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MAKO finished the crossing late this afternoon. For a new boat, things worked really, really well. A few bugs to work out, but that is expected. We are ready to GO!

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The weather for the trip was much better than expected. We left North Carolina in calm conditions with the ocean like glass. We made good time that first day, despite all the fuel weight aboard. We averaged in the low 20 knot range all the way until dark.

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We had a quiet night making about 10 knots until dawn. The new Garmin electronics sure performed well. More on that later — Garmin is a new brand to me and relatively new to the sportfishing market but I think they have a really good set of products and I want to do a report on just that in the coming weeks.

Around 6:00 am we sped her up with about 220 miles to go to Blue Cut (the most direct cut in the reef system). Things continued to run well, with an average speed again in the low 20s to conserve fuel. We pulled into the customs dock on Ordinance Island around 4:00.  Not too shabby!

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To the crew at Briggs Boat Works, thanks for building such a great boat. We cannot wait to put her through her paces in Bermuda.

Joe, Brian, Peter…thanks.  It was a great trip.

– Capt. Allen DeSilva

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    Capt. That is one good looking Carolina sportfisherman! I really love the Carolina Blue color! Good luck and great fishing to you! Sunny

    Comment made by Sunny Briggs on May 31, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

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    Allen, she looks good, Sunny,shes purple and has a bare foot on her stern.
    Mike

    Comment made by mike sandusky on June 7, 2009 @ 6:30 am


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