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Old 19-08-2007, 13:17   #16
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If the BVIs and US Virgins (oxymoron?) are your plan then Luperon on the north coast of the DR is a good hurricane hole and is just a short trip to the Virgins. Moving further south you really need to get south of the hurricane belt to be safe. So storage would be outside the northern and southern extremes of the area you want to cruise.

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Old 17-09-2007, 06:41   #17
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"I wld like to sail for a few months between the BVI's down to the grenadines then leave the boat for a month or so...."

If you're going to be in the Grenadines, and you want to have her hauled, try Grenada Marine. (Welcome to | Full Service Boatyard in the Southern Caribbean) It's in a very protected bay on the southern end of the island. The folks there are great to work with.

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I recommend in English Harbor deep inside and well tied to the mangroves. You won't get any rough waves in there and it's pretty protected from the wind. It's small enought to get there by dinghy and even run lines from shore to shore I suppose. There's lots of yachtsmen who live aboard and I think they have mangrove strategy for the hurricanes.

I'm partial to Antigua

No no no to Simpson Bay / lagoon in St Maarten.

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I think they do have hard storage in Tortola....need to check, on the water USVI/BVI you would be at risk any where, have seen boats go down in all the islands, during hurricanes. not sure further down

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