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O boy !! eyes in skies #271982
12/26/2021 10:33 PM
12/26/2021 10:33 PM
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I am just not a fan of any invasive monitor -- public or private. YIKES

https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/12/26/new-technology-can-control-overcrowding-in-anchorages/


sailors -- comments??

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Re: O boy !! eyes in skies [Re: LocalSailor] #271989
12/27/2021 09:53 AM
12/27/2021 09:53 AM
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Interesting. Watching to see how this evolves.

Last edited by MIDiver; 12/27/2021 10:44 AM.
Re: O boy !! eyes in skies [Re: LocalSailor] #271992
12/27/2021 10:18 AM
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Lots of holes in the geofencing discussion. Many boats do not have AIS. There are not enough AIS ground stations to track all areas and MarineTraffic.com requires a subscription to access satellite tracks.

As far as an app-based reservation system for the VIPCA moorings, remote payment makes sense. I expect the VIPCA moorings in Coral Bay will be popular. I'd be happier if the NPS added an app or online payment system. First come first served works better than reservations. Trying to chase someone off of your reserved mooring is a recipe for conflict.

We don't see DPNR enforcement boats on the south shore of St. John and Coral Bay unless the East End homeowners call DPNR; for some reason they get service. Saltwell Bottom beach in Hansen Bay, access through private land for a fee, put out its own swim buoys without a permit.

Cheers, RickG


S/V Echoes, 2003 Beneteau 423
St. John, USVI, Humacao PR summer 2022
Re: O boy !! eyes in skies [Re: LocalSailor] #272027
12/28/2021 02:04 AM
12/28/2021 02:04 AM
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Boatyball is horrible.

Boatyball destroyed the special ambiance of cruising the bvi.

A similar concept in the usvi would be disastrous unless many many more balls added all over.


Warren S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

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Re: O boy !! eyes in skies [Re: LocalSailor] #272118
12/29/2021 03:05 PM
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Warren my understanding is that it will still be first come first served. Just online payment systems as the moorings are far-flung. The in-person collection will be nearly impossible.Basically an honor system like the national park but with an online portal.


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