Midwest Puddle Pirate
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gardner, KS
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I just returned from my third trip to bimini from ft Lauderdale. I can tell you that I have always had a plane to catch at the end. I have never made a crossing without a north wind except the return trip a couple of weeks ago where we had to motor all the way back. It can get down right uncomfortable, but if you watch the weather carefully you can easily do this trip on a schedule.
Looking at your plan there are a few things I would do differently. I would not spend the first night in Biscayne. Just time your departure so you arrive in bimini at about 10am. Don't forget to figure in travel time to the PE entrance. It takes me about an hour to go from the middle river near sunrise blvd to open water. We bareboat a 44 foot cat when we go, and slipping the dock lines at midnight works well for us.
I would also think twice about anchoring overnight in honeymoon harbour. It's an awesome place to visit for the day, but tucking in close at north cat has better protection.
I'm guessing that you're using fun in the sun. If so, just pm me. I'll give you the skinny.
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