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Old 31-01-2012, 14:25   #1
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Bahamas Hog Cay Cut: need tide info

I am currently in George Town, Exuma. We are planning to head south to Great Inagua and the windward passage. I would like to cut out some milage and time by cutting through to the southwest side of Long Island by using the Hog Cay Cut.

Because I draw 5ft, I will need to do this at high tide. My problem is I'm having trouble finding out about the timing of the tides at that location .

Has anyone here been through that route? Do you have a source, or can you remember, how you calculated the tides. Are they earlier, later or the same as Georgetown?

I'd appreciate any personnal knowledge you can pass along.

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Re: Bahamas Hog Cay Cut: need tide info

Its very close to GT tide. You can get there an hour early and anchor while watching it. Pavlidis talks about the time difference from Nassau in his guide and also offers a good description of getting through. Important as you need to head for what looks like shallower water at one point. Somewhat counterintuitive. 5' is possible but only just. The wind will have a large effect on the time as well. Have been through at least a dozen times with 4'4" and never touched. There is a very small obvious rock off the point that needs to be within a few inch's of being covered for you the have enough water.
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