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Old 01-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #81
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Six seater you say...
Technically a 7 seater but we fly with 6.

Headed to GTC on the 18th for the weekend...
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:52 PM   #82
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:15 PM   #83
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Bahamas - What am i missing?

Itís pretty bad in the Bahamas these days.
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First of all, the weather ainít that great

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Then you find a nice beach and thereís no one there

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I mean no one. Címon now!

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By you time you get settled, the sun disappears. What? Iím just ready to get going.

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You want to go swimming. Thereís them big 7í sharks. Scary for the women folk.

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So we just stay on board and do nothing. How boring!

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Occasionally you find an outpost of civilization with a few other folks around.

All in all itís not worth your trouble. Stay home and save the fuel money for something more worthwhile.
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Nice; I've been to CrackerP's; but awhile back. lubbers??

My day, not quite as good. Icing all over my car an hour ago in the work lot. Saw cars wrecked on the way home. crazy.
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:54 PM   #85
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Nice! Yes Cracker Pís is on Lubbers. Cool place. Jealous!

Is that your boat in the sunset pic?
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:51 PM   #86
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I use to patronize the Bahamas a lot, but only by private plane (yes, 6 seater, but a Beechcraft, not a Piper that flies like the box it came in.....). Went thru a time when the hospitality just sucks so we went elsewhere, but things have improved and going back, this time by boat.

I could see leaving the boat there for an extended time and just flying over. Only takes an hour and a half in the plane... take the better part of a week or two in the boat. I have a few friends that do this, so I have an invite or two.

Our best trips were to place other than Nassau, Freeport and Bimini, which I'll never go to again. Marsh Harbor, Club, Great Harbour, Stella Maris... and a few others.

Need to regroup and do this. But need advise as to where to go....
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Did someone say Cracker P's!

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SeeVee, give me a shout when you are ready to go over. We have been going since 2002. Off over again in March. Done it all ways, on our own boat, flew over and rented a house and center console, flew and rented a mooring cat with six others. All good which ever way you do it!
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:36 PM   #88
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I use to patronize the Bahamas a lot, but only by private plane (yes, 6 seater, but a Beechcraft, not a Piper that flies like the box it came in.....). Went thru a time when the hospitality just sucks so we went elsewhere, but things have improved and going back, this time by boat.

I could see leaving the boat there for an extended time and just flying over. Only takes an hour and a half in the plane... take the better part of a week or two in the boat. I have a few friends that do this, so I have an invite or two.
This is what we are doing.

As for the Piper... 6 hours of fuel, 4 adults, a dog and still have 400lbs. for baggage! It's slow though. Only making about 135kts.
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Did someone say Cracker P's!

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SeeVee, give me a shout when you are ready to go over. We have been going since 2002. Off over again in March. Done it all ways, on our own boat, flew over and rented a house and center console, flew and rented a mooring cat with six others. All good which ever way you do it!
Really appreciate that and I'll be calling sometime!
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This is what we are doing.

As for the Piper... 6 hours of fuel, 4 adults, a dog and still have 400lbs. for baggage! It's slow though. Only making about 135kts.
Don't get me wrong, you have a Cherokee 6 or the later version of that? Good load hauler and better than the Baron I have.

But the Baron has been a GREAT and economical plane for years. Can go 1000 nm, or off load fuel and take 6 and baggage 600 nm. And burns about the same fuel per mile than the 6 does.

Did have a Navajo Chieftain for awhile and that was a real party plane. We flew it all over the place, 8 pax or 6 with real comfort. I think it was the best plane Piper ever made. Better than the Cheyenne I leased for awhile. Could put the kids in the wing lockers. Very reliable and honest, but flew like the box it came it. Love it, but was more plane than I needed for a personal plane with only 2 of us.

We could start a threat about flying boaters.......
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Hmmmmm

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Itís pretty bad in the Bahamas these days.
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First of all, the weather ainít that great

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Then you find a nice beach and thereís no one there

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I mean no one. Címon now!

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By you time you get settled, the sun disappears. What? Iím just ready to get going.

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You want to go swimming. Thereís them big 7í sharks. Scary for the women folk.

Attachment 84015
So we just stay on board and do nothing. How boring!

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Occasionally you find an outpost of civilization with a few other folks around.

All in all itís not worth your trouble. Stay home and save the fuel money for something more worthwhile.

Donít see too many of these guys around. Usually just nurse sharks. I am no expert but that looks like a bulk shark.

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Old 01-08-2019, 08:43 AM   #93
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Nice! Yes Cracker Pís is on Lubbers. Cool place. Jealous!

Is that your boat in the sunset pic?


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Did you at least have the kids strapped into car seats in the wing locker?
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Did you at least have the kids strapped into car seats in the wing locker?
I was wondering the same thing......

As far as planes..... Don't take my work home with me......
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