Panhandle PWC 2016 Jetski Trip from Florida to Abaco, Bahamas

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7 days, 629 miles, 3 skis, 1 22′ Bay boat!

A years worth of planning has paid off, it was an adventure of a lifetime!
10 hour drive from Pace, FL to Boynton Beach. Left Boynton Beach inlet at daylight, made West End in 2 hours 20 minutes. After that, things got interesting…one of the skis started taking on water, racks crumbled under the harsh conditions, ran aground, lost gas cans, and ran out of gas. Finally made it there after 12 hours.
The week was amazing!
Due to poor weather conditions forecasted for our return trip, we decided to leave a day early and break it into 2 days.
Left Treasure Cay at Daylight on Friday and had 4-5 footers for 9.5 hours and finally arrived at Freeport, Bahamas where we would stay the night and fuel for the next morning crossing.
The boat took some damage. The center console and T-top came loose and we had to strap each corner of the T-Top to cleats to keep the center console from coming completely loose.
As daylight came the morning of the crossing, we left the inlet to see 7-9 foot rollers, which proved to result in another long day.
A long day it was, 9 hours to cross. Windburn and tired but we made it!

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