In November, after having spent the summer on the Chesapeake, we continued our shakedown of Equinox. The two of us used our boat as she was intended: running offshore in the open ocean from Baltimore, MD to Stuart, FL. Undeterred by gale force winds on the Chesapeake as we left, we went "outside", rounded Cape Hatteras and completed the cruise in 100 hours even. Equinox was solid as a rock and performed admirably, even when bucking across the Gulf Stream (twice!) as we took the rhumbline from Cape Fear, NC to the Florida coast.