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Leaving Tampa mid to late December, hitting Ft Myers, the Keys, possibly the Miami area (route is optional) then crossing to the Bahamas and heading South. Anyone making a similar trip around the same time. I''d love to have a buddy boat at least for a while.
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Bahamas this winter anyone?

Currently we are planning the same route. We are trying for a mid-November departure from Tampa, but could easily be delayed into December. Send email for additional info.
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MLC, I tried sending you a message on the sailnet site but havent heard back from you. Can you check your messages or post an email address that I can reach you at on the message board if you are still interested in the trip?
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Robin, I think you''ll find MLC at mcain@marliness.net. He & his wife a good people, they''ve put a lot of thoughtful time into their prep and longer-term plans, and I think you''d very much enjoy their company. Hope you all manage to connect in some fashion.

BTW are you planning on attending the SSCA Gam? It''s a unique, enjoyable and, for aspiring cruisers, quite motivating experience...but all of that aside, it''s one way to connect up with others bound S & E. You''ll find a number of them anchored right off the beach, adjacent to the Melbourne Community Center and a very large dink dock. Altho'' it sounds like you''ll be on the other coast in early/mid Nov, the event is well worth a car rental and motel overnight, IMO.

Good cruising; be safe.

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Robinl, this is mlc101. Sorry if your emails have not gone through. I have more email addresses than Carter has liver pills, it seems (soon to be reduced!!).
Please try again. I try to use "mlc101@tampabay.rr.com" as the primary email address for this board. If that doesn''t work, Jack''s note is also correct.
I did check email even this morning and don''t see a note from you, so please resend.

Our departure time is a bit fluid--depends on when we are ready. We had been hoping for an 11/15 departure for some time, but it won''t happen. Obviously there is always a "list", but we do want to get some more things done on the boat before departing. We just completed a week shakedown cruise to Key West, and have another 53 (small) items!!
Best guess right now is a mid-December departure. Route currently is Tampa to Marathon (Boot Key harbor), to Cat Cay, Warderick Wells, Georgetown, Rum Cay, T&C, Luperon, then points on south to Trinidad.
All subject to change of course, but the general itinerary is pretty standard for the Caribbean Circle. We''re on a 43'' center cockpit monohull.
Again, please re-send your note. We''d love to have a buddy boat on the trip.

(PS: Jack, thanks for the posting and the help!).

Mark.
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Jack,
Thanks for helping me get in touch with Mark. I hadn''t heard of the SSCA before but I will have to look into it. I am kind of tight on time right now so I dont know for sure if I will be able to make it but I will try. Mark, I just sent an email to the address you listed, hope you got this one!
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Leaving Tampa mid to late December, hitting Ft Myers, the Keys, possibly the Miami area (route is optional) then crossing to the Bahamas and heading South. Anyone making a similar trip around the same time. I''d love to have a buddy boat at least for a while.
Hi,

I am doing exactly the same trip, Gulfport-the Keys, Miami and then crossing to the Bahamas and heading South.
Impossible to indicate when we are exactly leaving but I will estimate between November and December.
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We'll be crossing from Miami late December. Our usual route is Miami to North Rock to Nassau. Clear in at Nassau and then on to the Exumas. Boat's name is Breathless, a Ben 393. There's usually quite a few boats in Miami waiting for a window in late December.

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Usually there are a number of boats anchored up at most of the jumping off points for the Bahamas waiting for a weather window. I'm sure that you can hook-up with someone there if you're looking for a little companionship-security on the way across the Gulf Stream.

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