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Old 11-01-2011, 23:31   #1
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My family and i are due to fly to Beaufort NC at the end of this month and our 47 ft catamaran is on the hard at Jarred Bay. The weather seems awful and cold. Am i going to be able to work on the outside at all or is it not possible. I need to polish the hull, replace rigging wire, fit radar etc. Bearing in mind that its 30 degrees celsius here in Cape Town at the moment ! I also need to rent a truck and drive to NY to collect my parts and stuff that i have shipped from Cape town.This will be around 10th of feb. Are the roads all iced up around that time ? Any advice welcome. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:44   #2
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Hi Chris,
I'll give you a lawyer answer..."it depends". I just spent the month of Dec-Jan on the hard in St. Marys, GA. Night time temperatures in the teens. However, during the day, I was able to paint the bottom, compound and wax the hull, and do minor repairs. You should find similar conditions in Beaufort but it really depends. Jan-Feb in that region can be awful or mild. As far as the roads to New York are depends. If you avoid a known snow storm (like the one they are having right now), it would be an easy run. The truth is, even if you get caught in a storm, they are masters at clearing the roads (except in NY city). Even in the worst conditions, they will usually have the roads cleared within 24 hours. I would not let the concerns you expressed concern me. Go for it and best of luck.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:09   #3
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You should be OK in Beaufort... I wintered there and Oriental a coupla times... it does get cold nights but the days are generally not to bad... Beauforts a tad milder being on the coast than Oriental just up the ICW... one gets a light dusting of snow.. the other an inch...

It was a dark and stormy night and the captain of the ship said.. "Hey Jim, spin us a yarn." and the yarn began like this.. "It was a dark and stormy night.."
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