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Old 08-06-2012, 08:57   #1
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Carribean 1500/ ARC Bahamas

I am evaluating options for getting my Lipari down to the Bahamas this winter. I like the idea of cruising down with company given my limited offshore experience but is it worth the additional cost?

If you have participated in the past I would appreciate hearing your feedback.

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Re: Carribean 1500/ ARC Bahamas

Where are you starting from? You really won't be the company of the few boats that go to the Bahamas - leaving from Hampton. Only a few boats go this route. Pick a good day and go around the Cape in close to shore and then bounce your way down the coast inside the stream in the counter current. Save your entrance fee (~$1000). You can hook up with others along the way. When you get to West Palm, hang a left and make a 50+ mile crossing.
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Re: Carribean 1500/ ARC Bahamas

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I am evaluating options for getting my Lipari down to the Bahamas this winter. I like the idea of cruising down with company given my limited offshore experience but is it worth the additional cost?

If you have participated in the past I would appreciate hearing your feedback.

Thank you
Do 24+hr jumps down the coast, you'll have plenty of company and you can get experience in small doses, plus you won't have to stick to a schedule which is always preferred. Oct 15-Dec 15 is prime time for heading south, if you come down during this time there will be plenty buddy boats to hook up with.
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