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Search: Posts Made By: captainjay
Forum: Chartering 04-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,106
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: 862
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: 1,130
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: 704
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: 825
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: 2,623
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: 6,651
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: 1,568
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: 875
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: 1,041
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: 1,041
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: 1,064
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: 1,030
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: 2,874
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: 5,137
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: 5,137
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: 9,458
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...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,458
Posted By captainjay
Based on the description that you gave Farcry, I...

Based on the description that you gave Farcry, I would bet the boat you are looking for is Born To Rumb. Based out of St John a New England lobster style boat inspected for 12 people. Google them or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,803
Posted By captainjay
Sorry guys, I really can't add much to this. I...

Sorry guys, I really can't add much to this. I ended up not looking at this boat. The price seemed high at the time and my wife and I decided not to live about. So we bought a small inexpensive boat....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By captainjay
I would have no problem using ripped down...

I would have no problem using ripped down pressure treated 2x4's for this. You wont need full dimension 2x4 as there won't be that much weight on them. After you cut them to fit, paint them with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-29-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,344
Posted By captainjay
Pearson 35 Centerboard questions

So we went and looked at a Pearson 35 yesterday. Needs a little TLC but no were near the project that the Ericson we looked at was. I don't know anything about centerboards. This one has a broken...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-21-2009
Replies: 3,302
Views: 573,400
Posted By captainjay
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By captainjay
Thanks everyone for the comments. I did get my...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I did get my deposit back from the seller. Farcry don't drink all the Rum on Jost today.
Jay
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By captainjay
Well I have officially backed out of the deal. I...

Well I have officially backed out of the deal. I am out about $800 with the survey and a couple of trips to St John. I did agree to pay for a couple of ads for the seller out of my deposit and expect...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By captainjay
Well after a good nights sleep and thoughts of...

Well after a good nights sleep and thoughts of what a task the boat would be. I am leaning toward not doing it. I will have the printed survey tomorrow with better pictures. I do like the work, that...
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