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On Boat! #258702
06/19/2021 06:39 AM
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Just woke up and sitting on the boat in Roadtown! Great to be back. We took American from CLT to STT. Flight arrived early and Stanley from Love Cab had us to the ferry dock by noon. Went to Hook, Line, and sinker for lunch. Server unenthusiastic but food was good other than a 2” chunk of fried safety wire in the French fries. Staff could care less. The 2pm ferry is actually at 2:30. The government gave them a 2PM slot but they plan 2:30 to catch more people. We actually left about 2:50. The Roadtown Fast Ferry had no AC so waiting at the dock not fun. Boat had about 60 people on board. The clearing process in Roadtown was a non event. Get your temp checked, fill out a short form with your entry approval number and present it with vaccine cards at covid desk and off to customs. No complaints at all on the process. Fast and efficient by island standards.
Boat looks good and check in with the Moorings was easy. Riteway arrived about a hour late. A few items missing from the order but they did not charge us for them so no issues. Boat briefing in 20 minutes. Will add more as we go.
G

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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258707
06/19/2021 07:57 AM
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The Elm on Sunday George??

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258709
06/19/2021 09:03 AM
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Hook, Line, and Sinker has gone way down hill. Petit Pump Room or French Quarter Bistro are better options. Have fun!

Cheers, RickG


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258716
06/19/2021 10:42 AM
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congrats buddy...we are up at Anegada now.

lots of balls waiting for you...

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258721
06/19/2021 10:51 AM
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Sorry to hear that about Hook, Line and Sinker.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258743
06/19/2021 02:56 PM
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Have a great trip! We're looking forward to our trip late July. Just waiting on my sons passport!


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258757
06/19/2021 04:28 PM
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Hey Bailau - we see you up there close to the dinghy dock smile. Had a fantastic ball and came back from adventuring today to find a big cat with a cheater just about sitting right on top of us. Like he didn’t have tons of other balls to choose from. Ughhhhh.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258758
06/19/2021 04:31 PM
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sorry to hear...which boat are you?

Once again we find ourselves the only powercat in a field of sailors...

Re: On Boat! [Re: bailau] #258759
06/19/2021 04:37 PM
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We are on Moon Dance - L40 directly behind you. The Voyage cat is the one right on our bow. Figured you might be the only PC in the field 😎 Trying to decide whether or not to relocate......

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258760
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ok...not hard to find the Griswold boat (us)

Any Moorings boat in Anegada have an extra pair of medium fins?

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Re: On Boat! [Re: Manpot] #258762
06/19/2021 05:09 PM
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I would love to do the ELM on Sunday but not sure I can make that work with the 4 day test we have to get done. Will look at it. Will be back 5 to 12 July.
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258763
06/19/2021 05:14 PM
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We are at Cooper Island tonight. The place is packed and happy hour was busy. A few balls still left however. Wishing for a bit of sun but still having fun. Dove the WillyT earlier. Nice dive but visibility was terrible. Not sure about tomorrow. We have a rookie onboard we need to get to the baths but forecast is not promising. Should get better on Monday.
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258816
06/20/2021 02:59 PM
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Really nice day today despite the bad forecast. Wind down to about 15 knots. Headed to the dogs from Cooper to dive and snorkle. 3 of the 6 balls at Great Dog missing. Nice dive at Bronco Billy and better vis. Heading to Norman now and dinner on the WillyT. Great harbor on Peter has 10 boats there at 3 pm. Loving the M5000. They really nailed the design!
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258841
06/20/2021 06:20 PM
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The ferries are all scheduled for 2:30 in June


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258845
06/20/2021 06:42 PM
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At the bight for the night. Snorkeling at the caves was excellent with great vis. Will dive angelfish reef in the morning and lunch at Soggy dollar. Really miss that Roti! 50 boats in the bight tonight. Had a great dinner at the WillyT. It was packed and the locals start arriving soon after a race in the N sound.
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258920
06/21/2021 03:19 PM
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Snorkeled the Indians this morning. Great fish life with decent visibility. 4 or 5 balls appear to be missing but only a few boats there. Sailed over to JVD for lunch at Soggy. Roti as good as ever! About a dozen boats in White Bay. Not having the day tripper boats from the USVI transforms the place. Probably go to great harbor for the evening as we have a 8 am covid test for the granddaughter.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258935
06/21/2021 06:37 PM
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Glad to hear that you are finally able to enjoy your boat!


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258939
06/21/2021 07:03 PM
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Great George...hope we cross somewhere out here...lots of boats heading to Anegada as we were heading down and Ann said it was her best Sunday yet...

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258943
06/21/2021 08:11 PM
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Will probably do Guana tomorrow and then Anegada Wednesday. North Sound on Thursday. Maybe Oilnut bay.
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258945
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we may see you at Monkey Point. At Scrub will do Diamond reef then Monkey Point

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258946
06/21/2021 08:18 PM
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We will probably get there in the afternoon.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #258955
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We watched a boat go down today on the reef by the airport. It was a large sailing catamaran, and as we approach from Guana, the mast went down and the boat rolled over. We called VISAR and they confirmed that the crew was safe, but it was such a sad situation!

We were headed to Oil Nut Bay, but when we got there it was too rough for the night. We turned around and ended up in Leverick. We had dinner upstairs and it was fantastic. I can’t get the sight of that boat and the nightmare that crew went through out of my head!

Re: On Boat! [Re: steve74] #258991
06/22/2021 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by steve74
We watched a boat go down today on the reef by the airport. It was a large sailing catamaran, and as we approach from Guana, the mast went down and the boat rolled over. We called VISAR and they confirmed that the crew was safe, but it was such a sad situation!

We were headed to Oil Nut Bay, but when we got there it was too rough for the night. We turned around and ended up in Leverick. We had dinner upstairs and it was fantastic. I can’t get the sight of that boat and the nightmare that crew went through out of my head!

Here is a video of it sinking. Heartbreaking...


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259003
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That is terribly sad. Any idea if it was private or charter?

Re: On Boat! [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #259004
06/22/2021 12:50 PM
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yikes, how horrible glad all are safe...how did it roll over from that point in the video?

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259005
06/22/2021 12:56 PM
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I am not sure it ever rolled over. For sure both engine rooms are flooded. Might have hit the reef fast enough to rip both rudders out.
G

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259007
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Oh my!!!

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259010
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Isnt that area redlined?

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259015
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It is for TMM.

Re: On Boat! [Re: MIDiver] #259025
06/22/2021 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MIDiver
That is terribly sad. Any idea if it was private or charter?

Looks like a Navigare charter vessel.


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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259029
06/22/2021 02:21 PM
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That area is redlined for all charter companies as far as I know. This is a demonstration of why. You could go through there 5 times without a issue. This would be the sixth!
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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259031
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are you at Monkey Point George?

Re: On Boat! [Re: bailau] #259035
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Still at Cane Garden Bay, leaving in 5 minutes. Might pass you!
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Re: On Boat! [Re: LauraTheTshirtGal] #259047
06/22/2021 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by lauraandrex
yikes, how horrible glad all are safe...how did it roll over from that point in the video?

Looks like the port side filled more and pulled it farther under. More pics here


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sad...glad they are safe.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259053
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I don't have facebook so can't see that video. Was it the reef that is marked by one of the 2 cardinal marks that the BVI has in place? How the $#$@#$ can you miss something that obvious?

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Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259113
06/23/2021 08:51 AM
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Spent the night at Marina Key. The balls appear in reasonable shape but did not appear to be maintained. Wind stayed in the 18 to 20 knot range. Watched several grossly over canvased boats trying to sail upwind. Reefing is based on apparent wind. The boat will sail much better reefed and the rig will appreciate it. Takes a extra 2 or 3 minutes to put a reef in hoisting the main. I also saw the interesting technique of rolling out the jib and then trying to hoist the main. Not sure how much life was left in the jib after they finished!
We are at the baths now. 3 boats here at 8:45. Seems like 25 years ago! I am guessing half the balls are missing. In general all the day use balls appear to be in terrible condition and no one servicing them. Oil nut bay is the plan for the night.

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259126
06/23/2021 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Spent the night at Marina Key. The balls appear in reasonable shape but did not appear to be maintained. Wind stayed in the 18 to 20 knot range. Watched several grossly over canvased boats trying to sail upwind. Reefing is based on apparent wind. The boat will sail much better reefed and the rig will appreciate it. Takes a extra 2 or 3 minutes to put a reef in hoisting the main. I also saw the interesting technique of rolling out the jib and then trying to hoist the main. Not sure how much life was left in the jib after they finished!
We are at the baths now. 3 boats here at 8:45. Seems like 25 years ago! I am guessing half the balls are missing. In general all the day use balls appear to be in terrible condition and no one servicing them. Oil nut bay is the plan for the night.


Let me know if I can help you out with anything regarding Oil Nut Bay George!

Re: On Boat! [Re: GeorgeC1] #259146
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We are sitting on the dock at Oil nut now. Heading over to the main resort in a bit. As mentioned before current special is 2 dollars a foot plus 50 for 50 amp electrical. Dock people extremely helpful and assured me the food at the beach club is outstanding!

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