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Old 20-10-2014, 09:08   #1
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Hi all just left Venice FL and headed to the DT . Any one headed that way
Look us up we are in a 40' leopard cat --Dreamer
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Old 20-10-2014, 10:39   #2
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Hi all just left Venice FL and headed to the DT . Any one headed that way
Look us up we are in a 40' leopard cat --Dreamer
Have a safe trip!!!! Take a lot of photos!
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Old 20-10-2014, 20:05   #3
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Make sure you set the anchor with the motor. The holding in the harbour is scetchy. Drop the anchor in one of.the sandy.spots if.you.can..

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Old 21-10-2014, 06:19   #4
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Hope you brought a good raincoat. Looks like constant (sometimes heavy) rain down there for the next several days.
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Old 21-10-2014, 07:21   #5
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At this point go.to key west and party . I stay at AB Marine in key west harbour great.people and location..

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Old 21-10-2014, 08:44   #6
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We are on the way to Key West if you happen to come that way. Would love to see a sister ship! It does look like a lot of storms and rain for the next few days (or more).
Take care out there!
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Old 21-10-2014, 08:46   #7
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Supposed to be a wicked storm coming across the gulf over the Dt and Keys this Friday and Sat, predicting winds 40plus not sure Id want to be in the DT'S for that.
Shatkisgirl you guys staying kw bight?

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Old 21-10-2014, 08:58   #8
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Most likely. We are still off Pennekamp hoping to get some diving in before the winds pick up. Will be in KW by Thurs or Friday. Might have to hang out at Fantasy Fest if we can't go diving
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Old 21-10-2014, 09:38   #9
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We are in KW on the boat in the bight watching the rain

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Old 21-10-2014, 18:21   #10
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Hi all..

Heading down the keys over Christmas for 2-3 weeks. First time have a 45x24 CAT with 4ft draft...any advice on best marinas and anchorage locations for me ?

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Old 21-10-2014, 20:21   #11
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AB Marina. Get a slip at end of T dock. Great view and location .

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Old 25-10-2014, 08:14   #12
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Hi .. Thanks

Noticed on various sites, charts and Active captain that there seems very limited anchorages and Marinas off Hawks for a CAT with 65 clearance and 4.5 ft draft.

Can someone advise 4-5 places from Biscayne to Key West...and back

Also will be Sailing from December 20 thru Jan 3

Thanks for any input from you experienced cruisers.

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There isn't a lot of protection on Hawks channel. We draw 3.5ft and have a 63ft mast. Leaving from Cape FL and heading down Hawks channel, we usually go in Ceasar (watch your depth here!) or Angelfish creek (better choice) for an overnight anchorage. Further south, we have anchored around Rodriguez or Tavernier Key or go in at Snake Creek at Islemorada. You can also go in under the bridge at Matecumbe and find anchorage around one of the small keys. At Marathon there is Boot Key Harbor, which is very popular. I have yet to go into Boot key so cannot speak of it personally. Then we make the jump towards Key West and usually stop at Stock Island Marina. This is a nice facility with good diesel prices.

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Re: Dry Tortugas

Tavernier key, good holding close to the no motor buoys,
Sw side of boot key, good holding
Long key, bayou good holding and protection just dont go too far in, at pye key there is a anchorage surrounded by shoals marked on active captain, we love that spot, prettiest sunrises and sunsets...

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Old 25-10-2014, 09:26   #15
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Thanks much...

Do you sometimes go on the gulf side for more remote anchorages there.. Recommend ?

Will not take much more of your time😏. Any advice for 2-3 week stop over marina in Miami/Biscayne area .

Appreciate it.... Was the weather as bad as it looked last weekend ?

Nearly bought a Leopard 40... Then sailed on my Conser 47 and liked the speed.. But miss the layout of the Leopards.

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