Those of you who go up and down the east coast: ICW or offshore? Why?
I hope we get some interesting opinions here.
My preference is offshore for a number of reasons – a big one being that we have a 7’ draft. In ’06 we traveled the ICW from Norfolk to Lake Worth. It was interesting and I’m glad we did it but I don’t ever want to do it again. These days we use the ditch only between Norfolk and Morehead City because we want to avoid Cape Hatteras. But I think that with a good weather window I’d rather be outside for that area too.
I don’t like the bridges; I don’t like the few jerks who love to wake sailboats; I don’t like the short travel days in the fall; and I don’t like hitting bottom.
I like being able to go from Morehead City to Charleston in one overnight passage. I like being on the ocean.
So what’s your preference????