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post #3 of Old 03-29-2006
gc1111
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I made a relaxed trip up from Belize, several stops on the Mexican coast, longer stop at Isla Mujeres, then straight to Key West. You are balancing the Gulf Stream current against the trades. But the real problem is not that, but Northers breaking through that far south. After you have that many miles under your keel, there should be little or no weather related issues you can't handle. Just remember to stay plenty far (i.e. >> 12 mi.) off the Cuban coast. And stick closely to the procedures when you get to Key West - the Customs and Coast Guard are pretty sticky in that part of the world, for obvious reasons. But if you stick to procedures and have a good attitude there will be no problems.
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