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Rhapsody

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Key West and the Dry Tortugas
« on: May 06, 2012, 11:48:45 AM »
We are headed down there the 14 th of May, 2012.
It will probably take us 3 to 4 days to get to Key West, then hang out for another 3 or 4 days
before we set sail for the Dry Tortugas.

Any other CSYs in Key West?
Any advice on places to anchor around the Dry Tortugas, or is mooring balls mandatory?

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »
Dag,

I wish I could say my 33 will be there but, no such luck.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 06:20:48 PM »
We've been out to the Dry Tortugas several times.
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Art & Brenda Flynn

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 02:41:36 PM »
I wouldn't anchor off Garden Key with the other boats this time of year. It is nesting season for the birds there and they are extremely loud 24 hours a day. Looking at your charts, anchor on the south side of the fort, outside the entrance channel in the deeper water. Less noise and easier sleeping.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 06:23:50 AM »
Thanks for the info. We ended up turning left instead and sailed to the Bahamas. Got a nice weather window for crossing the gulf stream and just jumped on it.
The Dry Tortugas is still on the list of things to do and could happen next year.