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post #8 of Old 12-29-2016
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Re: Bimini

Other than avoiding hurricane season and bad weather for the passage window, I'm not sure there is a particularly right month. Bimini is not all that far, so you can pick a safe window.

That said, I truly like the Bahamas in the summer. They are warmer, less populated and the water is generally calmer (sans that forecast for 9-11ft with occasional 14ft and 7 sec period, which would be horrific!). I highly prefer the out islands, which is why I say less populated, not less crowded. They are never crowded. In fact, I refuse to ever return to Nassau or Freeport. I've been to Abaco, Andros, Long Island, Cat Island and Exuma. Each had it's own charm and lifetime memory.

The only issue is being able to get back to FL, in time, to be hauled for a hurricane. I've taken my chances in June/July and won a few times. I would not push it later, unless I really knew how I was going to secure the boat and get out.

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