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Bimini 2019 July 6th or 7th through 12th or 13th - assuming Bimini Sands is a no go

Bruce

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While we were there the wind was blowing 15mph from the south, creating 2’+ waves at short intervals all day long. More like a washing machine.
My perspective is that any wind over 10 mph is likely to turn the stream into a washing machine.
 

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My perspective is that any wind over 10 mph is likely to turn the stream into a washing machine.
That's my magic number too. Friends <= 10, wife and I <= 13.
 

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i went through all forum from top, there are 12 in total ( including me) are ok with dates, please feel free to edit/modify/add/amend for better understand and accuracy.

- @DIRTYOAR - reroute to Abacus
- @AJack - 50/50 2018 SX24

there are 10 boats able to go, and are waiting for further information and detail, except @jaburt has confirmed the place to stay.

@afsigma21 - 1st crossing, years inland experience, solo with son, crew of 4; 2017 limited S 21.
@Julian - countless time crossing, vetern; 2016 242X E 24.
@chris34 - 2nd trip to Bahama, 1st time Bimini. family trip with 2 kids; 2000 Speedster 30.
@Blue Hawaiian - 1st time, great lakes experience, drive w/h son, girls ferry over; 2018 AR195.
@Robert Benedict - 1st time; 2006 SX21
@Av8tor07 - 1st time; 2016 X21
@J Balance - ? 2019 242 Ltd E
@jsoell - ? 2011 Ltd S 24
@jaburt - 2017 Vetern. confirmed 07/08-13; 2016 242 242X E
@Yamaha212limiteds - 1st time; 2018 Limited S 21
@thefortunes - 2011 or 12 crossing, 4 couples; 2005 SX 23
 
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no update from BS marina, pull the trigger, no more hanging in the air .....

RW condo booked with owner on July 8, return 13, plan to go and return both days in morning if weather permitted.
 

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There are some good prices at RW, but there's no refund and no word about a place to dock. I'm guessing that I will pull the trigger for RW, but still working on a few coordinating logistics.
 

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You can make RW marina reservations at
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You will likely want a golf cart to get between a Bimini Bay condo and the marina.

I would get the slip reservation in ASAP to avoid RW selling out.

With BS out of the rental business for summer 2019 other places should fill quickly.
 

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Looks like my schedule is changing and I can't make these dates! :-(

I am now looking at July 1-8. I have secured a condo and slip at Bimini Sands and am taking the risk that this will all work out! The condo I have is 2 units and I am looking to "sublet" the 1 bedroom unit to anyone that would like to join us on this trip. The Unit number is 3F which from the map you will see is on the beach pretty close to the pool. $1500 seems like a fair price for the whole week.

The owner was just there and says the pool is open and clean and the restaurant is open. I am going to discuss with her that if the pool isn't open, we will get a significant discount!

I will be going with my Brother, Nephew (20), and Daughter (14). We will be hitting Honeymoon harbor to swim with the rays (likely twice), the sapona, the light house, the plane wreck and hopefully catching some decent snapper!

Hit me up in a conversation if you are interested and ready to commit.

Our itinerary will be:
June 30th drive down to FL and stay at a local hotel. (we won't be slipping overnight)
July 1- get up early (like 6am ish) and drive to the ramp, launch, park the cars and take off (8-9am ish).
July 8- return to FL.
 

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No Motel 6 this time, right?
LOL....no....Motel 6 is forever off my list....that was a major foul up on my part! LOL Lesson learned for sure. We will likely stay at the Homewood Suites or Courtyard.....will see which has a bigger parking lot.
 

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The Unit number is 3F which from the map you will see is on the beach pretty close to the pool. $1500 seems like a fair price for the whole week.
I know the owner well. I am sure that you will find her units to continue to be well maintained.

I believe these are pictures of 3F. One Bedroom Direct Oceanfront - 3F

$1,500 is a great deal for 7 nights.
 

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I am looking at that unit for the 8-12 timeframe. How did you reserve the slip (email, online, etc)? I'm at work, our computers block many sites.

Looks like my schedule is changing and I can't make these dates! :-(

I am now looking at July 1-8. I have secured a condo and slip at Bimini Sands and am taking the risk that this will all work out! The condo I have is 2 units and I am looking to "sublet" the 1 bedroom unit to anyone that would like to join us on this trip. The Unit number is 3F which from the map you will see is on the beach pretty close to the pool. $1500 seems like a fair price for the whole week.

The owner was just there and says the pool is open and clean and the restaurant is open. I am going to discuss with her that if the pool isn't open, we will get a significant discount!

I will be going with my Brother, Nephew (20), and Daughter (14). We will be hitting Honeymoon harbor to swim with the rays (likely twice), the sapona, the light house, the plane wreck and hopefully catching some decent snapper!

Hit me up in a conversation if you are interested and ready to commit.

Our itinerary will be:
June 30th drive down to FL and stay at a local hotel. (we won't be slipping overnight)
July 1- get up early (like 6am ish) and drive to the ramp, launch, park the cars and take off (8-9am ish).
July 8- return to FL.
 

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I am looking at that unit for the 8-12 timeframe. How did you reserve the slip (email, online, etc)? I'm at work, our computers block many sites.
I emailed Donny Roberts directly. donnyroberts48@yahoo.com

There will be no discount this year, and I wouldn't mention being with any group as they seem intent on messing with groups (or were last year).
 
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I emailed Donny Roberts directly. donnyroberts48@yahoo.com

There will be no discount this year, and I wouldn't mention being with any group as they seem intent on messing with groups (or were last year).
i called the Marina office number it work today, the restaurant pick up the phone, guess they are opening soon at least. but always nice to have personal contact for better communication !
 

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i called the Marina office number it work today, the restaurant pick up the phone, guess they are opening soon at least. but always nice to have personal contact for better communication !
Please remember that the people you reach at Bimini Sands today may not be the people working there this summer.

My guess is that the dockmasters will stay but have new management and be employed by a new company.

I understand there are grand plans for dining but that will take time. Hopefully someone will be running the Petite Conch.
 
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no update from BS marina, pull the trigger, no more hanging in the air .....

RW condo booked with owner on July 8, return 13, plan to go and return both days in morning if weather permitted.
Im planning on leaving july 8 as well. want to buddy up for the crossing? its my first run over, I rented a house on the canal on the south island. I'm
 

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You will likely want a golf cart to get between a Bimini Bay condo and the marina.
A golf cart would be nice but to be honest the shuttle runs thorough every few minutes and its not required just from my experience the little time I spent there last year.
 
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