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Re: Solo Offshore Overnight- Advice Sought
I have crossed between Florida and the Bahamas a few times. There is NO WAY I would do what you are planning. Bank sleep before you leave and keep a good lookout as you cross that busy shipping lane.
If you get into a situation on a longer passage where you have to sleep and there is a risk of other vessels, sleep during the day and keep a lookout at night.
If you anchor on the Banks for a sleep get off the rhumb line between waypoints and make sure you are well lit.