Originally Posted by SVAuspicious
I cross the Gulf Stream from Norfolk at 135T head East of the Bahamas and enter the Sea of Abaco through North Man O' War Cut. If weather is bad I stand off or go another day and enter in Nassau. I don't see anything like shallow water until into the inlet. Easy peasy.
As he says North Man o War cut is easy peasy. 30 feet deep in the cut and .8 of a NM INSIDE the island before it gets down to 15 feet.
You can ring and ask for conditions on the VHF.
If theres a big swell from the North try North Bar Channel, which is tucked in, and 13nm south.
Certainly not irrisponsable or reckless.