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09-27-2013 12:43 PM
EvelynL
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Love this thread... too funny... Come Risk your Life for Free... weather? We DON'T NEED NO WEATHER report... (Giggle)
09-06-2013 07:08 PM
wardnr2
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

[quote=RTB;1084324]Did you get your boat?

The trip looks like a one-way, Florida to Nassau? It will take more than a day or two, but with a good window, probably 4-5 days on a 22' boat. With a crew of three, you can cross to the banks and keep going. You can do the bank at night. Once through the northwest channel, you need good weather, because that can get nasty, getting to Nassau. It can also be the easiest passage you ever made. You just need the right weather.

Getting across the stream is the easy part (with a decent window). But, it is a long way to Nassau. Once on the Great Bahama Bank, it is a long way to the Northwest channel. The Bank can be nice, or a B**ch. Then, you have a serious crossing to Nassau, that can kick your butt. It's all about weather.

Leave Florida with a good 3-4 day window to be safe, and get an update in Chub Cay or Frazer's Hog Cay before heading down to Nassau.

Hurricane season has nothing to do with your trip, assuming you won't leave Florida with a TS already developed. This can be a good time to cross the stream, actually.

We're heading back in about 2 months. If you want, you can tag along? Not sure if you can wait til then?]

No I did not get the boat. Unfortunately even though I am more experienced I do not feel ready to make such a journey. The weather also has taken a turn for the worse and there is a one day window to get out. I think I'll come back at another time. I have a few contacts so why not do it under more conducive circumstances for success.
09-04-2013 09:29 PM
RTB
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Yeah, it's about the right time for things to get cranked up.
09-04-2013 09:22 PM
manatee
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

WEATHER WARNING Another tropical system brewing?but could it become our first hurricane of 2013? | WTVR.com
09-04-2013 09:09 PM
RTB
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Quote:
Originally Posted by wardnr2 View Post
I am currently doing courses and intend to sail a boat back from Florida to Nassau. As I know its quite the undertaking I am looking for anyone who has significant experience and would like to come along at no cost to you to The Bahamas.

Currently the timeframe im looking at is Monday Sep 9 to Thurs 12 to sail back. The point of origin is TBD but will most likely be Fort Lauderdale. Boat will be a 22'6-24' boat. Still deciding on which to buy with a 9.9hp engine.
Did you get your boat?

The trip looks like a one-way, Florida to Nassau? It will take more than a day or two, but with a good window, probably 4-5 days on a 22' boat. With a crew of three, you can cross to the banks and keep going. You can do the bank at night. Once through the northwest channel, you need good weather, because that can get nasty, getting to Nassau. It can also be the easiest passage you ever made. You just need the right weather.

Getting across the stream is the easy part (with a decent window). But, it is a long way to Nassau. Once on the Great Bahama Bank, it is a long way to the Northwest channel. The Bank can be nice, or a B**ch. Then, you have a serious crossing to Nassau, that can kick your butt. It's all about weather.

Leave Florida with a good 3-4 day window to be safe, and get an update in Chub Cay or Frazer's Hog Cay before heading down to Nassau.

Hurricane season has nothing to do with your trip, assuming you won't leave Florida with a TS already developed. This can be a good time to cross the stream, actually.

We're heading back in about 2 months. If you want, you can tag along? Not sure if you can wait til then?



Ralph
Bimini trip | sailing away with R & B
09-04-2013 02:54 PM
glymroff
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Voyage of Madmen. Great read... :-)
09-04-2013 10:58 AM
azguy
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Quote:
Originally Posted by T37SOLARE View Post
Crossing the Stream in the height of Hurricane season on a 19' boat on a schedule is a recipe for disaster...

Just saying.
Where is your sense of adventure
09-04-2013 10:32 AM
Oppian
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

It has been a pretty modest Hurricane season so far and you can do your homework on the weather. My only advice would be to start far enough south that you don't have to fight the current. I recently single-handed to Bimini and back on a 36' cat. I went south to Fowey Rock and crossed eastbound motorsailing in 11 hours with south winds of 10 Kt into Bimini Harbor. I returned on 16kt east wind on sails alone on a run all the way with speeds around 7.5 to 8 and as high as 9.3. With the trailing seas on the west bound trip it was a gorgeous sail.
Watch of low seas and a south wind and have a safe trip.
09-03-2013 11:36 PM
wardnr2
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
Wait . . . you don't have the boat yet -- or have it picked out yet . . . and you are leaving less than a week from today? This is AWESOME!
Intend to solely power it by outboard to make the trip across the gulf as quick as possibly...I hope it ends up being awesome. The boat is 22'6 not 20' but yes it is hurricane season which will factor into whether I do it or not.
09-03-2013 10:25 PM
T37SOLARE
Re: Day or two trip to Nassau, Bahamas

Crossing the Stream in the height of Hurricane season on a 19' boat on a schedule is a recipe for disaster...

Just saying.
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