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Re: Texas to Isla Mujeres

Well, we bought the Choey Lee. Several people have cautioned me about pirates in the Gulf of Mexico. Does anyone know anything about this? We plan to leave just after the first of the year if anyone is interested in sailing another boat along with us.
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Re: Texas to Isla Mujeres

Thinking about heading to Isla from Galveston in Mid Feb. Plan to spend a few days there and head east to ultimately arrive in USVI. Has anyone done this and is late Feb a good or worst time to head that way?
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Re: Texas to Isla Mujeres

Heading East from Isla is next to impossable. It's up wind, due to the trades. You need to head up through The Straits of Fla, over to the Bahamas, and beat out to I-65, I usually get a little north of the Bahamas and try and catch some westerly's to take me out there, and then down the 65th meridian to St. John. It is possable to gunk hole up through the bay's of southern Cuba, cross the Windward Passage to Hispanola, beat up the north coast, cross the Mona passage and beat your way up the south coast of P.R. and then cross over to st. Thomas but I would'nt want to. I sailed from St. thomas to Belize non stop one time, 1500 miles of down wind trade sailing, 2 week's. I tried to imagine going the other way, with long 200 mile tacks you would probably have to cover 6 tousand miles of up wind, up sea sailing. It would beat the sh!t of you and your boat, each swell would set you back 1/5 the distance you just made. That's just my oppinion, someone else may have a different experience with that trip.
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Re: Texas to Isla Mujeres

Thanks Captain

Looks like the seas and the wind on the nose is no go. I like the the idea to head to the straights of florida and around that way from Isla. What do you think about heading from Isla to west coast of florida and jumping the ICW and cut across inland. My rig is 56' and should clear.

I'm not sure of gunkholing along the southern coast of Cuba, Hispanola, PR would be all that good. I would probably end up motoring all the way.
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Looks like the seas and the wind on the nose is no go. I like the the idea to head to the straights of florida and around that way from Isla. What do you think about heading from Isla to west coast of florida and jumping the ICW and cut across inland. My rig is 56' and should clear.

I'm not sure of gunkholing along the southern coast of Cuba, Hispanola, PR would be all that good. I would probably end up motoring all the way.
I would ( and have, but not in one go). just sail from Isla to Key West. Key west to Bimini. Bimini to Turks. Beat out 3 day's from Turks on a close reach motor sail. and head on down to St. John from there. No reason to cut through the lake IMO.
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Re: Texas to Isla Mujeres

Not to mention that the controlling air draft through the lake is 49'.
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Not to mention that the controlling air draft through the lake is 49'.
That would surley prevent him from going that route as well. I thought 56 sounded high. I've only gone through there with 36', and that was once,20 years ago.
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