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HELP - My first trip to the Bahamas

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This is the first time we will be traveling to the Bahamas on our own Boat. Excited ! Anything that i need to know about getting into the Bahamas.. Planning this July, looks like a good time to visit. I was thinking about crossing from Lake Worth? Any thoughts ?
wow that's nice. I'm sure it'l be fun. Don't forget extra batteries. Here's what we do. You could avoid to leave from Lake Worth. The Fort Pierce inlet is a good one instead. July is usually HOT .. but you can expect some breeze. I prefer May and June for Bahamas. There is a radio net that cruisers will chime into. It will give the weather forecast and navigation info. I think it is 8:00 am on channel 69. Have a great trip
You will need a yellow flag for quarantine and a Bahamas courtesy flag too. Abaco's are a great part of the Bahamas. You have protected water, blue water, lots of little settlements. Happy Sailing
Prepare a ditch bag.The Navionics charts have many more tide stations than the Garmin charts. Make sure you aircon systems are in great shape. And bring spares for them.
@Teena - Yes i know it's not the best what we are free in the month of July. Fort Pierce is one of the options too. Thanks
@Adam- Ditch bag! something I forgot about.. Thanks Bud. My AC systems are original to the boat and I'm not sure what shape they are in actually. They cool the boat well is all I can say.
@Simon- Yes both flags !

Thanks all :) Appreciate all the help
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