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Old 29-07-2015, 15:55   #1
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Long Cruise in Planning Stage

Hi,

I am taking delivery of a 58' Maritimo in March 2016. We will cruise the Bahamas for a couple of weeks and then we are thinking about cruising from Key West to Cancun and then down to the Panama Canal and ending up in San Diego.
Are there any ports we should avoid? Any ports we should not miss?

Cruise numbers as follows:

12.7 knots 821 NM
18.0 knots 578 NM
22.7 knots 518 NM
27.1 knots 463 NM
30.7 knots 462 NM
Figures from Boat Test.

We will probably do most of the cruise at around 22-25 knots. Thoughts, comments, observations?
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Re: Long Cruise in Planning Stage

Nice boat. Congrats!!! The big cruise ships run about 16 to 18 knots. Looks like your boats 'sweet spot' is about the same.

Sorry I can not help with stop overs.

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Old 31-07-2015, 06:27   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, monroesilk.
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Hi,

I am taking delivery of a 58' Maritimo in March 2016. We will cruise the Bahamas for a couple of weeks and then we are thinking about cruising from Key West to Cancun and then down to the Panama Canal and ending up in San Diego.
Are there any ports we should avoid? Any ports we should not miss?

Cruise numbers as follows:

12.7 knots 821 NM
18.0 knots 578 NM
22.7 knots 518 NM
27.1 knots 463 NM
30.7 knots 462 NM
Figures from Boat Test.

We will probably do most of the cruise at around 22-25 knots. Thoughts, comments, observations?
Guatemala has a reputation for high crime rates so I'd put that on my avoid list. There is a lot of good international cruising information here:

Countries — Noonsite

They bill themselves as a site for cruising sailors but the advice and descriptions are equally applicable to power boaters. Pay particularly close attention to customs entry procedures and ports of entry.
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