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Re: First off shore coastal run

Capt. Sandbar, I can't remember if it's been mentioned, but you should fill out one of those US Coast Guard float plan forms with your itinerary and expected arrival time and send it to a friend or family member. As I'd guess you'd be within range for a cell phone call most of the last portion of your voyage, they will know something's amiss if you aren't heard from a few or several hours after your "check in" time.

It's a good exercise that makes you take inventory of safety gear aboard etc.
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Yeah I thought about it... kinda a bummer to have to go up the ICW and beside ...its memorial weekend how many stuck idiots do you think will be out on the river lol
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Re: First off shore coastal run

Study the charts for ditch points just incase the weather turns or there is an issue with your boat. I've had to duck into the ICW more than once while traveling up and down the SE coast of FL. The first time I got lucky and made it through a tricky inlet in less than ideal conditions just to hit (9) bridges on the way to a marina with an open transient slip. We arrived at dusk ....plenty of wind and a cross current made docking a bit tense! From that day on I have always made it a point to have a sound plan "B".

Pick a few marinas or anchorages along the way and study the inlet, tides and bridges....allow yourself enough daylight just in case things don't go quite as planned.

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Did you buy the Cal 27 recently in Savannah - on Craigslist?
I was interested but the timing did not work out ( too far) , if it is the same boat it has an outboard , I think they deep sixed the inboard.
So the boat was orignally not set up for an outboard, depending on how the motor mount is and how long the shaft is you could have issues with cavitation in following seas or just about any short choppy seas if you had to make a quick run into an inlet.Trying to power into an inlet against an outgoing tide while the prop keeps poping out of the water could be a problem.
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Yup that's the one. And the answer is yes it does. I had to redo the whole boat. All the electrical was gutted ext.
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I think it's a go!! I'll talk toy my buddy and see if we want to leave on on incoming tide tonight and anchor up outside port Royal, Do some shark fishing then make our move to head inland with the wind on an incoming tide. Anyone in the area want to go?
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Re: First off shore coastal run

Not sure if you folks covered that, but make sure you have good bilge pumps, charged batteries and manual backup. A boat that has not yet been tested by you under adverse conditions may develop leaks when encountering heavy chop, especially from hull to deck joint. Unless you are able to handle some water shipping in, you will be in serious trouble.
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You guys have been a great help!!! All good pointer things I wouldn't have thought of
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Good Luck. Let us know how it works out!
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Good luck, Capt. Sandbar! I'm excited for you, and wish I was in your neck of the woods and had some free time because I'd gladly crew for you! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
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