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Sailmonkey 31-05-2021 12:42

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
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Originally Posted by sailjumanji (Post 3417618)
People keep saying rigs. You will not find any unlit drilling rigs. They have people on them, and at least lit up for their safety. What we have found unlit is wellhead platforms no longer in use, typically only one wellhead. Awaiting removal but not functionung.
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Ive given up correcting anyone worried about unlit “rigs”. Production platforms at end of life is most correct for these structures.

clongcor59 29-08-2022 08:05

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey a (Post 3416409)
I am looking to findout if anyone is headed to key west from Galviston on or around 6/3/2021. Me and my wife are sailing down on our new boat with the kids. Being as we just purchased the boat we would feel more comfortable going with a buddy boat on the first crossing.



We are planning to leave Galveston this December for Florida. I was wondering how your trip over went? Any advice?

slowNlow 07-09-2022 20:48

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
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Originally Posted by clongcor59 (Post 3673329)
We are planning to leave Galveston this December for Florida. I was wondering how your trip over went? Any advice?

So are we. Maybe as early as nov. weve done it multiple times. Easy peasy if your in the right weather window. Radar will help you relax, def some obstructions of you don’t go south before east.

clongcor59 08-09-2022 09:03

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
Thanks for the info. We have several locals here at Pelican Rest who also advised heading South before East to avoid the heartburn of many platforms. I hope we can stay in touch to confer on the weather windows.

Rockinar 11-09-2022 22:06

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
Im about to go the reverse from Mobile to Galveston the the next 3 weeks or so. Ill report on my experience with the rigs and wellheads.

It seems the farther out you go, the bigger they get. If you're unsure, just stick to the edge of the safety fairway is my plan.

Ive been in the Gulf a few times on fishing excursions. Never seen one of these "unlit welll heads"

My bigger worry would be oil tankers and cold fronts that time of year.

clongcor59 12-09-2022 08:33

Re: Buddy boating from Galviston to key west
 
Thanks! I would love to hear your report.

Near the Safety Fairway is pretty far south and, from what I am told, avoids most all of the platforms and wellheads. I know from experience what the Texas coast is like and I hear the Louisiana coast has significantly more of them.

The ships are easier to see than the mess that exists as you travel closer to shore.

Our plan will be to follow a cold front East, after it passes through Galveston.


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