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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A lot of you are wondering.....

     Well we kind of left for the Bahamas. We got about 22 miles out turned around and came back to Fort Lauderdale.  The weather out in the middle of the Gulf Stream did not match the forecast not even close. Wind was supposed to be 10 knots out of the east southeast which is not bad, seas were supposed to be 2-3 feet. Instead the wind came out of the Northeast which is real bad, as it pushes against the northerly flowing Gulfstream, so what we had were steep 5 foot seas with a 2' chop on top.    The Waves had no timing it was just a washing machine out there.  But that's not why we turned around. We turned around because we had equipment failure, two of the four heavy duty buckles holding the dinghy down failed. So we are "stuck" in Fort Lauderdale 82 degrees, sunny, it could be worse.

     Glad to hear all the snow is melting up in New England though!

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