Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
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I usually leave Little Harbor for Spanish Wells in Eleuthra and sail down to Cape Eleuthra after Current Cut. Cape Eleuthra to Highbourne and then down to George Town,- all with numerous stops on the way. With the 6'8" draft, your different choice would be to leave from the deeper channel out just on the north end of Lynyard Cay instead of Little Harbor, but all else remains. We enter Spanish Wells from the Royal Harbor after Egg Island to the west. I don't risk that tricky passage into Spanish Wells from the North.
As for the second post and inquiry, there are many good choices, but my favorite is to leave Port Everrglades at sunrise after anchoring in Lake Sylvia (Fort Lauderdale) and crossing to West End. We enter the bank at Indian Cay, but once again, a deeper draft would choose to pass in further north near Memory Rock. Technically, you are to clear at the nearest point to your entry, but many would choose to pass by West End (Settlement Point) and clear at Green Turtle after crossing the bank. Take care and joy, Aythya crew