Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herrington Harbor South, MD
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Charter from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini. 1st charter, 1st crossing, 1st everything.
Good day everyone. I just made reservations today to charter a Lagoon 440 from Fort Lauderdale FL to the Bimini Islands for 1st week of June. We will only stay in the Biminis for our first 7 night trip. I talked to the charter company and they feel I'm qualified and will allow me to travel to the Bimini on their boat.
I've been sailing for about 1.5 years.
I took ASA 101, 103 and 104. I bought a 30' liveaboard I have been living on and sailing for the past 6 months and have logged about 110 hours this year.
I'm "thinking" of taking a 114 (catamaran) class, but not sure. I've been out in 30 knot winds, reefed many times, single and double, and have flow my symmetrical spinnaker twice. I'm very good with engines/diesels, electrical, mechanical stuff.
What do I need to know/do to prepare for this summer, such as tips on inspecting a charter boat, provisioning tips, sailing recommendations, check in tips getting into the Bahamas etc?
I have passport cards for all members already.
1988 C&C 30MkII used as a live aboard in MD. Sailing experience: Started 2014; 6-mo on Hobbie Cat Wave 13', 1 year on a Potter P15 sailboat, and ASA 101,103/104 classes. Power boater for 20+ years.