Originally Posted by kurt.reynolds
Finding quite a few nice boats in Houston area in Texas. But i live in Norfolk area. Looks like quite a trip, I have done Ft Lauderdale north.
Looks like follow the coast from Houston and over to ft Myers and across Florida.
Can you get to east coast of FL in 2 weeks? 10mph, 10 hours per day?
It would be very aggressive to do. How many of you on the boat, in the crew?
Taking the inside route, Houston to Apalachicola is 653 nm. Following the coast from Apalachicola to Fort Myers another 297 nm. That's 950 nm to get to Fort Myers. The problem is you can't do the 10 knots, 10 hours every day on the inside and that also won't match up to good stops for you. So, some days will cover fewer miles. Running it at a delivery pace, perhaps you make it in 12 days. Then two to three days through the Okeechobee. So, that's two weeks, but an exhausting two weeks. If it's single handed or just one person on the helm it's hard work.
It's also sad to go by but miss the entire area, but sometimes that has to happen.
The other thing is if it's a new to you boat, you might want to run it a bit before undertaking such a trip. There are stretches of this trip with not a lot of assistance available. Do make sure you have your tow membership in advance.