most of our Tahiti experience was the leeward islands
of Tahiti, Riatea , Taha'a, Bora Bora
and Huahine. 4 different trips over many years .
We do see empty moorings at various harbors and anchorages
and if things get desperate that might be a plan. Some vessels look permanently moored.
Utaroa and some of the other smaller marinas
......Bora Bora Yacht Club and Viatape town area and the lagoon
away from the cruise
if leaving the vessel on a mooring, we would like some one to manage the vessel, every two weeks come and check the lines, security
of the mooring, and the security
of the boat, clean the vessel, running rigging
coiled and secured, decks, cockpit
, etc. every week or two weeks. sail covers and canvas
as needed, every two weeks , and the hull
monthly. Run the engine
, charge the batteries
, etc . Check the bilge
and pumps, and thru hull
fittings, etc. Open the vessel up, and get some fresh air flowing through. Clean down below, and check and wipe out any mold
Would not want the vessel to look abandoned and neglected . Also, with some one on board doing those chores, there would be some visible activity.
We would want a fairly active mooring field, not some isolated area with few or no people.
Agree that on the hard
would be the best plan, and hopefully that will work
out for you.
Just our thoughts if it were our vessel . It does not take long for an unattended boat attract flying friends and plenty of the white stuff.
Ski BIRD ROCK .