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Interesting day at ttol -boatyball #192127
04/12/2019 08:45 PM
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It seems that the only thing discussed today are negative attributes of boatyball and related necessary anchoring skill.

This must be a record quiet news day.


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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192135
04/12/2019 11:42 PM
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According to the BB thread BB has annoyed quite a few charterers who spent thousands to enjoy a peaceful sailing vacation.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: sail445] #192161
04/13/2019 09:13 AM
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How does BB annoy cruisers? I have talked with many who have been very satisfied. Not one complaint.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192200
04/13/2019 04:54 PM
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A record for a thread?

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: calsail] #192201
04/13/2019 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by calsail
How does BB annoy cruisers? I have talked with many who have been very satisfied. Not one complaint.


How many have you talked to?
There are a few complaints on the other thread alone.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: jphart] #192202
04/13/2019 06:07 PM
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No, a record for a day


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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192203
04/13/2019 06:23 PM
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Trying a short cut to a question, since the major boaty ball thread is huge and possibly convoluted.

1. Are all of the boaty ball moorings, identified as boaty ball....the orange and blue, with RESERVED noted on the moorings. We know to stand clear of those..

2. Is boaty ball managing other moorings, and people can reserve them, but they are not marked or painted as boaty ball moorings.

3. Are boaty balls moorings of any kind, painted as boaty ball, or just white, or noted as more secure, under tcontrol for reservations thru boaty ball . Does this include other harbors..

Lets say, we come into a mooring field at Cane Garden Bay, or even Leverick. or Cooper, or Jost, etc.

There are moorings that appear to be first come first serve/ They DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE BOATY BALL MOORINGS.

Are those white mooring balls, really first come first serve moorings, or does boaty ball , have an app, that people can reserve those unmarked moorings.

We feel if the mooring cans are not identified in boaty ball colors , they should be available to first come first served. We pay at the bar, or dock master, or the boats that come out for payment.

Any scoops would be appreciated.

Thank you

Denny and Erica



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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: captdennyj] #192205
04/13/2019 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by captdennyj
Trying a short cut to a question, since the major boaty ball thread is huge and possibly convoluted.

1. Are all of the boaty ball moorings, identified as boaty ball....the orange and blue, with RESERVED noted on the moorings. We know to stand clear of those..

YES

2. Is boaty ball managing other moorings, and people can reserve them, but they are not marked or painted as boaty ball moorings.

NO

3. Are boaty balls moorings of any kind, painted as boaty ball, or just white, or noted as more secure, under tcontrol for reservations thru boaty ball . Does this include other harbors..

ALL HAVE BOATY BALL MARKINGS AND ARE ON APP...NOTHING ELSE IN PLAY

Lets say, we come into a mooring field at Cane Garden Bay, or even Leverick. or Cooper, or Jost, etc.

There are moorings that appear to be first come first serve/ They DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE BOATY BALL MOORINGS.

CORRECT - SEE ANSWER TO (1) and (3)

Are those white mooring balls, really first come first serve moorings, or does boaty ball , have an app, that people can reserve those unmarked moorings.

FCFS - NO APP

We feel if the mooring cans are not identified in boaty ball colors , they should be available to first come first served. We pay at the bar, or dock master, or the boats that come out for payment.

THEY ARE

Any scoops would be appreciated.

Thank you

Denny and Erica



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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: bailau] #192233
04/14/2019 08:23 AM
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Well said, easy to understand, and correct. Skippers, reserve the orange ones that say reserved for BB. All others are free game. Pretty straight forward. Don’t overthink.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192234
04/14/2019 08:31 AM
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Thank you for the easy to comprehend good news.

The count down for may sailing the BVI is on.

Hope our wakes will cross .

Denny and Erica

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: captdennyj] #192241
04/14/2019 08:57 AM
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One clarification: there are also balls marked “private”, with or without the name of the owner. Those are not fcfs. There are a number of these on Great Camanoe, near the MC mooring field. Apart from the squatting aspect, some of them are designed to only hold smaller boats.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192246
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a interesting point of view from a investor ???????????

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192261
04/14/2019 12:10 PM
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An investor? In what? Certainly not BB.


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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: captdennyj] #192366
04/15/2019 04:15 PM
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You have sailed the BVI in the past? Right?

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192398
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I starting sailing in the BVI mid 70s

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: joeboo] #192477
04/16/2019 09:42 PM
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You beat me by 10 years


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Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: joeboo] #192483
04/16/2019 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by joeboo
I starting sailing in the BVI mid 70s

What a difference from today.. I started early 70’s to 83 then I had to work (had a baby girl) and started sailing again in the mid 90’s
What a difference it was back then.

Re: Interesting day at ttol -boatyball [Re: warren460] #192494
04/17/2019 06:04 AM
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On our first trip, A moorings 50 seemed like a mega yacht


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