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How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

We are in Georgetown and are thinking about joining friends on their trip south. We had originally planned on going up from long->conception->eleutheras->abacus... etc.

Now I'm wondering about going south via the thornless.

Problem is that we have company coming in March(16-24). I need a reasonable place to meet up w/ them. Never done this trip so I'm not sure we will be past Turks&Caicos, or maybe meet them in Puerto Rico.

Any thoughts would be welcome.

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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

At this time of year going east from Georgetowncan be a very tough trip into wind and current...We have a 35 ton boat and barely made 4 knots under power with a 175hp engine, a friend on a 34 ft boat made 2 knots!



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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

Thanks for the info... but the question wasn't so much about whether I should go as to how far in a 4 week period could I reasonably accomplish.
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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

Should be easily done in your time frame, we have done the Miami to St Thomas 4 times and each took 10 days. Due east to 65W was easy, east along the coast of Hispaniola was hard...

The more north you make your easting the easier the trip as you avoid getting into the west flowing current.
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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

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where did you depart the Bahamas area headed east? Turks?


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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

Working to a strict schedule when making that trip using the methods described by Bruce Van Sant is just not possible.

You may spend 4 weeks holed up somewhere waiting for a weather window.

Leaving on a specific date to make a passage will lead to getting beat up sooner or later.

Someone gave me this advice relating to scheduling. You can tell someone when or where but not when and where you will be.
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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

great advice... I've given it plenty of times to others.

But I never said I had a strict schedule to follow. Just, simply, if I follow that route how far could I 'reasonably' get in 4-5 weeks?

I understand that the answer could be no where if the weather doesn't cooperate.

That answer is obvious. I'm looking for how long it took people to do this in their past travels along this route (and hopefully for this time of year).

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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

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I have gone east from the Abacos, Georgetown and Great Inaghua...The further north the easier.

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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

Georgetown to Luperon in the DR is slightly less weather dependent.

Crossing the Mona passage from the DR to PR is VERY weather dependent.

At least that is what I found.
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Re: How long to reasonably get from Georgetown to P.R.

So how many days from Abacos to PR?
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