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Moorings Charter- now #217731
02/14/2020 10:24 PM
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Hello all.
Doing the sleep aboard tonight and thought I’d share the following:
I used the new Moorings online provision page a week ago. spent $1g and everything I ordered was delivered- no problem.
It’s my wife, our 4 kids (ages 16,14, 12 & 9) and me on a new 46.3 mono.
We did something different this year in that we provisioned a la cart for breakfasts on board, lunches on board and lots of snacks and drinks/- Diet Cokes, Coke’s, Ting, juices, tons of water, Carib beer, Prosecco, Sancerre... BUT I ordered some Allen Bro’s burgers, pre-cooked ribs, pre-cooked short ribs, bacon-wrapped scallops and hot dogs for two nights of on board dinners- with some thick cut bacon tossed in just because. The Allen Bro’s arrived yesterday (frozen) and we checked a Yeti cooler bag on our flight from NY- still frozen solid when we boarded tonight. Also packed a can of Illy coffee. The preliminary itinerary:
Sat: Cooper
Sun: North Sound
Mom: North Sound
Tuesday: Anegada
Wed: Anegada
Thurs: Guana Island (one of our favorites)
Friday: Little Yost or CGB (kids love CGB)
Sat: Norman
Sunday: sad sail back to RT
The 2 days of built-in rest/flexibility (N. Sound/Anegada) allows for possible a Deadman’s Bay overnight anchorage if the winds/seas/inclinations agree).
Some may agree... some may disagree with this itinerary, but it’s all just variations of perfection.
Nothing better than the night before shoving off the dock- boat (beautiful boat- can’t believe how roomy a 46.3 can be) is stocked, gear is stowed.... 9 days of fun, sun, sailing and adventure ahead. Truly Blessed!
Wish us well!



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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217732
02/14/2020 10:34 PM
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Fair winds and following seas!

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217736
02/14/2020 11:47 PM
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Looking forward to a trip report on the 46.3. We're chartering one in July.


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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217740
02/15/2020 07:16 AM
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Have fun and also look forward to a trip report?!

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217746
02/15/2020 08:09 AM
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I considered placing a 46.3 into charter. I really love the layout of the boat. Let us know how it sails since it’s brand new in the fleet.
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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217760
02/15/2020 10:08 AM
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Enjoy your trip...

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217761
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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: GeorgeC1] #217762
02/15/2020 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
I considered placing a 46.3 into charter. I really love the layout of the boat. Let us know how it sails since it’s brand new in the fleet.
G


Did you ever receive any detailed specs about how the boat is equipped in the BVI? The spec sheet on Moorings website appears to be the factory provided 1 page sheet as opposed to the details found on other boats. For example the website shows 98 gallons of water capacity but surely Moorings added another tank.

I asked when we booked the boat several months ago but was told the BVI specs would be coming out later since it was new to the fleet.


Louis from Houston
Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217764
02/15/2020 10:45 AM
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Have a great trip, be looking forward to hearing about it!

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: louismcc] #217807
02/15/2020 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by louismcc
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
I considered placing a 46.3 into charter. I really love the layout of the boat. Let us know how it sails since it’s brand new in the fleet.
G


Did you ever receive any detailed specs about how the boat is equipped in the BVI? The spec sheet on Moorings website appears to be the factory provided 1 page sheet as opposed to the details found on other boats. For example the website shows 98 gallons of water capacity but surely Moorings added another tank.

I asked when we booked the boat several months ago but was told the BVI specs would be coming out later since it was new to the fleet.


Here you go!
https://www.mooringsyachtownership....rings_46.3_en-specsheetweb-caribbean.pdf

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217820
02/15/2020 11:30 PM
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Thanks George. Boat is equipped like a cat.


Louis from Houston
Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: GeorgeC1] #217835
02/16/2020 09:11 AM
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Any ideas on the price of the boat setup like this?

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217857
02/16/2020 12:51 PM
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Moorings is very much into demand pricing so to get the price, go to their website, select location, date and duration and you'll see the price.


Louis from Houston
Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: louismcc] #217863
02/16/2020 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by louismcc
Moorings is very much into demand pricing so to get the price, go to their website, select location, date and duration and you'll see the price.


Also get on their email list as they often run discounts of 5-15%.

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217925
02/17/2020 05:11 PM
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Would love to see pictures of the boat. I'm chartering a Sunsail 46 in April and I believe they are pretty much the same boat.

Have fun!

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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217941
02/17/2020 09:42 PM
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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: Brian21097] #217950
02/18/2020 07:25 AM
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Brian are you chartering a mono or a catamaran?

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: GeorgeC1] #217953
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Seen before... They are all stock photos from the Beneteau 46.1. Even the one that says Sunsail was a Photoshop. I would imagine the charter versions are a little different.

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #217954
02/18/2020 08:01 AM
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I think they are exactly the same. I know the 45 Beneteau was identical to the factory 3 cabin 45.
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Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #218453
02/22/2020 09:08 PM
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Last night. Like most planned itineraries, ours changed. Amazing Trip. The 46.3 is big spacious mono- plenty of room for 6 and loads of fun to sail. It is easily sailable by one person. All lines come to the port side helm. Jib is on a traveler so coming about requires no crew- just turn the wheel. My only complaint is that this boat like all Moorings monos has lazy jacks which make raising the main a bit of a tedious chore- if not pointed perfectly into the wind the sail gets caught on the lazy jack lines in the way up- more annoying then the ease provided when dripping the sail. Small point but....

We did two things this year that we’ve never done before and are worth noting:
1. If you get a calm night with light winds- anchor in Deadman’s Bay- wow!
2. Coco Maya!!!

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: read33] #218484
02/23/2020 10:37 AM
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Lazy Jacks --- Not needed when raising sail or underway -- the bitter end of the lazy jack halyard should be long enough that you can pull the lazy Jacks forward to the mast and secure them there before raising the Mainsail.
I have been sailing traditional schooners for most of my life and this is a standard rigging practice. Certainly for ease of raising the sail but more so because on a long passage the lines and any hardware will cause sail chafe!

In case anyone can enlighten me**
I do not understand why many charter boats dead end the Lazy Jack halyard at a cleat on the mast - with no extra line to use them properly.

Re: Moorings Charter- now [Re: LocalSailor] #218506
02/23/2020 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LocalSailor
Lazy Jacks --- Not needed when raising sail or underway -- the bitter end of the lazy jack halyard should be long enough that you can pull the lazy Jacks forward to the mast and secure them there before raising the Mainsail.
I have been sailing traditional schooners for most of my life and this is a standard rigging practice. Certainly for ease of raising the sail but more so because on a long passage the lines and any hardware will cause sail chafe!

In case anyone can enlighten me**
I do not understand why many charter boats dead end the Lazy Jack halyard at a cleat on the mast - with no extra line to use them properly.


Ordinary lazy jacks not attached to a stack pack is like you say relatively easy to drop and reset when dropping your sail.
On some stack packs the sail is sewn into the cover and the cover is supported by the lazy jacks, if you drop the lazy jacks the sail cover and the sail roll off the boom still attached to the jacks.


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