So it looks like my next boat I will be getting from the BVIs. I know that the trip from BVI to Tampa should take about 10 to 14 days., but I would also have to add onto that time the final inspection
, and boat prep time. That would also not leave any time to adjust for weather
windows, and while I am not a fair weather
only sailor, I'm not going out in a hurricane
either. The problem is (as always) time. While i have a months worth of vacation
time, I really can't take much more than a week at a time every 5 or 6 weeks.
So as i see it, to get it back to FL I have two options; 1) hire a delivery captain
to bring it back, or 2) bring it back myself (actually my daughter and I).
I would really like the experience of bringing it back, but does the cost of lets say flights and storage
just to sail 3-5 days make it so much more expensive than just hiring a delivery captain
thoughts/advice/what am i missing? If i were to split up a trip into three or four trips, where would you stop, how would you store the boat (mooring/on the hard)
And she is going to be a 36' Jeanneau
- yes out of the Moorings. I am not looking for comments on buying
a previously chartered boat. I have chartered plenty of boats, and know what I am getting, and still feel they are a good value.