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The trip is 12-14 days pushing hard. 2 days Annapolis to Norfolk, 3 days Norfolk to Morehead City in the ditch, 2 days Morehead City to Charleston on the outside, 2 days Charleston to Fernandina on the outside. 3 days Fernandina to Stuart on the outside. That's 12 days pushing pretty hard with quite a bit of the trip on the outside.

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Just curious as to where you derived your sales data from. I know that both Texas and Florida have more registered boats than Maryland but I'm not sure that it equates to lower prices on vessels in this size and price range.
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Re: Nervous Annapolis to Stuart Florida in new boat

you didn't see the words "My opinion" ?

I just threw it in, my own thoughts.

It just doesn't make sense to me to buy a boat long distance. no matter how he does it, it's expensive! and that is money that could be used towards the purchase of a bigger or better boat

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Don't listen to these nay sayers. If anything is going to happen, its going to happen out there. Kick the tires, light the fire and get that baby going. I just don't think its wise to be going south in hurricane season and your insurance agent just might have a thing or two to say about it.
I think the idea of being able to duck in and get accommodations in case a Hurricane hits is unrealistic. If something goes wrong I imagine the locals will have first dibs lined up to the best protection. Imagine a storm coming up the coast at your brand new boat and you are trying to find a place to sit out a storm in a harbor you don't know with your cell phone and credit card as your only resource.
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I think the idea of being able to duck in and get accommodations in case a Hurricane hits is unrealistic. If something goes wrong I imagine the locals will have first dibs lined up to the best protection. Imagine a storm coming up the coast at your brand new boat and you are trying to find a place to sit out a storm in a harbor you don't know with your cell phone and credit card as your only resource.
As unrealistic as this sounded on a brief scan itís actually a very astute comment by whomever made it.

There are ways to avoid the effects of a hurricane riding up the east coast other than tying up at a Marinia or getting pulled out there.

We have traveled from the Chesapeake to the LI Sound a number of times in August. Luck would have it it is when some tropical storms start curving northward and parallel the east coast of the US due to the breakdown of the blocking Bermuda High omnipresent in the summer. Sometimes the steering currents bring them ashore. Many times the year stay out off the coast, however the wave action promulgated by the wind machines can travel thousands of miles.

Ducking inland long ahead of them is a good storm avoidance tactic. And waiting for them to pass by. We have identified a number of Rivers to go up and have used them a number of times including the Delaware, Hudson, Connecticut, Thames and providence Rivers.


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Re: Nervous Annapolis to Stuart Florida in new boat

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You'll need to check masthead height against intracoastal clearances. August is going into prime storm/hurricane season in Florida so you MUST be flexible about scheduling with the weather. If necessary that means being all set to go...and then going home for two weeks to try again. Doing a shakedown cruise (48 hours) in Annapolis, and planning to perhaps need another week or two up there to deal with issues, another thing you won't regret.
Between ICW depth clearances, bridge clearances, inlets being outright lethal in bad weather, possible storms, possible mechanical issues even if you do shakedown cruise, I would suggest that you need to get the charts, go over them carefully, and look at all the what-ifs. The trick should be a wonderful ride with no worries, and for many people it is. It is just what you don't plan for some crazy contingency that you find out, you're going against the Gulf Stream, and those waters can be outright hostile if you get caught short.
Plan ahead, shake down, keep a flexible schedule, and you should have a great ride.
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So not really sure what questions I may have, butís hereís my plan. Purchasing a new to me used 46 ft Beneteau in Annapolis MD and sailing/motoring down the Eastern seaboard to its new home in Stuart Florida. This will take place in early to mid August. Anyone have any recommendations on routes heading South or can educate me at all on anything related to this passage. My sailing experience is pretty limited, only owning a 26ft sailboat for the last 3 years, but Iíve been boating for about 25 yrs. Iíve never done an offshore passage. But have bareboat chartered a 37 footer in the BVI. My father, who is a power boater but not a sailer, will be accompanying me. Iím currently attempting to find at least one other to crew with us. My dad and I are both physically fit, and handy with most things mechanical.


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Do it yourself.
This will be the most exciting trip of your life! The B46 is a excellent boat and just loves the sea.
The Annapolis trip is easy and can be graduated from motoring to short sails to longer ocean hops.

Not only that you get to stop in marvellous places to practice your docking and anchoring.

Why give a delivery captain such a choice trip?
Do it yourself and you will learn everything about your boat, and how to sail.

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Re: Nervous Annapolis to Stuart Florida in new boat

Now I have read the other responses.

I just laugh.

Guy buys a boat. You tell him he can't sail it.

Just funny.

I've done the ICW twice and it's easy.

I've sailed outside and it's easy.

Hurricane season. Watch the weather. Book marinas ahead. Take the risk.

People who take no risks or listen to insurance companies have a boring life.

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You may not need a delivery captain... but do take a competent and experienced sailor... better yet someone who has made this trip outside or in the ditch. You do need to thoroughly check the boat and equip it for the journey. Plan in advance and even book marinas. Study the weather and go with a good 2 week forecast.

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
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Just put some diesel in the tanks and go , no captains ,maps or experience required. I mean whats the worst that can happen ehh?

P.S. Make sure you have a good life raft! and have a fun trip!
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Now I have read the other responses.

I just laugh.

Guy buys a boat. You tell him he can't sail it.

Just funny.

I've done the ICW twice and it's easy.

I've sailed outside and it's easy.

Hurricane season. Watch the weather. Book marinas ahead. Take the risk.

People who take no risks or listen to insurance companies have a boring life.
Good advice for a boat which you have shaken down. Who knows whatís hiding below that hasnít been found

Today off NC tropical storm blowing wave propagation over 15 ft for 800 miles. Not a good time to try you manhood or cavalier attitude.

Learn your boat. Then make the trip. Watch the weather as itís hurrican season.
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