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Re: Sailing from Tampa to the Dry Tortugas
Made the trip, and had a great time. Thanks to everybody who offered advice.
I ended up sailing down and back with my wife on board. She even pulled a night watch so I could get an hour's sleep. The crab traps are REDICULOUS. Even after my years in the Chesepeake, I'd never seen anything like that.
The weather was okay. We did get some stormy weather at night (of course it came while we were in the middle of crab trap alley), and the wind eventually clocked around from the south-southwest which was pretty annoying. Beyond that, everything went smoothly, and we had no issues with the boat, depth, sea state, etc. Had a great time, and made it in 35 hours from the mouth of Tampa Bay.
Again, thanks for all the advice.
Additionally, I'm back in the Bay so if anyone wants to get together for a beer and or some sailing, shoot me a PM!!
2002 Beneteau 393
I'm a sailor, I sail!