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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-08-2021, 08:38
Replies: 13
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Posted By maytrix
Re: BVI and USVI

JC Reefer, go to the USVI instead. Personally I prefer the BVI, I think the snorkeling is better but we were just in the USVI last week and had a great time. Going in and out of the USVI was not a...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 21-11-2019, 16:56
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Crew Wanted: Bermuda to BVI
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Posted By maytrix
Bermuda to BVI

Looking for offshore experience and building your sea time? We have a crew opening on a Beneteau Oceanis 43. Bermuda-BVI Passage. Planned departure date November 25th. If interested or need any...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 11-09-2018, 09:06
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By maytrix
Re: Advice on where to charter for spring break

BVI sounds like it would be a good destination for you.

If you wanted more open water sailing, St Lucia to Grenada or the reverse or just starting and ending in either would give you more open...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 07-09-2018, 04:49
Replies: 21
Views: 13,221
Posted By maytrix
Re: Buying into a Yacht Ownership Program with a Charter Company?

There are other factors besides usage. We have a 43' monohull we purchased in the moorings program. It's been out two years now. We took 2-3 trips a year and each trip was usually at least 10...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-04-2018, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By maytrix
Re: Prepping for the season

Thanks - I'll get the list of what was done and go from there. I think we'll have the mechanic handle the engine and we'll do the rest.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-04-2018, 10:46
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By maytrix
Prepping for the season


We have had our boat in charter so it has always been managed. We're going to have it in charter again this summer, but want to save ourselves some money and want to get it prepped for the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-04-2016, 08:53
Replies: 52
Views: 9,214
Posted By maytrix
Re: Too Much Boat Too Soon?

Doesn't sound like too much to me - all depends on your comfort level.

Keep in mind though this is coming from someone who on their first charter captained a Leopard 47 and the largest boat I...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 07-09-2015, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By maytrix
Re: Chartering with 6 month old - what to bring?

Thanks for the input. We did the charter mid August, no issue with the charter company - I hadn't even considered that.

We ended up getting the smallest pack N play we could get from Gracco. ...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-09-2015, 06:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By maytrix
Re: Preference aft or forward cabin on sunsail 44 ft. Catamaran

Aft is a little larger and you are not near the generator. Although the generator's are usually pretty quiet. And on the 444 they are on the starboard side, so port forward isn't any louder than...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-08-2015, 06:26
Replies: 36
Views: 6,735
Posted By maytrix
Re: How long can I cruise FL without tax?

Interesting in seeing the responses to this! We have a boat in charter and have never paid taxes on it either - by the time we bring it to any place in the US it will be 6 years old.. Florida will...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13-07-2015, 08:51
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By maytrix
Chartering with 6 month old - what to bring?

So the title is a little broad, but I didn't want to make it too long - specifically - any thoughts on what to bring for him to sleep in that is easy to travel with?

We've been looking at various...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-07-2015, 08:37
Replies: 39
Views: 4,553
Posted By maytrix
Re: Buying the cruising boat - are we way off base?

Why limit yourself? Why not look at what is out there and then make a decision? At least you'll have a bigger pool to shop from - no harm in looking.
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 26-06-2015, 11:04
Replies: 12
Views: 5,007
Posted By maytrix
Re: BVI vs Sint Maarten - Experienced Opinions needed

Can't really comment on St. Martin, but if you do the BVI again, don't do the usual 7-10 day loop... do something different. Rent a car and tour Virgin Gorda, spend a couple days in St. John..etc. ...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 22-06-2015, 12:31
Replies: 12
Views: 9,959
Posted By maytrix
Re: Does it pay to put a boat in charter?

You'll get lots of different answers. At the end of the day, I think it all depends on what you are looking to get out of it. As long as you have the right expectations and know all the details, it...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-06-2015, 14:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By maytrix
Re: BVI charter

Exactly what Henryv said. I'll just add that in the BVI, only one person needs to go ashore to check in and out. In the USVI, everyone must go.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 16-05-2015, 15:07
Replies: 48
Views: 8,151
Posted By maytrix
Re: New Waterproof Drone With Camera that follows you!

I have the original Phantom quad copter and it does fine in the winds. I've flown it multiple times in the BVI in pretty strong winds and it did fine. There's clearly a limit and it does reduce...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 16-05-2015, 10:10
Replies: 48
Views: 8,151
Posted By maytrix
Re: New Waterproof Drone With Camera that follows you!

While it may work fine on land, I think you may find having it come back to you on a moving boat to be more of a problem. Even if you stop, if you can't actually take control of it, there's a lot of...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-05-2015, 18:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By maytrix
Re: Availability of mooring balls in mid-May

FYI - The NPT (park) moorings are only for day use - not for overnights.

We've been in May ending an 8 day charter Memorial day. Didn't have a problem getting a mooring, although there's a few...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 22-04-2015, 08:28
Replies: 64
Views: 21,414
Posted By maytrix
Re: Buying a boat in Charter Management: The final numbers

Regarding the numbers, as long as the numbers coming from the charter company are fixed (dockage, boat sitting, insurance..etc) are accurate, then the rest really depends on a few things.

Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 21-04-2015, 09:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By maytrix
Re: BVI Itinerary Recommendations

We've been over a dozen times. First few trips we used to always visit the baths by boat. We'd swim in, hike the trail, maybe have breakfast at the top and head back to the boat.

It was...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 07-01-2015, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 3,759
Posted By maytrix
Re: recommended charter in the Grenadines

Sounds a lot like the trip we did a couple years ago. Just a few different stops.

What 43 were you on? Our 43.3 is in St. Lucia - No Regrets.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 07-01-2015, 16:15
Replies: 37
Views: 7,116
Posted By maytrix
Re: Experience with Customs in the Caribbean

Problem is that even if it saves your life in an emergency situation, it may only be saved so you can spend it in jail for having an unlawful weapon.

When my wife and I first started discussing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 07-01-2015, 16:10
Replies: 30
Views: 5,118
Posted By maytrix
Re: Navigation / Sailing Apps for Android?

Navionics is what I've used on Android in the past. They also have a windows app that I installed on my windows surface.

So I wouldn't limit yourself to just android. What's great about the...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 26-12-2014, 07:14
Replies: 18
Views: 4,310
Posted By maytrix
Re: Slip or Mooring

Why not move it to a mooring saving $500 a month and put some of that savings into added insurance that covers the boat. I bet you probably aren't any better protected with the slip and management...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 25-12-2014, 20:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By maytrix
Re: Watched "The Interview" tonight

This was not a marketing ploy, it just MAY have worked out good for them, but not necessarily.

It costs what, $10-12 these days to go to the theater? Instead of seeing it in the theater, you...
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