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Old 23-05-2011, 11:14   #1
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Marinas , Anchorages , Dingy Docks - How Do These Work for the Noobie ?

I have looked at ACTIVE CAPTAIN and appreciated that resource. However it did not look like it was comprehensive for outside of the US?

What other web resources can one use to find out about where gas is etc (especially for latin america and caribbean)?

If I am traveling by jet ski can I tie up at the dingy dock? What is expected or customary?

What are dingy dock fees etc.?

If I pay a fee to stay dockside and my vessle is stolen/etc is there any recourse against owner?
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Old 23-05-2011, 11:26   #2
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Re: Marinas, Anchorages, dingy docks-how do these work for the noobie

Try noonsite.com, also the SSCA website. As to jet skis at dinghy docks, probably not, definately something most dinghy users would not like. As to liablity, you're on your own. NO marina will be held liable for any thefts or damage from other people's bad driving etc.
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As to jet skis at dinghy docks, probably not, definately something most dinghy users would not like.
I've heard some yacht people say they would use a jet ski for a dingy if it were not so expensive....How is a jet ski not a dinghy? I looked up dingy and it said boat between 6-20 feet.

What are common fees for dingy dock usage?
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What other web resources can one use to find out about where gas is etc (especially for latin america and caribbean)?
What happens in reality with me is that I find what the major crusing port of entry of a new country is... and clear in there. At anchor will be other cruising boats and I just wander around asking them where the good anchorages are and wheres the fuel, garbage, dinghy docks, bars and girls. Maybe where the supermarket is...


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If I am traveling by jet ski can I tie up at the dingy dock? What is expected or customary?
No Jetskis at any dinghy docks in the world that I have seen. Take a dinghy.
Many countries in the Caribbean have banned jetskis totally.


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What are dingy dock fees etc.?
Normally free but some places like to charge $5 per day etc. Move.


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If I pay a fee to stay dockside and my vessle is stolen/etc is there any recourse against owner?
ROTFLMBO!!!

What? The guy who stole it is gunna pay for it?

You will be out of your home country. The rest of the world doesn't operate like it. It operates on the basis that you lose it, you pay for it. No bleating to Mama.





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I've heard some yacht people say they would use a jet ski for a dingy if it were not so expensive....How is a jet ski not a dinghy?
A dinghy is a supermarket trolly on water.

A Jetski is a wanker mobile for half naked men with gold chains.

Tell me where on a Jetski do you shove a coupla slabs of beer, half a side of meat and one lettuce leaf?





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A dinghy is a supermarket trolly on water.

A Jetski is a wanker mobile for half naked men with gold chains.

Tell me where on a Jetski do you shove a coupla slabs of beer, half a side of meat and one lettuce leaf?





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While I agree with your assessment Mark, I believe the OP intends to travel via jet ski, not use it as a dingy.

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...If I am traveling by jet ski can I tie up at the dingy dock? What is expected or customary?...
I think some of the posts have missed that. It certainly is unconventional, but I say more power too him... not sure I would want to try it, but stranger things ahve been tried.
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No Jetskis at any dinghy docks in the world that I have seen. Take a dinghy.
Actually I have considered taking a dingy for the jet ski....Do you think one could sleep in a blow up boat alongside their jetski if it had to be moored?

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While I agree with your assessment Mark, I believe the OP intends to travel via jet ski.

I think some of the posts have missed that. It certainly is unconventional, but I say more power too him... not sure I would want to try it, but stranger things ahve been tried.


Yes I am the guy traveling from aruba to florida via jet ski....
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Yes I am the guy traveling from aruba to florida via jet ski....
Right on.

You are nuts, but that is the same thing they say of most of us.

Good luck!
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Right on.

You are nuts, but that is the same thing they say of most of us.

Good luck!

Thanks...I'm feelin like i fit in here now.

When I tallied up my costs yesterday...The 90 nights in a hotel was the part that made the trips costs raise my eyebrow. I'm looking for creative ways to over come this. Before in my other post I asked if other sailors though me gettin a birth from another yacher was a possibility and nobody piped up. So I'm stuck looking for creative soltions. Perhaps some will figure their way out as I go along but as I'm an armchair marine enthisiast at the moment I thought I'd work on this problem. Guidebooks say a nights hotel is about $85 in the caribbean. I certainly liked paying $6 in India or $15 in Guatemala. But I'm not sure of the caribbean hotel costs. Looks expensive from my research.

Im expecting to be gone 100 days so putting two zeros behind a number makes it big for me.
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While I agree with your assessment Mark, I believe the OP intends to travel via jet ski, not use it as a dingy.

I think some of the posts have missed that. It certainly is unconventional, but I say more power too him
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Yes I am the guy traveling from aruba to florida via jet ski....
Oh? Oh!

Really!!!

Well.

Thats easy then: Put on a LOT of sponsorship stickers and you can go anywhere these days. Probably get marinas for free (especially if you are 16 and female)


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Oh? Oh!

Really!!!

Well.

Thats easy then: Put on a LOT of sponsorship stickers and you can go anywhere these days. Probably get marinas for free (especially if you are 16 and female)


Good luck with it

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Thanks...I'm feelin like i fit in here now.

When I tallied up my costs yesterday...The 90 nights in a hotel was the part that made the trips costs raise my eyebrow. I'm looking for creative ways to over come this. Before in my other post I asked if other sailors though me gettin a birth from another yacher was a possibility and nobody piped up. So I'm stuck looking for creative soltions. Perhaps some will figure their way out as I go along but as I'm an armchair marine enthisiast at the moment I thought I'd work on this problem. Guidebooks say a nights hotel is about $85 in the caribbean. I certainly liked paying $6 in India or $15 in Guatemala. But I'm not sure of the caribbean hotel costs. Looks expensive from my research.

Im expecting to be gone 100 days so putting two zeros behind a number makes it big for me.
Don't see why the dinghy wouldn't work, but it'll take up a fair amount of room and you'll need an anchor and rode too. I'd try sleeping in it before committing. Why are you looking at hotels? There must be plenty of $30/night hostels in these places? Check out the Lonely Planet website or guides. Pretty good scene at the hostels too, usually, though I haven't stayed in any in the Caribbean.
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You'll have the full story on this forum at Cruising Caribbean on a Jet Ski: 24 countries!
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I've seen jet skis at the dinghy docks in Mexico and French Polynesia numerous times. have fun
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