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Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

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Will a kindle fire work for a gps while Down there?>
If it works as a GPS where you are now it will work fine there. If you want to use it as a chart plotter you will need to load the appropriate charts.

But you really do not need one. All sailing is line of sight. Paper chart provided by charter company, color of the water and depth sounder are all you need to navigate in close.
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Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

I don't think you even need a GPS...

Found my itinerary I did, with thoughts on each location.
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Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

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Learn how to make a aft bridle while anchored to bring your bow into the swell if the wind is in a different direction.
Hey hate to bother you but could you go into detail a bit on this anchoring process? Where I sail the boat swings 180 with a 1.6 to a 2.3 kt flood tide. In the BVI I understand that will mot be the case, But wind will need to be tamed a bit. Thanks
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Hey hate to bother you but could you go into detail a bit on this anchoring process? Where I sail the boat swings 180 with a 1.6 to a 2.3 kt flood tide. In the BVI I understand that will mot be the case, But wind will need to be tamed a bit. Thanks
For your first trip to the BVI's you would be better off sticking to moorings. Just about all the places you will want to go have them and most don't leave much room to anchor anyway. Also, most anchorages that you will want to go to will not have much swell and the wind will keep you in line with all other boats that are anchored around you.

You are over thinking this. BVI's is cruising on training wheels. I have seen folks with very little experience do fine there.
Faster and jwing like this.
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Thanks, I'm just nervous. I have never been sailing outside of my cruising grounds. it just seems to be big. I'm sure it will be fine. There is so much to see and do. I don't know which way to go from road town. I guess south across the the Drake over to the bite? Looks like the way they have me set up I will only really have 6 days of sailing. the bite to the Indians to the baths to the yacht club then the dogs. then over to Jost van dyke to back around to soper's hole then back to the base?
Who has a good tip for 6 days. what will do the winds do? from west to esat right?
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Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

If you're running a tight budget, remember, moorings are gonna run about $30 a night if you don't anchor. Not every bay is conducive to anchoring very well either.
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Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

When I used to charter invariably we'd arrive in BVI late in the day. The charter company used to charge a first night sleep aboard fee (20 bucks each or so)as the charter would start on noon the next day. Most of the companies were from noon to noon. However they usually waived this fee after a bit of discussion. So the next morning we'd do our shopping to augment the online shopping already done and set sail at noon. Silly to pay a whole day's charter fee for sleeping at the dock. If check in is at 6 pm when do they do you get the briefing? And you're not allowed to sail at night. What gives?
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Hey hate to bother you but could you go into detail a bit on this anchoring process? Where I sail the boat swings 180 with a 1.6 to a 2.3 kt flood tide. In the BVI I understand that will mot be the case, But wind will need to be tamed a bit. Thanks
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Thanks so much this will help a lot.
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You are most welcome!
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