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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By sailvi767
BVI to Annapolis

Everything has to come to a end and after 25 years of sailing in the BVI its time for a change. I am moving my boat from the BVI back to the US. It will go to Annapolis initially and then perhaps to...
Forum: Chartering   10-03-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,418
Posted By sailvi767
Voyage owners are prohibited by contract from...

Voyage owners are prohibited by contract from selling owners time. They do however get a substantial booking discount if you book through a owner. I have a 440 PP in their fleet. Feel free to email...
Forum: Chartering   03-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By sailvi767
Airfare to the BVI is very cheap right now. My...

Airfare to the BVI is very cheap right now. My brother has booked flights in Dec and coming up in March from LA and they were both under 400.00. Some flights into STT have been in the 300 range. The...
Forum: Chartering   03-05-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 4,414
Posted By sailvi767
Sunsail problems.

There are a bunch of issues here. The biggest one is the Moorings/Sunsail has stopped most preventive maintenance and is fixing boats as they break. They are very understaffed with the combined...
Forum: Chartering   08-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By sailvi767
Bring a foam mat and sleep one on the main saloon...

Bring a foam mat and sleep one on the main saloon floor or on the settee and you can make the Voyage 440 work. It also has full queen sized berths in the doubles so if you have smaller children going...
Forum: Chartering   05-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By sailvi767
If your engine is using antifreeze it means there...

If your engine is using antifreeze it means there was a major problem with the engine. Its good that it did not fail on your charter. The fact that they knew of the problem and sent the boat out is a...
Forum: Chartering   05-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By sailvi767
Hello Bob, Commercial posts not permitted...

Hello Bob,

Commercial posts not permitted ...though I appreciate the effort you made to keep it off the board. 2 more posts required till you can PM members.

Bob...if you are interested in a...
Forum: Chartering   05-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,761
Posted By sailvi767
It appears that the boat you chartered is a...

It appears that the boat you chartered is a Lagoon 420 which is a new electric cat. There have been a lot of problems with these boats in charter and the systems are complex. It also in charter use...
Forum: Chartering   05-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By sailvi767
That is a good deal however it would be much...

That is a good deal however it would be much better if they offered the two weeks at the normal low season rate. The standard low season rate at many charter companies is often close to half the high...
Forum: Chartering   04-14-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By sailvi767
The boats are ProValor are very old. Most are...

The boats are ProValor are very old. Most are over 10 years. They have a few newer boats. Be very careful with the older boats.
Forum: Chartering   12-22-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 9,857
Posted By sailvi767
Broker

A broker can be a huge amount of help and is a good tool to use. They are however not free and do cost you money. The normal brokerage fee is 20 percent of the price of the charter. If you deal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 7,723
Posted By sailvi767
If your max RPM is 3600 on that engine it is...

If your max RPM is 3600 on that engine it is important that the engine is able to run at a minimum of 90% of rated RPM. If it won't then Yanmar will deny all warranty claims as the boat is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,717
Posted By sailvi767
Northern lights is the genset preferred by almost...

Northern lights is the genset preferred by almost every charter company. I think that says a lot. I have a 44 foot cat in the BVI and it cools just fine with 22,000 BTU divided between 3 units. If...
Forum: Chartering   08-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By sailvi767
Fuel Use

Your fuel use will depend on many factors and could be anywhere from 10 to 80 gallons depending on how you use the boat and manage it. I suspect the boat has a 9KW genset. Figure that each night you...
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