As a result of the current weather
conditions, I'm reconsidering my planned solo trip down the ICW
from Connecticut. I've already paid $600+ for a short haul and re-launch, and now have a 27 ft. Ericson
with a new cutless bearing and Micron 66 bottom paint
. Very, very few more to-do's left. But......the sailing conditions are "challenging" and don't look the best for the near future.
My options are...1)Sail to North/South Carolina regardless. 2) Have the boat hauled, mast
lowered (?) and cover it for 4 mos. ($1400) or 3)Store it wet at a local marina (much less $$$ but how about freeze/thaw and the bottom paint
As an "aside", my wife is ONLY interested in sailing when it seems "safe" (to her), and the ICW
, and the Chesapeake area impress her as safe. Thus, if the boat is down south we can fly down in early May and have 2 weeks cruising the ICW. Naturally, I could sail down in early April, but that seems like a lot of sailing.
Thanks in advance