Glad to see your going to the Bahamas
this winter. I plan to depart JAX for the Bahamas
in January. Hopefully we can hook up some time over there.
I think you will be best served by crossing to the little Bahama Bank entering at Memory Rock or the White Sand Ridge. There is no reason go as far south as Lake Worth. With your speed you could go out at Ft. Pierce or St. Lucie. You should be able to make the run across the bank to the Sea of Abaco
without a stop although that will require making at least part of that run at night. You might find it more convenient to clear in a Spanish Cay as that will be the closest port of entry on that route
, and should avoid any issues with the officials.
If you plan your departure to arrive on the Bank shortly before dawn you should be able to cross the bank to Spanish Cay during the daylight (100nm at 15+ kts). Also Spanish Cay is very friendly to sport fish
. The owner sells large motor
The route you plotted would avoid that check in issue as you would be entering the Bahamas very close to GTC.
Haven't heard from Duval in a while. Hope Typhoon Haiyan doesn't affect him.