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26 foot catalina open water?

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I have a 26 foot Catalina and would like to go from Ft Myers to Keys. Is this a bad Idea or any help on what to look for. Next fall also like to go Bahamas is this a good or bad idea?
I also have hard time finding my postes any help there be great.
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I owned a Catalina 25 for ten years. I sailed it all over the west coast of Florida. Yes your boat can sail to the keys and yes your boat can sail to the Bahamas.

The things you will need to do it are:

A well prepared boat.

Good weather or the time to wait out bad weather.

Experience with your boat in a variety of weather conditions, so you will know what to do and when to do it.

I suggest you go to the Catalina 25 International Association forum. You will find much more direct info on Catalina's there:

Association Forum
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