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BVI 2019

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:07 pm
by jimmy alonso
Left Combate Puerto Rico Monday after a weekend of getting everything ready and storing provisions, clothes, filling water tanks, etc.
Today is Wednesday and was going to be a rainy day so we stopped at Patillas Puerto Rico after getting gasoline at Salinas Marina Tuesday and spending the night in mangrove at Cayo del Barco. Tomorrow if weather permits will head for Vieques 31NM from here. Then Saint Thomas and St John Island.

Here is my inReach tracking page: https://share.garmin.com/JAlonso

Just leaving the ramp.
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Gas 99 cents a liter got 54 liters / 14 gallons
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A night in the mangrove.
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:06 am
by Jimmyt
Looks like a great start! Keep those pics coming. Thanks for sharing!

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:35 pm
by jimmy alonso
Made it to Vieques 30 NM @ 5.5 Knots still rainy but it looks worse than it was.

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Installed a camera on the bow worked pretty good will improve on the install later. Used a cheap camera and a car transmitter and receiver connected to the chartplotter.

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Screen shot on the Raymarine MFD at anchor. Nice water temp :)

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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 am
by Jimmyt
The camera on your chrtplotter display is way cool.

Looks like you're having a blast!

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:43 pm
by jimmy alonso
Arrived at St John was a very bumpy ride today 6 hours to St Thomas filled gas tanks 20 gallons then head to St John arriving at 4. Will relax now at Maho Bay for a couple days before checking in to the BVI. And start sailing. :)

St Thomas waterfront
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Sunset
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:45 pm
by jimmy alonso
Saturday. Stayed here at Maho Bay. St John

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Lots of fish and turtles.
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Done some upgrades on Solar System will post on this later.

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:05 pm
by Jimmyt
Photos are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Did you have to motor due to lack of wind or time constraints?

Looking forward to seeing solar upgrades.

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:56 pm
by jimmy alonso
Left St John went to Tortola West End to check in now moored at Cane Garden Tortola.
Trip so far 163 Nautical Miles covered all by motoring. :( Sailing soon!
Cane Garden
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On the boat at night 50 foot catamarans all around me :macm: :macm:
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:25 pm
by Jimmyt
Scenery just seems to get better with each post. Hope you get some sailing in soon. Doesn't look like you're suffering much, though :D .

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:47 pm
by KootsChewt
Thanks for posting - very beautiful!!

Edit: just checked out the tracker, looks like you are getting in some sailing today.

Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 pm
by jimmy alonso
Tuesday, no sailing today but tomorrow will start by sailing to Anegada 17 NM from here Marina Cay.
171 NM so far traveled.

On a mooring ball at Marina Cay a little rolly polly tonight.
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:37 pm
by jimmy alonso
Wednesday Sailed 17 NM to Anegada. Autopilot all the way anchored behind the charter boats, patched dinghy that has a air leak.
Small waves and nice winds = good sail

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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:44 pm
by jimmy alonso
Thursday. Stayed the day on Anegada. went to Anegada Beach Club for the day.
Friday. Sailed to Cooper Island 22 NM mostly 3.5 to 4 knots all the way except the last 7 NM it was 5 to 5.6 knots.

Sailed 39 NM
Motored 171 NM

Sailing :macm:
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Cooper Island
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:59 pm
by jimmy alonso
Saturday. Short sail to Norman Island for a total of 46 under sail and 171 motoring. Sailed downwind tested new whisker pole and preventer line setup.
Cleaned the yellow stuff off the boat bottom.
Will stay moored here Sunday also and do more snorkeling and hanging out on the beach.

Pirates at the Bight
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Turtle at Norman Island
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Underwater view after cleaning boat bottom
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Re: BVI 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm
by Jimmyt
Glad you're getting to sail some! Water clarity is amazing. Really enjoying your posts!