I have talked about taking the boat South for as long as I can remember. A few months ago we were having the same conversation about doing this 'someday'. My Admiral told me to put up or shut up. We are taking the boat to Florida this winter. The plan is to leave Baltimore on Friday after Thanksgiving and be in the WPB area by December 3. For the trip down I will have a crew of myself and 3 guys, all (reasonably) proficient boaters. Our plan is to get there quickly but also have fun and an amazing experience. I am interested in starting a dialogue to discuss: 1. Spares to carry on board 2. Stops along the way 3. Marina recommendations in WPB area 4. Advice/Suggestions I am beyond excited and more than a little nervous. Stage 2 of this adventure is in March when we come back to the boat as a family and hopefully get to explore the Bahamas.