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Old 06-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #21
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We spent Saturday night at Harbour Town Marina on Hilton Head in our little C-Dory and had a ball. We were surrounded by mega yachts but everyone was friendly. You have lots of restaurants to choose from, and bathroom facilities first class.
Gotta say the highlight Saturday evening was listening to a free concert by 3 high school kids, a group called the "Stepping Stones" (check them out on YouTube) They played a 2 hour set of classic rock and roll and they were damn good. Little kids were on the stage dancing with them. The best part of cruising to me is having these experiences.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #22
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Don,
I noticed a fishing rod rigged (blog) while you were under way.
Was that during the crossing or in Bahamian waters?
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I noticed a fishing rod rigged (blog) while you were under way.
Was that during the crossing or in Bahamian waters?
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22 1/2 knots is a pretty fast trolling speed. The rods are on board for Bahamas fishing. We did a little trolling, no luck yet. I will use the lighter rods for fishing out of the dinghy. By the way, you can ask for a Bahamas fishing permit for up to 4 anglers when you get your cruising permit.
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22 1/2 knots is a pretty fast trolling speed. The rods are on board for Bahamas fishing. We did a little trolling, no luck yet. I will use the lighter rods for fishing out of the dinghy. By the way, you can ask for a Bahamas fishing permit for up to 4 anglers when you get your cruising permit.
Does the fishing permit allow you to take lobster?
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We spent Saturday night at Harbour Town Marina on Hilton Head in our little C-Dory and had a ball. We were surrounded by mega yachts but everyone was friendly. You have lots of restaurants to choose from, and bathroom facilities first class.
Gotta say the highlight Saturday evening was listening to a free concert by 3 high school kids, a group called the "Stepping Stones" (check them out on YouTube) They played a 2 hour set of classic rock and roll and they were damn good. Little kids were on the stage dancing with them. The best part of cruising to me is having these experiences.
Harbor Town is good, but a little expensive for a long term stay. Shelter Cove also has a lot of entertainment around the harbor. HH is a good place to tie up for awhile.
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Does the fishing permit allow you to take lobster?
Here is a link that may be useful

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Thanks -- good info. Interesting, crawfish = lobster.
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They call them crawfish down here. Some people call them spiny lobsters. Whatever they are called, they are good eating if quite a bit different from Maine lobsters.

The preferred method of cooking is broiled in the oven on on the grill. I like the grill. Oops, we have one now on the gunnel of Moonstruck. Frozen only now that the season is closed. They are still very good after being frozen.

Now we could start a whole nother thread on stone crab claws. The main eating fish down here are grouper, snapper, and mahi mahi (dolphin fish). Plenty of it, and delicious.
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I wish. Maybe when my husband and I retire.
Push for early retirement and we can trade coasts.
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Come visit anytime! We're in our early 40s so we have awhile.
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Jennifer, you have a lot of life ahead of you. In the meantime why don't you think about chartering over here. You could even do it with another couple.

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I sure HOPE I have a lot of life left! We were talking about chartering in the caribbean next year but we are leaning towards spending the money on the boat instead (there is always something). So much to do, so many ways to spend money.
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Sounds fun.I'm not far behind ya.Mid 30's for me and early 40's for my girlfriend.
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