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Old 01-04-2017, 01:06 PM   #41
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Nice haul, that's some fine eats right there. If the weather holds, we'll be at sea crest in an ice blue 22 Competition. Planning to leave haulover around 7am friday morning if you want a buddy boat. Good luck this weekend!
We're leaving tomorrow am and just going til Friday but maybe we'll cross paths - we're in a 26 glacier bay, you wouldn't want to be following us unless it's nasty and you can't do over 20 knots, then we're the boat you want to be behind.

Catch em up, they were hitting dark purple/pink for us last week, some boats got one or two, some got skunked, and I'm sure some did well, but hopefully this week will be better on the hoo bite
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:24 PM   #42
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Nice haul, that's some fine eats right there. If the weather holds, we'll be at sea crest in an ice blue 22 Competition. Planning to leave haulover around 7am friday morning if you want a buddy boat. Good luck this weekend!
Just curious when you're planning on coming back.

Sunday and beyond look awful.

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Old 01-04-2017, 02:12 PM   #43
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Just curious when you're planning on coming back.

Sunday and beyond look awful.

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I was thinking the same thing when I read that but buoyweather forecast actually doesn't look that bad anymore. I'm glad I moved up from Wed-Thurs to Thurs-Fri though, that wind Thurs afternoon evening is not something I would want to be fighting.
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I was thinking the same thing when I read that but buoyweather forecast actually doesn't look that bad anymore. I'm glad I moved up from Wed-Thurs to Thurs-Fri though, that wind Thurs afternoon evening is not something I would want to be fighting.
I wish I was prepared to go so soon.

New boat and never crossed before. Plus need to make some modifications to the boat, acquire spare parts and all that good stuff.

Probably smartest to wait until summer for the first trip.

But it's killing me haha.
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I wish I was prepared to go so soon.

New boat and never crossed before. Plus need to make some modifications to the boat, acquire spare parts and all that good stuff.

Probably smartest to wait until summer for the first trip.

But it's killing me haha.
Patience is a virtue especially for your first trip
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:08 PM   #46
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New to the forum...We just purchased a 2017 Tidewater 220CC, we are interesting in crossing with a group this summer. We are from Jupiter, Florida...
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Just curious when you're planning on coming back.

Sunday and beyond look awful.

Jeff
Just an overnighter for us. Coming home early afternoon saturday to beat the front.
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New to the forum...We just purchased a 2017 Tidewater 220CC, we are interesting in crossing with a group this summer. We are from Jupiter, Florida...
Welcome ! And you picked the right place , so much great info and if you read previous years threads you will know more than you need to
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:48 AM   #49
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I wish I was prepared to go so soon.

New boat and never crossed before. Plus need to make some modifications to the boat, acquire spare parts and all that good stuff.

Probably smartest to wait until summer for the first trip.

But it's killing me haha.
You don't have to wait until summer there have been plenty of decent windows lately. Just make sure you're comfortable with your boat and that you have all the gear and go. Spare parts are a good idea but Bimini is close and they have the bare essentials, anything crazy you will need to have brought over anyway.
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john_LS As of right now, I have 2 boats crossing over on the morning of June28th and returning mid morning of July 6th. Check the Calendar on the tool bar at the top of the page and you will find that quite a few people post their travel dates there, maybe you will find dates that work with your schedule. If not, plan your trip and post your dates, someone may jump on board with you.
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Just an overnighter for us. Coming home early afternoon saturday to beat the front.
Gotcha. Looks to be the best bet.

Be safe and have fun!

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You don't have to wait until summer there have been plenty of decent windows lately. Just make sure you're comfortable with your boat and that you have all the gear and go. Spare parts are a good idea but Bimini is close and they have the bare essentials, anything crazy you will need to have brought over anyway.
I've only put 30 hours on the new boat's motors so far (had it for 7 weeks). And almost all of those hours have been in the ICW.

I think it's prudent to run it a bit more before heading over.

And, as you said, need to get some more gear.

Extra prop(s), pumps/ filters, fuses, etc.

Also want to purchase an EPIRB before going.

I've pretty much already decided to wait until summer for those reasons and others, but seeing others on here making the run back and forth makes it hard to wait!

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I've only put 30 hours on the new boat's motors so far (had it for 7 weeks). And almost all of those hours have been in the ICW.

I think it's prudent to run it a bit more before heading over.

And, as you said, need to get some more gear.

Extra prop(s), pumps/ filters, fuses, etc.

Also want to purchase an EPIRB before going.

I've pretty much already decided to wait until summer for those reasons and others, but seeing others on here making the run back and forth makes it hard to wait!

Jeff
Its funny, sitting on this side of the Stream I think it's such an ordeal to get ready and cross and miss many opportunities cause everything is just not perfect yet to go.

Then, when I'm laying about in gin clear Bahamian water, eating some fresh conch salad, playing with the wife and kids, sunburnt and tired I think, why don't we do this every weekend!

One point I do agree with you, get a good Epirb and ditch bag then get going! We don't get any days back in the end...
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Agreed, get going! Your boat is never going to be more reliable than it is right now.
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Its funny, sitting on this side of the Stream I think it's such an ordeal to get ready and cross and miss many opportunities cause everything is just not perfect yet to go.

Then, when I'm laying about in gin clear Bahamian water, eating some fresh conch salad, playing with the wife and kids, sunburnt and tired I think, why don't we do this every weekend!

One point I do agree with you, get a good Epirb and ditch bag then get going! We don't get any days back in the end...
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I've only put 30 hours on the new boat's motors so far (had it for 7 weeks). And almost all of those hours have been in the ICW.

I think it's prudent to run it a bit more before heading over.

And, as you said, need to get some more gear.

Extra prop(s), pumps/ filters, fuses, etc.

Also want to purchase an EPIRB before going.

I've pretty much already decided to wait until summer for those reasons and others, but seeing others on here making the run back and forth makes it hard to wait!

Jeff
Yeah don't over think it, it's not a big deal. If you want someone to go over with you for your first time I'm happy to lend a hand. Your boat is more than capable to make the run and once you get there you'll laugh to yourself that it's really not that big of a deal. My 23' make it over there without issue.
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if it was easy everybody would go to bimini the price to go to paradice !!!
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Its funny, sitting on this side of the Stream I think it's such an ordeal to get ready and cross and miss many opportunities cause everything is just not perfect yet to go.

Then, when I'm laying about in gin clear Bahamian water, eating some fresh conch salad, playing with the wife and kids, sunburnt and tired I think, why don't we do this every weekend!

One point I do agree with you, get a good Epirb and ditch bag then get going! We don't get any days back in the end...
Yea, maybe you're right. I'll think about it haha.

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Agreed, get going! Your boat is never going to be more reliable than it is right now.
There are definately some small issues I need to have addressed first. I've started a thread on here about it, but things like getting the NAV lights repairs, getting my head working, fixing the raw water washdown, and a few others.

Nothings a major deal, but needs to be addressed before I'd consider heading over.

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Yeah don't over think it, it's not a big deal. If you want someone to go over with you for your first time I'm happy to lend a hand. Your boat is more than capable to make the run and once you get there you'll laugh to yourself that it's really not that big of a deal. My 23' make it over there without issue.
A generous offer that I will keep in mind.

Thanks!
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if it was easy everybody would go to bimini the price to go to paradice !!!
Sometimes it sure feels like everybody IS going to the Bahamas...
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Trailed down from Orlando to Lauderdale Tuesday morning and began to putt out. Roughest crossing yet, stiff 15-20 in 3ft short chop in a 266 world cat w/a loaded heavy. We needed 5 more feet of boat...... Didn't know 3 footers could be so bad, it was safe just uncomfortable. Took us four and a half hours to get to sea crest but we made it. Picked up a few rainbow runners, but no hoo's high speeding for a hour that evening. We decided to reef fish and spear Wednesday as we were all tired of getting beet up. Got plenty of nice strawberries, ocean triggers, yellow tails, lobster, a few conch, and a couple of blacks on the pole spears in between rainstorms. Decided to play with the bull sharks at the dock by dangling a few bonita from a rope and had a local place fry some lobster, conch and fish for a dockside dinner that was awesome.

Decided to play it safe, skip the reef fishing Thursday and work our way back home. Picked up a blackfin and a sail on the troll then ran the rest of the way back in. Great trip, now off to clean fish and the boat.
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Trailed down from Orlando to Lauderdale Tuesday morning and began to putt out. Roughest crossing yet, stiff 15-20 in 3ft short chop in a 266 world cat w/a loaded heavy. We needed 5 more feet of boat...... Didn't know 3 footers could be so bad, it was safe just uncomfortable. Took us four and a half hours to get to sea crest but we made it. Picked up a few rainbow runners, but no hoo's high speeding for a hour that evening. We decided to reef fish and spear Wednesday as we were all tired of getting beet up. Got plenty of nice strawberries, ocean triggers, yellow tails, lobster, a few conch, and a couple of blacks on the pole spears in between rainstorms. Decided to play with the bull sharks at the dock by dangling a few bonita from a rope and had a local place fry some lobster, conch and fish for a dockside dinner that was awesome.

Decided to play it safe, skip the reef fishing Thursday and work our way back home. Picked up a blackfin and a sail on the troll then ran the rest of the way back in. Great trip, now off to clean fish and the boat.
Awesome!

Ride back across was smooth?

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