Jimmy Buffett just bought a New Sail/Gamefishing Boat,...motorsailer

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by brian eiland, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Turks & Caicos,.....the very big Caicos Bank


    Looks like you should be able to go south across this Caicos Bank on down to Porta Plata. But that ring of cays closes off the bottom of the bank. I took my 38' sport fish boat across that bank (in good light), dodging the BIG coral heads, thinking surely there must be some little break in that long string of reefs that I would be able to walk her 3 foot prop draft across. Could NOT find one!!

    A lot of vessels avoid venturing out on this bank for fear of draft. But what an active sea life there is there to be explored,...if you have a vessel that can do so....shallow draft.

    From a guy who lives and sails in the Turks and Caicos.....

  2. jorgepease
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    jorgepease Senior Member

    I bet he has specific plans for this boat.

    I have a 3 foot control depth getting to my house in the keys.

    I used to ding up props all the time till I built my micro drafting tunnel boat, I would be constantly worried having something like he is building.
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