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Jet Ski's - Oh no! #193771
05/01/2019 09:46 AM
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Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193774
05/01/2019 10:19 AM
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My charterboat contract is up in 18 months. Looks like it will be my last BVI boat. The one reason I did this boat was no jet skies. I knew however the camels nose was under the tent with the Leverick operation. The resricted ares will be a joke. They could not even keep the CGB jetskies from going through the anchorage at high speed.
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Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: GeorgeC1] #193776
05/01/2019 10:25 AM
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The Leverick Bay situation seems well under control but the CGB jets do come thru the mooring area especially towing the bananas.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193778
05/01/2019 10:40 AM
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The govt. says it wants more people coming to the BVI, and the Jet Ski's are going to bring that into the islands. Some have been fighting against super expansion.

Well, we spend a heck of a lot of money during our two week visits, and add in the total cost of the boat.

Point being, we are just two people, think about that multiplied by 8 to 12 for the large catamaran crews and passengers. ..

Wonder if that is all part of the BVI changing, more cruise ships with thousands of passengers, many, many catamarans, day trippers from other islands, and now jet skis all added onto to the land based visitors,
monohull sailors, and paid crew charter boats. Seems like a lot of revenue from all of those who love the BVI.

however, jet skis or no, in less than two weeks, we are going to be loving every minute of sailing and playing in the BVI, It will be the best trip ever.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193794
05/01/2019 01:15 PM
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Yes they have really controlled the so called" legal" jetskis in CGB..that's why they race through the mooring field..enter the swim area and fly through Apple Bay at full throttle . This is a terrible, TERRIBLE, idea. And as for bigger motorbikes..we have them all over..you can hear them screaming up and down the north shore all the time. I pointed this out to a cop and looked at me as though I should be arrested.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193796
05/01/2019 01:28 PM
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We were driving through Cane Garden Bay on a Sunday, and a group of motorcycles (at least 50 of them), where driving crazy. They were doing wheelies, driving from one end of the lane to the other, standing on their seats driving. It was really scary!


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Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193798
05/01/2019 01:56 PM
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We had been thinking of returning to BVI after the sale of our boat and Irma. But this is a huge no, no! Natures Little Secret? Sadly no more. Very disappointed, though can understand the necessity for more numbers. Need to be very careful as to the Type of visitor? Please, BVI plan forward for more than just one or two seasons.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193802
05/01/2019 02:45 PM
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Jet ski’s and sailboats don’t mix.
After a day of sailing you might as well forget about a quiet anchorage.
You can bet charterers floating off the stern of their boats are going to be endangered by these speeding missiles and noise.
But the overstuffed government officials probably have friends and families who are going to make a few dollars with the rentals and they can care less about the quality of life for the tourist.


Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193812
05/01/2019 04:26 PM
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This is all for the cruise ship people.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193814
05/01/2019 04:38 PM
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It would be fine if they limited the PWCs to areas where boats don’t anchor. Unfortunately they will bring the launch points to the bays the cruise ships drop off excursions such as CGB. I have a PWC among my fleet at home. We have strict no wake zones in and out of harbors and marinas. They buzz all day out on the lake and don’t bother anyone. If this could be established in the BVi it could work for all. Unfortunately without enforcement only the good guys follow the rules.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193826
05/01/2019 07:24 PM
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Once beautiful , peaceful, wonderful places are discovered by cruise ships, it is a down hill slide into a non caring theme park. Aka , Disneyland, Water World , etc..

It does not mater where it is, The BVI, Bora Bora, or for many of us ,also our own hometowns that are in the mountains, at the beaches or on an island.


Actually , it breaks our hearts to see these very special places that we know and love are vanishing, at least the way that we knew them.

As to the BVI, there is sadness in our hearts to read the above posts, For many years , many of us have had the wonderful opportunity to experience
the BVI, and get to know and befriend the island people as well as other sailors and boaters . Will the new visitors be able to experience those feelings ?
I do not know..

The reason that we skipped the BVI, a year after Irma is that I did not want to see the destruction of those islands , the loss of homes, and the hardships that
the people were going thru. My heart and mind just did not want to experience that. I was not BVI STRONG.

Yes, we skipped a year, and are very proud of the strength and recovery of the BVI. Positive thought, in less than two weeks, you all know, we are returning
for the best ever BVI sailing vacation. Stand by to stand by, the party light is going to be illuminated, the sailing the best, and our hearts mighty happy..

This feeling also strikes home, as we witnessed our beloved island of Kauai, subjected to the developers who want to turn Kauai into Maui, or Oahu,
I do not understand how elected or appointed officials could allow that. Well, maybe we all have an idea about that.

And now, after leaving Kauai, we moved to a the wonderful beach town of Dana Point, and the same thing is starting to happen here.

Our plan is simple, we are going to fight it , by voting to oust the city officials who back this money grubbing debacle, but also we will keep on having the
absolute best time enjoying Dana Point and South County and the people , the beaches,, the harbors,and the trails for as long as possible.

A toast To all of you, who feel the same, no matter your heart felt place on earth,......who knows , we may all be living in the Tuamotos some day.




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Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: captdennyj] #193829
05/01/2019 07:57 PM
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CaptDenny,
You can get the whole world to vote but blood is thicker then water..

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193914
05/02/2019 04:00 PM
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Spent most of March on CGB having to deal with the “biker children”. May not return because of them.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: captdennyj] #193919
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Captdenny is right. The cruise ships ruin and trash every island they visit.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193923
05/02/2019 05:10 PM
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Beating a dead horse.... the BVI govt is less sophisticated that the student council I was on in high school. Nepotism run amuck. Long term planning is the next election cycle. The several families drive and live in luxury while the vast majority live in squalor. Government jobs are given out based on connections. There is no incentive to provide customer service because there are no performance reviews or evaluations. You don’t like the way you are treated good luck finding someone to complain to. The only benefit to this nonsense is no sane outside investor will put money into the airport boondoggle. And there is still Anegada if the jet skis take hold. Something tells me the local there know not to kill the goose.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: NCSailor] #193936
05/02/2019 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NCSailor
Beating a dead horse.... the BVI govt is less sophisticated that the student council I was on in high school. Nepotism run amuck. Long term planning is the next election cycle. The several families drive and live in luxury while the vast majority live in squalor


Agreed, although the gov't seems to be desperate to be seen as sophisticated. At least as far as the PM's taste in $115,000 Cadillac Escalade's is concerned. Nobody tell them that Caddy's are passé, or they will be looking to buy Bentley's next.

Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Call_me_Ishmael] #193946
05/03/2019 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Call_me_Ishmael
Originally Posted by NCSailor
Beating a dead horse.... the BVI govt is less sophisticated that the student council I was on in high school. Nepotism run amuck. Long term planning is the next election cycle. The several families drive and live in luxury while the vast majority live in squalor


Agreed, although the gov't seems to be desperate to be seen as sophisticated. At least as far as the PM's taste in $115,000 Cadillac Escalade's is concerned. Nobody tell them that Caddy's are passé, or they will be looking to buy Bentley's next.


That Escalade has to stand out out like a sore thumb on the island.



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Re: Jet Ski's - Oh no! [Re: Orange_Burst] #193970
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The only ,ONLY, place I could see any logic to allowing jetskis would be Brandywine Bay where the Gov has already pi$$ed away millions to build a beach that absolutely no one uses. Boats dont anchor there..but there are new townhouses being built and I would be very unhappy to be buying one of those..but their opinion wouldnt count anyway unless they can vote.


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