My wife and I are finally ready to set out on our first long term cruise
We will be looking for a weather
window any time after April 3rd to leave Port Everglades for West End, Bahamas
. I have been watching the weather
for the last few months with the cold fronts, but what do you guys watch for in the spring? I've heard that the cold front cycle doesn't last as long as it does in Winter. Ideally we'd like to have settled weather as this is our first gulf stream
crossing. Our boat is an Irwin
37 CC ketch
We plan to clear in at West End, anchor
to the north of the harbor for that night, and then cross onto the banks via Indian Cay channel the next day to Mangrove Cay. Following a day at Mangrove we will head
over to Grand Cays. Any suggestions along our route
? We want to take it slow to ensure we can hit the Indian Cay passage
at the right tide (prefer half rising) and just don't want to be rushed, in general.
Thanks for your help!
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