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Old 08-07-2012, 08:39   #1
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How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

Hey, I am purchasing a 44 ft lagoon which I'm equipping with a mk25df 4 whip system for tank refills, sat tv, internet ect. I will be running week long charters out of Tampa for diving or regular, and was wondering how long it would take to sail to Bimini or Nassau or even up the coast to Mexico, or would I be better off just chartering down to the keys, or maybe there is a good loop I could run?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:55   #2
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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

Hail, it took us 8 days to get to the keys from Hudson.
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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

I'm talking from Tampa Florida
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:30   #4
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~50-60 hours thru Marathon or Channel 5. More if around Key West.
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I'm talking from Tampa Florida
Hudson FL is 20-30 miles further north than Tampa, hence the reference by Therapy to his time to sail from there. Considering the overall distance another 20-30 miles will make less difference than the state of wind or tide during the trip.
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You're not going to get from Tampa to Bimini and back during a week-long charter. No way.

I don't see diving charters from a sailboat being a very lucrative business to run out of Tampa. The diving opportunities nearby are just not all that great. There are the Keys and the Dry Tortugas, but you're going to spend more time sailing than diving if you want to get there and back in one week.

Time to rethink the business plan.
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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

Wow, If you need help figuring this out, should you really be putting yourself out as a professional?
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Wow, If you need help figuring this out, should you really be putting yourself out as a professional?
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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

You're asking sailing time or motoring time? Worlds apart. No one can give you accurate sailing time. Ya need wind, it isn't always there all the time nor rarely in the direction you want it to be when on a schedule, especially crossing the stream. I'm respectfully with Tingum and denverd0n.
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You're not going to get from Tampa to Bimini and back during a week-long charter. No way.

I don't see diving charters from a sailboat being a very lucrative business to run out of Tampa. The diving opportunities nearby are just not all that great. There are the Keys and the Dry Tortugas, but you're going to spend more time sailing than diving if you want to get there and back in one week.

Time to rethink the business plan.
Amen.

Considering that Ft. Jeff is about 175 miles from the Tampa Southwest Channel Sea Bouy, you'd be looling at 30 hours (or so) from there each way assuming you had good weather for the entire ride, which isn't likely considering what comes off the Everglades south of Cape Romano every night. Day charters around Tampa Bay with shore excersions perhaps, but dive charters? I can't see it.

FWIW...
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Wow, If you need help figuring this out, should you really be putting yourself out as a professional?

makes me wonder about people

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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

does anybody know how long it would take me to drive my truck to alaska??? I have been driving for many years but am having trouble figuring it out.

This guy makes no since.

outfitting a boat with internet at sea but has to ask direction...look at a chart and figure it out, no offense meant but if you have trouble doing that on a paper chart you have no business taking out the boat with people on it. dont trust your chart plotters, learn how to use paper chart, it only take 5 minutes to figure that out on a chart,

sorry if you do not like the post but think about what you are asking.

makes me wonder why people buy boats and can not do simple chart plotting
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Re: How long a sail from Tampa to Bimini on a 44 ft Lagoon?

Pumice stone can do 5000 K's in 8 months so.....

Thousands of kilometres of ocean may separate Tonga's many volcanoes and Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, but researchers have found an interesting connection.

The unexpected connection is pumice, a lightweight, frothy rock that forms when molten lava cools rapidly in the air or ocean, explained geologist Dr Scott Bryan from the Queensland University of Technology.

The eruption of Tonga's Home Reef volcano in 2006, for example, left billions of pieces of pumice floating on the ocean, initially covering an area of at least 440 square kilometres.

Bryan and colleagues traced these pieces of pumice as they were swept by ocean currents toward North-eastern Australia, via Fiji and other Pacific island nations. Their findings appear this week in the journal PLoS One.

"The pumice we observed travelled more than 5000 kilometres in eight months, and for the first time we were able to document the more than 80 species of plant and animal life that made the journey with it," he said.
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