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post #27 of Old 03-24-2013
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Re: Florida to Bahamas in May

Campuscab you just have to do the math. A simple system. Rhumb line distance/ boat speed, to get time of crossing, TOC X ave gulf stream speed and you can estimate how far north you will be pushed. So start at least that far south of you destination and hope for perfect conditions. Maybe Pumpkin Key??? There is a bunch of info on crossing out there. I have only made one round trip so FWIW. But do pick your window well.
As far as Abacos vs Fla Keys. Well they are different but the Keys in no way "suck". I have the same draft and have had a ball banging around the gulf side of the Keys. Dan S/V Marian Claire
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