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Old 22-04-2021, 18:08   #1
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Cruising Puerto Rico to Miami

I'm thinking about doing this trip later this year. Maybe in October after the worst possible storm activity but hopefully taking advantage of some good weather between remaining October systems.

The boat is a Grady White Canyon 376(37 ft) center console with 3x350 HP Yamahas. Cruising range is 320 nm.

What stops would be recommendable? I would like to do it travelling days and staying in hotels since sleeping in the boat would not be our first choice. Thinking about a crew of four for the trip. Would hate to carry a gun, should I?

I'm thinking it'll be a good trip because it'll mostly be down wind and current. What do you guys think?
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Old 22-04-2021, 18:45   #2
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Re: Cruising Puerto Rico to Miami

What speed will you be doing? Not that many hotels along the way!
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Old 22-04-2021, 19:02   #3
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Re: Cruising Puerto Rico to Miami

Interesting question with a few considerations. I’ll start with the weather. Early season storms come from the Atlantic/Africa, but late season storms (your proposed window) are typically borne in the Gulf. If one sprouts up, you’ll have a lot less warning, so just be aware of that. It’s not a deal killer- it’s just a thing.

This coming from a gun owner- you can safely wash that concern out of your thinking. This is essentially a delivery. Many happen... often, and guns don’t really play a role in them. Puerto Rico to Miami is not the same as coastal cruising in Honduras and Venezuela. You’re better off putting your attention in more realistic aspects of this-pretty simple- trip.

Hotels will introduce a limiting factor. It can be done, but will be (I think) needlessly challenging. Motor until dark and anchor, or press on through the night until a convenient stopping point comes up, then stop. It’s not realistic to expect hotel accommodations on that particular trip....

Run from Miami to Boston, and that’s a different story- you’ll be in the ICW and I could guarantee you sun downers from a waterfront resort every single night.

This particular trip will require motoring more than the sunny 12 hours and would require some nights not spent in a hotel...

Still worth doing in my book.
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Old 25-04-2021, 07:15   #4
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Re: Cruising Puerto Rico to Miami

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What speed will you be doing? Not that many hotels along the way!
I'm thinking 20-25 knots on average.
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