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Old 11-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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Yeah, in fact Lou has a friend who married one of the Aburys and moved to Man-O-War. Her husband is retired now, and they live in a lovely home on the north end of the harbor. There is a railway there, and two of the older brothers repair boats that they have built. Beautiful woodwork. They picked us up at the marina for a nice visit and tour of the island. You can see it on the "Bahamas 2012" page of our blog.
Awesome! They have a nice grocery store on the island. Not to mention the beaches!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #22
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Man-O-War turned out to be our most favorite island in the Abacos chain last summer. When we arrived at the marina, we were told that most of the businesses were shut down due to a kindergarten graduation! You have to love that..LOL
And I love this little Albury sloop that is built on the island by one of the Alburys.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #23
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Man-O-War turned out to be our most favorite island in the Abacos chain last summer. When we arrived at the marina, we were told that most of the businesses were shut down due to a kindergarten graduation! You have to love that..LOL
And I love this little Albury sloop that is built on the island by one of the Alburys.
Very nice photo's!!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #24
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Man-O-War turned out to be our most favorite island in the Abacos chain last summer. When we arrived at the marina, we were told that most of the businesses were shut down due to a kindergarten graduation! You have to love that..LOL
And I love this little Albury sloop that is built on the island by one of the Alburys.
Man-O-War has been one of our favorites. No alcohol sold on the island, but you can bring yours. It's a real working island with a glimpse of community life in a Loyalist settlement. The beaches are not to be believed with great snorkeling just offshore. A great protected harbor. Anchor, mooring ball, or marina----take your choice.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #25
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Any of the harbors in the Abacos protected enough to be considered a hurricane hole?
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Any of the harbors in the Abacos protected enough to be considered a hurricane hole?
Hope Town, Man-O-War, and White Sound on Green Turtle. Possibly Treasure Cay harbor, but I would prefer the others.
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More Man-O-War..easy to see why so many folks love it.
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This is the north harbor and entrance at Man-O-War

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #29
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We will likely be in the Abacos at some point this summer guys. Our plan is to go over for a few weeks, likely in late may/early June, leave the boat for a month (either at Hope Town Marina or Black Sound Marina GTC and bring it back in early July. I'll watch the forum to look out for you.

Our usual trip is Grand Cay/Carters/A.P./Mun Jack/GTC/Man O war/Hope Town/Lynyard. Rinse and repeat.
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We will likely be in the Abacos at some point this summer guys. Our plan is to go over for a few weeks, likely in late may/early June, leave the boat for a month (either at Hope Town Marina or Black Sound Marina GTC and bring it back in early July. I'll watch the forum to look out for you. Our usual trip is Grand Cay/Carters/A.P./Mun Jack/GTC/Man O war/Hope Town/Lynyard. Rinse and repeat.
Alright, I'll give you guys a shout when were their!
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There are several marinas on GTC that can accommodate both the Nordhavens draft and the cats beam. Come on over!
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There are several marinas on GTC that can accommodate both the Nordhavens draft and the cats beam. Come on over!
Im pretty sure the inlet at White sound is 5ft and the one at Black sound is shallower. But maybe I'm wrong, the little bay once your inside white sound is plenty deep enough I know that.
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White sound has just been dredged. The fuel tanker draws 8'+ and regularly goes into both.
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White sound has just been dredged. The fuel tanker draws 8'+ and regularly goes into both.
Oh that's great to hear!
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You could also ease into Coco Bay, just don't go in too far and stay in the middle. The shallows there are really obvious. In prevailing winds it is very nice. You can run your dinghy in to the beach and walk to either Bluff House or GTC pretty easily. It is one of our favorite anchorages when we want swim off the boat and hang out.

A lot of deeper draft boats anchor off of New Plymouth as well, usually some chop out there, but won't be noticeable in your boat I would think. Ferry wakes can be bad there too. But it is a short run into Pineapples and New Plymouth.
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I'm going to look at this crazy thing next week. 45' cat with a 21' beam. Draws 2'. Outboards for simplicity sounds interesting if I can afford the gas. Should be a good Bahamas cruiser. https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...=folder%2c.JPG
I checked out the photos of that cat and she looks pretty slick. Do you know what she cruises at and her fuel burn? You may have found a nice vessel. Good luck & keep us posted.
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Well plans have possibly changed, we might go to the abaco's for a month and stay in Spanish and do small trips from their. also might have a buddy boat ( Hatteras 60).Last years trip (the pic) is when we fell in love with the N47.
We'll probably see you in the Abaco's at the beginning of June. Our current plans are to be there for around 5-7 days and then head over to Eleuthera. Most of our nights are spent on the hook. Our vessel is a 45' NW Trawler named The Path, which everyone mistakes for a Nordhaven. Keep us posted and let us know when your in the islands.
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We'll probably see you in the Abaco's at the beginning of June. Our current plans are to be there for around 5-7 days and then head over to Eleuthera. Most of our nights are spent on the hook. Our vessel is a 45' NW Trawler named The Path, which everyone mistakes for a Nordhaven. Keep us posted and let us know when your in the islands. Tailwinds, Capt Mine
Well stay in touch. We were also thinking of hopping to Eleuthera then Exumas, not sure yet though. Do you have a pic of your boat? We'll be on the hook a couple days here and their well were there.
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Well stay in touch. We were also thinking of hopping to Eleuthera then Exumas, not sure yet though. Do you have a pic of your boat? We'll be on the hook a couple days here and their well were there.
Sounds like a good plan. Here are some pics.
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Sounds like a good plan. Here are some pics. Tailwinds, Capt Mike(not Mine) lol
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