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Old 05-04-2015, 09:31   #1
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Has anyone had experience sailing between the NW corner of the Exumas and Nassau? I have a 45' monohull with 6'8" draft and this route into Nassau from the Exumas looks incredibly shallow/dangerous for this boat. Looks to me to be better to come in to Nassau from Hatchet Bay to the East and one of the several cuts/passes.
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I've been thru Nassau to Georgetown exumas and beyond with 6-5 or 6-6 draft. No big problems, a little dicey in spots. But I don't have a chart here and not sure what you mean by NW corner.
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Totally doable and mellow.


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Not sure what you mean by the NW corner of the Exumas, but the run from Nassau to the Exumas through the dreaded "Yellow Bank" is fine. Keep someone on a bow watch while passing over coral heads in the Yellow Bank.
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Yeah... the "ink spots" are easy to see on the bank. I snorkeled one once, It was well below the surface.
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High tide will give you an extra margin over the Yellow Bank.


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Re: Bahamas

Tom Briggs...did you ever go? I'm leaving this late fall from Port Everglades to either the Bahamas or the Keys, then south. Our draft is 6'11" so I'm wondering what you did.... or if anyone else wants to chime in.
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