Moving by Lake Boat to the Bahamas for work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JimT, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    My job requires chasing after storms. I will likely be getting a lot of work in Dorian disaster areas of the Bahamas. There is no regular transport and no place to stay. My boat is a 330DA. Its a LKN boat. B3's. Fresh bottom and outdrive paint this summer.

    I have hauled this boat three times to Charleston for stays of 4-6 weeks. That was before bottom paint though I did some touch up. The bottom faired well but the outdrives got covered with barnacles.

    Assuming I do this, besides changing the anodes and painting the running gear, any thoughts? LKN to the Bahamas is a big chang!
     
  2. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Can you get fuel? And dockage? My family’s docks on Man o War were wrecked and they were in the Lee side of the island.
     
  3. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    your boat will be fine crossing and staying over there - brush a couple of thick coats of trilux 33 on the drives - in addition to the concern above, make sure you are able to properly secure the boat - a lot of Hatians looking to get out of the bahamas right now
     
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  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I heard something on the news yesterday about another tropical storm that's brewing and heading their way. Just FYI.
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    From what I hear, no dockage, water, or shore power.
     
  6. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Same. Plus an outbreak of cholera on Man o War cay.
     

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