Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
Member
 
City: Nokomis FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Yellow Brick Road
Vessel Model: Jefferson 42
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 6
Anyone heading north from Key West

We are heading for the west coast of Florida from Boca Chica. It would be fun to convoy together, if anyone is heading that way. Leaving on the morning of FEB. 27th. 42 foot Jefferson trawler. 8-9 knots. Best, Davis and Carla.
__________________
Advertisement

Yellow Brick Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
Guru
 
djmarchand's Avatar
 
City: Litchfield, Ct/Punta Gorda, Fl
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Atlas Pompano 23
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,554
I have done that leg several times. If you are going outside, out the NW Passage and then straight up to Marco Island, it is about 100 NM. You will have 11-12 hours of daylight at the end of February. If you want to make it before dark, I would push your cruising speed up to 9+ Kts to make it comfortably. I would not want to enter Big Marco Pass after dark.

Or if you want to do say 8.5 Kts, then leave Boca Chica before sunup. I would much rather navigate Boca Chica Channel and the south shore of Key West in the dark than Big Marco.

David
__________________

djmarchand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #3
Member
 
City: Nokomis FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Yellow Brick Road
Vessel Model: Jefferson 42
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 6
Thanks. Good advice. We're planning to leave
around 6 AM. Tired and dark...not a good combination.
Yellow Brick Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 06:50 PM   #4
Guru
 
Steve's Avatar
 
City: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gumbo
Vessel Model: 2003 Monk 36
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,853
Little Shark River is not a bad stop if you want to break up the trip.
__________________
Steve W.
http://mvgumbo.blogspot.com/
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2017, 11:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
City: Florida
Country: United States
Vessel Model: 420AC Sea Ray
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 327
Well said David. KW is a lot easier to navigate in the dark than Marco is.


Is Marco your destination? You could probably push up to Sanibel too.
k9medic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012