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Old 06-11-2010, 18:10   #1
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Hi: What a great site of information. We're planning on taking our 54' Sedan Bridge Sea Ray from South Carolina to Puerta Vallarta. We're leaving South Carolina next week, south along Florida, across to the Caribbean Islands & continue south to Grenada during December. Does anyone have any advice the best route from Grenada to Aruba? Heard about the dangers of cruising the waters around Venezuela. Is it possible to get diesel on the small islands north of Venezuela? Are these safe islands to anchor...I assume no marinas except for Margarita Island? Would be great to cruise with a number of boats for safety! We'd appreciate any suggestions!
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Just some fiddlin' on my part, but when I mapped out the Great Loop from New Orleans, it was 90-100 days of constant sailing traveling 60 miles a day.

As to Venezuela, there are a number of folks on this site who have been there and back.
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We and several friends have done Grenada or one of the more northerly islands to Los Roches and the Aves...Venezuelan islands but much safer. Check in/check out is hard so everyone just says they are a yacht-in-transit and the Venezuelan CG in Los Roches leave you alone as long as you only stay a couple of days, buy lots of cheap beer and then move on to the Aves. Bring your own diesel.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I hope you get lots of good information.
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