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post #54 of Old 03-20-2010
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Originally Posted by loxegwen View Post

I just got a seidelmann 25 on lake travis. The plan though is to work on it over the spring and eventually set sail for the Caribbean sometime in the late spring/early summer.
Has anyone ever sailed out of the texas coast to the Caribbean Islands or Yucatan Peninsula? Where would you set off out of? I hear theres a lot of traffic out of Galveston...

The most traffic is getting from Galveston Bay out to the Gulf - you have to cross the ferry boat route and they move a lot faster than you would think. Once you get out of the ship channel, there's not much traffic - most of the big ships out in the safely fairlane are at anchor, waiting for the pilot to come get them.
Where do you plan to put your boat until you are ready to leave? Just leave from wherever that is. If you are going to sail to the Caribbean, you need to have a variety of experiences anyway.

s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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