Saturday, December 21, 2013
A weather window, a weather window my kingdom for a weather window! While we have been content and very productive here in Fort Lauderdale we are ready to move on.
The guys from Lilly Pong have actually come back up to Fort Lauderdale from Miami. Apparently Miami was too much. There are about 20 boats here in the anchorage and we're all debating weather windows, routes and crews. Head down to Miami and jump off from there?
My proposal is to take the small window this Monday with Southeast winds 7 to 12 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.A slight chance of showers.
We'd cross over from here (Fort Lauderdale) but skirt the US coast due south within 3 nautical miles (so not in the north Flowing Gulf Stream which is 5 miles from the coast). Halfway top Miami we'd hang a left an head south east to Bimini.
Tuesday the window slams shut hard with North winds blowing over 20knots stirring up the Gulf Stream with 8-10ft waves. Then who knows when the next window will open (forecast don't go out that many days). Likely after Christmas.
We'll watch how things develop.