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post #9 of Old 04-28-2012
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Re: Key West to Bimini (Direct)?

We crossed from Marathon to Bimini in a near windless period in the summer, about 20 years ago. As I recall it was about 115NM and we motorsailed the entire way. It took 15 hours in our '81 Hunter 30. We arrived in the daytime, as was stated before daytime is the ONLY time to make a Bimini landfall. At the time there were two un-lighted poles to line up as a range marker to cross the only opening in the barrier sandbar. Once through that cut, hug the shore side of the lagoon between the sandbar and the island.
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