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Old 21-07-2016, 13:00   #1
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Hello I'm a Newbie guys. I have purchased a Hunter Cherubini 37 Cutter 1980. I live in Venice and the Boat is in Palmetto. I wanted to know what you guys and girls think is the safest and quickest way to move the Vessel south. (ICW or Gulf) The Mast is 51' and the Beam is 11' 6" and the Draft is 5'1". I would like to know how many hours will it take? Can it be done in one day? Also does anyone know of a Captain that will charter the boat down with me? I will gladly pay i just don't want to try it alone. I have owned a 40' Cruiser 1990 but never had to deal with keel, mast and weight.

Any advice is Highly appreciate. Looking at moving it by the 1st of the Month. Thanks Guys
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Old 21-07-2016, 15:31   #2
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Is that Palmetto, California to Venice, Italy?

If so, it will take quite a few hours.

(Hint - this is an international forum).
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Old 21-07-2016, 15:42   #3
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Sorry for that it is Palmetto FL to Venice FL. Had to remember sailors go around the world..
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Ok well got that Old Girl moved. My first time on a sailboat and I have to say im a little impressed about the Hunter Cherubini 37. But ill get to that a little later. We left Regetta Marina at 9:00 in Palmetto Florida and arrived at the Crow's Nest in 5:15. And we did the ICW all the way. My Captain did open the sails to show me how it was done while i the Manatee River around 10:00. Not much there due to the fact that the Yanmar Diesel was doing 7.2 knots. That's pretty fast even for a first timer. So we did go through 5 draw bridges that open every 20 until you get to Blackburn Point and Albee Bridge. They were on call. And we sailed so fast that we were at each 20 min bridge either dead on time or 5 mins early. We did almost come aground in the Venice and South Sarasota Area. So if you ever take the ICW route. Please stay in the marker and then still keep your finger crossed. I had a 5'4" and almost did twice. We did open sails in Sarasota Bay and that was fun. even under sail, 7 knots all day long.(8.2 at one point. I Don't know how to post Picks her yet though). Very nice, fast enough for first time Moderate Bluewater Cruiser for me! And now that I'm literately 5 mins from the Gulf I will be on that Baby Every Week.... No more ICW for me. Great for Lessons tho. Thanks Alexander!
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Used to live in Bradenton and cruised my good old 37 Cutter all over W Florida from Tarpon Springs to the Keys to the Dry Tortugas. A bit deep draft for there, but workable. Really enjoyed my time in W Florida and really loved to sail my 37 Cutter, great boat, well behaved in heavy weather too.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Christopher.
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