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Old 08-03-2011
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From my limited experience on the NS coast I think you should be ready for fog. I doubt that the Tanzer would have radar which would be very nice to have. Do it in day hops and give yourself lots of time to allow you to wait for the right weather to go to the next harbour. A tight schedule will get you in trouble in a hurry. Get the charts you need and a cruising guide. Does the boat have adequate ground tackle or do you need to find a dock each night. There are lots of pleasant places to stop along there. Take your time and enjoy. I think that 10 days or so would be nice.
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Tagging along with a couple of the others re the time frame. That is my biggest concern. Distance over ground is approx 180nms. Too far to do in three days in this situation. At least double the time and like others suggest do it in day hops not overnighters.

(All of which is said by someone who has never sailed off Nova Scotia and so has no idea of conditions, weather patterns etc, though I would think it could get nasty.)
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This is not an easy sail, across the Gulf of Maine.... Don't do it with an untested boat.
Try some overnighters, make sure everything functions as needed... Ripping a sail or losing a mast would immediately place you in a survival situation. Would you have enough gas for the engine to get you back? Bring good oars, then... and enough food and water to float around for weeks...
My advise, test the boat and yourself first and have an exit strategy....
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I'd like to know if the OP actually did it. I am a very new sailor, and this past weekend I brought a 32' boat from near Cleveland to Toronto. Similar distance, but not nearly as potentially hazardous.
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I'd like to know if the OP actually did it. I am a very new sailor, and this past weekend I brought a 32' boat from near Cleveland to Toronto. Similar distance, but not nearly as potentially hazardous.
Also, quite a difference in boats: 22 footer with an outboard in open ocean vs.32 footer with an inboard (presumably).

But I'm interested in the outcome, too.

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