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Old 04-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #21
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7' seas forecast today in the GS. Occasional 9'. SE winds building to 16. Probably not an issue in that boat...

Take some video!
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:56 AM   #22
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Greetings,
Mr. c. SE winds in the GS-not bad. 7' to 9' seas-?????
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM   #23
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Greetings, Mr. c. SE winds in the GS-not bad. 7' to 9' seas-?????


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I just saw this and that's where I got my information from. And I have never crossed the Gulfstream so I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about!
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Mr. c. No, no. I wasn't questioning the source, just thinking in my own mind how WE (myself, Mrs. RT and Cruiser (Redbone Coonhound)) would handle 7' to 9' seas. Certainly cause for concern in OUR vessel. As far as "... no idea what I'm talking about!", you have sufficient "smarts" to at least look up the data.
We do have minimal GS experience but ANY wind what-so-ever with ANY north direction included is a "note to self"-Stay out of the GS. Overly cautious? Probably but gonna stay that way. I've observed LARGE waves from the edge of the GS at a distance (3-5 miles perhaps) and being able to simply see them at that distance...well, they were honkin' BIG!
Afternoon thunderstorms are a standard in south Florida but I understand they can be seen on radar and skirted if given sufficient advance warning. Safe travels Oliver.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #25
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Oh no worries Mr RT. I'm just trying to learn. I was surprised to see that 9' wave height, but if it's just "occasional" maybe not that big of a deal?

I have read that north wind and the GS are a bad combo. I surf and understand waves standing up, but I don't want to surf on a big boat.

All I know is if I ever take my DW across the stream and get it wrong, I might not get another chance.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:13 AM   #26
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Up here in NC, it is blowing about 20kts out of the NE. That stream off here has got to be stood up pretty well. I think the front made it through to Fla too.
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I do see a biggish rain blob north of the West Bank. Wonder if that could make the crossing interesting if it moves into the GS?

Question: when crossing the GS and a thunderstorm develops and switches the wind to the north for say an hour or so, is that enough to generate the big GS waves?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:26 AM   #28
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Having done many trips back and forth from Florida to the Bahamas I would not leave Florida with a forecast like that. I went to Freeport, Grand Bahama 3 weeks ago to pick up an 84' Horizon motor yacht. I had brought that boat over to the Bahamas a few weeks earlier to renew a cruising permit on a foreign owned and flagged boat. I had a target date to bring the boat back based on the weather.
On March 27 the forecast for Saturday March 29 was south winds 5 to 10 knots so I bought airplane tickets. The actual weather was south winds at 16 to 20 knots, sure glad it was a big hard chine yacht with stabilizers.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #30
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Bob rain blob is moving down and across GS. Little bit of north in the winds now?

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buoy 41009 8.5' 20nm off Cape Canaveral Buoy 41010 8.9' 120nm E CC

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:53 PM   #31
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It was rough, nothing we or the boat couldn't handle. I'll upload pics.

It also appears to be a coincidence since there are 3 other nordy's in Old Bahama Bay. 62,57, & 56MS.
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Hey glad everything was OK!

Did you see any 9' waves?

Were you glad you weren't on the Camano? :-)
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:09 PM   #33
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Hey glad everything was OK!

Did you see any 9' waves?

Were you glad you weren't on the Camano? :-)

Yeah their were some.

In the camano it would of been living hell.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #34
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I'm guessing that the entrance to the obb basin was pretty nasty in that. Glad you are safe.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #35
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I'm guessing that the entrance to the obb basin was pretty nasty in that. Glad you are safe.

Actually we were thinking the same but it was just fine.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:48 PM   #36
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9 feet and 8 seconds is almost a swell versus a wave...depending on the aspect and the boat...no big deal to uncomfortable....not what I would consider dangerous for most of the boats talked about on this forum.
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Well I figured I'd give an update before we loose wifi.

We've been the past 4 days at Abaco Beach Resort, it's quite nice here. The big grocery store and many restaurants just a 10 minute walk away. The dinghy is performing as expected (Love that Etec). Were gonna be heading out about noon today off to Spanish for the night then to GSC to anchor out for the night then to west end, then home.

Yesterday we took the Nordy over to man o war to anchor off a little place we could land the dink and enjoy the plentiful beaches.

I'm going wait till we get to the states to upload some pictures because the bandwidth sucks.
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Did you get some canvas goodies while in Man O War ?
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Yep got a couple things.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #40
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