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Forum: Chartering   12-31-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By btimm
Good Deal??

You forgot to say when you are chartering the Island Packet in the BVI. February is usually considered highest season in warm climates. However, prices are 1/3 in October.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By btimm
Favorite sailing book

Just finished "An Embarrasment of Mangoes."

Non fiction, about a couple from Ontario tha give up their publishing jobs for a two year adventure sailing the Caribbean. I liked it.
Forum: Chartering   11-19-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 5,831
Posted By btimm
BVI and USVI Customs Clearance

We cleared customs in St. John from BVI on nearly a dozen trips to the BVI.

Don''t go into Cruz Bay. It''s too crowded and the locals cruisers hassle charter yachts.

Instead, pick up a...
Forum: Chartering   10-07-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,221
Posted By btimm
Routes in the Windward Islands

Just sailed from St. Lucia to Grenada this past June. We stayed to the Leeward side of St. Vincent. I don''t think there are any sea monsters to Windward, just think it is not typically shown...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By btimm
Charter Boat purchasing

I just finished a Moorings Charter from St. Lucia to Grenada and I had the opportunity to talk with some fulltime cruisers at the docks in Secret Harbor, Grenada. Two had purchased Moorings Charter...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By btimm
state of satellite communications?

Not absolutely certain, but I suspect there may be a few reasons why you have not received a reply. 1.) Stock trading and sailing may seem to some to be mutually exclusive. Being in the middle of...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-30-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By btimm
Texas or Florida Instructor / School?

I can certainly recommend Texas Sailing Schools operated by Jay Hill on Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma is a great sailing Lake just an hour and a half north of Dallas.

See...
Forum: Chartering   12-23-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By btimm
Chartering BVI''''s in September

Yes, it is hurricane season but it is also when you will find the best bargains, lowest airfares, and least crowded anchorages. We travel to the BVI every year for the past three years during this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-05-2002
Replies: 39
Views: 4,098
Posted By btimm
East Coast to Fla to Caribbean - NOW

There is a very interesting book that covers exactly what you want to do. It''s called, "A Gentleman''s Passage South." I would highly recommend that you get this because it includes detailed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-24-2002
Replies: 65
Views: 11,403
Posted By btimm
Message in a bottle

There have been a tremendous number of articles on Sailnet related to just these topics. The category used to be called "Finaces Afloat" and covered everything from preparation, to expected costs,...
Forum: Chartering   11-13-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 7,683
Posted By btimm
St. John''''s bareboat charter

We charter all the time out of Tortola and always include St. John as part of the itinerary. North side is much better than South coast.

Do not recommend trying to anchor or moor in Cruz Bay. ...
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