Thanks for the responses. November 10th has come and gone, and we are trying to leave by this weekend. Yes, indeed, there is and was a lot more to just hopping on the boat and setting forth!!! I still have to buy a tender
, install a gps
and solar panels
. I have some experience with a Cal 34 that I owned with my brothers but that was limited to Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. When I was younger (around 40 years ago) I had some experience in the Atlantic working on a scallop boat. I've seen enough bad weather
on that boat to make me very cautious.
Anyway, I am anxious to leave and hope I can familiarize myself with the boat on the sounds and intracoastals on the way down the east coast
In a perfect world, I would wait for a couple of months, but I have shut down my business and what I haven't sold is in storage
. I need to get to St Thomas and find gainful employment
. As Jack Aubrey would say "there's not a moment to lose"