Hello and I'm Tom, I have been an avid boater for 30 years and have been slowly working my way to a larger boat which I just recently purchased.
Also, I have just recently moved to FLA from NC. I live within 3 miles if the inter coastal and feel a lot more comfortable here then in the mountains of NC. I grew up and owned boats in NJ. Nothing very big, 18-24 foot power boats mostly. Never really done a lot of ocean boating
. I have done lots of bay and river boating
with these smaller crafts. Most recently I have a 27 ft Sea Ray
, 1 engine
, but she's getting old and my latest purchase
will replace her. 33 ft is my latest acquisition, with twin v-8's and all the electronics
I need(I think), this is probably the last boat I will own. After a complete check over and service
of this vessel, I plan on making the trip from West Palm to Freeport
. This is where I need the advise. Keep in mind I'm a total novice
at doing a crossing like this,and I've never been out of sight of land except on a 1000 ft Cruise ship
I have no fear of doing it and I won't do it until I feel, I and the boat, are ready. I'm just looking for some advice and/or a section of this forum that would touch on this subject.
A gentleman I was speaking with recently, told me about a group of boater or a club that leaves West Palm all together and does a "ARMADA", if you will, which is something I would be interested in doing my first crossing.
Does anyone on here know anything about that?? Any info or advise would be appreciated very much. Tom