I am planning to head south the first week of December from Charleston with Ft. Lauderdale as a destination and then to the Bahamas. I will be sailing a Beneteau 473. I would like suggestions for interesting stopping points on the way down and a good marina in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days before crossing to the Bahamas. This will be our first trip south. We do not plan to use the ICW unless weather requires. Mast height is very close to the 65''bridges. Any input would be appreciated.