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Old 06-17-2015, 09:48 AM   #21
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Key West to Shark River

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In the Hawk Channel from Marathon to Key West we measured 10-12 degree rolls every once and awhile using the iPhone app. I have no idea if that's a bad roll or not. Didn't seem violent as long as all the "stuff" was secured. Kind of smooth actually.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:15 AM   #22
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:18 AM   #23
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In the Hawk Channel from Marathon to Key West we measured 10-12 degree rolls every once and awhile using the iPhone app. I have no idea if that's a bad roll or not. Didn't seem violent as long as all the "stuff" was secured. Kind of smooth actually.
10 is where I like to avoid more and if they are regular...every once and awhile you are gonna get bigger, table and counter clearers....30 is where even tied down stuff starts to shift and can become an issue if protracted.

10 isn't comfy...but for a day or 2 of 6-10 hrs...sometimes is a must to get places if you are on a schedule.

Never let that schedule keep you going if the chances the weather is worsening past what is already making you uncomfy.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:29 AM   #24
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As above take the inside route to Stewart then across the state. A lot more sheltered and lots to see for the passengers.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:48 AM   #25
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Seriously, it could be a matter of your wife turning off on boating altogether maybe let her take the ferry or fly to Ft Myers. You bring the boat back solo or organize a crew member son or other. You get to Ft Myers and she joins you for the rest of the cruise on the ICW.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:56 AM   #26
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Seriously, it could be a matter of your wife turning off on boating altogether maybe let her take the ferry or fly to Ft Myers. You bring the boat back solo or organize a crew member son or other. You get to Ft Myers and she joins you for the rest of the cruise on the ICW.

That's what I'm considering. I don't want my inexperience to ruin it for her.

I was thinking about renting a car to get them back to Longboat Key. Didn't think about that ferry. Does it land at Marco?
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:04 AM   #27
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Never let that schedule keep you going if the chances the weather is worsening past what is already making you uncomfy.
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Seriously, it could be a matter of your wife turning off on boating altogether maybe let her take the ferry or fly to Ft Myers. You bring the boat back solo or organize a crew member son or other. You get to Ft Myers and she joins you for the rest of the cruise on the ICW.

Agree. Fly, drive (rental car), or ferry the crew to Ft. Myers, and wait for your own preferred weather window at your leisure.

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Seriously, it could be a matter of your wife turning off on boating altogether maybe let her take the ferry or fly to Ft Myers. You bring the boat back solo or organize a crew member son or other. You get to Ft Myers and she joins you for the rest of the cruise on the ICW.
This is really a pretty good idea. If you want to continue boating with your wife you do not want to turn her off. The ferry is a 3 hour trip.

If she really likes the calm water then she' s going to love the Caloosahatchee River part of the Okeechobee Waterway when you get around to it.


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Old 06-17-2015, 11:16 AM   #29
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Key West to Shark River

All four of us have been on the boat for 10 days and it's getting a little chippy. I'm realizing my schedule was a little too aggressive for the maiden voyage with the entire family.

I have my Suburban sitting in LB Key, so I think I will rent them a car here in the Keys and they can turn it in there, pick up the Suburban, and head back to Texas.

I will continue back solo.
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Probably should just leave the boat in the Keys all year...ya know...so the rest of us can use it too...


Seriously...looks uncomfy with 2-4 on the beam...certainly not dangerous but I would hate the first day till I go close to hugging the coast.


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Old 06-17-2015, 01:28 PM   #31
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Key West to Shark River

I've noticed the slips are a little more expensive here than in Rockport TX.

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I agree with those who have suggested either heading home via the ditch or packing her up and sending her home by car or plane.

There is a third option of course.

But seriously, if you want to continue to do offshore cruises or head to the Bahamas you need to get stabilizers ASAP.

Otherwise if she is unhappy in those light conditions, you might be looking at trading in the boat for an RV.
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Come to marathon then over to shark river,then north. I'm at Harbor Cay club and we have been visited by many island packet sail boater in the pass. We have been talked about on their web site. Winds are to be ne/e for the next week or so. Pm me if you are headed this way. Also wind finder.com is a good wind site.
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I agree with those who have suggested either heading home via the ditch or packing her up and sending her home by car or plane.



There is a third option of course.



But seriously, if you want to continue to do offshore cruises or head to the Bahamas you need to get stabilizers ASAP.



Otherwise if she is unhappy in those light conditions, you might be looking at trading in the boat for an RV.

I agree.

Third option too expensive however.
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Well, if you have the time going up to Miami / Stuart is a good option too. Lots of good marinas to stop in, good Cuban food in MIA very interesting scenery all the way and the trip across Okeechobee on to Ft Myers is nice too. Then no problems up to Tarpon Springs.
By then maybe "sea legs" are had if not do the jump to Apalachicola in steps along the coast.
Good luck either way, let me know when you get close to Houma La.
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In April I ran from Cudjoe to Marathon then due north to Marco Island. Had an easterly 10-15. It was very easy running. A little wind chop but barely moved my light built 38.
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If you decide to come up the east coast be sure to give me a shout when you get to Miami. My guys make great Cuban coffee and I know where to get the best Cuban food.
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I am curious how this story ends.... Is it continued in another thread?
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