Offshore Charleston, SC to New Bern, NC part 1

Leaving Charleston SC

After docking in Charleston, SC for about a week at the Cooper River Marina, and eager to start our second offshore sailing adventure.  We hired a delivery captain that would help us get to New Bern, NC safely.  Although I had a lot of offshore sea time in the Navy, I was never the one driving the boat.  And there are a lot of things that can go wrong.  Needless to say, neither Shannon nor I had the experience to take Banjo outside into the great big ocean by ourselves…

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Offshore Sailing: Brunswick Ga to Charleston SC part 1

The boat was purchased, the paper work signed, and the fuel tank was full.  Safety jack lines set, other safety gear and engine checked. We were ready to bring our Banjo home in our first offshore sailing adventure.  In our “How It Happened” Post, and we told of experience buying Banjo and our good friend who had over 5000 nautical miles on her who was now reunited with this amazing boat. Shannon and I had been away from the dogs, Sagira, Obi & Venus, for almost two weeks.  We were…

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