Like Tree0Likes

West End, Tortola BVI

Reply
Old 09-19-2006, 02:06 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Darien, CT
My Boats: Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 3,161
Default West End, Tortola BVI

anyone ever looked around down there?

I saw a 31 Cigarette Decathlon behind Pussers but no one knew anything about it...probably cost too much to bring it back to the states, but my buddy was interested in it...

Any info?

also saw an orange 32 Skater sitting in the weeds...
Sean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:10 PM
  #2
jtmiller02
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

There were a few nice boats down in the USVI when I was there last year, one outerlimits and a Cig Tiger I saw a few times. Never made it over to west end of Tortola though...shipping is crazy to get a boat down there, so I'm sure its just as bad the other way.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:16 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Grand Lake, OK
My Boats: 1993 JS 550sx
Posts: 357
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

I Just got back from there in July. There is all kinds of offshore boats sitting around, but most of them have had a rough life. I did see a really nice Top Gun at Pussers, and there are a handful of nice Powerplays with egg beaters. I did not see the Decathlon in question, and I scoped out the place pretty good. I couldn't believe all the power boats sitting around. If you don't find a boat grab a painkiller and stay a week. Tortola is amazing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean
anyone ever looked around down there?

I saw a 31 Cigarette Decathlon behind Pussers but no one knew anything about it...probably cost too much to bring it back to the states, but my buddy was interested in it...

Any info?

also saw an orange 32 Skater sitting in the weeds...
NickOTeen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:27 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 1,393
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

I love West End and the BVI's... We were there in Dec. 05 and had "mostly" a good time... Although be VERY VERY care when swimming around areas that dinghy's operate... They can hurt you!!!

http://www.benhedrick.com/accident.htm
Ben@SRP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:30 PM
  #5
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Shore Thing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hollywood, MD
My Boats: 21' Paramount
Posts: 1,212
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

damn, you're lucky to be alive.
Shore Thing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:32 PM
  #6
jtmiller02
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

holy crap man, lucky to be alive is right, not to mention the half ass hospitals down there...thank god i never ended up in one

my main hangouts were in the usvi, but still loved to hit up jost and willy t
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 02:58 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 1,393
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

Yeah, that's why they call me "Lucky"... Oh wait a minute, they don't... But they should!!!
Yes, I am VERY lucky to be alive. The rigid inflatable that hit me was doing 25 mph and it hit me square in the head first and then ran down my back and right shoulder. I was snorkeling in a "protected" area with a dive flag. The "drunk German" who hit me, said that he didn't know what the flag meant, and he never saw me. I had 12+" of cuts on my head and another 5" on my back. The entire story of the incident should be in a book and it's way too long to write here. I am doing OK now, but I have had a headache since it happened Dec. 30, 2005. Oh and the accident happened the second day we got there on a 11 day private chartered trip.
Many others just like me haven't survived the exact same accident...

Ben

PS: And if you haven't already go to my site and read my first page: www.BenHedrick.com
Ben@SRP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 03:46 PM
  #8
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Darien, CT
My Boats: Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 3,161
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

geez ben...you are lucky to be alive!

we did a private 7 day charter back in feb on the mcgregor II; one of the few crewed powerboats available down there(a 58 Hatteras Yachtfish).

lots of bare boat snailbotes around run by anyone with a credit card... it was pretty scary to see...

looks like many offshore boats go down there to die...

the decathlon was out the back door of pussers and to the left. there were a couple of powerplays over there near the cig.
Sean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2006, 03:57 PM
  #9
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

Ben,
That's incredible! In my book, you are a LUCKY dog to be alive! Reminds me of the time I stood up too fast in the engine compartment of my old Velocity and smashed my head on the hatch actuator mount, Ripped open my scalp, I jumped out of the boat, (boat on the trailer in the driveway) grab a towel out of the garage and drove myself to the hospital! 26 stitches later, I was ready to go boating, but the doc said NO!
Glad you made it!
Dean
__________________
Everything is for sale @ a certain $$
Dean Ferry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2006, 10:22 AM
  #10
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 1,393
Default Re: West End, Tortola BVI

Thanks guys for the well wishes. And just call me lucky. I hope to go back down to the BVI and especially West End, as we really did have a good time. Well "most" of the time...
I think next time we want to stay at Saba Rock. And if you ever go there get the Fish Tacos. They're GREAT with a cold beer!!! Alright, most things are...

Ben

PS: And again, watch out for the "other guy"...
Ben@SRP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CAP071
General Boating Discussion
15
11-28-2004 06:11 PM
Twin O/B Sonic
General Boating Discussion
3
08-08-2002 09:48 AM
THRILLSEEKER
General Boating Discussion
3
07-02-2002 04:12 PM
Twin O/B Sonic
General Boating Discussion
6
06-28-2002 11:42 AM
formula31
General Boating Discussion
6
06-27-2002 07:53 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.