Okay guys, time to give it to me straight (please). I may purchase
a svelte 40' multihull
up in Quebec
with a friend in the very near future. And if so, she would need bringing down to warmer latitudes before Fall/Winter is fully upon us.
However, I'm not exactly familiar with the weather
patterns that far North on the E. Coast in say mid-October & later. Obviously were it a monohull
, I'd just write a check, & have the thing delivered via 18-wheeler. But... at 24' of beam, that's not an option. And her connectives are wood, so I can't cut easily cut her apart for transport as if she were a foam/glass boat
So, I'm wondering how loco it is to contemplate bringing a 40' multi south on her own bottom in Oct/Nov? And yeah, I know that Summer would be a much better plan. But it makes zero sense to buy the boat
if she can't be moved to somewhere where she can be enjoyed after signing that big check for her.
I'm thinking of a crew of about 3 total. And while I'm a tiny bit rusty, doing & skippering such types of voyages are old hat for me. With the exception of the weather
along said coast. And, yep, I know that there will be a lot of last minute purchases to make, on top of fitting her out/tuning her up. And, obviously, testing & inspecting all of her key systems first. Thrice over if required.
So were it you, what would you use for weather resources? What route
would you take? What areas would you avoid, when, & why? Would you want any special gear
onboard, & if so, what & why? And that includes everything from sunscreen to safety gear
. Or 1/2 of the Defender catalog, needs be. Especially including gear to download weather info in real time, offshore
. Ditto on comms beyond a VHF
Thanks in advance.
PS: It will help me geometrically more to understand you replies, & to heed them, the better you explain the thoughts which you had that stirred your comments.