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Filling up the water tanks on Jost #47317
03/23/2015 08:10 PM
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I'm in the process of planning my float plan. Looks like we'll be going from Anegada straight to Jost.

Can anyone verify that North Latitude Marina on Jost is usually open and has water? Any other water options on Jost to refill the tanks?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47318
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They had water in January. The dock is a reasonable approach and depth was good for our 6'5" keel.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: RickG] #47319
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Except for it's 30 cents a gallon! (In Great Harbour) Bend over smile Ouch!!! I believe you get up to 250 gallons H2O plus a bag or two of ice if you pay for a $30 ball in Northsound VG - Saba Rock? Someone help me out here...well except for the "charming" person who wont show his face only feet but will criticize everything/one - oh God did I misspell a word here...so on the updraft...fire away!!! People like Tradewinds - getting used to your abuse actually...throw some more my way I can take it. Pretty much par for the course.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: busyengineer] #47320
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Problem is I have a 600 litre water tank (150 gall) so at $50 a pop it adds up quickly. Tradewinds did I do the math right? Oh God I didn't I have 158.9 gallons sorry...fire away!

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: busyengineer] #47321
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Leverick bay and Saba rock in north sound both provide water and a bag of ice with a paid mooring. Neither seem to care about how many gallons of water if you are on a typical charter boat.


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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: warren460] #47322
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Hey busyengineer you can get water at the dock at Little Harbor but they may limit you to 150 gallons so you may be 8.9 gallons shy of a full tank. Not sure how many 1 liter bottles it will take to top it off. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: WayneC] #47323
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Hey WayneC you totally crack me up! Truth be told I actually make my own water via desalination on board - nice to have someone with constructive comments on this site. Cheers mon!

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: busyengineer] #47324
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STOP IT!!! I'm going to just start deleting your posts.


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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: busyengineer] #47325
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Hey WayneC you totally crack me up! Truth be told I actually make my own water via desalination on board - nice to have someone with constructive comments on this site. Cheers mon!


The next charter boat we have scheduled has a "water maker". I know they can use a lot of power. It will vary by boat, but do you typically need to run the generator when making water to keep up with the power draw? I'm looking for experiences from others. Thx.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: SteveInMD] #47326
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yes, you either run the genset or the engine while underway

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: busyengineer] #47327
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Hey WayneC you totally crack me up! Truth be told I actually make my own water via desalination on board - nice to have someone with constructive comments on this site. Cheers mon!



you are contradicting yourself, either your paying $50 for water or you have a water maker <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47328
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Jeffrey, you have some other options aside from filling water on Jost as well.

First, it should be pointed out that there are many who would say that you should NOT, under any circumstances, buy diesel on Jost. I do not know this personally, but have been warned on that. Apparently, they just have bad fuel sometimes. I just figured I'd throw that in since usually we tend to go ahead and get fuel whenever we top up the water since we're already at the dock anyway.

OK, aside over. If sailing from Anegada to Jost, you also can stop and top up water at Scrub or Marina Cay or Cane Garden Bay on your way to Jost. If you're at Jost for a couple of days and find you need water, it's a pretty short hop over to Sopers or CGB to fill up as well.

We usually head to Anegada leaving from North Sound and top up while in North Sound for free (combined with mooring fee).

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47329
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I have been taking water and fuel on at Jost for years and can not fault them on quality. I took on both yesterday with only one problem. The attendant in an attempt to be helpful started to fuel me while I was doing the forward water tanks. Problem was he was in the aft water tank. Only got a splash before I stopped him. Real problem is that my wife just can't take a joke (besides me). Not sure how to clear the tank. Added some dish soap, drained and refilled the tank. Plan to continue doing this for a while. Does anyone out there have an idea how to solve my problem short of removing the tank and having it cleaned? Lesson is to pay attention when someone tries to be helpful. Regardless of the problem, the bottom line is that the captain is responsible.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: BTB] #47330
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Definitely tell the charter company. That tank probably needs to removed, cleaned and sanitized.I have never seen water and fuel receptacles even close to each other. Why would anyone need fuel on a 7 day charter, except for the last day on the way in. We carry 62 gallons and we were on the boat for over a month and burned less then 30 gallons

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: sail2wind] #47331
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sail2wind - we usually tank up in the second half of a 10-day run, but we're running the generator 14 hours a day and often motoring too. So often we'll take on 40+ gallons. I feel more comfortable not pushing it to the hairy edge of a 60-ish gallon tank. I'd rather return to base with 40 gallons in the tank vs. run out of diesel in the channel on the way in.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: Twanger] #47332
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don't cats carry 100+ gallons? You are right you should never get past 1/3 tank. Running a gen can definitely eat up some fuel, about 1/2 gallon and hour.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: sail2wind] #47333
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My water maker (desalination) has a dodgy primer pump in front of the high pressure cat pump - I have ordered an new one at $400 (ouch) - I can still make H2O but the cat pump 'aint too happy. But at almost $50 a tank she can meow all she wants LOL

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: sail2wind] #47334
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Thanks all. I'll be leaving for Anegada from the North Sound and will likely top off before. It's me and 3 females. So, I want to be prepared for contingencies on water.

Any idea what time the fuel dock at Saba Rock opens in the morning?

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47335
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I want to say that the NS fuel docks all open at 7am. Did a quick search online, but was unable to confirm that.

Depending on your goals, Marina Cay can make for a decent stop off point on the long sail from Anegada to JVD. That would probably be my recommendation, unless you were trying to get well offshore to fish the banks or something like that.

EDIT: Hmm, just found the hours on Leverick's website and they open at 8am. I would guess Bitter End and Saba are the same.

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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: onlymedication] #47336
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Yes they open a little later than I would have thought at a marina especially when sunrise is at 5am during the summer. Tried to get an early start there last year and sat around waiting for about an hour for someone just get ice.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: jboothe] #47337
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Yes they open a little later than I would have thought at a marina especially when sunrise is at 5am during the summer.


Earliest sunrise in the BVI is more like 0540.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: casailor53] #47338
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Yes they open a little later than I would have thought at a marina especially when sunrise is at 5am during the summer.


Earliest sunrise in the BVI is more like 0540.


My apologies for not being exact with my time for the sunrise in the BVI. Yes you are correct in June the official sunrise is around 5:40am. So I'll just rephrase and say that it gets light in the BVI really early! And it gets light a lot earlier than official sunrise. Much earlier than the Midwest and it gets dark a lot earlier too.

Not sure what that has to do with the late hours the marinas keep in the NS though. Especially since there were two boats waiting for water and three of us waiting on the docks to get ice and pay mooring fees.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: jboothe] #47339
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Sadly, I'll be up at sunrise. I just can't sleep in once it hits pre-dawn.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47340
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BTB, how is the fuel in the water working out for you?

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47341
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Saba Rock dock opens at 8 am for fuel and water.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: BaardJ] #47342
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I dont think that Saba offers any fuel. I have never seen any there and the web site does not list it.

You might want to get to the dock early if you want to be first in line.


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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: OhDrinkBoy] #47343
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Sadly, I'll be up at sunrise. I just can't sleep in once it hits pre-dawn.


I've got that affliction. Actually, I like the quiet time and I've seen some neat things like a moonbow (rainbow caused by moonlight). Then I got yelled at for not waking the admiral up to see it!


Life involves risks, take some prudent ones (NOT with the BVI ferries)!
Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: beerMe] #47344
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I dont think that Saba offers any fuel.

I concur, I do not believe Saba offers any fuel.

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Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: Murdock] #47345
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You're correct. Operator error on my part.

Re: Filling up the water tanks on Jost [Re: sail2wind] #47346
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I added some dish soap to the half empty tank and sailed for five hours. Pumped the tank dry, refilled and pumped dry again, repeated three times (160 gallons later). All the fuel smell and soap seem to be gone. I am going to haul the boat this Tuesday and will revisit the water tank next Fall. The problem seems to have gone away. Time will tell


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