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03-23-2012 03:37 PM
BreakAwayFL
Re: Provisioning for Bahamas

Old post yes, but gobs of useful information!
02-01-2012 04:34 PM
JanetGroene I love the comment about provisions providing independence. I also call it insurance. If you don't need it you can eat it later, give it away or swap it. Many times we have made new friends in cruising and delved into the food locker for extra chow to create a company meal. Those are happy times.
01-05-2012 10:52 AM
neverknow
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Originally Posted by mikieg View Post
i agree. others will read it later, if you have anything to add, you should do so. even if it is old. people still read em. where in indiana are you?

We live just north of Indy but keep our boat on Lake Michigan in Portage IN.
01-05-2012 02:23 AM
mikieg i agree. others will read it later, if you have anything to add, you should do so. even if it is old. people still read em. where in indiana are you?
01-05-2012 01:39 AM
neverknow We think it's great to read these old post. There's a lot of info us newbies have never seen.
01-05-2012 01:26 AM
mikieg we never pay any attenion to dates.
09-22-2011 12:26 AM
MobiusALilBitTwisted dude please check the DATE of the last post. this one was 4 years DEAD, start a new one, if they are over a few years old
09-22-2011 12:20 AM
jrnoth1975
A Quick Tip

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Originally Posted by ronelmurphy View Post
Any advice/tips on provisioning for a 6-7 month cruise in the Bahamas and Caribbean area will be appreciated.
Yeah, while you are there, don't waste your time shopping for food if you don't have to. There are some great grocery delivery services there like FoodStore2Go. We used them a lot while we were visiting some friends down there. It was well worth it.
11-21-2007 12:52 PM
camaraderie Magnus...you don't want to head from the Bahamas to the Eastern Carib until the end of Feb or early March when the Xmas winds prevent a passage...then you have until July to get down south before hurricane season so you can be quite leisurely in your approach to the trip...Suggest spending east coast/keys time till you know the boat systems are solid then cruising the Bahmas for a while...then heading south and east. There is really no quality haulout and repair available between the T&C's and PR so you need to be sure of the reliability of the boat and engine (and carry lots of spares) before you make the decision to head down to the E. Caribe and Florida will be cheaper and quicker to get parts and service so it is good to shake down the boat there.

On the provisioning side...there is USA quality food in the Abacos, Provo and in PR but count on significantly higher prices on bulky stuff, moderately higher prices on most stuff and bargains only on local stuff like bread and subsidized commodities like butter.
11-21-2007 11:58 AM
magnusmurphy Thanks for all the opinions. Much appreciated. As for how far we'll go - no idea - yet. Also, it we have no imperative to make it a return trip. Ideally we'll find a safe place to leave her down Island. We don't have a "home port" on the East Coast. Eventually we want to bring her to Vancouver, so we're thinking of doing that over a few years.
with this scenario, would getting to the East Caribbean be feasible in a leasurely manner, or would it mean hussling and hurrying (which is something we don't want to do).

Boat arrived in West Palm Beach this morning (delivery). We're joining her in two weeks!

Magnus and Ronel Murphy
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