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Old 02-02-2011, 14:15   #16
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If this is an x charter boat you should not leave until you have done a thurogh shakedown in the VI/BVI.
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We have been living in the BVI for the last 9 months. We brought our boat down from the states through the Bahamas. They are fine for all the reasons above along with the negs. For your first experience of spending 10 days on your boat, do it in the BVI. There is just no down side. Enjoy getting to know your boat in the best of the best.
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If this is an x charter boat you should not leave until you have done a thurogh shakedown in the VI/BVI.

If the boat is "Fine" it is still a great place to cruise. If you have never cruised tha VI/BVI then you would be missing one great oportunity.

Heading out to the big blue is a lot like work.

I love the bahamas (There now) but you cannot put a timetable to cruising there due to the weather and places to jump on a plane are not the easiest.

I agree...and I am quite partial to the BVI. I think its a good idea to get some sailing in and around the BVI to check out possible issues. And the BVI has so much to offer in terms of delightful original restaurants...no fast food here! Charming, Warm and friendly people and stunning scenery. There are wonderful recomendations on a thread in this forum posted by Busyengineer, as well as Traveltalkonline.com.

Have a lovely time!
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