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post #9 of Old 06-28-2013
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Re: Our first bareboat charter BVI 2014

What can I expect being that this is will be our first bareboat as far as the actual booking and departure goes? Will charter companies allow us on a 36-40 foot monohull? I have been looking at Sunsail, but lately I'm looking at TMM , Horizon, and BVI Yacht charters.
I was wondering the same thing just a day ago so I called a Charter company explained my minimal experience (5 bareboat charters off the Cali coast for day sailing after taking the multi-week course to get "certified") and was told I'd be good to since I'd bareboat chartered before. If I had any concerns then a half day with a skipper would bring me up to speed no problem. Mind you I was looking at a 36' Lagoon Cat. That said I have aviation experience, flying (only about 40 hrs with solos) and navigation. Also operated quite a bit of heavy equipment so dealing with the inertia of many moving tonnes is not totally foreign to me. Sounds to me like you'll be good to go and have a great time. But what do I know, I'm a noob

Edit: Watched that video... LOL Just wow. I suspect that'll buff right out.

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