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Many boats this week #129351
05/04/2017 06:35 PM
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The Villages Florida
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Hello all, been here since Sat and every mooring field has been full. Stariting with Norman , Cooper, Saba Rock, Leverick was almost full, I was on the dock and now ar Cane Garden Bay which is also full. Have seen many boats set the hook or leave. I'm on a Voyage 580. It seems now that the first week in May is a busy week since it's the first of the lower priced rates.

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Re: Many boats this week [Re: ggregory] #129352
05/05/2017 09:04 AM
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We were there April 8-22, more boats then I have ever seen. I know it was during Easter, but we have been there during Easter in the past and still have not seen it this busy.


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: Orange_Burst] #129353
05/05/2017 10:06 AM
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Yup! We were there the week after easter, into the next week too, and it was crazy packed everywhere!

Re: Many boats this week [Re: CottageGirl] #129354
05/05/2017 11:31 AM
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We are headed down next Wednesday. Guess we will have to make sure to make it to the mooring fields early !!


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: LivinLarge] #129355
05/05/2017 12:56 PM
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Kim...glad we anchor everywhere <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: Winterstale] #129356
05/05/2017 01:10 PM
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Will be there next week, and want to go to the full moon party, Trellis Bay. I suppose I will need to be early in the morning to find a mooring ball ??

Re: Many boats this week [Re: Frenchsailor] #129357
05/05/2017 01:41 PM
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I would plan on between 9 and 10 a.m. -- most people head out between 8 and 10....


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: Winterstale] #129358
05/05/2017 01:43 PM
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That being said....you may still have an issue if people get a ball the night before and stay on it....but it's worth a shot!


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: Winterstale] #129359
05/05/2017 04:22 PM
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We were at BEYC last night (Thursday) and there was a lot of availability. Today at Anegada one ball open at 4pm. Might depend on the day of the week.

Re: Many boats this week [Re: Frenchsailor] #129360
05/05/2017 06:24 PM
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Will be there next week, and want to go to the full moon party, Trellis Bay. I suppose I will need to be early in the morning to find a mooring ball ??



Is that what that funny hooky thing is hanging on the bow? We anchor everywhere as well, except Cooper. We are less enamored with Cooper than most.

Re: Many boats this week [Re: Frenchsailor] #129361
05/05/2017 06:35 PM
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The Villages Florida
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I stopped in at Trellis to show some people the airport location and I thought Trellis was a dump. Had many boats that were old just sitting on a ball like they were being stored there. It's not what is use to be. Get there early for a full moon party. I didn't see many open balls. You can set the hook there if needed.

Re: Many boats this week [Re: ggregory] #129362
05/05/2017 06:42 PM
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Kansas
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Cant agree more, Trellis Bay has needed a good cleaning up for many years. It could be such a nice place and used to be. One would think the type of establishments there would do a better job of looking after it.


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Re: Many boats this week [Re: captmoby] #129363
05/08/2017 09:28 AM
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sail2wind, we were just saying the same thing this trip about Cooper. After our experience this year, I think we'll be skipping it on our next trip. Just not enough there to warrant the hectic mad dash for mooring balls.

Re: Many boats this week [Re: sail2wind] #129364
05/08/2017 10:09 AM
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There April 18-25 and it was the least crowded Ive seen in maybe a decade. Got a ball at Cooper at 3pm, the baths at 11am, Anegada at 3pm. As I read this thread I realize more than ever that you can not plan anything in the BVI anymore as just too many variables. Just always have a back up plan smile

Re: Many boats this week [Re: windward2c] #129365
05/08/2017 10:46 AM
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Here and There
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I sincerely hope most of the traffic is gone by mid July. I want a few anchorages to myself. Don't care that some places are closing, there are plenty left for us, just want peace and quiet. I know going in July we will encounter the PR Navy, but we can usually avoid them when we choose to. With their economy in the tank there may not be as many this year.


Rita
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Re: Many boats this week [Re: rita_irvine] #129366
05/08/2017 12:48 PM
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There were far fewer boat at Easter from Puerto Rico than usual.
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