Are you going to use Globalstar? I found that it works well offshore, but not so well near land when you are using distant satellites. They are low orbit and easily blocked by buildings and hills.
Have a great sail. Keep us posted on your progress!
Will you stay offshore the entire way or go through the inter-coastal? My preference is off shore, but you need to watch out for Cape Hatteras - it can produce some mean waves!
Take care and have a great time!
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