Like Tree0Likes

Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos

Reply
Old 04-20-2009, 10:38 AM
  #71
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
We pound our way in 4 6 ft seas back across the Bank the 35 miles to Allen Cay. This time we brought grapes which the iguanas love. The day before they rejected an apple but ate bread and BBQ chips...
With the winds out there my guess is those grapes where wine by the time you got there!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-btb0041909.jpg  
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:42 AM
  #72
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
...There was no way that was possible with conditions as they were and forecast to be worse Monday and beyond. So the longer but somewhat protected route would take us down the leeward side of the islands. This was about 60 miles longer as we had to zig zag a lot and go 20 miles further south to a cut that would take us thru to the east side of Little Exuma and back north to Georgetown in a following sea. I'm sure anyone following us on Spot was confused....
No confusion here I figured with those HUGE easterlies you made a great choice to stay inside the wind!

Great Progress hope things keep going good!

I love those Offshore Trip threads!
Attached Thumbnails
Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-btb041909.jpg  
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 02:04 PM
  #73
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default

This a pic of Sailboats traveling on the leeward side of one of the Cays:
Attached Thumbnails
Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-204.jpg  

Last edited by Bobthebuilder; 04-20-2009 at 02:21 PM.
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 02:09 PM
  #74
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default

Sharks at the dock by Highborne Cay
Attached Thumbnails
Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-178.jpg  
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 02:16 PM
  #75
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default

Sharks and some lunch
Attached Thumbnails
Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-182.jpg   Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-184.jpg   Bobthebuilder's next adventure - Part 1, Ft Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos-181.jpg  

Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 02:27 PM
  #76
SORE MEMBER
Platinum Member
 
Wobble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2950'49.74"N 95 5'17.55"W.......TEXAS
My Boats: SeaDoo RXP & RXP-X, Stryker Equalizer 28, Eliminator Daytona Jet
Posts: 6,705
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
Sharks at the dock by Highborne Cay
The water doesn't look nearly as attractive with them in it
Wobble is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 03:14 PM
  #77
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
My Boats: 2004 29 Outlaw
Posts: 2,793
Default

Great pics! Can't wait to see and here more.
jmeng is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:04 PM
  #78
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
My Boats: 83 Cigarette? 24' 502
Posts: 116
Default

It is great to be able to follow along with the trip. How fast can you go? I assume that the top speed of the boat is 100mph+, but do you actually travel at that speed? In the 4-6 foot waves, how fast can you go? Thanks for the pictures.
SeeYouThere is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:05 PM
  #79
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default Update

With no letup in the winds in the 5 day forecast we have made a decision to secure the boat and fly out. We have had a great couple of days here on Great Exuma but with Mark and Hans needing to get back to business there is no point in me sitting for a week when I can get some things done on Marco or may even fly back to Canada until we get the forecast we need.

I knew going into this that April was a bit early to do it. Normally the summer months are better as the wind usually lets up. For me this was an ideal time with our spring Ft Myers Offshore schedule complete and things not yet starting up in Canada.

The boat is in a safe place at February Point Marina with on site security. I will fly back with a fresh crew and continue to Turks and Caicos when I get a 2 day window with 5 to 10 knots max. It may be that it is just too windy in April to get all the way to BVI. If that is the case we will enjoy some time in the Turks and Caicos and make our way back. I will reserve making a decision on that sometime later. Either way our adventure will continue for some time yet. I will keep everyone posted as events unfold.

Bob
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:21 PM
  #80
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
TxHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas
My Boats: Excalibur 27 Flat Deck Restomod
Posts: 2,940
Default

What a great trip! I was in St. Croix last week and couldnt stop thinking about how cool it would be to tool around in a powerboat. Are you leaving the boat in the water? Or is there somewhere to set it on stands?
TxHawk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.