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09-01-2013 10:06 AM
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

Great blog. You made my Sunday morning. Thanks, Whisper crew.
09-01-2013 07:24 AM
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

When I went south to the Keys in '10 I met up w/ a couple that were on a Vega also. They made it to the Bahamas.... Check out their web site (look at the '10) entries.
The Adventures of Capt'n K & Lala | Getting out of the Rat Race & Light Living on the Sea

We should be in FL by the end of year and doing a jump beginning of Jan. Not sure how far we will get to be back by end of March. But, that's the exciting part :-)
09-01-2013 07:14 AM
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

And there's a reason why Georgetown is called 'chicken Harbor'!
08-29-2013 03:02 PM
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

Cool! As my boat (28' S2) is already in Marsh Harbor and I want to go further, maybe we could meet there and sail further. Nice to see someone else doing it on a smaller boat.
08-29-2013 01:04 PM
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

Hi All; My wife & I did the trip with Oui Si (Yorktown 33). W@e didn't stop at DR but visited the DR later. (Met Bruce Van Sant while in Luperon--great guy & great book!)
I made good use of our Ham rig to get local info/ weather etc. throughout all the Caribbean.
Many cruisers get to Georgetown in the Bahamas & elect to stop there--some cruisers call this place "Chicken town" because of this. Enjoy it all guys/gals--life is too short to do otherwise!
12-19-2006 05:29 PM
camaraderie Norsea...
Welcome...that first message was more words than I heard from natives in a whole summer in Maine!! You must be from "away"!!
12-19-2006 03:12 PM
good luck going south

hi all ,new today to sailnet,iam up here in maine if you need any help in southern maine let me know
12-19-2006 02:31 PM
kennya Hericsson: Good luck on your adventure. Reading Whisper’s log brought back fond memories. I lived in Titusville 1965 to 1970. I can only imagine the changes.
12-19-2006 01:28 PM
camaraderie Dave...There's no reason you can't do the trip SLOWLY and CAREFULLY being prepared both on the boat AND to wait for extended periods of time for the right weather to go. What concerned me was that you seemed to be in a hurry to get to St. Maarten...and in a boat that is fairly light and singlehanded at the WORST time of year.
IF that is the case and you are limited in time and must be in St. Marten any time in the next 3 months I would say take a plane. If not...why not start a thread for your trip and solicit specific advice on the things you are concerned about after reviewing what is already available on other threads about this passage. Like this one:
12-19-2006 01:14 PM
Bluewater4us Tahoe I will be making the passage south in Feb. I sugesst you get the cruising guide cam suggests and read it. I am reading it now and it has valuable info. Also be sure you have the safety equipment. and do some runs out and back in the Blue water a couple of times to see how your boat and you react. The Ocean is a different ball game. I am going to do it in a Catalina 36 with a friend or two.
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