I'll give you a lawyer answer..."it depends". I just spent the month of Dec-Jan on the hard
in St. Marys, GA. Night time temperatures in the teens. However, during the day, I was able to paint
the bottom, compound and wax the hull
, and do minor repairs
. You should find similar conditions in Beaufort
but it really depends. Jan-Feb in that region can be awful or mild. As far as the roads to New York
are concerned...it depends. If you avoid a known snow storm (like the one they are having right now), it would be an easy run. The truth is, even if you get caught in a storm, they are masters at clearing the roads (except in NY city). Even in the worst conditions, they will usually have the roads cleared within 24 hours. I would not let the concerns you expressed concern me. Go for it and best of luck.