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Re: Miami to Bimini
I see many of the concerns are sailing with northernly winds. I understand that wind against the current creates waves, but the forecasts all show less than 2 feet of wave height and since I'll be sailing in a ESE direction to beat the stream it'll be more or less a beam reach.
Are the waves really that bad or is there something else?
They really are that bad. I've sailed across the gulf stream from Port Everglades to Bimini and back in a stiff north wind when I was younger and stupider.
You couldn't pay me to do it now.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico