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Currently sitting in the Old Bahama Bay Marina in the West End on Grand Bahama. Just got here from Stocking Island via Exuma Sound. Heading for the US and the Gulf Stream tomorrow. Wish you guys were here... man, is the water beautiful. Photos and such to follow once I'm back stateside.
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I'd be interested to hear what your itinerary has been.
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as you know i just came up that way 2 weeks ago. it would be interesting to see what your boat speed over ground will be. we did 10 to 13 knots ( sog ) on a run in 25 knot winds. lets just south winds make for a pretty smooth ride.

will you be going all the way home or stopping any where?
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Hey Dog, I can't wait for the pics and stories!
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One of my best sailing runs ever was up from Abaco to Beaufort NC, with only a single tack before exiting the reef then the same broad reach the rest of the way. Hope your trip is just as nice. Good luck!

P.S. How many hulls are you using for this trip?
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Well, we bailed out of the Gulf Stream for St. Augustine, FL. The Gulf Stream was amazingly FLAT—nada, nothing... unbelievably calm. There are predictions of very strong northeast winds and we didn't think we could make Charlotte before they hit, and St. Augustine was one of the nicer choices for us to bail out at, since one of the crew has friends here.

We're in a Gemini 105Mc catamaran, so we're doing the trip in two hulls. We started out at Stocking Island and went up Exuma Sound and over to Grand Bahama, where we stopped at West End. Then made the jump into the Gulf Stream the next day. One boat that was next to us in the marina reported 7'+ swells and got pretty beat up crossing over from Florida, but we didn't see any of that.
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Sweet trip Dog...can't wait for the photos! Are you now taking the ICW back north?
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