beaufort run?
11-08-2013 10:06 AM
courish
Re: North from Charleston

xort,

Thanks for the kind offer. I wouldn't mind getting some feedback on your experience and thoughts on the E42. I can't PM as I am a rookie here.
11-07-2013 05:42 PM
xort
Re: North from Charleston

Air draft has not been a problem with our E42. Depths can be an issue as there is a lot of shoaling.
Cruisersnet.net has good up to date reports from reliable sources.

We always try to do the straight run from Charleston to Beaufort.
The next area that poses issues is running down Delaware bay. Northbound you cannot beat the tide no matter your timing. And you will have to go outside at Cape May. Often you have winds blowing in from the east making it a nasty ride. If that happens consider ducking in at Cape Henlopen and then crossing the mouth of the bay the next day. The NJ coast is not great either.
Good luck. Send pm if I can help with the trip or with the E42
11-07-2013 03:32 PM
courish
Re: North from Charleston

Thanks again for your advice and recommendations. I think I will enjoy developing my passage plan in the dark cold of a Canadian winter.
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