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Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass #150553
12/27/2017 10:22 AM
12/27/2017 10:22 AM
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By jagmansr

Post Irma Trip Report Part 1: Sea Cow Bay and Captain's Compass.
Carol and I are the owners of Leopard Island Fun chartered through Captain’s Compass and Brent Fennell. We were down December 9th for a week long trip. This is my two part report on our post Irma visit. Part One is about the current conditions at Sea Cow Bay and Captain's Compass. Part two is a summation of our trip around the islands.

First off, I can't over state our gratitude for all the hard work and care Brent put into protecting his fleet. Irma caused the destruction of 70% of the boats in the BVI. Thanks to Brent, our cat moved less than a foot during the hurricane and the only real damage we incurred was the loss of our mast. (which again thanks to Bent has been ordered and should be replaced in the next 4 to 8 weeks. Until then we have a power cat that has already been out on 2 charters. Brent has most of his fleet up and running and was the first charter company to have a boat sailing in charter the first of December.

Sea Cow Bay is in good shape. Gene's restaurant is running full service. Our dinner there was great Full menu and the usual great service and friendship. Gene's was very busy Saturday night. The grocery store in the marina is open and fully stocked. The marina is fortunate to have a large generator for when the power of off. Actually, the generator ran during the hurricane and they never loss power. There are many boats totally gone at Sea Cow Bay. Besides Brent’s boats there are only a few requiring minimal repairs.

Just want to finish this thread with the fact that Captain’s Compass is one of the few charter companies that not only survived Irma but is up and running. I encourage everyone not to hesitate going back to the BVI. Yes it has changed but you’ll appreciate discovering the new BVI and grasping the strength and damage mother nature can do. Part two about our trip is following


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Re: Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass [Re: Eric_Hill] #150560
12/27/2017 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric_Hill
By jagmansr

Brent has most of his fleet up and running and was the first charter company to have a boat sailing in charter the first of December.



Actually not. There were boats with CYOA out on charter mid November. Not that it really matters.

So I'm a little confused by this post. Eric - why are you posting it and not Jagmansr?


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Re: Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass [Re: Eric_Hill] #150563
12/27/2017 12:15 PM
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It was about the only post that did not get converted during the time period. It was posted after the database was sent off to be converted.


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Re: Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass [Re: agrimsrud] #150580
12/27/2017 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by agrimsrud
Originally Posted by Eric_Hill
By jagmansr

Brent has most of his fleet up and running and was the first charter company to have a boat sailing in charter the first of December.



Actually not. There were boats with CYOA out on charter mid November. Not that it really matters.

So I'm a little confused by this post. Eric - why are you posting it and not Jagmansr?



Glad to hear that Brent is getting it back together. It has been tough on all of us.

As for our first boats out. The owner of Mystic went out October 23 and Serenity was the first paying charter it went out October 27th.

Jay

Re: Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass [Re: CaptainJay] #150590
12/27/2017 05:51 PM
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When we were down, it WAS great seeing a dozen or so other boats. Nice to see some of the charter companies back up and running.

Re: Post Irma Trip Report Part One: Captian's Compass [Re: Eric_Hill] #150678
12/29/2017 10:12 AM
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Hi Frank , thanks so much for sharing about your visit . I’m hoping to write something after the holiday rush is over about our post Irma findings as well .


Kim


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