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keywestcharlie 04-26-2012 08:26 PM

sailing the Bahamas
Has any one sailed from florida to the bahamas in a 27 sailboat. Is this to small should I go larger?

KnottyGurl 04-26-2012 08:30 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
I was following a blog where they did it from Texas to Bahamas and on to Grenada in a Hull Master 26, so as long as your happy with the boat I'd say go for it and setup the boat for the trip, sail it and have fun learning along the way
Fair winds

zeta 04-26-2012 08:41 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
Folks take jet skis over. If everything in in good shape and weather is right--why not. If I get my Potter 19 down that way I will cross.

keywestcharlie 04-26-2012 08:42 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
Thank you KnottyGurl, I appreciate the advice. Just didn't want to get out there and get
caught in the gulf stream and be sol........................

keywestcharlie 04-26-2012 08:44 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
Zeta, I heard a good rule of thumb is nothing under 32 ft, wasn't sure..................

ebs001 04-26-2012 08:58 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
People have sailed around the world in 27ft boats

nothingshocking1 04-26-2012 09:03 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
my son sailed watkins 27 down the east coast from delaware to west palm beach, then on to the bahamas

Frogwatch 04-26-2012 09:15 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
We did it in my 28' and I'd do it again in a 23' if necessary.
There is a couple that had done it numerous times in a home built 19' "micro-cruiser". However, be prepared to be the smallest boat in every harbor, makes people think you're more crazy than you really are when they're all on mega-boats.

bljones 04-26-2012 09:18 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
Our Georgian 23 has been there and back.

JordanH 04-26-2012 09:27 PM

Re: sailing the Bahamas
I can't advise you, but take a look here:
The Bahamas - Motivation

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