We have sailed From St. Lucia down to " Petit St. Vincent, and at various anchorages
in between, we ran into boat boys who wanted to haul out
our second anchor
for a our bahamian moor. No moorings back in those days.
We turned them down.
Others would be on the docks and watch our dink, to keep it and our outboard
from being stolen. Back then it was about 5 EC. A couple of yankee dollars. They are well skilled in their line of BS.
boys we paid because we wanted to keep our dink and outboard
. The others, boat boys, we did not need, since we can anchor
or use a bahamian moor on our own.
One other thing, we used at an anchorage on St. Lucia, we fell for having a boat boy, take our long line in and tie it to a tree, from the stern of our boat. Bow anchor was already set.
After dinking ashore to party, I checked the line tied to the tree. Should have been a bowline, and he had tied some novice
. End of that program.
We settled for our own seaman ship, and anchoring, and anything that had to do with the boat. That one was a Peterson
44. We locked up the vessel when we went ashore.
Bequia we were soundly hit up, but always smiled and were polite to the dock boys, or others peddlingtheir merchandise.
Oh, in Petite St. Vincent, we did by a couple of huge, huge lobsters, that were great and the price
fair. A couple of fishermen in a dinghy
That was our style , not necessarily that of others. This was the only area in the Caribbean
that we ran across these slight cases of larceny.