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MosquitoBaitt
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The people who complain about the crime and remain on island "complain" because they love the island for all it offers, but get frustrated at the issues that plague these virgin rocks. We WANT to think it will change, but deep down we know that "most likely" it will not since this has been moving in this direction since, well decades.

Facts should be available to all who contemplate moving their life to the beautiful Caribbean, and they themselves will make the decision based on their wants and needs, it's not like it used to be, and its NOT like a Jimmy Buffett song ANYMORE... but it still delivers some of the most beautiful and romantic scenery on earth.

Every"thing" is a trade-off, and to move to the islands requires giving up certain things and gaining other things...everybody prioritized their "things" differently.

Peace Out.....

 
Posted : September 1, 2014 2:00 pm
(@sheiba)
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Well said!!

 
Posted : September 1, 2014 11:46 pm
(@vicanuck)
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I love it here and rarely worry about crime.

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 12:28 pm
(@Jamison)
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It's not as bad as the people who complain about the heat, on a caribbean island, near the equator, in the summer. That's about the most annoying thing.

OMG, I can't believe it's the same exact temperature as it was yesterday and everyday for the last two months! STFU!

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 1:48 pm
(@margaritagirl)
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I always say, for me, it is a love hate relationship.

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 1:50 pm
(@Rowdy802)
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As I have stated a couple of times before... The VIs are like a precious gem... No matter how hard you try to polish them, they stay rough, yet, they remain priceless and beautiful...

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 2:05 pm
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It's not as bad as the people who complain about the heat, on a caribbean island, near the equator, in the summer. That's about the most annoying thing.

OMG, I can't believe it's the same exact temperature as it was yesterday and everyday for the last two months! STFU!

Oh I love the temperature down there, even in the winter here I try to keep my room 80F to 85F, and sleep with a comforter. On STT, my house was on top of a mountain in the Frechman's Bay area, so It was always cool at night and I needed a comforter.

I hate the cold, especially my ears have a problem with temperatures below 50F.

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 3:53 pm
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As I have stated a couple of times before... The VIs are like a precious gem... No matter how hard you try to polish them, they stay rough, yet, they remain priceless and beautiful...

THIS

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 3:57 pm
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I prefer cold to hot personally. It's cooler here in the summers, than in Philly. Plus it's always the same, so you get use to it. No 40 one day, 100 the next crap and I'm usually outside, even when I'm inside, so it's consistent.

I just hate to listen to people bitch and nothing is worse, than about the weather.

Someone said "if you are going to complain about the weather, you have nothing to say, so keep it like that".

 
Posted : September 2, 2014 4:20 pm
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I just hate to listen to people bitch and nothing is worse, than about the weather.

Someone said "if you are going to complain about the weather, you have nothing to say, so keep it like that".

Among my sailing friends we say: "No bad weather; just bad gear."

IT

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 12:56 am
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I just hate to listen to people bitch and nothing is worse, than about the weather.

Someone said "if you are going to complain about the weather, you have nothing to say, so keep it like that".

Among my sailing friends we say: "No bad weather; just bad gear."

IT

I like that.

I want to learn to sail.pretty bad.

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 2:48 am
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Jamison, I would suggest starting with a knot book. After a brief look at what Amazon has (and I can't find the book I had, I don't remember the name) this looks good:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Morrow-Guide-Knots-Climbing/dp/0688012264/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409715757&sr=8-2&keywords=knot+book+sailing

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 3:44 am
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I just hate to listen to people bitch and nothing is worse, than about the weather.

Someone said "if you are going to complain about the weather, you have nothing to say, so keep it like that".

Among my sailing friends we say: "No bad weather; just bad gear."

IT

I like that.

I want to learn to sail.pretty bad.

Anytime.

'Course I'd have to find someone on STX who actually has a decent boat to race.

IT

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 10:23 am
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IT Do you mind sharing what kind of boat you have? Is there a lot of racing there? Where is the best place to keep a sailboat? Thx L

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 6:00 pm
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IT Do you mind sharing what kind of boat you have? Is there a lot of racing there? Where is the best place to keep a sailboat? Thx L

I don't have a boat. I race other people's boats. (Known in sailing parlance as OPBs.) Mostly 30'-40' racing monohulls.

Apparently there is racing in STT. IC24s and Optis. Not really my thing.

There is no regular racing on STX other than for juniors. (Yes, I know we have ONE "big" regatta a year, but I come from a culture where we race EVERY DAY.) There used to be an active Rhodes 19 one-design fleet here, but I think that's dead now.

I lived at the SCYC for awhile on a boat. It was okay, but you're way out on the East End in the middle of nowhere. Most people who have the money to do so keep their boats at Green Cay.

STX is a cruiser island. Lots of live-aboards that never raise their sails and power boats for weekend scoots to Buck Island. There are exceptions (e.g., Stan Joines, Tony San Pere, Rob Armstrong), but few.

IT

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 6:25 pm
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Thanks IT. I like to cruise not race but I was curious about it. Thought about a live-aboard but thought it might be too isolated and not so safe. Hopefully I will have opportunities to sail on OPBs. I pack a wicked picnic dinner. L

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 7:52 pm
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Thanks IT. I like to cruise not race but I was curious about it. Thought about a live-aboard but thought it might be too isolated and not so safe. Hopefully I will have opportunities to sail on OPBs. I pack a wicked picnic dinner. L

There is ALWAYS room for a good "Snacktition" -- even on a race boat! (Maybe especially on a race boat.)

IT

 
Posted : September 3, 2014 7:58 pm
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