Explorer Chartbooks Chatter

Abacos Weather?

I’ll soon be crossing from West Palm to the West End and eventually to the Abacos. It’s close enough, that I’m looking at the weather more closely. First thing I notice is that generally every

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Bimini Power and light fire

The Bimini power station caught on fire. See the article in the Nasssau Guardian. https://thenassauguardian.com/2019/05/29/bimini-power-situation-still-unreliable/ According to Big Game, they have power, I would call before going over.

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Big Farmers Cay

Since our stop last year here at Big Farmers Cay, four 2’x4′ red with white lettering “NO TRESPASSING” signs have been placed along the west shore of the cay.

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Chub Cay Marina change in policy

All cruisers please be aware, Chub Cay Marina no longer allows “transients” from the anchorage to go ashore! This includes the Ship Store and the restaurants! It was in listed in this seasons explorer charts

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New Fuel and Dockage Survey

A new fuel and Dockage Survey has been posted on https://www.explorercharts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=53  Most fuel prices were up since last month and many dockage rates as well. A number of marinas could not be contacted and some were too

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Exuma Yacht Club fuel

Update… Exuma Yacht Club has had diesel for a couple of weeks now. $4.78 a gallon. I took a few samples in a glass jar along the way, looks clean. But the pump is VERY

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Old Bahama Bay Marina Status

We just spoke with the Dockmaster at Old Bahama Bay, West End, Grand Bahama. Here is their current status: The marina is 95% closed. That means there are 6-7 slips available in the marina. They

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Exuma Yacht Club

Exuma Yacht Club is open under somewhat new management. Dockage is $2 a foot limited power but water available Still no fuel although they say it should be another month… New restaurant upstairs replacing Blu.

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ROAM?

Hi all, Has anyone used ROAM to clear into the US? Any tips about it?

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Diver Dan to the Rescue

We always love to give good reports of what works to help cruisers in the Bahamas, especially in emergency situations. A friend recently was injured badly on Eleuthera and had great success being flown from

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