Dodging Coral in the Bahamas! | Distant Shores

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  • Hi guys from Canada another great job done so you were there 30 years ago and nothing is changed I take it the water levels to the same

  • Hi. I have been thinking about buying a sailboat. I have never sailed before but I did own a 33 foot Bertram for many years. Any recommendations?

  • I've got about the same history as you guys down there. My first sail over there was on a 4 foot draft Morgan 38 in 1987. The first time we crossed the Yellow Banks, I was pretty scared. It sounded really scary. But, now many years later, I have taken it as a mission to ask every single person I meet in the Bahamas if they know of anyone, who has actually hit a coral reef head on the Yellow Banks. I haven't found anyone yet, and I suspect there is more water over most of these coral heads than most people think. One day, I want to actually dive a few them and see. But, until then, we still steer around those ink blots when we see them!

  • Note! Blue holes, like you said, ebb and flood..this means when ebbing they create a large drain with a doward flowing current. Diving down into a blue hole can be very dangerouse if it is ebbing as you will dive deep but then when you turn up the current keeps you down and people drown. This happened on long island where people did what you did and dove down and drowned. The rule on blue holes is to kick sand or debris ino the hole and detertermind if it's upwelling or draining..if draining DANGER!!!!

  • What a great video. Weโ€™re looking forward to sailing to the USVI where we spent our honeymoon 28 years ago. When we finally make it that far, it will be 30 years for us too. Though I donโ€™t have any pictures of me in an awesome speedo like yours Paul ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ. You guys are the best.

  • I was daydreaming in heaven until they landed in Nassau and the Atlantis hotel, then the nightmares began. The demons went away the minute they left that tourist trap. Yes, I've been to that hotel and Staniel key, but am mostly in "trance" when you guys sail at 5 knots thru the corals and sand banks!

  • Another Flawless video, We love your content.. itโ€™s like watching a NatGeo film the way you both speak and present your video. Good job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

  • 2:05 One meter tide! I would kill for a one meter tide!. On a good day the tides will only be around 4.5 to 5 feet, but on a bad day they can be well over 7 feet, or over 2 meters by me here in NYC. I like that your boat has a swing keel. None of mine do. I delivered a Sabre 34 down the coast a few years ago and it had one. Your videos have made me think again about getting one. Thanks again for another great video!

  • Love those historical photos of both of you together 30 years ago – wow stylish! Reminds me of the pictures of me and my bride 30 years ago as well! The Exuma's are so beautiful! Gorgeous sunset at Staniel Cay. Thanks for sharing!

  • Great video again๐Ÿ˜€. Can you give an update on your Integral generator replacment system? Does it work as advertised? Thanks.

  • Some really great footage. We enjoyed. Thanks for sharing. Sail Safe guys. Ant, Cid and the pooch crew.

  • We just went to some of these spots in February but found it hard to find calm, not rolly anchorages and good (downwind) sailing conditions heading to and down the Exumas. We are on a Tartan 34 which is a bit tender and rolls a lot initially not good for anchorages with any tendency for swell that does line up with the wind nicely. Any advice for new cruisers on small boats? Thanks.

  • Pretty much the same thing as a Cenote or sink holes in a Karst. The "hole" is made when the roof of an underground eroded cave collapses. Further erosion from above then can enlarge the hole.

  • Did you find the Lusca in the blue hole ๐Ÿ˜ We really envy your lifestyle, hearing that you have been there 30 years ago makes us remember our first trip in the Caribbeans, hope next time we will visit by sailboat

  • Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s been asked before but why havenโ€™t you guys added favors for your dingy? Youโ€™d have so much more deck space under way.

  • 30 years later! You guys are amazing, to visit an area after so many years and to do it together โค congrats ! Take care ๐Ÿ‘ oh yes , and the drone work is excellent. Good job.

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