What kind of boat? Would you mind a few hours of some fun seas? I always enjoyed the ride across the stream provided by a nice northerly and some fun square waves. Are you a powerboater? (We do both. In the sailboat, we have never been concerned with the state of the stream. The powerboat is a completely different matter). We raced to Bimini or Lucaya, and the race
was scheduled well in advance, and the stream was what it was. If it was "lively" it was a blast. If it was calm, it meant no wind which meant drifting north until finally breaking down and firing up the engine
. In fact, the sailboat I had at the time couldn't carry enough gas to motor
all the way across the stream. 15-20 footers were much more welcome than the doldrums. Once on the way back I had to tow the boat the last 4 miles to Fort Lauderdale
with the dinghy
. Even went through the 17th street bridge that way (this was before the new bridge).