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Old 14-06-2011, 18:28   #16
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Re: Challenge of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas

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would be ok if they didnt hate my kat...he is not gonna be placed into any kind of hell away from his momms, so i wont go there-----he is best crew i have found short of juan lu....and tom and david, but bubba is bestest,even if he cant steer a course--....i will go back to fla tho--i liked western fla a lot--and tortugas.
Cats are fine in the Bahamas. No quarantine, just have an up-to-date vet's certificate. Come on over!
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Re: Challenge of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas

I thought that as long as the cat stays onboard, you are ok with cats in the Bahamas?

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hannah-...-i dont wanna go there--they hate my kat, and charge too much ...i will abstain. i liked st croix and st thomas and puerto rico's culebra a lot..was gorgeous in culebra...i will return there--nd st john and peter island and norman , and jost van dyke--only for foxy's old year party--just one time..lol...and cane garden bay... for the rum and coconutz..LOL..
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Old 14-06-2011, 21:43   #18
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Re: Challenge of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas

we will see---mebbe peer pressure might help but i am not sure yet......but i am still over here on htis side of earth also ..... so i have plenty of time to figger that out....LOL
and bubba does stay onboard 100 percent of time---
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Old 14-06-2011, 22:30   #19
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Re: Challenge of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas

Cats not a problem, just some paperwork if you want to do it 100% official.

Cost? yes, stiff but still cheaper than the USA...

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:49   #20
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Re: Challenge of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas

I cant understand why they hate your kat . It makes no sense.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:00   #21
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I cant understand why they hate your kat . It makes no sense.
quarantines and fees and such.... he is a boat only kat never leaving boat.
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

There are no quarantines for imported pets in the Bahamas. You get the pet current on vaccinations, have your vet fill out the paperwork given to you by the Bahamas Dept of Agriculture, and submit that paperwork when you clear customs. It's simple to do, and there are no fees involved. I think maybe you have confused the Bahamas with the Turks and Caicos, or any other British territory down there. They do require quarantine for pets that will leave your boat.
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

What in the H@#$ does a cat have to do with the OP question. Just saying!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:40   #24
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my cat has a 6'6 draft...and meouws.
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

A few benefits of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas:

You tend to anchor a little further out, less congestion, less noise, less pests (well flying ones anyway).

Less likely to have unwanted guests showing up uninvited, makes the beer and rum supply last longer.

Less chance of being the target when someone starts dragging anchor.

Generally better spectating spot ( and safer ) when one of the many credit card captains comes in to anchor.

A justifiable reason for a bigger outboard on the dink, and a bigger dink for that matter.
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

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A few benefits of a 6 foot draft in the Keys and Bahamas:

You tend to anchor a little further out, less congestion, less noise, less pests (well flying ones anyway).

Less likely to have unwanted guests showing up uninvited, makes the beer and rum supply last longer.

Less chance of being the target when someone starts dragging anchor.

Generally better spectating spot ( and safer ) when one of the many credit card captains comes in to anchor.

A justifiable reason for a bigger outboard on the dink, and a bigger dink for that matter.



Yup and it keeps you from going to where to many people are I have 6 feet and never kept me from going where I wanted... well most the time
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

I opted out of the keys with 6-6 draft... just looked too dicey to me. The bahamas were not a problem, but yes you will have to watch what you are doing.
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

We have sailed and lived in the Keys with our 6' draft for going on three years now. We've had less of an issue in the Keys than on the Florida west coast. We also sailed our 6' draft through Bimini, the Berry's and the Exumas without issue. We did have to wait on high tide in a few places, but overall, it wasn't an issue.
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we will see---mebbe peer pressure might help but i am not sure yet......but i am still over here on htis side of earth also ..... so i have plenty of time to figger that out....LOL
and bubba does stay onboard 100 percent of time---
hey zee are you in ensanada bc?if so where you going to go(south?),the reason I ask is there is this place south of you called guerro negro and if you turn left(go east) on the highway toward san ignacio(only one hwy) and keep driving until you see a blue sign with prehistoric critters on it ..(maybe about 50 miles or so )when you see the sign look to your left and you will see a mnt.range off in the distance... maybe 30 miles, if you turn left and go until your at the foot of the mnts.there is a UNESCO heritage site up in these mnts.you can go up and visit the small village at the top and you will see some very interesting things such as ..petroglyfes,ancent rock art and if your really into adventures you can give the old man some money and he will put you on a donkey and take you into the canyon for a few days..it will blow your mind..its a really cool adventure and a resonable price...you can rent a car in guerro negro also ..just thought id mention it.the heritage site is called el ratone..
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Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

We are in a 6 ft. draft sailboat and heading for the Florida Keys. We can't decide if we should go down the ICW or take the Hawk Channel. How far
down can we go?
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