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Old 02-06-2006, 09:29 AM
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[QUOTE=25 hors la loi]We are cover from 100 miles from coast of Florida ....350$ a week of surcharge ....

Better do some checking on your coverage. It is 150 miles out to Nassau/ Paradise Island.
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Yes we know it`s much more than 100 miles to Nassau .....but we have to take a chance sometime in life to do something different !!!! ... i am much scare to drive my boat down to Florida ...than boating on the blue water of the Bahamas ....

p.s. Thank`s for the advise guy
How is it going Glh ...you interested to come with us ???cause the Doc is supposed to have a 45 sonic with 3 Bull ... i think we going to have a great summer on dock ....with a lot of Canadian Beer !!!!! ...and lot to talk !!! ...about performance Boat like at Toro last summer !!!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:42 AM
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If Paradise Island is 100-150 miles away. You need to consider the gas tank capacity of your boat. Your boat gets great gas mileage, however if the Seas get rough and you are forced to work the sticks you will blow through a tank of gas real quick.Is there anywhere to stop on the way for a quick fill up? Maybe another Island?
I'm not discouraging you in anyway, I want to see you do it and want to hear all the details when it's done.
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.Is there anywhere to stop on the way for a quick fill up? Maybe another Island?
Yes all our route is made ...and the longest streach is 85 miles ...and i can make 200 miles at 45 Mph ....it`s supposed to be Ok for the trip .....thank`s to take care of us ....

p.s. did you know where i can find a chart for the minimal safety equipement for vessel under 25 Feet ? cause i am pretty sure the Canadian law and Us law are not the same and i don`t want any problem with coast gard !!!!!!
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Yes all our route is made ...and the longest streach is 85 miles ...and i can make 200 miles at 45 Mph ....it`s supposed to be Ok for the trip .....thank`s to take care of us ....

p.s. did you know where i can find a chart for the minimal safety equipement for vessel under 25 Feet ? cause i am pretty sure the Canadian law and Us law are not the same and i don`t want any problem with coast gard !!!!!!
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If you do it to Nassau, I would strongly suggest the use of a REV4 (you have tested one last summer) it will significantly increase your MPG at 45 mph... 85 miles seems realistic in GOOD sea conditions. You may also consider bringing a gas transfer device so you can suck some out of your friend's boat(45 SONIC) if you ever need gas!
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How is it going Glh ...you interested to come with us ???
I did it with the Fountain in 1989 it's an interesting trip but I like the keys better. More predicatable than some backward places in the Bahamas. My main concern would be breaking down in those places.

Plus I doubt my insurance dude would be thrilled with me in the Bahamas!

Have a great trip and say hello to the Doc.
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You may also consider bringing a gas transfer device so you can suck some out of your friend's boat(45 SONIC) if you ever need gas!
Absolutely a must have for a trip like this. A simple thing like running out of gas could turn into a major problem.
Good advise weather boating or sledding.
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I ran my 38 Cigarette from West Palm Beach FL over to Port Lucaya in glass calm seas in January a few yrs ago. The next day (I still have the weather fax from the marina) the forecast was 8-10' seas, "higher in the gulf stream". WATCH THE WEATHER!!!!!!!!
The boat burned a 1/2 tank of fuel on the way over. I filled it all the way up even though my buddy thought I was nuts to pay that much for fuel he said we didn't need. We had to leave two days later with the same 8-10' plus seas. We ran behind a 128' yacht during the worst of the conditions.
The boat burned 3/4 of a tank Always top off before the crossing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I ran my 38 Cigarette from West Palm Beach FL over to Port Lucaya in glass calm seas in January a few yrs ago. The next day (I still have the weather fax from the marina) the forecast was 8-10' seas, "higher in the gulf stream". WATCH THE WEATHER!!!!!!!!
The boat burned a 1/2 tank of fuel on the way over. I filled it all the way up even though my buddy thought I was nuts to pay that much for fuel he said we didn't need. We had to leave two days later with the same 8-10' plus seas. We ran behind a 128' yacht during the worst of the conditions.
The boat burned 3/4 of a tank Always top off before the crossing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What speeds have you seen behind the 128' yacht?
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Anybody have some clue about the minimum equipement ???,
And for the trip....... i am pretty sure i will show you beautiful picture from the bahamas ...cause i made a good life ...........and with Jf .....he alway`s bring me back to home safely !!!!!!




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p.s. did you know where i can find a chart for the minimal safety equipement for vessel under 25 Feet ? cause i am pretty sure the Canadian law and Us law are not the same and i don`t want any problem with coast gard !!!!!!
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