We are about to make a run to Bimini
from just south of Rodriguez. While I have made a Bahamas
run before, I left from Port Canaveral and was taking the south 65 route
to Puerto Rico
(boat problems forced us into port) on someone else's boat as crew.
Right now the stream is about 6-8 miles off from where I am. The winds are forecast
to be ESE around 10 kts, then switching SE later on. Now I'm not to proud to admit when I am new at something and I wanted to consult with my CF think tank..
The plan is to leave this evening around 5/6pm heading almost directly east, letting the Gulf Stream
do most of the pushing north. Once through the stream the plan is to readjust course for Bimini
. From what I've been able to calculate it should take anywhere from 14 to 20 hours which would put me there somewhere between 8am and 1pm' ish. Mostly looking for advice on plotting the course or if I'm missing something..