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  1. #1
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    Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    The next boating fling that the Bahamas puts has it's captain's meeting 2 weeks from tonight and leaves the next morning at first light for the clear turquoise waters of Bimini. So far I know Ray and Kathy from White Pearl, and myself, my son and our friends on Sunny Daze are heading over...

    I think a few of the CSR members from the Carolinas are also making the trip. If anyone else is interested let me know and I'll get you the info you need.

    Anyone else signed up, please post here and we'll look for you at the meeting.

    Barry
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Barry,

    We went on the first one last week. 7 boats. It was a great time. Wish we could go on this trip, but we are heading to the Keys that weekend. FYI, there was no water on the island for most of the time we were there, but you are going to Bimini Bay and they make their own water, so things should be fine. If anyone is staying elsewhere, they might want to call and check.

    Thanks
    Larry
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Thanks Larry,

    The fling is staying at Bimini Bay, so everything should be good.

    Glad you had a great trip.. Can't wait to get there.

    Barry
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Thanks Larry,

    The fling is staying at Bimini Bay, so everything should be good.

    Glad you had a great trip.. Can't wait to get there.

    Barry
    Just came back from the Fling to Port Lucaya. We only had three boats from Ft Lauderdale (two other boats went over on their own).

    I was told that the Fling to Bimini this week has 18-25 boats signed up (depends on who you ask). You should have a great trip...if the Gulf Stream calms down by then.

    Nick
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Thanks, How was the gulfstream when you crossed? It's looking like it will be about 3-4' when we cross, not the calmest but hopefully that early in the am will be ok...I figured there would be a lot on this trip..Will know Wednesday night at the captains meeting...Looking forward to it!
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Thanks, How was the gulfstream when you crossed? It's looking like it will be about 3-4' when we cross, not the calmest but hopefully that early in the am will be ok...I figured there would be a lot on this trip..Will know Wednesday night at the captains meeting...Looking forward to it!
    Barryg,

    The water was like glass going over. I wish the intercoastal would be that smooth.

    Coming back was OK (1' - 2')...we got we from some spray, but was able to maintain 30 mph. I had to put up the front canvas to stay dry.

    Looks like it was supposed to get worse each day until about Thursday, when it is supposed to calm down again.

    93 miles to Grand Bahamas is alot further than Bimini.

    BTW - Richard was unable to go on our trip (Passport Issues). Hopefully, he will have those resolved before your trip.

    Nick
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Thanks Nick.. REally looking forward to the trip... Will see at the captains meeting Wednesday night how many are coming over.. I think Richard and Carlton both should be making it..
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Barryg,

    Have a great trip!!! Let me know how the crossings went, and how many "kids" went on the trip. (I have two kids, and they get a little bummed when there are not other kids on these trips).

    Nick
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Thank Nick,

    keeping my fingers crossed that the winds die down Thursday morning for the crossing... Right now it looks like 2-4 or 3-5's .. Hoping for 2' or less!!! Bimini Bay is a great resort and I'm sure there will be a lot of kids, but will let you know..

    Thanks

    Barry
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    Re: Bahamas boating fling to bimini is 2 weeks away...who's going??

    Barry,

    Are you still going to go? The weather does not seem to be cooperating. We are heading to Miami on Friday and Key Largo on Sat so I've been keeping an eye on the weather as well.

    Keep us posted.

    Thanks
    Larry
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