A special thanks to my friend Erik for helping me get the Bad Monkey there safe and sound.
Weather was not what we wanted as we had anywhere from 10 to 20knots. (Mostly on the high side for the 1st 2 days!)
Just off our bow then on the beam for the 1st day from Exumas to Chub Cay. Once we cleared the West end of Nassau we had 6' to 8' seas. It was hard going, lots of green water, and we ran at approx. 2,300rpm the entire way.
Anchored the night and fueled in the morning. 105nm used 75 gallons. More than I had expected.
We left in the morning tried for some fish but only managed barracuda's. Once again Northerly to NNE 10 - 20 all day. We made for Great Isaacs Light and had a rolly night tucked in as close as possible to the rocks. Not a great anchorage but it set us up for a better angle across the Gulfstream to Lauderdale.
Next morning still blowing from NE which concerned us for the crossing but we ventured out and found the wind direction was OK and as long as the wind didn't get too strong, or veer back to a more Northerly direction we would be OK. Good crossing but 8' to 12' with, thankfully, a large period between swells.
Boarded by CBP on entrance to Lauderdale and driver managed to take paint off our hull! Very nice about it and they supposedly they will pay.
The engines ran perfect for the trip. I am sure that this 3 days of running, approx. 26 hours, is as much as they would have been run in the entire last 10 years.
Also with the conditions we were able to find a few small leaks that we wouldn't have known about if it was an easy crossing.
Approx 250nm. Have not refueled yet but suspect about 170 gallons for the trip.
Anyone else have the Perkins 6-354s and find this high/low compared to there consumption? Would appreciate some feedback on this.