MauganTornado

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  1. MauganTornado

    "BucketLust" - beware

    Had considered calling the Moorings and letting them know. Wasn't sure how receptive they'd be to a non-customer bitching about someone who had just chartered no less than a dozen boats for the week...
  2. MauganTornado

    "BucketLust" - beware

    Oh I'm sure. If you take a look at the "itinerary" section of their website, it lists the "Rage Level" of each stop in the islands. Anegada was "Rage Level - 5/5" and I believe it - it caused me incredible amounts of rage as I actually felt my hangover set in prematurely while I was awake in my berth at 4AM. Here was a picture of the PC43 raft up the morning after - note that at some point during the middle of the night, at least 3 other power cats had left the raft up. Anyone who has been to the Anegada mooring field knows that its tighter than most, and I can only imagine how dangerous it was maneuvering in that field, at night... The banner was furled at the point I took the pic, it was draped all over the stern from bridge to waterline. (Sorry about the quality of the pic - I had to zoom in) And yes, I'm no stranger to some a-holes in the BVI's blasting their Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffet (fuck I might be guilty of that from time to time) but I've never fucking had such abject disregard for other people's peace and quiet all night long like this. One of my guests was an FBI agent who specializes in drug cartel work and I begged him to go over there in the middle of the night and flash his badge and tell them to start shitting between their legs or else they were going to pay for the custodian to clean it up. Alas he (wisely) declined my drunken demand.
  3. MauganTornado

    "BucketLust" - beware

    Haven't posted in years, but I figured I'd come in here and warn y'all about these fuckwads. "Bucketlust" is a company that offers crewed charters in "exotic" "bucketlist" locations where you meet your "forever crew". God I want to vomit. Be right back. Go check their cringe-worthy website if you'd like. It's basically a service that offers to let you re-live your Spring Break days as a grown ass adult. Unfortunately for us, we didn't think to go on their website to find out where they'd be ahead of time to avoid them . We were just in the BVI doing the rounds and we'd continually find these Moorings boats all over the place with these "Bucketlust" banners all over them full of 20-somethings all wearing the same swimming attire. In Anegada, in that busy-ass, completely 110% full mooring field, they actually rafted up in the middle of the mooring field a couple of Moorings 43PC's and conducted a "Rage Clinic" - which as far as we could tell was a dance party, by a DJ .... until 6:30AM. We were about 200 yards away from them but still the bass from their speakers was rattling things inside our cat all night long. This wasn't the end of their poor behavior. We witnessed multiple instances of what I consider staff abuse at several locations including Nova in Deep Bay and at the Willy T's... (although those guys dished it back). If you see these assholes in your mooring field, - IMO find a new one. It'll only be miserable for you. (Yes I realize how curmudgeonly I sound in this post - I don't give a fuck. If what they offer appeals to you, cool deal. Go enjoy your life being a discourteous prick).
  4. MauganTornado

    Irma

    I've now heard from all of my friends down in various parts of Florida and they're all safe and sound with no damage other than a dock that was underwater. My boss' liveaboard boat in Halifax Harbor Marina seems to be ok. Most of them have power.
  5. MauganTornado

    Irma

    Anyone know how the marinas around Daytona Beach fared? My boss has his live-aboard Bristol 40 berthed there and can't get any info.
  6. MauganTornado

    Irma

    Friends in Orlando made it through ok. Their lake dock was underwater but their house was fine. She says they're getting power back today or tomorrow. Anyone hear how the nuke plants fared?
  7. MauganTornado

    Irma

  8. MauganTornado

    Irma

    This storm is really fucking up all of the areas that are special to me and my family....
  9. MauganTornado

    Irma

    No offense taken. Different strokes, different folks. The moorings, and their inhabitants are a fact of life down there. My idea of a sailing vacation differs from that of some of my guests. A certain amount of party, a certain amount of creature comforts are required in certain proportions to make the trip enjoyable for everyone - not just those of us who like to spend hours pointing the bows in a random direction and then trimming the sails to suit. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4861184/Shocking-scale-destruction-Tortola-revealed.html
  10. MauganTornado

    Irma

    It's going to be lonely, and a place without destinations. Who knows what the conditions of the mooring fields are - and even then, what those mooring fields service. Bitter End? Soggy? The Settlement? Who knows whether those places we use as anchorages even still exist... If your idea of a good charter vacation is to get the vessel, provision it for you and your guests, and then go touring destroyed anchorages and a now desolate landscape then it will be a nice time.
  11. MauganTornado

    Irma

    Fortunately the deposit was scheduled to be delivered yesterday so it's either lost or not a priority right now - not too worried about that part honestly.
  12. MauganTornado

    Irma

    We only got a week to work with. Going outside the hemisphere isn't really an option due to travel times. I keep telling myself to wait and see what they say.
  13. MauganTornado

    Irma

    Dear God. That would be terrible
  14. MauganTornado

    Irma

    I'm trying to figure out if I recommend to our guests that we cancel our trip in December. I guess I'll just wait and see what the charter company tells me. Sure it'd be nice to be able to get away to the tropics for a week - but if there's nothing left to visit, that would kinda suck in a way. Wonder how Willy T's fared.
  15. MauganTornado

    Irma

    I'm pretty sure I know already based on the damage I've seen to Tortola - but does anyone know how Anegada fared?