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Old 03-22-2006, 09:39 AM   #61
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My husband and I looked into buying property in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island as a winter getaway/second home. We were told that island people frequently went over to the mainland (Ft. Lauderdale area, I think) to get groceries, supplies, etc. I (thought I) understood that it was a relatively quick trip - less than an hour or so by boat each way.

SO, the question is - where are you going from/going to in the Bahamas that will take (can't find original post but believe you said) 15 - 20 hours trip over??
I'm not Dory, but the sea distance between Freeport and Ft.Lauderdale is about 80 nautical miles.
It would be a heck of a fast boat to make it in an hour. Are you sure that they are not talking about a plane ride?

It takes 15-20hrs, because you travel at 5 or 7 knots if you have a trawler or a sailboat ("slow boats" also frequently go to Bimini, which is roughly half distance of Freeport)
If you have a planning boat than to go maybe 25 knots (but burning huge amounts of fuel)

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Old 03-22-2006, 07:58 PM   #62
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The Exumas are popular for cruisers. A hundred or more will usually spend the winter there. It's about 80 miles past Nassau.
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Recent sinking of a ferry in BC waters is a testiment to the fact that even professionals screw up!* It is a little early to blame it on the bridge, they could have had an engine issue.* Looks like everyone paid attention to the lifeboat drill, no injuries known.
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I didn't hear about that!!! Gotta ask me bruddah, what happened.
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In the middle of the night (~0100 I heard), out of the shipping lane, hit a rock in heavy seas between Vancouver and Queen Charlotte Islands.

Normally there are two on the bridge, an officer and a helmsman. If the course had been set using modern nav technology all kinds of alarms should have been going off.

Initially I heard that all were rescued but then that two persons are not accounted for. Given that many were helped by local fisherman they may have left the scene.

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B'ham Herald reports (for what it's worth): Indian villagers of the small village of Hartley Bay, B. C. mobilized in speed boats and fishing boats to help in the rescue process. The paper reports that the ferry strayed off course and hit a rock. According to them no one was seriously hurt.

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If you have a planning boat than to go maybe 25 knots (but burning huge amounts of fuel)
i caught rides with my parents, neighbors & friends for long weekends--lauderdale to bimini--back in high school days. most were on planing hulls cruising closer to displacement speeds. if i remember right it was 3-5 hours to bimini.

even 25 knots is pretty fast. you can do bimini in an hour in a go-fast boat (40-50 knots) i suppose, if the gulf stream is flat, but ya might hit something on way and it's gonna be a long way down for such a short trip across.
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