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Old 19-12-2012, 03:33   #1
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Miami 2 Bimini

Hello everyone,

Hope I am doing this right... anyway I would like to know if anyone is planning a trip from Miami to Bimini over the Christmas holidays. I am a very inexperienced boater, fact is never is a better way to phrase it. I have a 27' center console powered with two 150 horse outboards.
Anyway I would prefer to have an experienced boater with me and I would be willing to pay him for his time and training me. I am supposed to meet some friends in Bimini between 12/22-12/24. If your interested in earning some money please get in touch with me.



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Old 19-12-2012, 05:49   #2
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Re: Miami 2 Bimini

Hi Nic,

A few comments and suggestions.

First and most important. Do not get too focused on a schedule. That is one of the easiest ways to get in trouble. Especially this time of year the cold fronts can blow through S FL often and cold fronts usually bring strong winds and nasty waves in the Gulf Stream. Check the weather carefully before you go AND do not hesitate to turn around a come back if it is rougher in the ocean than the forecast predicted. Weather is not an exact science and the wind and waves 20-30 miles out can be much worse than the report.

Second, with your boat if conditions are calm enough, you can make that trip in a couple of hours. Even if you lose one engine and can't get up on plane you are still only a few hours from land. If you want to be really cautious take a couple of portable tanks to feed the outboards in case your main tanks or lines have a problem.

I assume you have a good VHF radio. If not, get one. What about a towing service? Get the BoatUS or Seatow unlimited package.

The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nic.

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Old 19-12-2012, 06:40   #4
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Re: Miami 2 Bimini

This trip is really no big deal IF THE WEATHER IS RITE that said, the prevailing winds this time of year is from the north. Trust me on do not want to go with winds out of north. Wait for the weather window and enjoy your trip Bimini is beautiful
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