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Fuel & Water #116016
01/04/2017 01:40 PM
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First post from a long-time lurker!

I wonder if someone would be kind enough to advise where in the BVI it is possible to pick up both fuel & water on the same dock. I'm not keen on Spanish Town or Road Town as both would eat up valuable snorkeling / painkilling time.

I was hoping Bitter End or Leverick would be options...

My wife and I will be sailing a 48ft mono (as we have done for the last three years running). Whilst we are very comfortable handling the boat short-handed, we see no sense in making two dockside stops if one would suffice! Usually we easily last the week without needing to top-up either. However, this year we are there for a much longer time...so expect we may need to make a pit-stop!

Thanks in advance

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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Christo] #116017
01/04/2017 01:54 PM
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Nick at Leverick is a great resource and always a fun place to stay.
"In the Leverick Bay Marina we offer a full service dock, supplying fuel, fresh water and ice, 36 moorings and 15 slips with 110 and 220 volt electricity. Fresh water hot showers and laundry facilities are also available for your convenience. If staying overnight on a mooring ball or slip, water (up to 200 gallons) and a bag of ice is free."

http://www.leverickbaymarina.com/


~Eric
Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Christo] #116018
01/04/2017 01:55 PM
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LEVERICK For sure


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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Sandsailsun] #116019
01/04/2017 01:57 PM
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Oh and welcome out of lurk-dome <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />
We are just the two of us aboard lots also .... So much fun to be had I agree avoiding the bigger spots is preferable


Kim

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: IslandGator] #116020
01/04/2017 01:58 PM
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IslandGator said:
Nick at Leverick is a great resource and always a fun place to stay.
"In the Leverick Bay Marina we offer a full service dock, supplying fuel, fresh water and ice, 36 moorings and 15 slips with 110 and 220 volt electricity. Fresh water hot showers and laundry facilities are also available for your convenience. If staying overnight on a mooring ball or slip, water (up to 200 gallons) and a bag of ice is free."

http://www.leverickbaymarina.com/


The new web site is awesome ... Javier is talented


Kim

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Sandsailsun] #116021
01/04/2017 02:18 PM
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Leverick x 3 !!!


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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Christo] #116022
01/04/2017 02:31 PM
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Leverick Bay is awesome and would be my first choice.

Other choices:

Cane Garden Bay
Great Harbor, JVD
Marina Cay (I know they have water, not sure about fuel)


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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Orange_Burst] #116023
01/04/2017 02:33 PM
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Leverick (as said above), BEYC, Cane Garden, Soapers, Marina Cay. (All have fuel, and I think water).

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Twanger] #116024
01/04/2017 04:07 PM
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Sounds like Leverick has the popular vote!

We usually dinghy down from BEYC, but perhaps this year we'll take the mother-ship!

Thanks all for your help and suggestions.

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Christo] #116025
01/04/2017 05:25 PM
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It might be a good thought to scope out the dock on a dingy beforehand. Leverick has a VERY clean dock. Some docks are exposed concrete edges, high nail/screw heads, missing or non-existand bumpers/wood. I know these are not your boats, but some of these docks are VERY war torn.

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: hallucination] #116026
01/04/2017 05:33 PM
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Since you need fuel and water, make a reservation in advance , noting the need for fuel.... In addition call by cell phone early day of arrival and they may be able to put you on one of the slips close to end which can be serviced with moving boat. However, I look at the 2 docking as good practice... And the dock hands are very good at assisting you at Leverick


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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Deepcut] #116027
01/04/2017 06:33 PM
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INHO, calling for reservations NEVER works. Unless you have REALLY BIG boat. EARLY in the day works sometimes. Caution, the deckhands at Leverick will only help if you ASK for it. There are too many "i know what to do" captains, that are offended if the lowly dock hands tell the the "right" way to do things. Even if the dockhands are WWAAYY better than the ego captain.

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: hallucination] #116028
01/04/2017 08:29 PM
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Leverick for sure, great team at the docks.


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Re: Fuel & Water [Re: hallucination] #116029
01/04/2017 09:58 PM
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This forum is an opportunity to provide advice and differentiating opinions, and while I don't post often I check-in to this forum nightly.

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hallucination said:
INHO, calling for reservations NEVER works. Unless you have REALLY BIG boat. EARLY in the day works sometimes. Caution, the deckhands at Leverick will only help if you ASK for it. There are too many "i know what to do" captains, that are offended if the lowly dock hands tell the the "right" way to do things. Even if the dockhands are WWAAYY better than the ego captain.


During the time of year I charter, ~6 years in a row, the team at Leverick has been great, both with reservations ahead of time, and radio reservations when you're local to Gorda Sound. There was one time my crew didn't receive assistance from the dock crew, and in hindsight it was when the boats docking and fueling to dock crew ratio outnumbered them.

I personally appreciate the dock team's knowledge of how the current prevailing winds and current will help/hinder docking in a flash compared to me doing it solo and working through the changing variables.

They're good guys, want to assist and make you feel welcome at Leverick; a great place to fuel and take-on water.

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: HtownHondo] #116030
01/30/2017 12:58 PM
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Just thought I'd post a follow-up for anyone who may be on a similar boat / same sized crew in the future.

At the end of our 15 day charter we had just under half a tank of diesel left and had only just switched over from water tank 1 to tank 2 (both the same size).

...so in the end had no need for additional fuel or water! The rum on the other hand did need topping up quite frequently!

Whilst we always take care with the water we were not being overly lean and in terms of the diesel the boat didn't have a generator so we were using it for at least 4hrs per day either at 1600rpm (for straight battery charging) or around 2800rpm when the breeze failed us!

Another amazing time in the BVI, even with the period of very high swell (11th to 15th Jan...ish) and over 35 knot gusts recorded on several occasions! Anegada will have to wait for 2018!

Thanks again for everyone's advice all the same.

Re: Fuel & Water [Re: Christo] #116031
01/30/2017 01:35 PM
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We were out the same time and the winds were pretty exciting... until they weren't.

In comparison, we had six people on our 40-foot monohull for the first week and used 75 gallons of tank water and 20 gallons of drinking water (gallon jugs). That is the least tank water we have used. The relatively low temperatures helped keep us from sweating through our clothes. The crew were avid snorkelers and experienced back country campers, so that made a difference.

In July 2015 we had ten people on a Helia 44 cat and we were going through 10 gallons of tank water per person per day. The difference was air temperature and the crew was taking full showers every day.

Cheers, RickG


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