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Abacos 2019

Berrie

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You will need to hit close to 200 miles in the ocean on Sunday to reach Treasure Cay (I assume you are staying here). This is on top of the drive from NY to Florida, reaching WPB on Sunday morning. I hope you have alternative plans to either stay in spanish Cay or the west end on Sunday evening in case you get delayed.

@Berrie when you went to Abacos how much time did it take for you to reach Spanish Cay?
@Amar Nanduri, Apologize for the late reply, I have been so busy I hardly have had time to get online.
We left WPB around 6am, made it to West End just before 9 (in spite of some serious weather the last 10 miles). Cleared customs and immigration, refueled, and due to the bad weather, I needed another hour before I was ready (emotionally; first crossing, no buddy boats) to move on. We left West End around 11:30, and made it to Spanish just before 5. However, it rained most of the way which really limited our visibility, so we only went 25mph max, I just couldn't see where I was going. Without the rain we could have made it to Treasure Cay by 6, or even earlier if we had left West End earlier.
 

Amar Nanduri

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Good to hear from you @Berrie
Being busy with work is good :) Your crossing sounds quite challenging especially without buddy boats. My crossing is in less than a month. Fingers crossed the weather holds.
 

Berrie

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Good to hear from you @Berrie
Being busy with work is good :) Your crossing sounds quite challenging especially without buddy boats. My crossing is in less than a month. Fingers crossed the weather holds.
@Amar Nanduri Are you taking the Chap?
Our crossing really wasn't bad, except those 10 miles before West End. There was a storm cell hanging over West End, it whipped up the Atlantic to a 3' washing machine with whitecaps everywhere.

This is the cell, still hanging over West End after we got on our way to Spanish. We had to go through it to make it to West End, and then to leave West End. Fun fun!

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Amar Nanduri

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@Amar Nanduri Are you taking the Chap?
Our crossing really wasn't bad, except those 10 miles before West End. There was a storm cell hanging over West End, it whipped up the Atlantic to a 3' washing machine with whitecaps everywhere.

This is the cell, still hanging over West End after we got on our way to Spanish. We had to go through it to make it to West End, and then to leave West End. Fun fun!

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Hi @Berrie we will be going in my friends Formula 350ss. It is a decent 35 footer. Did a Bimini run last month in that boat in “not ideal” weather and it ran like a charm.
 
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