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Old 18-12-2012, 16:05   #16
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

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remind me again why I keep my boat up north?
.....because there's too many mooring balls?

Although great piece of mind for a dirty rip at Willy T's!.....where's our boat again?
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Old 18-12-2012, 16:07   #17
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

Despite all the mooring balls I still anchored almost all the time while there, though sometimes it was pretty far out. The year I was there the Christmas winds were blowing so hard that most of the boats just stayed cooped up in harbor so it wasn't too crowded in a lot of the anchorages.
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Old 18-12-2012, 16:21   #18
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

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I'm sure your original question has been answered. My suggestion is to use the Cruisersforum google search and find threads discussing the places to go in the BVI's. There have been several threads that will detail many of the special, seldom used anchorages around the islands. It's worth reading even if you only visit one or two of them.

Bring lots of asprin.

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Old 18-12-2012, 16:41   #19
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

All good advice-especially the one about anegada-pretty skinny area to approach carefully.

I just wanted to add that you should bring twice as much money as you think- $25/night mooring balls and $6 beers add up fast. We spent $500 just for ice when there last- 2009 for about three weeks. Don't bring American express either!

Definitely don't need to spend it on navigation at least. If you need an extra hand to find all the bars, er, I mean to navigate and find anchorage (ahem), be sure to contact me first! I have my sunglasses
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

The cruising guides are great, particularly if you do want to anchor - they will direct you to the right spots.

Mooring balls are now $30 a night - you can get a deal in some locations like Leverick where you get a bag of ice and 100 gallons of water when you stay overnight on one of their moorings. I think Saba has a similar deal.
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

Eyeballs, paper charts and a depth sounder oughta do it for you.
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Re: Navigating in the BVI's

You've gotten plenty of advice already letting you know that you can easily eyeball-navigate in the BVIs, so I'll just add my +1. Only a trip to Anegada would alter that advice, but if you've only got four days on the boat, I'd suggest putting off Anegada 'til you've booked at least a ten-day charter.

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