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Old 08-04-2011, 18:40   #1
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Miami to Grand Cayman

I live in the Cayman Islands and I am about to buy a 2003 Pursuit 3070 offshore with twin 225 yamaha four stokes in Miami.

At optimal rpm's I can get approx. 450 miles.

I will have to gas up in Cuba on the way.... is there anywhere on the west or north side?

Any other words of advice? things to do, things to see, precautions etc.
I have a UK and Canadian passport and have flown to Cuba a couple of times.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-04-2011, 21:11   #2
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Welcome aboard

There are marinas in Havana.
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Old 08-04-2011, 21:23   #3
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yeah i see there is one near havana on the north side of the island... how about the south side?
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I think I would as many fuel jugs onboard as I could How many ga will you need?
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Do yourself a favor-ship it. I used to run a sportcruiser between FL & the Bahamas. You'll wear out the motors and break the boat and maybe yourself. That's a nasty stretch of water, BUT hey, I never liked anyone telling me what I "couldn't do".
Good Luck, let us know how it comes out.
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Re: Miami to Grand Cayman

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It would be a 4-5 day trip... Miami to Keys, keys to Havana, Havana to west side, then maybe a day in the Cayo's... then the 200 miles to Grand Cayman with a good chance we would drop some lines in the water and overnite at 60 mile bank.

What is a nasty stretch of water? Rounding Cuba? or Cuba - Cayman?

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Miami to Caymans , nice trip
Down Hawk chanel to Key West. Cross to Havana in easterly winds under 20.
West on the Cuban coast 1-2 miles out to get countercurrent. Stop at Los Morros just before Cape Antonio for fuel. Round the Cape and head for Isla Juventud. Fuel at Hotel Colony or Nueva Gerona. Go either north or south of Juventud to Cayo Largo for fuel. North of juventud all sheltered water.
Cayo Largo to Ceinfuego for fuel then 135 miles to Caymans.
Easy trip
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Colin,

I only know about the west end of Cuba by reputation and second hand stories. Marlinspike seems to have personal knowledge.

Like I said, Good Luck (and smooth seas!).

I still want a report.

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Guys that is some great info.. just what I wanted to read.

Marlin you make is seem like you are doing some reminiscing


Getting all excited now!! Just have to make sure the boat passes survey and mechanical inspection tomorrow.
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