I am planning a trip Bahamas
nonstop late November. Here is the plan:
Depart from san Salvador or other Bahamas
out island after a short Bahamas cruise
, making my way East between 22 and 30 degrees North. Going North of the range when east trades are encountered and South when cold fronts are coming ( especially strong ones) Pretty much like boats coming from NE coast of USA heading to Caribbean
reach 65 degrees West before turning south I will need to reach 45 degrees West before turning South ( about half way across the Atlantic).
The critical part of this trip is the balance between stay north enough to avoid East trades but South enough to avoid early winter NW gales. I will have weather
fax capabilities and will ask for Mr. Herb Hilgenberg to guide me trought this crucial first part of the trip but still North Atlantic in the winter can be rough.
Is San Salvador a good Departure point? I am looking for a place I can get a few last minute food
supplies, maybe buy a little diesel
to replace what I spent in the last week and some way to access the web to better choose a departure window.
The boat is a well prepared explorer 45. I carry a lot of fuel
and a brand new engine
so calms can be a good way to gain East.
I know there are a lot of people here with North Atlantic experience . I wish I could get some comments on my route
By the way I may take one more crew if anyone is interested.