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post #10 of Old 09-04-2013
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Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

It has been a pretty modest Hurricane season so far and you can do your homework on the weather. My only advice would be to start far enough south that you don't have to fight the current. I recently single-handed to Bimini and back on a 36' cat. I went south to Fowey Rock and crossed eastbound motorsailing in 11 hours with south winds of 10 Kt into Bimini Harbor. I returned on 16kt east wind on sails alone on a run all the way with speeds around 7.5 to 8 and as high as 9.3. With the trailing seas on the west bound trip it was a gorgeous sail.
Watch of low seas and a south wind and have a safe trip.
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