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Re: Sail from Miami/FLL to Grand Bahama This Fall
Not even a real passage to YOU! I'm quaking in my boots! I know that it's not much different from the 80 mile trip from Key West to Islamorada except for the stream, but it's the whole far from land thing that has me nervous. It's mostly in my head, I know, but I don't think anything but the passage itself (i'm still calling it that!) will relieve my nerves.
Great advice on the EPIRB, my plans are actually to rent a GPIRB from BoatUS for the duration, if I don't buy one first. It's $130 for two weeks, but I'm not going without it!
I tend to use windfinder.com, although they tend to shoot high. I just found sailflow.com recently which seems to be more accurate. Passageweather I will have to try.
I had been considering the Berry Islands vs Grand Bahama. I want to make this about more than just the sail, and I'm not sure what's best yet, but the Berries are certainly very appealing. Either location would include a day and night's rest in Bimini on the way out and back.
Thanks very much for the information and advice, I'll certainly be updating as we get closer!
Walker Bay Dingy
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