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Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018.

Posted By: Steve27

Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/12/2018 05:21 PM

Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018.

We had a total of 8 guest, 5 that have never been down before and chartered a 514PC from The Moorings. I was upgraded to a newer boat, but still pre Irma. The boat was in great shape with a few things wrong with it, but nothing to keep us from accepting it. Only other issue that we had was the generator on 2 occasions overheated. The Moorings took very good care of us though about the issue and very happy with the results. We did an Evening start and stayed on the boat Friday Night on the 27th. We ran into fellow TTOL Sean Stacey and his dog Barley. Very nice people and the dog did great! We left Saturday mid morning for the Rhone but the current and wind was strong so we elected not to snorkel the Rhone. We went to Cooper Island and grabbed a ball. The bay was nice and calm and we hung out till dinner at the CIBC. Once again great service and fantastic food. We of course drank some fresh brewed beer and sipped some rum at the rum Bar. 240 types of rum! The place looks great too! Next morning we headed to the Baths for the day and hiked up to the restaurant. Weather was nice and sunny with a steady breeze. We over night on a ball at Levericks. Had to do a little rescue of a sinking Max Marine 48PC. The credit card captain ran over the reef and ripped off his port rudder, prop and shaft. Somehow he nursed it to Levericks on one engine with limited steering. He stated his dinghy never worked and it was stuck on the lift. There were 4 people onboard and nobody had life jackets on as they were taking on water. The Captain never called in a mayday since he stated he never used the radio before. He stated that they contacted Max Marine once on the ball and Max Marine told them to just get off the boat. I called in a Mayday and got help to the boat as we got people off the boat. The boat was dark and most electrical systems were out. Bilge pumps were dead and there was over 5 feet of water on the port side as the boat was listing over. With the help of another boat Captain and a salvage boat with a sump pump, we were able to get it to the dock at Levericks. The next morning divers plugged the hole and towed it back to Tortola. The next morning we went to Oil Nut Bay. We had reservations and I docked at their marina. It took a little bit of communication to get a ride from the marina to the welcoming dock and then golf cart to the resort. The resort is beautiful with nice pools and swim up bar. The beach was very clean and bay was gorgeous. There was a lot of damage done to the reef though from the hurricanes. We did see a lot of new growth coming back though. We went back to Levericks that afternoon and was on the dock. We taxied up to Hog Heaven and had one of the best BBQ ribs ever. Cant beat the view either! Next morning we went to the Dogs for a bit and then onto White Bay JVD. We moored up in front of where Ivan’s was and it was nice and calm. Soggy Dollar and Hendo’s was relaxing and refreshing. Next day we went to Sandy Spit which is now bald. Then we popped over to Sandy Cay and hung out snorkeling and spending time on the beach there. We went back to Great Harbor for the night. We had some rum and food at Foxy’s and had a good chat with him. The place looks great and pretty much back to how it looked before. There is a lot of trees missing and still damaged buildings all down the street. There is work going on and its getting back to the way it was before. Next day we decided to just relax again at White Bay, JVD. We then headed over in the late afternoon to Cane Garden Bay. We hit up Callwood’s Rum Distillery and then dinner at Myett’s. Food and view were spectacular as usual. There was a limited menu but plenty to choose from. The next morning we headed over to the Indians for some snorkeling and then to the Norman Caves. We had lunch on the boat there and then over to Peter Island for the last night. The next morning we had a nice cruise across back to the Moorings. The base was busy so we just pulled the boat into a slip for our checkout. We were on the 2:30 ferry back to St Thomas for the last night at Emerald Beach. It was a great trip and nice to have those Tradewinds blowing in our faces again.
Posted By: tradewinds

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/12/2018 05:42 PM

What reef did he run over? Colquhoun with the clearly marked channel?
Posted By: GeorgeC1

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/13/2018 12:19 AM

Some chartplotter map sets have the entrance off by about 200 yards. Did Marine Max give them another boat?
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Posted By: Steve27

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/16/2018 10:52 PM

No he ran over a reef on Aneganda. He nursed it back somehow all the way back to Levericks. We saw them a few days later on a day boat charter in front of Soggy Dollar. They yelled out that they loved doing it this way better. Not sure if Marine Max offered another boat or if they turned it in and walked away. Marine Max may have not even offered another boat to them either.
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/17/2018 03:20 PM

That's a long run back to Leverick(s).
Posted By: Steve27

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/17/2018 11:24 PM

Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
That's a long run back to Leverick(s).


They stated their dinghy never worked and it was stuck up on the lift. Nobody had lifejackets on either. He stated he went the 14 miles by turning on and off the autopilot so it would correct the direction. duh They were so lucky it didn't sink between Anegada and North Sound. drown It really could have ended tragically for them all.
Posted By: GeorgeC1

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/18/2018 01:30 AM

That’s just strange. They should have taken the boat into Anegada and beached it. Would have limited damage.
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Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/18/2018 03:40 PM

Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
That's a long run back to Leverick(s).


They stated their dinghy never worked and it was stuck up on the lift. Nobody had lifejackets on either. He stated he went the 14 miles by turning on and off the autopilot so it would correct the direction. duh They were so lucky it didn't sink between Anegada and North Sound. drown It really could have ended tragically for them all.


All of a sudden some are calling it "Levericks" not Leverick. Kinda like "St. Johns".
Posted By: Steve27

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 01:17 PM

Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
That's a long run back to Leverick(s).


They stated their dinghy never worked and it was stuck up on the lift. Nobody had lifejackets on either. He stated he went the 14 miles by turning on and off the autopilot so it would correct the direction. duh They were so lucky it didn't sink between Anegada and North Sound. drown It really could have ended tragically for them all.


All of a sudden some are calling it "Levericks" not Leverick. Kinda like "St. Johns".


Ok English Major. Seems that is all you do on here is criticize and correct spelling or grammar. Must suck to actually be that anal in life. duh
Corrected now and you can maybe sleep well at night now
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 01:41 PM

OK, guys, calm down and let's move on.

Thanks for the report, Steve.
Posted By: sail445

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 03:03 PM

It wouldn’t be a “run” to Leverick it would be a reach or beat to windward
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 03:48 PM

Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
That's a long run back to Leverick(s).


They stated their dinghy never worked and it was stuck up on the lift. Nobody had lifejackets on either. He stated he went the 14 miles by turning on and off the autopilot so it would correct the direction. duh They were so lucky it didn't sink between Anegada and North Sound. drown It really could have ended tragically for them all.


All of a sudden some are calling it "Levericks" not Leverick. Kinda like "St. Johns".


Ok English Major. Seems that is all you do on here is criticize and correct spelling or grammar. Must suck to actually be that anal in life. duh
Corrected now and you can maybe sleep well at night now


Don't know where you get that from. I've not criticized anyone/thing nor corrected grammar except for the post in this thread. Sounds like you need the good nights sleep.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 04:09 PM

OK, again, let it go..
Posted By: Steve27

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 06:49 PM

Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
Originally Posted by Steve27
Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
That's a long run back to Leverick(s).


They stated their dinghy never worked and it was stuck up on the lift. Nobody had lifejackets on either. He stated he went the 14 miles by turning on and off the autopilot so it would correct the direction. duh They were so lucky it didn't sink between Anegada and North Sound. drown It really could have ended tragically for them all.


All of a sudden some are calling it "Levericks" not Leverick. Kinda like "St. Johns".


Ok English Major. Seems that is all you do on here is criticize and correct spelling or grammar. Must suck to actually be that anal in life. duh
Corrected now and you can maybe sleep well at night now


Don't know where you get that from. I've not criticized anyone/thing nor corrected grammar except for the post in this thread. Sounds like you need the good nights sleep.


I get plenty of sleep and its not the first time you have fired off on people in here. Add something to the post besides criticizing spelling or grammar or don't post. At least don't post on MY post.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 08:10 PM

OK, enough!! Both of you.
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 09:16 PM

I’m sorry I did nothing here and get this crap. Look back at my few posts from this year and all are positive. Don’t know where this guy thinks he’s read anything other but he’s WAY off base.
Posted By: Catmandu

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 10:29 PM

Rick, read your posts gentlemanly to me. Think you guys should just shake and move on. Both you and Steve provide relevant and helpful comment.
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/19/2018 10:41 PM

Originally Posted by Catmandu
Rick, read your posts gentlemanly to me. Think you guys should just shake and move on. Both you and Steve provide relevant and helpful comment.


Absolutely and thanks!
Posted By: Steve27

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/21/2018 10:55 PM

Sorry for the typo on MY trip report. Will not ever post another trip report again knowing it will be graded and then blasted on here. (Really nothing gentlemanly about that) Moving on....
Posted By: sail445

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/21/2018 11:16 PM

Originally Posted by Steve27
Sorry for the typo on MY trip report. Will not ever post another trip report again knowing it will be graded and then blasted on here. (Really nothing gentlemanly about that) Moving on....

Steve you’ll notice that the people who don’t have the ability to discuss a subject generally become grammar police.
The hypocrisy is that they’ll never criticize an islanders grammar.
Posted By: Catmandu

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/22/2018 01:37 AM

The sensitivity of some posters on this forum borders on comical. For me it is entertaining. Imagine a world with no criticism whether warranted or not. Boring. Sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings.
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/22/2018 03:05 AM

Originally Posted by sail445
Originally Posted by Steve27
Sorry for the typo on MY trip report. Will not ever post another trip report again knowing it will be graded and then blasted on here. (Really nothing gentlemanly about that) Moving on....

Steve you’ll notice that the people who don’t have the ability to discuss a subject generally become grammar police.
The hypocrisy is that they’ll never criticize an islanders grammar.


WOW how hyper sensitive. smile Simply mentioned the extra "s" and you'd think I insulted your heritage. Certainly not a blast. As I said that's the only post this year that actually "criticized" anything. Sorry I offended you both.
Posted By: sail445

Re: Trip report from 7/27/18-8/4/2018. - 08/23/2018 06:09 PM

I’m not offended.
It’s comical to me.
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