Not sure I can add much to this thread. It is quite strict forward and really depends on the weather
, sea states and crews.
The current in Florida
Strait is not bad at all, so you can cross whenever when the wind
is right. I would rather sail along the south side of the reef in Keys than the north side of Cuba
. If in day time, I sail inside Hank Channel.
If you arrive at night in KW, you can purchase fuel
at Bight Marina. They let you stay for a few hours for additional few dollars. We ended up stay there overnight and leave the dock
at 7 am in morning. Before you get to KW, call US Custom first. They will instruct you what need to do. Their office is in Airport
and opens 24 hour. Take a Taxi (flat rate) to the airport
. Easy process. After that, free time.
I will be arriving in Miami
on a sail boat the end this month also.