Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: East Coast sailing North
All my initial thoughts have been mentioned already, so Iíll state the more obvious. The latter half of your trip, in that time frame, will be extremely cold. Unless the boat has a serious diesel heater, sleeping at night will be a challenge. I begin sleeping aboard, at a slip, on April 1. Even with a heat pump and space heater, itís camping cold at night. Iíve yet to try the idea of an electric blanket, but of course, that requires shore power too. Some say an inverter could work overnight.
Anyway, our first shakedown off the dock is always approx May 1 and those evenings are always a challenge, met entirely by the enthusiasm of a new season. Doing that for days or weeks on end would be tough.
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