Hi, as to sailing a head
of a storm, do so if you think you can stay ahead of it; however you may not have much choice and have to ride it out. As far as which to chose from, Sea Tow or Tow Boat US, I have no idea. I have heard good things about both, but I would imagine it is a matter of area coverage, and not being in the US I could not advise which would be better.
Is you Morgan
shallow dafted enough for it going the loop? I hear in some spots the areas are quite shallow at about five or six feet, and can you lower your mast
if need be? There is one bridge in Chicago that has clearance of about 19 feet.
As to must see places, I would imagine there are quite a few. Charleston, up the Chesapeake to Alexandria and Washington DC
. There are plenty of historic places and you will be going through or near many of them. Stop over in New Bedford, for instance, Philedelphia, Boston, and Plymouth..
Finally, yes this is a good time of year to start, as you will miss the beginning of your hurricane
season in Florida
, and depending on how long it takes you to get up north and over to the great Lakes
you might make the decent July through August warm weather
in those parts
.I am assuming you are going the anti-clockwise route
up the east coast
and over, then down the Mississippi
, Illinois and Tombigbee rivers where you can take advantage of the down current
all the way into Mobile. If you time it right, you could be back in Florida by November and miss the worst of your hurricane