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mooring balls #263762
09/12/2021 09:46 AM
09/12/2021 09:46 AM
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Ohio
jagmansr Offline OP
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My intent with this post is to collect information on the number of non-boatyball mooring balls available at all the different BVI anchorages. I’m not trying to start a new debate on the merits of Boatyball. Granted, I’m not a fan of Boatyball, merely want to create a running count of non-boatyballs available. Any help in gathering this information would be greatly appreciated. In the past, we have never used the internet while in the BVI and I enjoy not being connected. Therefore I need to know the options pertaining to first come mooring balls.
Here is a list of anchorages and would appreciate knowing the number of first come white mooring balls available. The information I have posted are current as of our 08/28/21 trip. Please update this list of the number of non boatyballs balls you are aware of.

Leverick Bay: all balls are now boatyball, both reserved and first come.
Anegada: how many non-boatyballs?
Cooper Island: how many non-boatyballs? Last year I only recall seeing about 6
JVD, Great Harbor: I counted 9
Diamond Cay: how many non-boatyballs?
Norman Island: all are non boatyball
Peter Island: all are non boatyball
Cane Garden Bay: I’m not sure how many non-boatyballs
Sopers Hole: I’m not sure how many non-boatyballs
Trellis Bay: all are non-boatyball
Marina Cay: all are non-boatball

Again, this post is not intended to start a debate, merely a means to learn the current status of internet free acquired mooring balls.

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Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263764
09/12/2021 03:45 PM
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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This past May we just paid the dockmaster at Leverick and he gave us a receipt. I never could find the number on the ball to enter in the Boatyball website.

Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263765
09/12/2021 03:53 PM
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When we were in Leverick Bay 2 weeks ago, the dock master wouldn’t accept payment. Insisted we get online and pay that way.

Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263766
09/12/2021 04:28 PM
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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We're hoping to moor at Saba Rock next month. I contacted them and they wanted me to email them for reservations. We'll see.

Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263767
09/12/2021 06:05 PM
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Can you share their email. We will be down 10/28/31 and I’d love to see the new Saba Rock. When are you going down?

Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263773
09/12/2021 09:13 PM
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Jag, this was the response I received on FB. "Hi Adrian, we wanted to share the latest on this! We will have Mooring Balls available for reservations. At this time, if you're interested in setting up a reservation, you can email info@sabarock.com. Thank you!"

We'll be down Oct. 21- 31.

Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #263774
09/12/2021 10:18 PM
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We are headed down early November. Can't wait to see Saba Rock!


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Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #264024
09/20/2021 08:19 AM
09/20/2021 08:19 AM
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We were there the year before Irma hit. That event made me sad. I thought maybe something good could come from this tragedy and maybe that something good would happen, like Boatyball would be forever gone. I see that didn't happen. What a shame.

Calvin

Re: mooring balls [Re: Calvin] #264026
09/20/2021 08:26 AM
09/20/2021 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Calvin
We were there the year before Irma hit. That event made me sad. I thought maybe something good could come from this tragedy and maybe that something good would happen, like Boatyball would be forever gone. I see that didn't happen. What a shame.

Calvin

What a nice sentiment to wish someone ill will. Congrats to yourself (yes, that's sarcasm).


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Re: mooring balls [Re: jagmansr] #264563
09/28/2021 05:21 PM
09/28/2021 05:21 PM
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Mukilteo, WA
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What about BVI Ball?
Any better or worse than Boaty ball?
Seems they have balls in Spanish town and Peter Island's ​Great Harbour

Are there any other internet mooring ball apps/companies?

Re: mooring balls [Re: NWsailor] #264572
09/29/2021 07:29 AM
09/29/2021 07:29 AM
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Just what we need,,,,,, another un-necessary collection company. I see they want to charge $40, so $10 more than the regular fee. I still like the "old" method, find an empty ball, relax and wait for the dingy to come to you for payment. Now it seems when you chart an literary (that can change daily) you'll need to figure out who to pay and when,,,,,,,,, so unnecessary and adds stress not reduce it. Once all balls are controlled by a couple collection agencies, you can count on the prices continually climbing.


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