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Old 01-01-2015, 10:48   #16
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Re: Fort Lauderdale Gulf Crossing

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Sorry just read my thread again. My question was more around how much I really needed to worry about weather in a 60' boat.


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LOA has little to do with seaworthyness. Many larger power vessels are not designed for serious weather....and that short crossing can get serious in the right weather conditions. And you wont be able to do 20 knots in any significant seas.

I would choose your window carefully.

Also depending on where you headed, weather may be a concern even after the crossing. I once watched a similar sized power vessel become spare parts in the Bimini Channel in bad conditions. Appparently he thought LOA meant he could ingore weather too.
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Re: Fort Lauderdale Gulf Crossing

in a predominant NE wind the GS will be pretty lumpy at times. When it starts to cycle/ clock around go when it goes E or better SE.... it will often clock all the way around though the west back to NE.
You don't need much of a window if your boat goes 20. You can probably get a sea bouy report on line or the weather prediction on VHF.
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Re: Fort Lauderdale Gulf Crossing

About a half hour should do it.
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Old 01-01-2015, 21:31   #19
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Re: Fort Lauderdale Gulf Crossing

Half an hour JM ?
it's 50 nm at the closest points. The OP won't do 22 or 20 or even 18 kts SOG in the stream. So, surely you jest!
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