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Old 10-02-2010, 16:34   #1
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Little Harbour Cut- Abacos

Heading up to Abacos from Exumas next month. I figure to go from Spanish Wells to Little Harbour, then work my way up on the inside. Just looking for some first hand knowledge or comments on the Little Harbour Cut. Of course I would plan to arrive with settled weather. From the charts it looks straight forward.

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As long as the weather is reasonably settled, it shouldn't present any problems. Trouble usually occurs when a strong easterly wind is blowing and creates what the Bahamians call a "rage". Regardless, follow your gps coordinates.
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+ one on Alan's post, just watch the shoals once inside.
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If time and draft permits, go into Little Harbour and anchor. Pete's Pub is one of the most famous watering holes in the Abacos. There is also a gift shop and working foundry right next door.
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The North Bar channel is deeper and wider and better choice if conditions are a bit squirrelly.
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I've been thought it a few times including at night and just went through a few days ago from Eleuthera. Stage at Egg/Royal the night before, get a pre-dawn start and you should be back to the Abacos with light to spare.

If you get back late and need to get out of the slop - just head as far back into the bight of old robinson as you can and drop the hook.

I second what teejayevans said about the North Bar Channel
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Just to close the thread, and leave some current info for someone who searches the forum for this topic. I did use Little Harbor cut. Conditions were ideal, with light winds (5-8kts) from ENE, and a long NNE swell around 4-5'. Very easy to see the proper place to enter, and it is as shown on Explorer Charts. A few days later, as winds clocked to SSE@20, reports were that the seas were breaking across the inlet.
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