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Old 01-05-2003, 11:17 AM
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Default Bahamas - 600 miles, 6 days in a Cig


I don't post much but I told myself that if this boat got me around the Hole in the Wall (lower Abacos) to the Berry Islands (pretty darn rough with nothing between you and Europe) in one piece, that I would write something nice about the Cafe.

I will try to shorten this - so we left Ft. Pierce for Walkers Cay with 3-5 footers for the crossing. From there to Green Turtle Cay (Sara and the bar Pineapples - NICE) to March Harbour, around the lower Abacos to the Berry Islands ( the Bahamian police still can't figure out where we hid the Coke in the Berries) to Bimini (yuck) to Miami with big 8-10 footers but spread wide. From there on to Key West to meet the wives for New Years.

The 10 year old Cafe took all the water and had no mechanical problems for the entire trip - You think an awful lot between land with no one out there this time of year.

Anyway like I said, I promissed that I would write something nice.


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Old 01-05-2003, 11:20 AM
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Wow! cool trip! What kind of electronics did ou have with you for a trip like that?

And what kind of power in the Cafe?
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:29 AM
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For Electronics, my buddy who went with me had - believe it or not - a laptop with numerous software packages, two hand held GPS talking directly to the laptop for waypoints. It is very important to know exactly where you are due to shallow water.

As for power I have warmed over 502's with carbs done by Intense Marine in N. Miami. Gas was quite expensive and a challange to find. Paid from $3.60 in Walkers to $3.03 in Bimini.

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Was there 93 octane available? I looking to make that trip also.
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Cool trip. Would love to take a trip like that one of these days. Do you have any cool pictures?
 
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Old 01-05-2003, 02:26 PM
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I do have some pictures and will try and figure out how to post. As for 93 Octane, I was also worried about this. I was told all gas throughout the Bahamas is the same. On the pumps that I saw there was no rating. Some pumps had Super written on them, but I do not know what the Octane was. I had no problem with detonation with any of their gas.



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Cool
Maybe one day I'll get the balls to a trip like that. Please post the pic's. This last summer met a guy that did a similar trip in 26 World Cat with 130 Honda O/B's, left from Fort Myers area through the Lockes of Lake Okeechobee & out the Port Everglades to Walkers Cay. He had done several crossing. Boat was 2 years old and had like 800 hours on the motors.
Whens the next trip gonna be?
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If someone could help, I would like to know how to post pictures. I have read that there is a trick to it so full images will show up.

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