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Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

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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That size, I'd say a flicka. Good luck.
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What about Jake and RockDawg?
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That size, I'd say a flicka. Good luck.
I'm thinking you think its a poor idea then. That's fair, if I dont feel ready Im most likely not going to do it but we'll see.

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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.
Wait . . . you don't have the boat yet -- or have it picked out yet . . . and you are leaving less than a week from today? This is AWESOME!
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You're crossing with an outboard?

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I'm thinking you think its a poor idea then. That's fair, if I dont feel ready Im most likely not going to do it but we'll see.
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But if the conversation has gotten to this point, maybe you should consider taking smaller steps before crossing the gulf stream. I know I would if I were in your shoes.

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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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Wait . . . you don't have the boat yet -- or have it picked out yet . . . and you are leaving less than a week from today? This is AWESOME!
Intend to solely power it by outboard to make the trip across the gulf as quick as possibly...I hope it ends up being awesome. The boat is 22'6 not 20' but yes it is hurricane season which will factor into whether I do it or not.

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Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

It has been a pretty modest Hurricane season so far and you can do your homework on the weather. My only advice would be to start far enough south that you don't have to fight the current. I recently single-handed to Bimini and back on a 36' cat. I went south to Fowey Rock and crossed eastbound motorsailing in 11 hours with south winds of 10 Kt into Bimini Harbor. I returned on 16kt east wind on sails alone on a run all the way with speeds around 7.5 to 8 and as high as 9.3. With the trailing seas on the west bound trip it was a gorgeous sail.
Watch of low seas and a south wind and have a safe trip.
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