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Re: Best way to go?
Last year a dude showed up in Key West and wanted to do the same thing, but he wanted to sail to Columbia, where he was the Dep. Director of the U.N Columbia, I helped him buy a little Bennetau and we sailed it down. no big whoop. It took me 12 day's sail time, I think 18 all together. The last 500 miles with no engine because it broke in Jamaica. Brazil is harder because of the Devils Throat, very strong opposing currents around Trindad and Tabago. You really need to get some Easting in up North of the Bahamas by catching the southern most westerly's and then sail south to Brazil with the trades, a long Passage but a fun one. If you look on the Chart, or Globe, you see it's almost further east than south from Miami, I did it years ago on a sailing school ship that I was first mate on. You'll need help, please don't let people talk you out of it, It's totally do-able. I'm in Miami right now. PM if you have any specific questions on available boat's etc.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 07-02-2012 at 06:55 AM.