I have an accepted offer on a HR 352. Very excited (thanks for your advice in my earlier posts). Assuming that the survey
does not reveal anything dire, I need to make some cruising plans. I thought I would run a few of them by you all and gather your input.
The boat is in Florida
and I will accept the vessel August 7-ish.
Plan 1. Pull and leave the boat in the yard until the weather
cools down - October?
Plan 2. Ship the boat to Long Island
, NY and sail there until heading back down South to the Caribbean
for the winter. I don't want to head
North on the ICW
because it will be like the African Queen trip.
Plan 3. Ship back to Seattle
and finish the season there.
I am leaning towards Plan 2. I got a quote of ~$12k to ship back to Seattle
. NY should be way cheaper and quicker. I can get a few months of good sailing experience then head
South in October. I live in Seattle but just finished up a rental and do not need to be in WA per se. I thought sailing the East coast
for a while would be great and the boat is already there.
I went to flight school
in FL and do not want to sail there until it cools down and I don't want Zika!