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Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

Duly noted, and I do respect the experience of other sailors. I just get tired of people disrespecting OPs questions by giving answers to questions they didn't ask. If somebody asks for advice on going from SD to Miami via Panama, the answers shouldn't be to trailer it there. I asked about sailing from Long Beach to SF and got the same type of replies. One guy said I had to sail to HI then tack. Hey, I know it's going against wind and current but Dana's book talked about doing it in the 1830s so.... I guess I just assume that if you are sailing you already like to do things the hard way, so the answers should be about how.
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People do sail north east then go down the chain to go Panama to BVi or windwards. People on small boats cross mid Florida to go Mexico to east coast Florida. Lots of ways to skin the cat. Generally speaking always a good idea to avoid going against both wind and wave.
Personally have detoured ~1000 miles to Bahamas to go Antigua to Newport and avoid weather. It’s not being a wooze but being smart.

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