Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
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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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