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Forum: Chartering   09-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,489
Posted By Maytrix
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

As a charter boat owner, I personally wouldn't want someone on my boat if their only experience was a few courses and limited experience outside of that. It's not that difficult, but without...
Forum: Chartering   07-13-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,275
Posted By Maytrix
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Regarding backing up to it, if there is enough room, there is another option. Come at it down wind. You can control how you approach it and come in very slow so that you can go into reverse and...
Forum: Chartering   06-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,826
Posted By Maytrix
Re: Charter fleet ownership

This is not true for all charter programs. Yes, many are like this, but there are also guaranteed programs like Moorings and Sunsail (as well as a few others) where they cover all the costs during...
Forum: Chartering   06-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,826
Posted By Maytrix
Re: Charter fleet ownership

I'll add to this since I'm an owner in the Moorings program. Previously owned in Sunsail as well but traded up to a larger boat in Moorings.

I think its pretty simple. It's about the numbers and...
Forum: Chartering   05-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Maytrix
Re: BYOB (Binoculars)

All the moorings boats we've been on have had decent binoculars, so I guess it depends on the company?
Forum: Chartering   03-28-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,877
Posted By Maytrix
Re: St. Thomas - Road Town Ferry Service

I don't think you'll have a problem getting a taxi. The 2 times we've taken the ferry we did pre-pay, but we're not going to if we take it again. Last time, we could have been on a different ferry...
Forum: Chartering   03-28-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,877
Posted By Maytrix
Re: St. Thomas - Road Town Ferry Service

Your best bet is to not buy tickets until you are there. Buy them for the next ferry that is leaving - this way you aren't sitting around waiting and can take the next ferry.
Forum: Chartering   03-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By Maytrix
Re: Newbie Question - AC?

I assume by now, you must have your boat by now.

I'll add though, for anyone else that may view this that A/C is really dependent on the person and their preference for it. There's no right or...
Forum: Chartering   03-28-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 9,131
Posted By Maytrix
Re: BVI: Alternative to Full Provisioning

And it's best not to rush things. Check the entire boat over and make sure everything is working. Flush each head, run the shower, check that it drains..etc. Better to find an issue at the dock...
Forum: Chartering   09-27-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,505
Posted By Maytrix
Keep in mind that the time of year you have...

Keep in mind that the time of year you have previously been to the BVI and go dictates the crowds.

BVI in October is much quieter and we've been in deserted coves there that time of year.

I...
Forum: Chartering   09-27-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,131
Posted By Maytrix
Our first 2 trips we provisioned with the...

Our first 2 trips we provisioned with the moorings provisioning options. It worked out well both times, but we did have food left over. A lot less the second trip. 3rd trip we used Sunsail...
Forum: Chartering   03-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Maytrix
If you could go with 2 boats and 1 skipper, that...

If you could go with 2 boats and 1 skipper, that would mean someone from your group would be skippering the 2nd boat.

So why not go with 1 boat and no skipper?

This way you'd only need a boat...
Forum: Chartering   01-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Maytrix
That's a decent option. We've always just...

That's a decent option.

We've always just had everyone write their name on any receipts and put it in a binder. At the end of the trip I've tallied it all up.

This option definetely sounds...
Forum: Chartering   01-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Maytrix
There is a disadvantage and its not a big deal...

There is a disadvantage and its not a big deal depending on the time of year. If you buy through an owner, you do not get any time refunds if there are issues. So if you went during hurricane...
Forum: Chartering   01-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Maytrix
I have used the Moorings and Sunsail (I now own a...

I have used the Moorings and Sunsail (I now own a boat in Sunsail). I've found both to be top notch and the boats to be well maintained. There are issues (each trip has had at least one) but they...
Forum: Chartering   01-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Maytrix
The best advice, especially when manuevering the...

The best advice, especially when manuevering the boat in tight quarters or docking is to take it slow.

Our last day our past trip we brought the boat back to the Sunsail dock and as we pulled...
Forum: Chartering   01-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,448
Posted By Maytrix
I'm not sure where its better to start, but I can...

I'm not sure where its better to start, but I can say the Moorings and Sunsail are both great to deal with and both have locations in Greece. If they are as good in Greece as they are in the BVI...
Forum: Chartering   01-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,981
Posted By Maytrix
Like captbones, I also have a 39' in the Sunsail...

Like captbones, I also have a 39' in the Sunsail program. We haven't sold any time yet for 2011 so we could sell up to 14 days. It sounds like Captbones might not have that much, otherwise he...
Forum: Chartering   01-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Maytrix
It seems like you have the ability - just be...

It seems like you have the ability - just be confident. Our first charter, I told my wife that what I lack in experience, I'll make up for in confidence :) It worked out great!

And I didn't find...
Forum: Chartering   01-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Maytrix
I think being nervous is just going to be a...

I think being nervous is just going to be a normal part of your trips. We started chartering a little over 2 years ago. First was Oct of 2009 and it was a 47' Catamaran. I was definetely nervous...
Forum: Chartering   01-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By Maytrix
As others suggest, The Baths is a great stop. ...

As others suggest, The Baths is a great stop. The path is fun and the beach is nice. BUT, if you want to get away from the crowds, have a nice beach all to yourself and enjoy some great snorkeling,...
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