Exuma trip this summer?

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Odyssey, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    I likey likey. If any one had time constraints getting to Nassau they could skip sail rocks and hook up at Warderick. This to me makes the most sense. As with our trips before someone always has got something going on. It's just really hard to assemble this many people.


    Jack
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010
  2. hansen64

    hansen64 Member

    84
    Apr 4, 2009
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    48 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196s
    I'm in.
     
  3. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    I just emailed Sampson and told them to look for us in the 2nd week of July. You can't reserve Warderick until the day before arrival, first come, first served. next, i'll contact Compass.

    RB
     
  4. Diversion

    Diversion New Member

    58
    Apr 1, 2008
    Hilton Head SC
    2007 44 Sedan Bridge, 11' Novurania console tender.
    480 hp
    Well Monday the 5th is the Holiday so I can fly into Florida on the 6th and leave on the 7th push come to shove.
     
  5. Diversion

    Diversion New Member

    58
    Apr 1, 2008
    Hilton Head SC
    2007 44 Sedan Bridge, 11' Novurania console tender.
    480 hp
    well scratch that last reply. Give me till tomorrow to see if I can fly into Florida on the 5th and leave on the 6th....I think I can.
     
  6. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    384
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    We're In.

    Bimini the 3rd & Nassau the 4th for Ray's mudslides to begin flowing for days and days.

    Ken
     
  7. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Alright, we're getting really close. Everyone, please confirm the following.......

    Diversion can be in Nassau the afternoon of the 6th (leaving florida that morning and going straight to Nassau, 195 SM's 8.5 hours on the water)

    Jack can go anytime

    Mike can go anytime

    Ken can go to Bimini on the 3rd or 4th

    Ray - need input!

    Tom - need input!

    JC3 - need input!

    Trit21 - need input

    Randy
     
  8. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
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    Ok here goes....I have been watching the thread and I think I might not have enough gas to last the 2 nights on the hook, some of trips and distances as well , of course depending on fuel stops.
    For instance, from Staniel Cay around the southern point on the map that is posted (don't even know what is there, fuel?) up to Nassau is about 130 miles. If you are staying a night on the hook, we won't make that.

    We also may not be able to make the entire trip time wise. You are planning on starting everything in Nassau and that is great but I still have to get there from Daytona. I would guess about a 2-3 day trip or so. One to WPB, one to Bimini/Chub and maybe Nassau. And of course 2-3 days on the return.

    I would love to make it and with you guys going that have already been that would be great. Just not sure we are able to make it and if we have the boat for this particular trip. Not knowing what is where is tough and there is not alot of info on the internet. Explorer charts is the place I have been looking for most of the stuff. It seems fuel and even dockage is pretty scarce in the Exumas, mostly anchorages? Not even sure.

    Still thinking about it but just not sure.
     
  9. ray306

    ray306 New Member

    171
    Jun 26, 2007
    Hollywood, Fl
    sundancer 350 1990
    502 mpi
    Ok let's just solve the problems of these gasser boats (mine included). I'll just have to add an additional 250 gal fuel tank and I can then go with no worries and also supply all the gasser boats and the tenders for you big boys. So what do you think is this a do it yourself project????? Kinda shoehorn it in the cabin somewhere.


    Seriously, I plan on going assuming that I can make the fuel stops. I have figured, as has trit, that the problem is going to be the nights on the hook. Two nights on the hook equals 48 gals. or 20% of my total fuel capacity.

    Put me down for going.

    Ray
     
  10. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
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    If you convert the bed to a bladder tank, store gas in the bladder and sleep on top of it, should be pretty comfy. Gonna really suck if you smoke in bed though. :)
     
  11. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    384
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    We are coming from Cape Coral (west coast). A stop in Marathon for fuel and a stop in Bimini for for fuel for us. We plan on staying in Bimini the 3rd and then heading to Nassau for the 4th if you want to join us.

    We too have a little bit of a fuel issue 400 gallons gets us 165 NM leaving a quarter of tank for spare. However we will cut into it with the gallon an hour on the genset. I will probably not run in continously.

    Ken
     
  12. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    here are the locations and distances of the fuel suppliers for the trip..... The leg from Sampson to Green to Nassau is not shown. It is about 130 miles.

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    Randy
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  13. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    I could carry extra gas for whoever. I'm thinkin $12.00 a gallon would be fair. Hell I might be able to subsidize my trip.
    Seriously I can carry fuel for either or. Guys just need to figure what they will need. Best I figure they will only need a boost from Green.

    When you come out of Hillsboro headed to Nassau do you go north of hen and chicken to north of Mackie shoal to the Northwest channel jog? And is there anything to watch out for?

    Jack
     
  14. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    I think Hansen likes to cut through Cat Cay (just south of Honeymoon Harbor). From my perspective, I'll just head straight across the bank to the Pocket.

    Randy
     
  15. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    384
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    Jack or I mean "Mr. 800 Gallons"... would you carry an extra 400 for me? I'll give you 2 bucks a gal.

    Ken
     
  16. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    Sure Ken.
    Those are the kind of deals I made that put me in the financial situation I'm in today. I like to buy high and sell low.

    Randy,
    Is it as the crow flies or do you have things to dodge?

    Jack
     
  17. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Pretty much as the crow flies. There are a few things to be aware of but it's not worth the added time to head south.

    Randy
     
  18. hansen64

    hansen64 Member

    84
    Apr 4, 2009
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    48 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196s
    Jack - it's shorter and quicker to head around the north. We are creatures of habit and take the south route (Gun/Cat Cut) since we have always stopped along the way near Honeymoon Harbor (tuck in on the east side and just north of the lighthouse) to anchor overnight. If you go straight to Nassau, the north route would be better.
     
  19. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

    336
    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    We're in. Lv the 3rd. It will be just my wife and I. Looking forward to it.
    Tom
     
  20. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Great news Tom, how long can you go for?

    Randy
     

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