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Old 18-09-2014, 07:31   #16
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Re: Live aboard a M\Y in the Caribbean?

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I know this is an older thread, but I just located it. I was planning on taking my Meridian 47' down to the Caribbean as far down as Grenada and stay a while, possibly hit Trinidad and then back up. I like the comfort of the M/Y. I have not taken it on an extended trip or in very bad weather. I myself have no issues with rough weather, I was in the Navy and remember days walking on bulkheads or tied to my bunk to not fall out (mostly in the North Atlantic). Most islands in the Caribbean are not far apart so from one island to the next is mostly a day trip. Since this thread was started in January, does anyone have any new views on this? Or, has anyone reading taken their M/Y from the states down to the Caribbean Islands?
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Looks like to me it could handle the inter-island passages. Yes, it can get rough between the islands, some spots worse than others, but in our two years of cruising from the Virgin Islands to Grenada, we only experienced a few times where it got very uncomfortable. Our 38' sailboat handled it all without any issues.
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Old 18-09-2014, 07:35   #17
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Re: Live aboard a M\Y in the Caribbean?

There are more than a few boats like yours down island, you should have no more problem than they do.
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