Originally Posted by GordMay
Understand & believe two axioms about crossing the Gulf Stream:
- Never start a crossing when any Northern weather component exists or remains.
- Any course with a Southern component will be more difficult than one with a North-Eastern track.
Yea north winds are definetely bad, I guess we'll just play it by ear and see when they make their switch. Last year we banging around in the gulf stream in May (fishing) but i don't know that we were out as early as April.
The Great Sale
Cay is a good suggestion, i had actually given it some thought in the past. We've made the crossing to Bimini
in the past (in a powerboat) and we made a trip to Freeport
last year (left out of Palm Beach). Explorer chartbook says best crossing is when yesterdays breeze was SE less then 15 knots, todays is south no more then 15, etc, etc.... Which only leaves me back at my next question mark which can only be answered with "we'll wait and see" as our global weather seems to be repeating it's pattern less and less!