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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenozzy View Post
    10 boats?
    Yes 10 boats I have a group of friends with similar interests and many of them have boats. 8 of the boats and all 4 skis have done this trip before.


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    I am looking for a group to join that has a boat that the wife and 4 year old son can hitch a ride on.

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    We are planning a trip around the end of May (contingent of weather). I know many prefer to cross with a boat present. The wife, myself and hopefully another couple will be joining us for a 7-9 day Bahamas cruise on a Pursuit 2870. She cruises about 32 and tops out around 47. Did it solo on a ski and promised the wife I'd take her, so leaving the ski at home this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slow-roller View Post
    Just thought share if anyone cared.

    We are planning a trip around the end of May (contingent of weather). I know many prefer to cross with a boat present. The wife, myself and hopefully another couple will be joining us for a 7-9 day Bahamas cruise on a Pursuit 2870. She cruises about 32 and tops out around 47. Did it solo on a ski and promised the wife I'd take her, so leaving the ski at home this time.
    Be sure to plan for and gear up with support for the PWC group. Towing bridle, multiple tow ropes of appropriate lengths.

    Extra fuel containers, well secured, and some way to refuel the PWC even if water conditions are not smooth.

    Clamps for PWC cooling hoses, as some models require clamping before being towed at speed. I carry one hose pinch plier style clamp on each of my PWC.

    I prefer to have a 'tow valve' installed inline in the correct hose in each watercraft. Finding and clamping the correct hose under the seat can be challenge in rough water. The less time spent messing about under the seat and behind the engine the better.

    Be able to tow more than one failed PWC.

    On board capacity for people from at least two failed PWC. Murphy's law says that would be four extra people on the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow-roller View Post
    Just thought share if anyone cared.

    We are planning a trip around the end of May (contingent of weather). I know many prefer to cross with a boat present. The wife, myself and hopefully another couple will be joining us for a 7-9 day Bahamas cruise on a Pursuit 2870. She cruises about 32 and tops out around 47. Did it solo on a ski and promised the wife I'd take her, so leaving the ski at home this time.
    Are you guys just going to Bimini, or further?

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    Has a couple ever gone there on a single 3-seater? I have a seaworthy 2009 Yama FX HO, but not sure how it would be to ride 3hr 2up through ocean waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDoSeaDoo View Post
    Has a couple ever gone there on a single 3-seater? I have a seaworthy 2009 Yama FX HO, but not sure how it would be to ride 3hr 2up through ocean waves.
    Yes it can be and has been done. That said after several trips across there is no way I would plan on doing it just to many variables. In great conditions it wouldn't be too bad but in moderate or worse conditions it would really slow your trip down. Only way I would ever do it is by purchasing the rider a round trip plane ticket and having them plan to fly over and if conditions were awesome the morning of departure let them ride and swallow the plane ticket at least then if conditions looked bad for the return they could still take the plane back. Tropic Ocean Air is Cheap I bought some round trip tickets for June this year for $160 a month ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IDoSeaDoo View Post
    Has a couple ever gone there on a single 3-seater? I have a seaworthy 2009 Yama FX HO, but not sure how it would be to ride 3hr 2up through ocean waves.
    i rode 2up on my '13 FX HO last year, it was rough, but we managed. We faced a good 4-5 foot waves the entire trip, with some occasional 8 footers. The trip back was much better, nothing more than a gentle ripple out there once we got off shore away from Bimini. Only took us about 90 minutes to get home! We will be riding 2 up again this year, hoping for better seas.

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    I still haven't seen an official video. What's up with that? How a brother supposed to live vicariously?

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    Hey guys, I recently got a new Marine handheld VHF. It has a distress beacon function, but requires an MMSI number input into the unit for that to work. I contacted NOAA and said that the US MMSI is free, but to get an international one is upwards of $300. I would have to send my VHF into the factory to change the MMSI after I input, so I was wondering, do you guys use the international MMSI when going to BIMINI, or would the Bahamanian government monitor US frequencies/radios? Is it necessary to get an international MMSI?

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