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Old 01-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #61
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You can stop at chubb , seems halfway to Nassau
Better off anchoring just out of the channel to Chubb Cay marina.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:47 AM   #62
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Ditto "motion30." You might consider relocating from Bimini to around Gun Cay, staying in that area on the hook while waiting for your weather window. When it opens you can easily make the 76 NM to an anchorage near Chubb Cay in daylight if you depart at first light. Then it's an easy hop to New Providence (Nassau) of under 40 NM. We've done that without problems more than I care to admit (old fart). BTW, it's a magical experience crossing the Bank. Like sailing in a fish bowl...see your shadow on the bottom the entire crossing to Chubb. Bon Voyage!
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #63
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Still "stuck" in Bimini. Blowing 20-25 outside. They had to dredge the main channel today so the mail boat could get in.

Looks like there might be a window Thursday afternoon.

Yeah, Cat Cay to Chub to Nassau.

Still, it could be worse. I could be stuck at my sister's house in NJ. KJ
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:58 AM   #64
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Thanks for letting us cruise vicariously through your updates KJ. I feel horrible for these dreadful locations you keep getting stuck at. Let us know if you get tired of fresh lobster.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:08 PM   #65
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Itís been a fun ride so far, lots of interesting places and people.

It was a little eerie anchoring out overnight on the Banks. Dropped the hook in 15ft. of water with no land in sight in any direction.

Very lumpy run to funky Nassau.

Easy passage over Yellow Bank.

Got hit with a black squall 20 minutes after anchoring at Normanís Cay. Very intense.

Warderick Wells was a very cool place as was Cambridge Cay. Spent 12 days at Cambridge.

50+ boats at Big Majors during a blow.

Black Point Settlement was fun too. Loraineís mom makes the best
cinnamon/raisin bread in the world.

Caught some nice Mahi (yum-yum) on the run down to George Town (Exuma Sound).

George Town is a pretty good place to provision and get off the boat for a while. Lots of stuff to do.
320+ boats in Elizabeth Harbor.
Iíve been staying at the ExumaYC Marina. Will probably anchor out next week.

This is as far south as Iím going.
Iíll be heading back north to Eleuthera and then to the Abacos after a while.

Itís been very windy. But at least itís sunny and warm. KJ













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Old 03-04-2015, 07:14 PM   #66
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When are you going to be in the Abacos? We're going to be there April 2nd, till the 10th or 11th.
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I'm loosely planning on being in the Abacos by April. I'll give you a shout when I get there. KJ
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:24 PM   #68
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I'm loosely planning on being in the Abacos by April. I'll give you a shout when I get there. KJ

Oh ok. We'll be at Boat Harbour.
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Oh ok. We'll be at Boat Harbour.
It's a date. I'll bring the Mahi. KJ
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:48 PM   #70
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It's a date. I'll bring the Mahi. KJ

Hoping to also get some of our own, trolling on the ledge should be the ticket.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #71
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Well, today, March 15, marks four months since I left my home port.

Hanging out at Big Majors Spot.

Pretty mellow sunset to celebrate the day (and a big fat Cohiba). KJ

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Happy "four months afloat" !

Nice sunset...

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Very nice, thanks for the thread and posts.

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Say hi to the pigs for me.
Ah yes, the pigs.
All I could think of was a big BLT.

Quite a site to see.
I thought this big guy was going to jump into my dink! KJ





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That'd be some lean bacon

Enjoy the good life KJ, bet the diving is great.
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Just make sure that they don't have their feet on the bottom. Stay in deep enough water. They will tear the hell out of your dink if they have any traction.
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Just make sure that they don't have their feet on the bottom. Stay in deep enough water. They will tear the hell out of your dink if they have any traction.
The larger of the spotted ones got served up last fall he bit a guys foot they said it was the first time it happened
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That'd be some lean bacon

Enjoy the good life KJ, bet the diving is great.
Been mostly free-diving for bugs. Good stuff.

Hasn't been all peaches and cream though. Had a couple of "bumpy" passages like the one over to Nassau on the Northwest Channel. Or, like sitting out an intense black squall on the hook at Norman's Cay just ahead of a major cold front. Gale force winds for two days. Yeah.

Overall though, pretty damn good place. KJ



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Hmmm. Occasional black squalls and a bumpy passage to Nassau...

Hmmm???


Nope. Don't feel too sorry for ya at all. If the ex boss calls again tell him you're actively pursuing a more lucrative offer.

Enjoy the bug dives and beer my friend
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