Originally Posted by SJ2581
Thanks, Ansley. You're right - didn't answer, but appreciate your views on St John's! You hit the mark. It appears few cruise to STX. The reason for our interest is to check on STX as a possible 'homebase'. Nice properties at a reasonable cost. Rental potential while we are sailing and a place to return to (with less snow than the great Midwest!).
Can anyone comment on the anchorage west of Buck or near Yacht Club in Teague Bay? Are these open? Are there overnight moorings we have missed? Thanks!
The anchorage in Teague is well protected behind the reef. Make sure you do understand how to get in, out and around the reefs
in the area. I do not recall
public moorings in Teague but I'm usually only there to race
in the regatta
. There was great holding in about 15' of water
. Duggan's Reef restaurant is right there and a favorite place of mine to eat. Otherwise nothing else is close by that area. Most visits I'm a hired skipper
and usually end up in Cstad for convenience of guests.
As to your comments regarding rental properties, if you've not done your homework, please do. The enormous refinery that was a major employer on the island closed recently causing a ripple effect through the economy and a large exodus of well paid persons. In turn that is causing a glut of housing. Someday this situation may turn around and the property values may rebound. It's a beautiful island with gorgeous beaches and excellent diving
. As a home base for a sailboat, it's 40 miles to the nearest destination
in generally rough conditions. Perhaps I misunderstood your comments. Best wishes to you.