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Old 05-02-2011, 18:02   #1
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I just quit my job and and on the way to Miami to get a boat, got a few to look at and then will get the one that fit's me best. I want to go to Jamacia to help my cousin and his band build houses. I am mostly going to cook for them and listen to Reggae but I might end up working too. I was wondering the best way to sail there from Miami, I was thinking that the Cuba/Hati route might not be safe in a slow sailboat. I would like to avoid "donating" to the local pirates. Also what is a a good draft for the islands, I am going for under 5'6" but there are a few boats that are 6' that I like. I have only had mono-hulls and am not sure if a multi is right for me. Any help, Ideas, and stories would be grate, Thanks alot
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Old 05-02-2011, 18:43   #2
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Welcome to the forum Chef. I notice your profile says 35 - 40 foot is your goal so I'm guessing the 5.5-6 foot in your post was some kind of typo?

I'll leave it to others to advise you on the best route.
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Old 05-02-2011, 19:01   #3
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Sorry if I wasn't clear I was talking about the draft
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Old 05-02-2011, 19:23   #4
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Welcome to CF

Haven't heard about any pirate activity between Haiti and Cuba. But you can check here:

http://www.icc-ccs.org/home/piracy-r...iracy-map-2010

I'm not sure what point Hummingway is trying to make either.

A 41ft Morgan will have a 4' 6" draft, a 40' Bristol will have a draft of 5' 6". Both boats can make the trip.
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I was just playing dumb for the cameras ...
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