Originally Posted by hogfighter
May I ask why you feel the need to stay in deep water
is not going to be blowing for long in the GS, hence the reason the NWS is only showing seas of 3-5 feet. IMHO, the crossing won't be too bad (not pleasant, but not scary) if you leave early enough, but maybe think about heading to Great Harbor Cay just north of Bimini
in shallow water
. Are you comfortable with night passages?
for the NWPC is for waves to stay below 1 meter until late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. My suggestion for deep water was based mostly on comfort. Waves tend to build faster in shallow water and are much steeper which I equate with discomfort. In addition with tidal currents coming off the banks one can get into a wind
situation which makes the waves steeper and choppier. 1 meter in deep water is not much, but 1 meter of chop in 10 feet of water can be nasty.
The NWPC gives one a better angle with no southing in the gulf stream
. NWPC has a slight current
from the east, which will be a wind with current situation making for less steep waves and a more comfortable ride. You don't get much tidal effect in deep water in NWPC.
The OP was concerned about getting stuck out in the east winds. Since most people don't actually dislike wind, but the waves associated with that wind I was trying to minimize the effects.
I would probably go, but then again I have a 44 footer, not a 30 footer.