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Old 05-09-2015, 01:52   #1
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Heading home

G'day

I hope to set sail for the Caribbean in the next few hours. Yes I know it's still the hurricane season, but I've calculated the odds of encounter and they are pretty low. Some times you've just got to do it!

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Old 05-09-2015, 02:16   #2
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Re: Heading home

IMHO it is a mistake (a big mistake) to do the crossing this time of year. The ocean is warmest now and the odds are more than 50% you meet a tropical depression or even a full scale hurricane.
This is based on seven years of working as charter captain in the Caribbean.
Hold your horses and wait (at the very least) till mid November.


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