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Forum: Chartering   05-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By captainjay
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

I IT guy is building a new web page as I type this.

info@cyoacharters.com

Jay
Forum: Chartering   05-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By captainjay
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

For the record I am part of the management team at CYOA Yacht Charters. Yes you can easily spend a week without going to the BVI's if you want. St John as stated is spectacular. The National Park...
Forum: News Feeds   03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By captainjay
Re: Abandoned sailboat transformed into floating pizzeria - Gizmag

The Ferry for four would have been the same or more with the exit fees.

Jay
Forum: News Feeds   03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By captainjay
Re: Abandoned sailboat transformed into floating pizzeria - Gizmag

Far Cry happened to be on my boat Sunday. Since his fuel injectors are someplace in the mail.

I agree great pizza great service. Deb and I had the last two slices as leftovers last night for...
Forum: Chartering   03-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By captainjay
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

Glad you guys had a good time. Mei Nu is a great boat. Glad we got the new sail on before you left. Welcome to the CYOA family.

Jay
Forum: Chartering   02-08-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,167
Posted By captainjay
Forum: Chartering   11-03-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,167
Posted By captainjay
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Thought I would throw up a few more pictures of the Detroit side of the Virgin Islands

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8395/8611969896_0280c966df.jpg
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Forum: Chartering   11-03-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,167
Posted By captainjay
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Seriously?? I would skip everything on Tortola for a couple days around St John.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10700624_10204279992452547_8622122772659186614_o.jpg

Jay
Forum: Chartering   04-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,481
Posted By captainjay
Re: Chartering the US VI

I am reluctant to get into this and I won't be drawn into a troll war but let me lay this out. This customer did charter from us back in 2008 though VI Sailing. While his recollection of his alleged...
Forum: Chartering   03-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By captainjay
Re: St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie info

The easiest will be the Petite Pump Room upstairs above the Ferry Terminal, you also are right beside French Town, Hook Line and Sinker is at the Marina there. The Greenhouse is like a Caribbean...
Forum: Caribbean   02-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By captainjay
Re: BVI -Ferry - St Thomas to Road Town

Reservations will be worthless and could be expensive, they aren't transferable don't buy round trip. As on any given day there is no way to determine which boats will run or at what time. Just get...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By captainjay
Re: Far Cry is SOLD

So congrats on the sale, when are we going sailing? Are you saving the exhaust system for when I get back?
Jay
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By captainjay
Re: looking for something different in bvi over halloween

With ten days don't discount St John, High Tide and The Beach Bar will have Halloween parties as will several other Cruz Bay spots. Skinny Legs also will have a party. Lots of national park beaches. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,335
Posted By captainjay
Re: Port windows replacement

Don't kill yourself, go to the hardware store and get some Great Stuff Foam, get the minimally expanding version made for doors and windows. Fill the gap with this. Pick the closest hatch you can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-02-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 8,263
Posted By captainjay
Re: In-mast furling

So without debating the pluses and minuses of roller furlings. The OP asked how to convert one to a traditional main. I would contact Tide Slide, their external track could probably be used to...
Forum: Chartering   09-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By captainjay
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

Given three days I would be looking at St John, the nicest island in the chain US or British. It is a simply ferry ride from Red Hook to St John, the you can catch a ferry to Tortola from St John...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By captainjay
Re: Windlass rewire

I am the maintenance manager for a charter company I also commission the new boats. Most of the time the way the windlass is wired to run only when the engine is running to either through an oil...
Forum: Chartering   07-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By captainjay
Re: Crewed Charter Ownership

The 100 ton license is required because even though it starts and ends in the US the government classifies it as an international voyage since you are visiting a foreign country.
The SCTW 95 is...
Forum: Chartering   07-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By captainjay
Re: Crewed Charter Ownership

I can give you some insight and or things to consider. So running from St Thomas is doable. You will need a hundred ton masters with sail endorsement and an SCTW 95 safety training. As far as owner...
Forum: Chartering   04-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By captainjay
Re: Info for our dream honeymoon sailboat charter

So you have received lots of good advice already. I work in the charter industry and I have to say this way outside the scope of normal charter. More than likely you will have to contract with an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By captainjay
Re: Best place/way to sell my Pearson 365 ketch

Down here the best brokers are Maritime on St Thomas or BVI Yacht Sales on Tortola. I would try listing it on Craigslist and the Island Trader first.
By the way what are the details on the boat and...
Forum: Chartering   01-18-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,457
Posted By captainjay
Couple of things to add, Cruz Bay is a problem...

Couple of things to add, Cruz Bay is a problem for several reasons. Traffic, shallow water and no room. The channel back to customs is narrow, there are several shallow spots including a bad one by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,472
Posted By captainjay
Zanshin, You misunderstood what I was saying....

Zanshin,
You misunderstood what I was saying. The OP said he was only getting forty amps charging out of the generator. The standard alternator on the generator has a very small, I believe less than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,472
Posted By captainjay
The generator doesn't have the capacity to charge...

The generator doesn't have the capacity to charge your house batteries. The 6kw has a very small charging system designed to keep a dedicated start battery charged. The on board 110 volt charger or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,658
Posted By captainjay
Glad you found the boat. I based my assumption on...

Glad you found the boat. I based my assumption on the fact that you told Farcry it was a St John boat. Stormy Petral and her sister ship are St Thomas based and pick up in St John. Nice boat and a...
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