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Old 30-12-2009, 18:08   #16
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So how far off the coast should I be if I where to make the trip to say freeport?
What time of the year can I plan for the trip, and from what direction should I hope for the wind to be from?
And do you think I could make the trip with daylight if I started from galveston in the morning, or is it okay to do it throught the night?
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So how far off the coast should I be if I were to make the trip to say, Freeport?
What is the next time of year that I can plan for this trip, and from what direction are the winds most favorable?
And is it better for me to make the trip starting early in the morning from galveston, or is it ok to do it through the night?
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There's no way I'd recommend doing what was noted above... You can run stop signs and never get hit, too.

With that said, one technique is to sail the edges of the "safety fairways". These are the shipping lanes, and they are free of wells, etc. However, what they are NOT free of... is ships! The edges are a reasonable compromise, with the understanding that ships will not move for you.

From Galveston to Freeport should be an easy daytime trip. Leave Galveston in the morning. Pick a weather window with the prevailing southeasterly winds, typical of most of the year. Don't venture out in a Norther. Look for a forecast with seas of 4 feet or less.
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