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I've also seen people wait for a few days for a "weather window" in Lake Worth while they could take one or two of those waiting days to position themselves south to Lake Sylvia or Key Biscayne to better ride the "Stream". Take care and joy, Aythya crew
A few days! I have waited weeks in December for a half decent window!
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A few days! I have waited weeks in December for a half decent window!
TQA, So true! ...and I've made it across and them sat anchored in Great Sale for a week while the norther keeps screaming! I'll try to wait 'till Spring! Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Thank you again, Ebs001 & CaptainForce for new information. I appreciated your new advices. I never know about that. I am still learning. I will check your link (Cruising to Abacos, Bahamas). You are the best sailors! May the sea force be with you!
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Hello all. I am a rookie sailor. I am saving a hunter 23 from destruction. She is going to be beautiful ( THE JENNY ) after my wife. I have a 10hp honda 4 stroke and my sails. We will be coming from Mobile, Al. My dream is to take THE JENNY and Jennifer to the Bahamas. Is this doable with this size boat? Roll Tide! I love this forum. Mungu Akubariki!
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Hello all. I am a rookie sailor. I am saving a hunter 23 from destruction. She is going to be beautiful ( THE JENNY ) after my wife. I have a 10hp honda 4 stroke and my sails. We will be coming from Mobile, Al. My dream is to take THE JENNY and Jennifer to the Bahamas. Is this doable with this size boat? Roll Tide! I love this forum. Mungu Akubariki!
Yup it is doable.

Just be very cautious about choosing a good weather window and make sure you have charts for all the bailout options.

Take extra fuel and be prepared to motor sail all the way to Bimini/memory rock.
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Re: First time sail to Bahamas

My Dad is leaving out of Biscayne Bay this morning at 4:00AM and heading for the Bahamas, not sure where exactly. They may postpone if these conditions are not ideal. I just sent him the message but I'm sure they are already aware. I just wanted to be sure. This is his first big journey other than traveling all the way from Buffalo, NY. They've been gone since October 5th and have been in Flordida for a few days now. They were just taking a liesurely sail to get there. Yes, we are all worried.

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Re: First time sail to Bahamas

They will be fine. We have taken our boat to the to the Bahamas nine times so far and plan to be going again this winter. Irish Eyes to the Bahamas Our favorite crossing is from Key Biscayne to Bimini leaving like your father around 4am. We leave from near No Name Harbor and clear customs in Alice Town, Bimini. We are usually at Weech's Dock in Alice Town by 2pm. We have done that seven of the nine trips.
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Re: First time sail to Bahamas

While they will most likely be fine, it may not be comfortable. The wind is SE 20kt today, seas 4-6' outside the gulfstream. Tomorrow would be a better option if they haven't left yet.

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Re: First time sail to Bahamas

Thanks! That is precisely what they are doing, going to Bimini. If he left at 4am today, like 19 hours ago, when do you think I can expect to hear from them? I guess they opted to go in the rougher weather, which I personally don't understand but then again, I really don't know the size of the sailboat. Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

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