Kelly, good luck with the purchase
If you move the boat
to Corpus, get one or two experienced guys to help. It's an overnighter from Galveston, plus it's a busy trip from Clear Lake
to Galveston (ship channel traffic). Watch out for platforms offshore
. There are many, especially around Matagorda and some are unlit.
If you go down the ICW
, it will take most of three days with stops overnight. There is a bridge to open and two(?) locks. Also, a lot of barge traffic. It's a fun trip, except for the barges.
You should be able to get help from locals. If you have trouble, let me know. I know a guy, plus I might be able to help depending on when you plan on moving your new boat
This would be a great trip for experience as long as you have a knowlegeable captain