We had a little bit of time off this February, so we scheduled the last remaining requirement to complete our MCA compliance....... the ever dreaded Stability test.
Down in the BVI, you have to book a reservation at Nanny Cay Marina, where they expect your boat to fit into the tiniest slip one could ever imagine. When you are settled in, they bring these big blue barrel jugs that they are going to put on your boat and fill with water. Once filled up, they check on how much your boat lists (tilts) to the side.
As we were beginning to put the barrels in place, the main surveyor showed up and with a smirk said, "This is clearly a waste of time! How much does your boat weigh?"
When I told him, "45 tons", he assured us that McGregor II will no doubt pass with ease. So, we began filling the barrels with seawater, 11 in all and waited for Greggie to start to lean….Well, there was not much leaning going on.
The exact measurement was 0.47, not even 1%. McGregor is a strong, well built vessel and did indeed pass with no problem.
That being done, the surveyors submitted their report to Her Royal Majesty's Shipping Registrar and we were issued our completed MCA certificate. Needless to say, we are very glad to have that behind us and our guests can be assured that we have met all current standards for safety and yachting requirements.
Picking up a charter soon...looking like a stellar powerboat day!
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Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Good friends and professional photographers Steve and Janet Simonsen joined us for a week of updating some of his BVI photos AND he brought his new drone, which was so awesome to see in action!!
Spring has arrived and that means Smooth Cruising on McGregor!!
Early December is always a great time... Anchorages and beaches are all yours!!
Time to get this season underway... looks like a pretty good start!!
Starting to look forward to some Caribbean Sunsets!
May is such a quiet month the the Islands...
Clear blue sky and white powdered sugar sand!
Our lucky kayaker has it all to herself at Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda!!
We have been sitting in Maho Bay, St. John catching up on some varnish when who shows up but our good friend and awesome photographer, Steve Simonsen. You won't believe how he managed to capture this shot of McGregor… Way too cool!!!
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Beautiful rainbow over St. Thomas!! The weather has been fantastic lately. 84 degrees in the day and around 71 at night. Perfect sleeping temps!!