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Crossing the Stream in the height of Hurricane season on a 19' boat on a schedule is a recipe for disaster...

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Voyage of Madmen. Great read... :-)
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I am currently doing courses and intend to sail a boat back from Florida to Nassau. As I know its quite the undertaking I am looking for anyone who has significant experience and would like to come along at no cost to you to The Bahamas.

Currently the timeframe im looking at is Monday Sep 9 to Thurs 12 to sail back. The point of origin is TBD but will most likely be Fort Lauderdale. Boat will be a 22'6-24' boat. Still deciding on which to buy with a 9.9hp engine.
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The trip looks like a one-way, Florida to Nassau? It will take more than a day or two, but with a good window, probably 4-5 days on a 22' boat. With a crew of three, you can cross to the banks and keep going. You can do the bank at night. Once through the northwest channel, you need good weather, because that can get nasty, getting to Nassau. It can also be the easiest passage you ever made. You just need the right weather.

Getting across the stream is the easy part (with a decent window). But, it is a long way to Nassau. Once on the Great Bahama Bank, it is a long way to the Northwest channel. The Bank can be nice, or a B**ch. Then, you have a serious crossing to Nassau, that can kick your butt. It's all about weather.

Leave Florida with a good 3-4 day window to be safe, and get an update in Chub Cay or Frazer's Hog Cay before heading down to Nassau.

Hurricane season has nothing to do with your trip, assuming you won't leave Florida with a TS already developed. This can be a good time to cross the stream, actually.

We're heading back in about 2 months. If you want, you can tag along? Not sure if you can wait til then?



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Yeah, it's about the right time for things to get cranked up.
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Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

[quote=RTB;1084324]Did you get your boat?

The trip looks like a one-way, Florida to Nassau? It will take more than a day or two, but with a good window, probably 4-5 days on a 22' boat. With a crew of three, you can cross to the banks and keep going. You can do the bank at night. Once through the northwest channel, you need good weather, because that can get nasty, getting to Nassau. It can also be the easiest passage you ever made. You just need the right weather.

Getting across the stream is the easy part (with a decent window). But, it is a long way to Nassau. Once on the Great Bahama Bank, it is a long way to the Northwest channel. The Bank can be nice, or a B**ch. Then, you have a serious crossing to Nassau, that can kick your butt. It's all about weather.

Leave Florida with a good 3-4 day window to be safe, and get an update in Chub Cay or Frazer's Hog Cay before heading down to Nassau.

Hurricane season has nothing to do with your trip, assuming you won't leave Florida with a TS already developed. This can be a good time to cross the stream, actually.

We're heading back in about 2 months. If you want, you can tag along? Not sure if you can wait til then?]

No I did not get the boat. Unfortunately even though I am more experienced I do not feel ready to make such a journey. The weather also has taken a turn for the worse and there is a one day window to get out. I think I'll come back at another time. I have a few contacts so why not do it under more conducive circumstances for success.
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Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Love this thread... too funny... Come Risk your Life for Free... weather? We DON'T NEED NO WEATHER report... (Giggle)
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