So many people visited Dewees over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend that the POA rented ALL of its golf carts, including the carts normally used by the island manager and assistant manager. One cart was held in reserve for emergencies.
A number of people were seen walking from place to place or riding bikes because there were no more golf carts. When a couple POA golf carts broke down, the cart renters had to walk. No replacements were available.
Fortunately, the weather was excellent, mosquitoes were rare and people seemed to be enjoying all but the longest walks. We offered rides to a number of people. Some people declined saying they were walking for fun. Others cheerfully accepted.
One cart renter had a golf cart battery explode. They reported the problem to security and received a ride home.
Others seemed to have trouble keeping their carts fully charged. Golf cart batteries use a deep cycle battery technology. They need to be charged for 6 to 8 hours in order to charge all the way. The easiest way to do that is to charge the carts overnight. Be sure to make sure the meter on the charger is registering a charge (usually 10 to 15 Amps) before walking away. If the meter is at zero, then the plug is usually not connected properly.