Originally Posted by scoobert
i cannot make any guess as to how long it will take us to cover the distance from here to Charleston... but when we get close, i will make sure its daytime.
Hi Scoob, yes you definitely can make a guess based on your average speeds over the past couple weeks.
Do not use my numbers, because they are from memory, but so you get the idea:
140 nm roughly from Snows Cut to the inner harbor in Chas./
28 hours travel
If you leave in AM, you arrive midday, or if you really are making good time, early AM. If you depart PM, you will arrive in the middle of the night, or right at dark.
Just think of it as more or less a 24 hour run, but 30 hours is a common time for me and others I think (under sail), although I've done it faster. Do it fast, you may just want to keep on going
When you plan a coastal passage
, use conservative boat speeds, and consider the outcome if you make a fast trip of it, or slow. You can wait out at sea, or at the dock.., to arrive in daylight.