Key West Attempt

Here’s a short video of our attempt to make Key West from Tampa (MacDill AFB Marina). We hit a high-pressure system followed by back-to-back cold fronts and the seas got nasty. We made it as far as Port Charlotte FL before we turned back (we were making slow progress and breaking a wave over the bow every 8-10 seconds) because the weather forecast wasn’t good for the next 7-10 days. After that we tool a leisurely two days to motor back up the ICW. There was something like 16 draw bridges and 3 fixed on the way back. We didn’t get any footage of the bad weather because it was at night and we were tired. Apr 2008. When we got to our home marina, we slid her back in the slip and drove down to Key West for 6 days

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