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Dinghy from Leverick #123411
03/08/2017 02:07 PM
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Hi all, I am wondering about taking the dinghy from Leverick to Saba and Bitter End, We have been to Leverick before and would like see these two areas. Is it a reasonable trip ? Thanks for any input.

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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: ColoBoater] #123412
03/08/2017 02:47 PM
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It's certainly doable. It just depends on the weather and how wet you're willing to get. You can always take the free ferry over, too.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: tradewinds] #123413
03/08/2017 02:53 PM
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We attempted it last week - and turned around - it was very dark (even with lights) and many other boats buzzing around the channel.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: rigirly] #123414
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Thanks for the input. I'll check out the ferry idea I think

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: rigirly] #123415
03/08/2017 04:16 PM
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We attempted it last week - and turned around - it was very dark (even with lights) and many other boats buzzing around the channel.


There's no way in hell we'd try it in the dark.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: tradewinds] #123416
03/08/2017 05:41 PM
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Did it once, just once; never again.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: bobsob] #123417
03/08/2017 07:18 PM
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It's a blast during the day when you're dressed up as pirates and toting water cannons...but at night? NO thank you!


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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: ColoBoater] #123418
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We've done it multiple times (not at night). There are multiple factors involved:
--Wind/wave/ how many people in the dinghy (try to sit behind a big, fat person).
--If you only have 2 or 3 riders and can get the dinghy up on plane > yippee.
-- If its very windy, head over towards prickly pear island and then navigate its leeward side. If you get there and a divorce is now pending, let the fun-police ride back over on the Saba rock ferry.
-- Remember, when you get about half way across the sound, start throttling up and down and claim you think its outta gas.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: Winterstale] #123419
03/08/2017 09:18 PM
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It's a blast during the day when you're dressed up as pirates and toting water cannons...!


....oh we had SOOO much fun <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/pirate.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: Sandsailsun] #123420
03/08/2017 09:24 PM
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I'd do it now. I wouldn't do it in the past. But our dinghy also has an 18hp engine so it's a quicker trip and we can get it to plane easily.. On a typical charter dinghy that's 9.9hp I wouldn't make the trip.


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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: maytrix] #123421
03/08/2017 10:03 PM
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I've done it several times with a typical 9.9HP dinghy during the day. It can be a pounding experience but not that bad. I don;t think I would try it at night.

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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: MarkS] #123422
03/08/2017 10:19 PM
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We did it ...went all the way to the Fat Virgin. we were there in June and water was calm and not busy. We did it during the day....we were pretty wet though!

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: bagsarepacked] #123423
03/08/2017 10:40 PM
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A diversion but we took the dinghy to/from the Last Reaort and Marina Cay in the dark last time. Never again for sure. The current in that channel rips!


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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: maytrix] #123424
03/08/2017 10:45 PM
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It was fun,,,, we need another dingy craw,,,, i

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: tradewinds] #123425
03/08/2017 11:15 PM
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So the free ferry from Saba Rock.........is it on a schedule? Or as needed? How late at night does it run?

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: CaptRobear] #123426
03/09/2017 09:55 AM
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To and From Leverick, you can call them and they'll come and get you.I don't think that is a scheduled stop. And by all means... Tip the captain <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: jagmansr] #123427
03/09/2017 02:57 PM
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It was fun,,,, we need another dingy craw,,,, i


Yes we do!!! that was a BLAST! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: Winterstale] #123428
03/09/2017 09:01 PM
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It was fun,,,, we need another dingy craw,,,, i


Yes we do!!! that was a BLAST! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


We'll be back May25th, Kim will be there for the poker run, when are you heading back? Maybe we should plan a date in 2018

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: TackingAg] #123429
03/09/2017 09:09 PM
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A diversion but we took the dinghy to/from the Last Reaort and Marina Cay in the dark last time. Never again for sure. The current in that channel rips!


Also did that last week - really wet trip

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Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: maytrix] #123430
03/10/2017 10:34 AM
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Kim & Bridget - the photos I've seen of pirate get-ups and hats looks hilarious! I've always wondered tho - do you haul that stuff down with you or buy it on-island somewhere?

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: CottageGirl] #123431
03/10/2017 11:20 AM
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During the last even we participated in we brought pirate costumes, water guns, as well as hula outfits (grass skirt and coconut bra).
This is serious fun! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: CottageGirl] #123432
03/10/2017 12:55 PM
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Kim & Bridget - the photos I've seen of pirate get-ups and hats looks hilarious! I've always wondered tho - do you haul that stuff down with you or buy it on-island somewhere?


we always bring from home..nice to pick up some stuff around Halloween ...BVI always on my mind <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


Kim

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: Sandsailsun] #123433
03/10/2017 02:14 PM
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Kim & Bridget - the photos I've seen of pirate get-ups and hats looks hilarious! I've always wondered tho - do you haul that stuff down with you or buy it on-island somewhere?


we always bring from home..nice to pick up some stuff around Halloween ...BVI always on my mind <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


So much for packing light .... I've eliminated some things, but keep adding more fun things! :-)

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: maytrix] #123434
03/11/2017 03:47 PM
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Have done it a few times including the Fat Virgin BUT ONLY in day light and perfect weather.

Re: Dinghy from Leverick [Re: jagmansr] #123435
03/12/2017 09:23 AM
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[quote]jagmansr said:
It was fun,,,, we need another dingy craw,,,, i

Yes we do!!! that was a BLAST! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


We'll be back May25th, Kim will be there for the poker run, when are you heading back? Maybe we should plan a date in 2018



We are with K&W for the Run this year - arriving 5/25, leaving 6/6.


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