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Old 02-07-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
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Stuart to Bahamas crossing 3/4/19

I'll be headed across the gulfstream on 3/4 from Stuart if anybody is looking for a buddy boat.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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I will be crossing on the 11th from Lake Worth inlet to Lucaya on my way to the Exumas and, weather dependent, destinations south.

I think you are heading to Abaco though, right?
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Correct. Weather depending!
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:09 PM   #4
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early March in the GS. Thank God for rain-x and stabilizers.

looking forward to some more great drone shots, btw.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:52 PM   #5
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Early March is tough weather wise, we spent the last three weeks of March in the Abacos about 8 years ago. It was pretty much blowing dogs off their chains the whole time we were there.


I'm still jelly of you though, LOL. Have a great trip!
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Yeah, I wish I wasn't trying to cross the first week of March but onceI do get over there, it will be so much better (even if the weather is crap.)

I'm still debating a looong day from Stuart and arriving in GTC after 2200 or stopping at Great Sale or maybe Pensacola. The crossing will be the biggest hurdle.

I talked to my buddy who will be driving the little boat behind me as we cross. We figure if we can get moving by 0600 and run fast we can be on the banks by 0930. Otherwise 150nm at 8kts. will definately be a 2 day trip.
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We like to go from Stuart to Grand and clear in there. Spend the night at Rosie's. It's basically a straight shot from St. Lucie Inlet, so you don't get any push from the stream but at least you aren't fighting it. GS is a little bit south of the inlet, and really doesn't have anything more to offer, anchorage wise, than the islands between Grand and GTC.



Just a thought.
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Problem with Grand is that I wouldn't go in there at dusk or after. We went in near low tide during daylight last year and it was hairy enough.
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