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Parkermarine 10-10-2015 08:20

Delivery: FL to BVI
 
Hey guys, Looking to deliver a boat from FL To BVI in the upcoming week. Any ideas on a route to take in the middle of hurricane season ? Also are there any islands left in the Bahamas to refuel etc ?

boatman61 10-10-2015 09:29

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
What are you delivering.. obviously not long range if you need refuelling in the Bahamas

Parkermarine 10-10-2015 09:57

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
55 foot sail cat.Long range. Holds maybe 200 gal + 2 55gal drums

Sailor954 13-10-2015 07:32

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
If you have the range, I'd blow through the Bahamas and fuel up in either the DR or PR. Cats don't sail to windward as a rule but if conditions permit that's a good " Plan A".
Plan B would be to top off in Nassau (cheaper and easier there) and then try for DR/PR.
With 300 gallons aboard you should be fine at that point.


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Parkermarine 13-10-2015 08:17

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
That's the plan is to try to hit Nassau. Hopefully they have fuel.

unbusted67 13-10-2015 08:57

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
There is a million places to fuel up in the Bahamas including Nassau. You make it sound like the Bahamas have vanished. Joaquin only hit small section.

Parkermarine 13-10-2015 09:07

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
Yea, so I guess Long Island was the only one devastated.

bvimatelot 16-10-2015 17:48

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
Forget the Bahamas. Just Head out East for about 3 days then ease off....actually, winds slightly South of East at the moment so you might need another day's worth of Easting.
Plan on 8 to 10 days, no sweat.

Parkermarine 17-10-2015 12:54

Re: Delivery: FL to BVI
 
That's the plan.... Heading south to give the boat a bit of a sea trial. Going to refuel in cape canaveral or down by Jupiter then head east after the big blow coming our way tomorrow. Going to wait for the seas to come down from 15+ feet Sunday into Monday.

unbusted67 17-10-2015 15:12

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Parkermarine (Post 1939659)
That's the plan.... Heading south to give the boat a bit of a sea trial. Going to refuel in cape canaveral or down by Jupiter then head east after the big blow coming our way tomorrow. Going to wait for the seas to come down from 15+ feet Sunday into Monday.

Good luck, safe travels! I'm envious.


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