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Bimini Trip June 27th - July 2nd 2021

Scott jacobs

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So I'm getting a head start this year and we have already booked our trip for Bimini in 2021. We will be departing Bahia Mar Sunday June 27 to cross to Bimini and will be returning on Friday July 2nd. We are staying at Resort World this year as I have a bunch of family joining me who are not very keen on being on the boat all day so at least over there they will have other things to do while I out on the boat. All are welcome to join us but this will be a loosely organized trip more of a group crossing. I will tag a few who maybe interested in joining and if you are interested let me know in this thread and I will try to keep track of who is going. If you do book lodging make sure they have a good cancellation policy as we never know right now with all the things going on if the trip will be allowed.

Here are a few key points to think about.
  • As the Captain you are responsible for your boat and crew to safely make it to Bimini and back to Ft Lauderdale, this is your priority #1 assisting other boaters comes second.
  • All on board your boat must be able to sit comfortably behind the windshield. Do not plan on having anyone sit in the bow area, in my 12 legs to and from the Bahamas (6 trips), only once has the conditions been nice enough to sit in the bow.
  • All heavy cargo should be secured behind the windshield, either secured on the deck or in under seat storage areas.
  • Unless your anchor locker is heavily padded or you are extremely confident your anchor is secured in the anchor locker, for the crossings pull the anchor from anchor locker and secure in an under seat storage area, it will not be needed on the crossing. Anchors in the anchor locker have punctured through hulls during past trips.
Once you and your crew have decided you want to join our June trip, here is a list of things you need to get done.

Outline of key items for the trip that you need to do.
  1. Each person will need a passport
  2. Room reservation at the Bahia Mar Hotel,
  3. Slip reservation at the Bahia Mar Marina with launch location
  4. Condo reservation at Bimini Sands, Resort World or somewhere else of your choosing
  5. Filling out the Bahamas customs form
  6. Filling out a Bahamas Immigration form
  7. Clearing US Customs and Border Protection
@Bimini @veedubtek @Andy S @1948Isaac @tim h @Bruce @Wisefam22 @DieselCamel @swatski @Shookie @Jack Long @Mainah @ThatJeepGuy @Berrie @bronze_10 @Gofish206 @Ramblin Wreck

Confirmed Participants
  1. @robert843
  2. @veedubtek
  3. @B0at1n
  4. @tim h
  5. @Babin Farms
  6. @Nexus
  7. @Gofish206
  8. @D_Booker
  9. @Bizywk
  10. @James R Whitten
  11. @Slapjaw
  12. @Valerie
  13. @Julian
  14. @Five Faces
  15. @VaMarine
  16. @Jutzi
  17. @Gerry R
  18. @Amar Nanduri
  19. @jayasaki138
  20. @ifly4fun
  21. @svana
  22. @jctaylor
  23. @Papa Erp
  24. @Lee H
  25. @ThatJeepGuy
  26. @Skroggy66
  27. @Wes Walley
  28. @doublej3
  29. @FLJetBoater
  30. @gmiked1020
  31. @Ggordon3321
  32. @Av8tor07
  33. @leonard delia
  34. @BX_Cowboy
  35. @Andy S

Can't Make it now:

Regarding Dock space at Bimini Cove - a few points.
  • If you arrive before 6/27 docking will be an issue because of the paddle for a cure.
  • @James R Whitten has pre-reserved docking for people signed up by 3/8 - see the tracking sheet in the private chat- there is a column for this.
  • We have a group booking rate (see the private chat for the rate) with no minimum length requirement + 19.5% tax.
  • We've been dealing with Nichelle Roberts at nichelle1242@gmail.com. Anyone booking after 3/8 should email her directly to get added to the list and tell her you are with Jetboaters.net.
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So I'm getting a head start this year and we have already booked our trip for Bimini in 2021. We will be departing Bahia Mar Sunday June 27 to cross to Bimini and will be returning on Friday July 2nd. We are staying at Resort World this year as I have a bunch of family joining me who are not very keen on being on the boat all day so at least over there they will have other things to do while I out on the boat. All are welcome to join us but this will be a loosely organized trip more of a group crossing. I will tag a few who maybe interested in joining and if you are interested let me know in this thread and I will try to keep track of who is going. If you do book lodging make sure they have a good cancellation policy as we never know right now with all the things going on if the trip will be allowed.

Here are a few key points to think about.
  • As the Captain you are responsible for your boat and crew to safely make it to Bimini and back to Ft Lauderdale, this is your priority #1 assisting other boaters comes second.
  • All on board your boat must be able to sit comfortably behind the windshield. Do not plan on having anyone sit in the bow area, in my 12 legs to and from the Bahamas (6 trips), only once has the conditions been nice enough to sit in the bow.
  • All heavy cargo should be secured behind the windshield, either secured on the deck or in under seat storage areas.
  • Unless your anchor locker is heavily padded or you are extremely confident your anchor is secured in the anchor locker, for the crossings pull the anchor from anchor locker and secure in an under seat storage area, it will not be needed on the crossing. Anchors in the anchor locker have punctured through hulls during past trips.
Once you and your crew have decided you want to join our June trip, here is a list of things you need to get done.

Outline of key items for the trip that you need to do.
  1. Each person will need a passport
  2. Room reservation at the Bahia Mar Hotel,
  3. Slip reservation at the Bahia Mar Marina with launch location
  4. Condo reservation at Bimini Sands, Resort World or somewhere else of your choosing
  5. Filling out the Bahamas customs form
  6. Filling out a Bahamas Immigration form
  7. Clearing US Customs and Border Protection
@Bimini @veedubtek @Andy S @1948Isaac @tim h @Bruce @Wisefam22 @DieselCamel @swatski @Shookie @Jack Long @Mainah @ThatJeepGuy @Berrie @bronze_10 @Gofish206 @Ramblin Wreck

Confirmed Participants
  1. @robert843
  2. @veedubtek
  3. @B0at1n
  4. @tim h
  5. @Babin Farms
  6. @Nexus
  7. @Gofish206
  8. @D_Booker
  9. @Bizywk
  10. @James R Whitten
  11. @Slapjaw
  12. @Valerie
  13. @Julian
  14. @Five Faces
  15. @VaMarine
  16. @Jutzi
  17. @Gerry R
  18. @Amar Nanduri
  19. @jayasaki138
  20. @ifly4fun
  21. @svana
  22. @jctaylor
  23. @Papa Erp
  24. @Lee H
  25. @ThatJeepGuy
  26. @Skroggy66
  27. @Wes Walley
  28. @doublej3
  29. @FLJetBoater
  30. @gmiked1020
  31. @Ggordon3321
  32. @Av8tor07
  33. @leonard delia
  34. @BX_Cowboy
  35. @Andy S

Can't Make it now:

Regarding Dock space at Bimini Cove - a few points.
  • If you arrive before 6/27 docking will be an issue because of the paddle for a cure.
  • @James R Whitten has pre-reserved docking for people signed up by 3/8 - see the tracking sheet in the private chat- there is a column for this.
  • We have a group booking rate (see the private chat for the rate) with no minimum length requirement + 19.5% tax.
  • We've been dealing with Nichelle Roberts at nichelle1242@gmail.com. Anyone booking after 3/8 should email her directly to get added to the list and tell her you are with Jetboaters.net.
i would like to go with this group leaving on June 27, and want to return back in few days...instead of July 2nd... any of U guys ?
 

Valerie

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Showing video unavailable. But I've seen just about every video about going to Bimini and am jealous about it. Lol
I think you can see it on Facebook
It was a GoPro video a friend put together in 2018 but it had some Great Isaac Cay in it too
 

Five Faces

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A couple QUESTIONS:

1) I'm installing both a fixed VHF and will also have a handheld VHF in my ditch bag. Both will be have DSC capability. My question is do you use the same MMSI for both, or do you apply for separate MMSI's? I've looked online for the answer but there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there.

2) Seeing how space is of a premium do most of you bring your full mooring covers with or do you leave them behind in your tow vehicle? If you do leave them behind do you use a partial cover to at least cover the helm? Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
 

Julian

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A couple QUESTIONS:

1) I'm installing both a fixed VHF and will also have a handheld VHF in my ditch bag. Both will be have DSC capability. My question is do you use the same MMSI for both, or do you apply for separate MMSI's? I've looked online for the answer but there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there.

2) Seeing how space is of a premium do most of you bring your full mooring covers with or do you leave them behind in your tow vehicle? If you do leave them behind do you use a partial cover to at least cover the helm? Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
1) I used the same on both
2) I left my cover behind in the tow vehicle. I do have a home made rain screen that I will lower if it looks like it will rain (this is linked in my signature).
 

Julian

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Gofish206

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I know someone already mentioned this but if we are planning to cross on the 26th what day do I need to have a covid test done on. If the regulations stay the same. I just received my Johnson and Johnson vacine yesterday only in hopes they may change the rules.
 
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