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Old 04-03-2014, 12:51   #1
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Southbound Weather Window Wilmington NC

We have just finished installing a new transmission among other items after 2.5 months and wanted to know what we should look for in a weather window heading south from Wilmington, NC. to Florida now. We are not from the area and would appreciate some advice. We are a Rawson 30 Ketch. Also, we draw 5.5 feet.
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Re: Southbound Weather Window Wilmington NC

From several months of studying that region's weather, at this time of year I think you would like to leave right after a cold front comes through, which will give you nice stiff N-quadrant winds, of course there is some chop that comes with them but with a nice reach and not too far from shore you should be fine. Otherwise you will generally face SW prevailing winds, the last thing you want given that you also have to avoid a NE gulfstream current. pete
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