I'm in the planning process for moving my owners 70' motoryacht north from St Thomas USVI for a family cruise on the ICW this spring. I am limited in range by fuel. I plan on stopping in the DR and then fueling again in Provo. From there next stop is Nassau which is just barely within my comfort range. I don't want to stray too far from the rhumb line but also want to consider comfort and to minimize time spent conning through the shallows. I am considering crossing from Exuma Sound to the Tongue of the Ocean at Galliot Cut (23 55.6N 76 16.5W). Is there any good argument in continuing on to Sail Rock to cross the bank or even skipping Exuma Sound altogether and crossing the Ragged Islands directly into the Tongue? I draw 5'!0" and although its a delivery, not a cruise, I still have enough time to make the trip as painless as possible... Thanks in advance for experienced advise.