I've searched the forum and have read several threads on the general subject but I'm sure there are many more posts on this topic. So, if you can recommend any specific posts that you found helpful, I'd appreciate the reference.
Four of us are leaving next week on a 39 Beneteau
. We're equipped with all the necessary com gear
, CG gear
but no life raft. The plan is to go straight through with overnight watch standing. 2 of the crew are experienced but not with much blue water
, 2 are not but have some experience. We will not be taking any weather
chances so if it looks bad, we stay put and wait it. If something develops while we are out and it makes sense to pull in, we've got contingency ports
identified down the coast. We are not under any firm time constraints but want to stay under 2 weeks if possible. We want to avoid the ICW
Looking for general advice from the forum on the route
and any other tips that might be helpful like:
What's a good start point from Norfolk?
Should we hug the coast?
How much time would be added if we took the ICW
from Norfolk to Moorehead?
We're planning 2 on each watch, 4 hour watches. Is that about right?