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Old 05-26-2018, 10:20 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JohnEasley View Post
Our first crossing stands out in my mind as one of my top memories.
Same here. I left Fort Meyers in the afternoon. Temp was in the upper 70's all night long. The wind was about 8-10 just aft of the beam. Waves were about 1 foot the whole time. I was on a sailboat and flew full sail and made near hull speed the entire trip. The only boat I saw once I left the Fort Meyers area was the ferry. The only hazard was crab pots, which were mainly a problem for the last 15 miles or so. Arrived in Key West about noon after one of the best sails of my life.

Leaving Fort Meyers I headed SW until I was about 20 miles offshore, then headed straight for KW. This was in April IIRC.
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