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Old 23-02-2015, 05:08   #1
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crossing to mexico

I would like to get some information about crossing to Mexico ,
I looking to buy a proline 2950 WA , with 2 x 225 hp , since I Canadian my plan is to got from Florida , Cuba , and Islas de mujeres Mexico , can it be done and how dangerous is it to do that , the length from Cuba to Mexico is only 140 nm , if you could get me some help that would be really great
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Old 23-02-2015, 17:46   #2
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Re: crossing to mexico

Crossing open water in a small boat with gasoline outboards has been done and if you pick good weather its possible. But risky. Outboards can be dependable but not on the level of a diesel. What if you lose one of the engines?
A 21' center console is not made to cross open water.
Fountain did Key West to Isla Mujeres in a matter of hours in a 48' diesel express cruiser. I had a 47' Fountain gasoline rocket and would not dream of trying to cross 140 miles of ocean in it.

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