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Saw some old posts on here about a trip like this (hope I didn't miss some new ones). Anyway, I live in TX and I'm planning a trip across for June 2020. My local colleague is in and so is my brother who lives in MO. We will most likely send the wives across on the ferry and stay on the islands for 4-5 days watching the weather for the return trip.

Sure like to get some expert advice and perhaps even meet up with more folks to ride across.

Ft. Lauderdale - Freeport or Miami - Bimini

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Saw some old posts on here about a trip like this (hope I didn't miss some new ones). Anyway, I live in TX and I'm planning a trip across for June 2020. My local colleague is in and so is my brother who lives in MO. We will most likely send the wives across on the ferry and stay on the islands for 4-5 days watching the weather for the return trip.

Sure like to get some expert advice and perhaps even meet up with more folks to ride across.

Ft. Lauderdale - Freeport or Miami - Bimini

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Come guys, surely this trip can be on your bucket list? Nobody in the Ft. Lauderdale area up for this?
 

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Just got back from Grand Bahama on Sunday, left from Boynton Beach on Wednesday, a crazy inlet that gets dangerous. First trip across, 5 PWC's. Had Bimini planned but with the power and fuel issues we changed course. It's 70 miles to west end GB then another 25 to Freeport where we pulled into Port Lucaya and stayed right there in Pelican Bay.

Need extra fuel, GPS, EPIRB, VHF, flares and good weather. It was good weather, 5-10 mph sw but the 1-2 chop beat us up for that distance. We left directly from Freeport Sunday, 94 miles. Probably try Bimini next summer if they get infrastructure together, it's been 3 months since the power plant fire.
 

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Just got back from Grand Bahama on Sunday, left from Boynton Beach on Wednesday, a crazy inlet that gets dangerous. First trip across, 5 PWC's. Had Bimini planned but with the power and fuel issues we changed course. It's 70 miles to west end GB then another 25 to Freeport where we pulled into Port Lucaya and stayed right there in Pelican Bay.

Need extra fuel, GPS, EPIRB, VHF, flares and good weather. It was good weather, 5-10 mph sw but the 1-2 chop beat us up for that distance. We left directly from Freeport Sunday, 94 miles. Probably try Bimini next summer if they get infrastructure together, it's been 3 months since the power plant fire.
AWESOME!!

1) Anything you can tell me about the brand/model of the equipment you have would be helpful assuming
you are happy with it.
2) Any idea who will insure my ski for a trip across? I received a reply from GEICO stating they will not cover
me.
3) More than happy hook with others for a crossing........our tentative date is departing from Ft. Lauderdale where the ferry starts and going to Bimini Sat. June 6 2020

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ACR epirb, garmin gps and vhf. buddy had the sat phone, never needed to use it. I couldn't find anyone to insure either so we rolled the dice and no problem....chris
 

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ACR epirb, garmin gps and vhf. buddy had the sat phone, never needed to use it. I couldn't find anyone to insure either so we rolled the dice and no problem....chris
Thank you for the info! I'm going to have to find some insurance. I just bought mine a few months ago and still owe the man some coin. :tango_face_crying:


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THC1. So did you do it this summer? I want to go to Bimini before new year 2021. I have Waverunner Cruiser XF 2020. Already put 100 hours on on Georgia lakes and close to shore in Florida. Now I want more. I have Garmin GPS and Boating HD app on my cell for navigation. Also hand-held VHF. Looking for a group of PWC enthusiasts to make this together. It would be great to have a boat carrying extra fuel for us and I am willing to pay for this.
 

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Wow, this sounds great but crazy at the same time. Does sound like a fun trip though. I have a 2020 STX160 with. 20 gallon tank, will that be enough IF I wanted to join this bucket list trip? Will need the Lid issue fixed by Kawasaki though 😩
 

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This sounds like a kick ass trip, you guys have balls lol!

Limshady, how do you feel your 160X handles in chop? I have the 160LX and my opinion is that the craft isn’t a very comfortable ride in consistent bay/ocean chop, as opposed to the Ultra which handles it much smoother.
 

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Kingcrab, this is my first JetSki, I have nothing to compare it to. I have only ridden it on the LI Sound and Lake George. Have not been out to the ocean with it yet. For now it does well enough and plenty fast for me 👍
 
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