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Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu #65328
08/20/2015 06:13 PM
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There is just so much to tell that it's hard to get started!
CYOA upgraded us from a 49-foot monohull that developed a mechanical problem to a brand new Helia-44 Catamaran "Big Papa Lulu" for our trip in early August!

Thanks CYOA!
Big Papa Lulu comes with every amenity... Generator, AC, water-maker, two large refrigerators drawers, freezer, cockpit fridge, cockpit ice-maker, underwater lights, and much, much, more. Big Papa Lulu is IDEA for cruising the Spanish Virgin Islands because it is so difficult to take on fuel and water there. We found the large 124 gallon fuel tank just perfect for a 10-day charter, and we ran the generator 14-16 hours a day.

You can see more about Big Papa Lulu HERE.

We took gobs of pictures during the trip and are just beginning to get through them.

Here's a couple...

View of Megan's Bay from Zipline St. Thomas
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On a mooring in Bayo Tortugas, Culabrita.
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Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: Twanger] #65329
08/20/2015 06:22 PM
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The cat looks awesome! I think I may have met the owners at the Annapolis Boat Show? Capt Jay, was this the couple I met with you in April? they were from Pennsylvania? anyways....CYOA is on our bucket list! Looking forward to your reports Twanger! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: BEERMAN] #65330
08/21/2015 07:39 AM
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The cat looks awesome! I think I may have met the owners at the Annapolis Boat Show? Capt Jay, was this the couple I met with you in April? they were from Pennsylvania? anyways....CYOA is on our bucket list! Looking forward to your reports Twanger! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />


Nope you meet the owners of Sail Pending one of our Lipari's. The owners of Big Papa Lulu where at the show last year as well.


Jay

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: CaptainJay] #65331
08/21/2015 11:31 AM
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Anyone going to the Annapolis Boat Show this year? We already have our tickets <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: sail2wind] #65332
08/21/2015 11:51 AM
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Evan - good to hear!
We will try to make it this year... it's been about 3 years since we've gone.
CYOA will have a booth there with one of their new boats.

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: Twanger] #65333
08/21/2015 11:57 AM
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We should be there Evan! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: BEERMAN] #65334
08/21/2015 09:09 PM
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We have tickets to Thursday and Friday. We want to some how tour the Naval Academy. We hear it is a very interesting tour.

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: sail2wind] #65335
08/21/2015 10:27 PM
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Don't miss the model ship museum.
It's fantastic!

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: Twanger] #65336
08/25/2015 08:11 AM
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Twanger, really looking forward to your TR to help plan our fall trip.

We'll be at Annapolis Thursday. TTOL Happy Hour?

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: RickG] #65337
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following!

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: mayjong1] #65338
08/26/2015 12:39 PM
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sounds like fun, TTOL party

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: sail2wind] #65339
08/26/2015 04:32 PM
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We should try to make a TTOL party happen!

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: Twanger] #65340
08/26/2015 08:17 PM
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We will be in D.C 5,6, and 7th and Annapolis 8,9, and 10th.

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: sail2wind] #65341
08/27/2015 12:47 PM
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Now I regret not doing the zip line in June when we were passing thru STT.

Re: Cruising the SVI on CYOA's Big Papa Lulu [Re: mayjong1] #65342
11/06/2015 12:10 PM
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We just returned from a week on Big Papa Lulu - what a boat! Watermaker, Icemaker, Genset, fridge and freezer - everything worked really well. LOTS of room to stretch out and chill. Our crew loved the upper lounge above the hard bimini.... Boat sailed well, too - it is a LOT of mainsail to raise, but once up....zoom-zoom. Nice folks at CYOA were great again.


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