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Re: Is it windier?

Seems the windward side of Grenada is a better sail as you are then going downwind to get into the southern most bays. Wife wants to see the sculptures at Dragon so we’ll go down on the leeward side this time and just motor if we have to to get to Prickly to get diesel. Clarke’s has no diesel. Any other thoughts on good easy places so I can leave the tanks full for the summer?

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Seems the windward side of Grenada is a better sail as you are then going downwind to get into the southern most bays. Wife wants to see the sculptures at Dragon so we’ll go down on the leeward side this time and just motor if we have to to get to Prickly to get diesel. Clarke’s has no diesel. Any other thoughts on good easy places so I can leave the tanks full for the summer?
The Yacht club in St Georges may have cheaper fuel than Prickly. Easy in and out. If I were you I'd stay at the St Georges anchorage as long as possible, at least until a northerly swell pushes you out. You can dinghy to the supermarket, hardware store, and Island Water World, just to name a few, whereas Prickly is at least a bus ride for anything other than budget Marine.
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Re: Is it windier?

Told the holding is iffy in St George. Where’s good?
Btw thanks for the local knowledge.

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Told the holding is iffy in St George. Where’s good?
Btw thanks for the local knowledge.
St George's is fine but there is some surface of the sand sgrigwtion where the top 6 inches might be quite hard. Difficult to get through and when the puck dies it hooks under a bit of hard stuff.

When U think you are set pull back hard... Like 2,000 rpm for a full minute.

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Thanks Mark. G-d watches out for fools and sailors. Dropped in sand between grass in 25’ on south side fairly far out. Roc a dg right in. Used the gusts not engine for the set. Haven’t moved an inch. Pickling the watermaker, doing oil changes and other little chores before gong on the hard. Having a bit of trouble finding sc-1 or high concentration propylene glycol but hopefully palm tree will have some. Dinghy is getting quite a workout as avoiding going south to Clarke’s until we have too. Went there by bus to check it out. Seems real isolated.
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Went there by bus to check it out. Seems real isolated.
Yes it is. Shopping bus once per week.
CCB is Far too isolated for me.
If I'm going to be that isolated it needs to be a deserted island where I can snorkle all day.

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No snorkeling I could see. Water looks even too dirty for watermaking. Upon coming back will leave and go to Bequia. Liked it there.
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Re: Is it windier?

In the early 80s they used to joke about the local radio station in Antigua having two cassette tapes. One for summer weather and the other for winter.

Summer tape. Winds variable building to 15 knots in the afternoon. 70% chance of thunderstorms.

Winter tape. Winds building to 20-25 knots from the East with higher gusts.

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