Sounds like you have access to forecasts with existing sites.
Consider the amount of time you will save hucking it out into the Gulf Stream
. You can be in NC in a couple of days. 60 hours from say ft pierce - cape fear sticks in my mind. With a good forecast
you will save a lot of time out there and it's a great experience. Feels like you're on a powerboat at times. Even if you lie ahull you'll do three knots or more. It is a short enough period that a good forecast
can give you confidence. Always reassess for hatteras though.
Safe travels. I use a grib app for iOS, paid big bucks though some years ago. How will you get forecasts offshore
? At ten miles vhf
no prob, axis of the stream, good to have a longer range option.