Originally Posted by Snboard976
We will be in Beaufort
in the next couple days and were contemplating making a passage
directly to the Bahamas
instead of continuing to motor
through the ditch.
Has anyone made this trip? How long did it take? Where did you cross the gulf stream
and where did you make landfall?
I've made long jumps down the coast by never directly. Understand that many of the inlets require daylight and can be rough if there is any kind of sea running. I would aim for Eleuthera and button hook around Egg Is. Its well protected and easy landfall under N-SE conditions even at night. You can drop the hook by Meeks patch. Nice marina (Yacht Haven), customs
, and great island. From there you are centrally located and can go anywhere.
One more thing, the providence channel is very busy!!! Maintain a constant watch.