Exuma trip this summer?

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

  1. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

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    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    Diversion,
    PM me the link would you. I think one of the Monitors blanked it out.

    Jack
     
  2. LmannyR

    LmannyR New Member

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    Aug 16, 2008
    West Palm Beach, FL
    220 Sundancer 1989
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Alpha 1
    Pm me the link too please.

    thanks!!
     
  3. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    I'm not sure yet.

    Yes, they all refund when bad weather keeps you from getting to the marina.

    Randy
     
  4. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    I read Pascal's post on the other forum, very similar to the trip we have planned. Great pictures. (Google "January Exuma trip 134534" and you'll find it)

    Ken - you should consider bringing your wave runner. it would be a riot out there.

    One place he mentioned that we can't miss is Big Majors. A cay just north of Staniel and home of the swimming pigs. I figure we'll visit there while we're at Sampson or Staniel.

    Randy
     
  5. hansen64

    hansen64 Member

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    Apr 4, 2009
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    48 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196s
    For those who found the link to the post/pics due to the "*******", substitute the ******* with "********".

    Edited post -- never mind it just did it to my post too. That word must be coded to not display on this forum.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  6. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    If Trit21 and JC3 go with us, we'll have 9 boats going!!!!
     
  7. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    I would be in on this trip if I was not already going to Europe during the same time... it looks like you guys are planning an "epic" experience! I look forward to this thread continuing to develop!

    Brian
     
  8. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

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    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Wow, great link (Google "January Exuma trip 134534" and you'll find it). That gets me in the mood.
     
  9. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

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    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Have you charted a route to go to Nassau? North, through the cut south of Bimini? Are you starting from Boca?

    The Great Bank is new to me and I need to figure it out.

    Tom
     
  10. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    here are 2 of the routes for crossing the bank north of Bimini..... Both routes start at Boca Inlet.

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    Randy
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  11. Diversion

    Diversion New Member

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    Apr 1, 2008
    Hilton Head SC
    2007 44 Sedan Bridge, 11' Novurania console tender.
    480 hp
    Tom,
    Explorer Charts way points for crossing the bank north of Bimini are beginning 25 48.20N 79 15.50W and drawing a straight line to Mackie Shoal 25 41.00N 78 39.00W. From there the next waypoint is 25 28.20N 78 09.60W at beginning of NW Channel. Then you're off the bank and it's 118 degrees to Nassau or 108degrees to Chub Cay. THis is most likely the route I'll be taking.
     
  12. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

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    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Thanks Randy and Diversion,

    I don't feel like buying charts and SW for my PC. Have you found a source for Bahamas charts you can download and then read with a PC plotter SW like SeaClear? I'm trying to figure a cheap PC chartplotter solution I can use for planning only while I'm watching ice dancing or some such non-sense.
    nRoute has morphed to Mobile and so on.


    Thanks, Tom
     
  13. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Hi Tom - the only thing I've come across is not really a chart but it's pretty cool. I don't know if it would work with a gps unit or not.

    the neat thing about this program is that you can adjust the transparency of the satellite overlay.

    By the way, the waypoints that Diversion listed in his post is the lower route shown on my post.

    Randy


    http://demo.geogarage.com/noaa/
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  14. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

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    Jan 28, 2008
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    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Thanks Randy. That's a huge help and something I can play around with when I'm in a meeting and supposed to be paying attention.
     
  15. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    I looked at Seaclear (didn't download it) and it looked pretty good. Does it not work well?

    Randy
     
  16. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

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    I downloaded it but I haven't broken the code on where to get the source charts. I downloaded some charts but the app couldn't "see" them. It's looks really good for freeware. Written by a brainiac for a trip he was doing when he couldn't find what he wanted off the shelf.
     
  17. hansen64

    hansen64 Member

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    Apr 4, 2009
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    48 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196s
    Tom,
    Not sure which route I'll take this time. It will depend on whether we go straight to Chub or Nassau vs spend a night in Bimini.
    The route south of Bimini goes in between Gun & Cat Cay and onto the NW Channel light. I'd don't have waypoints handy right now, but can post them as the trip draws near if you end up going that way. I leave from the Hillsboro Inlet.
    -mike
     
  18. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    we should know today if Sampson has availability or not. we need to refine our dates so reservations can be made, they can always be changed later but with 7-9 boats going, i think we should get on the books.

    please take a look at the following dates -for the sake of discussion, I have us staying 1 night in each location. we can change that (please make suggestions regarding this issue)

    7/5; leave Nassau for Sail Rocks
    7/6; leave Sail Rocks for Warderick Wells
    7/7; leave Warderick for Compass
    7/8; leave Compass for Sampson
    7/9; leave Sampson for Green
    7/10; leave Green for Nassau

    as you can see, 1 night in each location get's us a 6 night cruise (not including getting to Nassau and back). a couple of things to keep in mind regarding staying more than 1 night at these locations.....

    3 of the 5 locations are anchorages. that means +/- 72 hours of use on the hook or about 72 gallons of boat juice for the gennys. If we're going to stay more than 1 night somewhere, maybe it should be at a marina?

    feedback appreciated.

    Randy
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  19. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    I think the big issue is gonna be the gassers. They should be OK from Nassau to Sampson. Their problem is gonna be from Sampson to Green to Nassau. So I guess for them Green,s gonna be at best a one niter.
    I think we ought to lock in 7/8 for Sampson. We could then adjust the trip as necessary. That way we would at least have a Marina locked in half way through the trip.
    Just my 99 cents.

    Jack
     
  20. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Thanks for the input Jack. There is gas (and diesel) available between Sail Rocks and Warderick at a place called Highborne Cay. Then again at Staniel or Sampson. Another option would be for the gassers to go back to Sampson after Green so they could gas up and return the way we came.

    Another 99 cents.

    Randy
     

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