We're in Coconut Grove (Miami) staging to head
across to the Bahamas
-- we have a 37' Chris Craft Apache (sailboat.....no really....) and draw 5'9"
Our plan is to move across to just outside of No Name Harbor tomorrow afternoon and leave around 4am on Thursday and head
for North Rock, make as far across the banks as we can reasonably -- then anchor
for the night and continue on to Chub to clear in.
Thurs am is forecast
to be 8-12 out of the East South East -- 12-17 South East on Friday -- so basically two days of motoring into the wind
would we be better off heading to Bimini
and clearing in there and waiting for a south or north wind
to go across the banks? The plan is to get to the Exumas
so I'd like to make as much easting as possible now.
I've heard a lot of conflicting reports on Bimini
-- good place to clear in, bad place to clear in, relatively well marked entrance, not so easy entrance, etc.
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