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Old 01-03-2021, 12:45 PM
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First, Happy New Year and welcome to the forum!

Ed will be along eventually.
He has made that trip a few times in a 30-footer with A4.
He can share his experience and advice.

I have also made the journey a number of times, albeit on larger vessels (sailboats) with diesel auxiliary.
Mo's list is very good and I especially highlight the chart plotter with current charts and the AIS.
Upgrading the A4 to a freshwater cooling system is absolutely a must as well.
I would also encourage you to invest and/or get familiar with weather and wind prediction and/or subscribe to one or two services.
Crossing the gulf stream in the right weather AND wind conditions are absolutely important in any size vessel but especially a small sailboat.

On that note...
The Intercoastal Waterway is your friend.
Don't be shy about using it if in doubt about "going outside" at any time or weather condition.
Remember to take your time, not be in a hurry and ENJOY the journey.
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