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Re: Sailing Key West on Catalina 22
South of the Keys the Gulfstream can run pretty close to the reefs. That current runs east. The prevailing winds are easterlies. Not a very good situation for a 22 footer if the wind is up.
Inside requires vigilance, unless you like getting stuck in the mud or on a sand bar. Shouldn't be a problem with a good chart, but chances are you'll motor more than sail, at least to Marathon.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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