Originally Posted by alexleclainche
My concern which isn't much of one is what marina's are fairly inexpensive and provide good security
??? I haven't been able to come up with much in that department. Any suggestions on the whole theory? Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.
Lots depend on what your idea of inexpensive, and how secure your talking about and if your talking both physical and weather
Basically most of us don't consider any of the Carib marinas
inexpensive... for your size boat your looking at high $50's to mid $80's per night (some more) for a slip and between $25 and $35 a night on a mooring
. With the slips you will also have the cost for any electric
you use. Most marinas have some security for the slips but little is possible with a mooring
. If yours leaving the boat for an short period of time, you may be able to find a management company to take care of it at either a slip or mooring.... Plan on between $150 to $300 per month in addition to the slip or mooring fee and any work/ expenses the management company has for you.
I can tell you... you will have a hard time seeing much of the BVI
in only a week or two. I've been in the BVI and USVI for more than 6 weeks and have several more to go and still have places to go that I have missed on several previous two week cruises over the past couple of years.... but do not let that stop you... you can get a taste but it will probably keep you returning for years.... and for far more than a week at a time.... heck I know of several places I can set a hook and stay a week, keeping busy and entertained every day and night and others where just being alone (or very few other boats) is nice.
Never depend on the weather
.... it will always be on your nose no matter when or where you sail even if it is normally a downwind run.... when your ready it will probably be a south west wind
.... the shorter your time line the more likely it will occur..... fate of sailors.
I'll be heading home Mid Feb but will be back down for several months again starting in late April or early May.
Hope you have a great time also
Presently at Trellis Bay off Beef Island, BVI