Originally Posted by Beth G
Sailing from Charleston, SC to Carribean...please advise on the best course to Bimini. Where should we cross? thanks! Excited, but nervous!
You've already gotten lots of good responses about planning the crossing, but something else to consider is planning your approach into Bimini.
The approach into Bimini can be a bit confusing if it is your first time (hell, sometimes even it is not your first time). It has shifted over the years and not all charts
have it right. Last time I came into Bimini was 2005 and my C-MAP charts
were way off. Fortunately, I had been there many times before and had already talked with friends about more recent changes to the channel so the charts being off were not such a big deal.
I watched a 50' Hatteras get it wrong in bad weather once...not pretty...total loss.
info on the Bimini entrance before your cross.
Also the current
can really rip through the Bimini anchorage and complicate your approach and/or departure to some of the docks. Watch for this and prepare your approach to docks accordingly.
Pretty likely that someone else on this forum has been in much more recently than me and can advise.