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  1. And enjoy the Banks crossing. Flatter water, and we've never seen less than 10 ft (we draw 6) on the route described. It's straightforward to anchor on the banks near Northwest Channel out of sight of any land, for the night, and go through the channel in daylight. Just be sure to anchor well off the magenta lines - there will be the occasional fishing boat or Inter-island boat moving around at night. Have a great time.
  2. That route would work fine. But from Miami we go directly to Bimini, and then either a) stop at Bimini to check in, or b) get on the banks either side of Moselle Banks, which is just north of Bikini, and then proceed to Mackie, Northwest Shoal, and then check in either at Chub Cay or Nassau. But if you are departing from Lake Worth Inlet, save the Miami side trip and cross straight to West End or Freeport, check in, and then proceed to the Banks and Northwest Channel. Either way, enjoy. We have to pass on this winter in the Bahamas, and I'm whining already
  3. I can't add to the Nonsuch discussion, other than to say my buddy likes his 30. But as the owner of a Niagara, I will say that Hinterhoeller was a top notch builder. The more I poke around ours after 7 years, the more I'm impressed with the quality of construction and attention to detail. I'd buy another, but love ours too much to replace it. Ellis has been a great designer. All due respect to Bob, too
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    Another interesting boat

    You might include Niagara's on your list. Very well built, in Canada, by Hinterhoeller (who was factory manager for much of the early C&C build). They have the fundamental cruising attributes like tankage, ventilation, system accessability, etc, and still sail well. 35s are a great boat for fairly modest $, and they have done circumnavs. The 42 footers are a bit rare (21 built), but graceful, roomy, and sail well. A bit of a Canadian cult boat, so hold their value well. Did I mention they are handsome? Still in love with ours after 7 years.
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    Aluminum bottom RIBs

    We bought a Highfield AL 9.5 Rib, and have a couple seasons in the Bahamas with it now. Compared it to the AB, and Highfield won. We like the painted surface, not as hot to step on. No sign of any problems with either corrosion or tube attachment. And the 20 lbs lighter than FG is nice. Planes very nicely with two up, and 8hp. Beach landing scratches are minimal. Completely satisfied with it.
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    New York State Anarchy

    While in Roch, come pay us a visit at Rochester Yacht Club. We love company. Bar is liveliest Wednesdays and Fridays. Most of our racing will wind down about October 1, after a screwy season with Lake Ontario flooding. Wineries? Visit Konstantin Frank, or Ravines for terrific Dry Rieslings. I'll give Blue Mountain Lake and the museum there a strong second vote.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Re the W boat. Beautiful but..... I'm left wondering if maybe the best test of a designer's mettle is to create a really beautiful and terrific fast cruising boat 40 or so feet or less that still pleases our eyes. With real room for people. It must get easier to create grace and nice lines with longer boats. But what do I know?
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    It's got a paint job that's shinier than my boat. Now I'm done admiring.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Someone, that find scares me.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Sully: Try a Mercer 44 (?) Bermuda 40 on steroids w/ a flush deck But I've been wrong many times before.....
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    My boat looks pretty damn ugly when our race results suck. But then I look in the mirror, and realize it's not the boat that's ugly....