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Re: Running Aground on Johnsonís Reef, St. Johnís, USVI

Unfortunately, it is the owner who is going to have to pay for this captain's mistake. I believe the fines for hitting a reef in a national park are considerable.
I'd be really interested where you got this "captain". I'd also see that the USCG drug tested him ASAP!
Sadly, St. Thomas is infested with the rum sotted losers who would be unemployable anywhere else in America. All too often a personable individual shows up to fix or drive your boat and leaves it in much worse shape than when he arrived. It is the curse of the USVI.
I feel for you and the boat owner. I wish you all well and that one day you can do the trip you intended to do without the mishaps.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
ďBelieve me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Ē ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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