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Re: Caribbean Draft?

We draw 8 ft and have spent 5 yrs in the Caribbean...We miss out whole contries because of our depth, Bahamas and Belize included. The rest of the Caribbean is not a problem and when you are out there in the big blue water 8 ft and 18,000 lbs of lead is very reasuring.

More than 6 ft in the Bahamas is very difficult.

All depend on how important the Bahamas are to the plan.

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Bahamas: VERY limiting!
Virgin Islands: not so much
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Five feet in the Bahamas is just fine - that is what we have and did not feel limited. You do have to get used to having only a foot to two beneath the keel in some places. Seven feet would be limiting , but it is not as if you can't go there.

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Re: Caribbean Draft?

Minor detail, the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean.
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Minor detail, the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean.
I get they're not in the Caribbean sea, but they are certainly considered Caribbean islands.
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I get they're not in the Caribbean sea, but they are certainly considered Caribbean islands.
I wouldn't have thought so, but wiki does too:


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I get they're not in the Caribbean sea, but they are certainly considered Caribbean islands.
They aren't considered Caribbean by me. Fourth grade geography was pretty clear about where the Caribbean and the Atlantic came together. *grin*

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They aren't considered Caribbean by me. Fourth grade geography was pretty clear about where the Caribbean and the Atlantic came together. *grin*
I'm not arguing that they are in the Caribbean sea... Let me put it this way, the "official tourism website of the Caribbean" considers them a destination. Tourism probably being only reason they care to be called Caribbean islands
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never mind, my explorer charts arrived today, and it looks like with care the Bahamas are a go.
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