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by KayakDan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing to Bimini and then to Berry Islands Bahamas
Replies: 102
Views: 22380

Re: Sailing to Bimini and then to Berry Islands Bahamas

Attatch your Q flag to the starboard shroud with zip ties when you are approaching Bimini. After you clear customs (at Big Game Club),then immigration(further down the street at police station building),you can strike the Q flag and attach the Bahamas courtesy flag to the same location. Keep in mind...
by KayakDan
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing to Bimini and then to Berry Islands Bahamas
Replies: 102
Views: 22380

Re: Sailing to Bimini and then to Berry Islands Bahamas

Consider crossing from Angelfish Creek,south of Biscayne Bay. It will make your crossing easier in the Gulfstream current. I highly recommend Browns Marina in N. Bimini,as the best bargain and nice folks. Tell Humphrey or Goshio that "Spice" sent you 8) Bimini Sands on S Bimini is also really nice. ...
by KayakDan
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Greetings Fellow Mac Owners! So.....here we are in George Town. My daaughter flew in the day before my birthday,and we had a big blowout on the beach at Chat n' Chill for my 60th birthday. Mission Accomplished :D We took the skinny water route through the Exumas,stopping at :Allan Cay,Hawksbill,Ward...
by KayakDan
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Greetings Fellow Mac Sailors! Well,here we are in Chub Key Marina (great marina,great,but pricey restaurant,crappy showers and laundry,and 2.75/ft=ouch). We left Bimini at 4AM,and motored into the wind for 81 miles,gettin the crap kicked out of us. Not a fun day,arriving at Chub at 7PM. We anchored ...
by KayakDan
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

mastreb wrote:
KayakDan wrote:But now it's our turn to head for St. Pomme d' Terre. :D
There's seriously a place called "Saint Potato?"
It's a "Captain Ron" sailing destination!! :D
by KayakDan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Hello Fellow Mac Sailors! Still sitting here on the dock in N. Bimini,but we'll be leaving for the lee side,near Bimini Bay this afternoon on the slack tide. That will get us out of this neverending East wind thats been bouncing us off the dock for days. The plan is to head across the banks at 4AM o...
by KayakDan
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Greetings Fellow Macgregor sailors! I'm sitting here on the floor of the Bimini Ministry of Tourism's outside kiosk,where there's fast free wi-fi. Enjoying a nice fresh conch salad my wife just bought. Life is good. Dave,that wasn't us you saw in Biscane,as we weren't there till 2 days later. Sumner...
by KayakDan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Hello Fellow Macgregor sailors! The crossing went as as planned,and we are now enjoying the warm Bimini breezes. We went to Angelfish Creek,and anchored there,in hopes of finding other cruisers waiting to cross. No other boats there,although there were a few in the lee of Pumpkin Key. No responses o...
by KayakDan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Looks like the crossing will be Wednesday....
by KayakDan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

K9Kampers wrote:Line frayed from dragging too many Penobscot Bay lobster pots, eh?!
Hey,Iv'e done some of my best sailing attached to a lobster pot! :cry: :wink:

And I never sailed in the ramp parking lot with my rudders down! :wink: :D
by KayakDan
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

eHello All! We're currently in Key Largo visiting friends(fellow Mac owners who conveniently have a dock in their back yard). The trip down the ICW was very interesting. First day,8 miles down the OWW heading towards Stuart,our GPS decided to expire.Then it worked sporadically,not a wiring issue,but...
by KayakDan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Winter in the Bahamas
Replies: 59
Views: 8653

Re: Winter in the Bahamas

Greetings fellow Mac owners! We are sitting in a slip at the Indiantown Marina. This is a great place,very laid back friendly vibe,and at $1.00 a foot,it can't be beat. Everyone here is in some stage of preparing to head for the Abacos and/or Exuma,so everyone has a boat project under way. This plac...
by KayakDan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th
Replies: 31
Views: 3992

Re: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th

On the subject of marina rates,we chose Indiantown Marina because our friends keep a boat there,and the long term parking rate is $50.00 per month for truck and trailer.
I got quote in So Florida of $200-300/month for long term parking. 300/mo x4 mos =Ouch!
by KayakDan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th
Replies: 31
Views: 3992

Re: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th

Hello Dave, Please give us an after action debrief so I can live vicariously through you. The wife and I want to sail from NC to the Keys, but MAC-A-TAC requires a few more modes to bring her up to snuff in the admirals eyes things like hot water, AC you know the drill. Anyway, have a safe and fun ...
by KayakDan
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th
Replies: 31
Views: 3992

Re: Florida Keys trip Dec.29th

We'll be going Southbound on the ICW to Key Largo,before going to Angelfish Creek. Might see you on the water,depending on the weather. where are you leaving from ? We will launch from Indiantown Marina on the Okeechobee waterway,and travel south on the ICW. We'll be hanging ot with friends in Key ...