Originally Posted by BGJ
Thanks Brother, lots of great tips we never considered! We have 2 new anchors but only about 200' of rode
on each, too short? Better to leave Fl in the morning, yes? BGJ
That's plenty for the Bahamas. You will commonly anchor
in 12-15 feet of water
... or less!
Many follow weather
windows in the winter. Every week or two the wind
clocks South, then West before returning to the usual NE wind
. When it starts South or West GO! (Otherwise The NE wind blows against the Gulf Stream
and it can get very rough.)
However, you have the luxury of crossing quickly. So... 50 miles is what.... 2 hours for you? If it looks good I'd say GO!
Have a kicker motor
as you only have one engine.
You are an open bow so take care avoiding a rough Gulf Stream