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Old 31-10-2011, 16:19   #1
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Ft. Lauderdale to West End

advice please on leaving Fort Lauderdale in the dark heading to West End, Bahamas. We are a slow moving catamaran and would like to arrive west end during daylight. Favorite departure anchorages or marinas? Thanks all.
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Re: Ft. Lauderdale to West End

Some years ago we left from Miami at about 2:00 AM heading for West End. We arrived about 7 hours later motoring at about 6 kts. The stream makes up all of the north/south difference compared with leaving from W Palm and makes the passage the same overall time. So leave early but you don't have to leave that early.

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Re: Ft. Lauderdale to West End

Larkin, What is "slow moving"? Your average speed will determine when you leave and when you arrive. Without that information the answer will be only a guess. Chuck
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