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Re: Baby step in the ocean

Originally Posted by SVSoundWave View Post
Bought a boat in Miami and now get to cruise north back home (NC) mostly in the ditch.

She won't fit under Julia Tuttle, so our first ever jaunt outside!
Going out Government Cut and back in at West Palm, just a long day sail. She has all the communication and life safety gear.

Would you just hug the coastline, say between 2-3 miles out?
Looks simple, still, we would appreciate tips or watch outs.

Thank you!
I don't know that area, or your level of experience.

What I would suggest is that you check all the equipment very carefully before heading out (including radio checks) - don't depend on anyone else to do this - it's your safety at stake. Make sure that everyone uses a tether that won't allow them to go overboard, always wear a PFD on deck, leave a float plan etc. Lastly, have fun!
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