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Old 18-04-2012, 06:57   #121
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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

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Hows the weather? Is it time for sailing yet? Has the winter storms let up?
Not quite all gone. We are overcast and rain has been predicted. Wind speed increasing and forcast to gust at 26kts.

Apart from from that the weather does seem to be improving and getting hotter.

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Old 18-04-2012, 12:31   #122
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Same storm in Marmaris today was up to 47 kn, and 70-ish in Marti Marina where two boats on the hard were blown over. So you're in a better place
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Old 18-04-2012, 12:37   #123
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Wow- when does this wind normally die down?
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:20   #124
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It was aupposed to be a regular winter-type storm that was coming from eastern Med - westerlies,then southerlies all lasting for 3-5 days. But then another low formed over northern Agean out of a trough. It passed while being squished out by a ridge in the middle of Turkey. This, together with wonderfully mountaneous topology produced very strong and gusty winds.

It's not the first hurricane force storm here this winter - there was at least one earlier.

In general, this year's weather is not turning out particularly good here. It's still winter weather here and some mountains in the south not far from the coast are still covered with snow. I'm thinking that meltem might start much later this year, the water might be colder, and the time of spring westerlies might last longer.

Locals are saying that it's been the nastiest, rainiest, and coldest winter here on their memories. The Turkish Met office confirms the same. Fields and wineyards were flooded the whole of winter, it was hailing on the south coast, and some nights temps dropped down to below 0. On the other hand, maybe the coast will stay nicely green for longer this summer (instead of the usual burnt out brown-yellow shrubbery).

Must be similarly weird weather for the western Med...
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Old 27-04-2012, 03:36   #125
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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

Im flying in on May 1- in Larnica 5;15pm and need a ride - anyone going to be in the area? if not What is the best way to get back to the marinia, is there a bus from the Airport or is it better to find a room and start off in the morning??
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:56   #126
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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

Did you get any tips of getting to/from the marina? I'm popping back for 24hrs tomorrow (arriving at LCA at 2:30pm) and am struggling to find a rental car at short notice. I need to be back at LCA at 1pm on Saturday.

If anyone else is heading in either of these directions and could give me a ride that'd be great too!

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:22   #127
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Did you get any tips of getting to/from the marina? I'm popping back for 24hrs tomorrow (arriving at LCA at 2:30pm) and am struggling to find a rental car at short notice. I need to be back at LCA at 1pm on Saturday.

If anyone else is heading in either of these directions and could give me a ride that'd be great too!

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Hi Phil- you can rent a car at the airport there were a lot of them- I did not because I would have had to return the car to the airport- I took a cab $100 USD cash & 50 Euros - Good luck and see you soon!
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Hi to all in Karpaz Gate I hope the weather has improved and you are all out sailing.
I want to thank you all as the discussions on this thread have been very informative especially for one so far away here in Queensland, Australia.
I hope to be joining you all there in March 2013 as I have just signed a contract to purchase Kiki 1 a Belize 43 cat that is berthed in Karpaz Gate.

If the survey all goes well then I will settle later this year then move onboard as a new liveaboard in March. Plan is to use Karpaz Gate as a base to get to know the boat and cruise to Turkey and Greece in 2013.

So if anyone can recommend a GOOD surveyor in Cyprus or maybe Turkey that would be very helpful.
Also open to other helpful advice as I am a relative newbie to living aboard.
Plan is to fly in via Turkey to avoid the north/south shuffle.
Hope to catch up with you all in March. Just cant come fast enough.
Is anyone familiar with Kiki 1?
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Old 26-05-2012, 00:05   #129
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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

Wayne,

the only person i know as for a surveyor is a chap called Greg Voss you can find him at Yachts and boats for sale in Greece he is based in athens he is selling 2 yachts that are based in karpaz he is reliable and i have used him
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Thanks for the info beneteau-500. I have added him to my list of 3 so far.
Is he a fussy detailed sort or is he a tick the standard boxes sort? Can you recall if he uses latest technology or exclusively a traditionalist eyesight and tap approach?
Still hoping for a Cyprus based surveyor so we will see what happens over the weekend but Greece or Turkey are distinct possibilities so thanks again.
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Good day Wayne,

We are across from the Cat that you are in the process of purchasing and on Monday I believe that they are diving and putting new annodes on the sail drives.

Perhaps you could e-mail Karpaz Gate Marina and ask them to recomend a Yacht surveyor?

We are here for another year but will set of for our summer cruising in June and be back end Sept/beginning of Oct all depending on the weather.

Hope to see you over the winter.

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Hi Peter
Thanks for that, it is nice to get such feedback when I am organising this remotely.
I wonder why they did not fit the annodes when they had the boat out last week. Maybe they could not get them in the time she was on the hard. Is that suggestive of the difficulty of obtaining bits and pieces in that region do you think?
Yes I could ask the marina office as I have been in touch with them re booking the berth for a year but I am trying to see if I can uncover some personal first hand recommendations first.
Which berth is Kiki 1 occupying and do you think it is secure and protected one for the next winter? Alternatively what berth(s) might you recommend within Karpaz Gate for wintering?
What does she look like loved and in well maintained condition or a little raggedly?
Where are you planning to head for your summer cruising?
Not sure but did I see somewhere that you are selling your cat due to Osteo Arthritis if so thats unfortunate but hopefully the warmer weather helps. I guess you have tried things like krill oil, fish oil and CoQ10 Ubiquinol? This works for some.
Do you spend your winter onboard at Karpaz Gate and how do you cope with the cold weather Osteo or no Osteo??
Kindest regards as we head into winter here.
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Hi Wayne,
I have sent you an e-mail in reply.

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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

Hi Everyone - or at least anyone who's left in Karpaz marine this far into the season!!

I will be returning to Cypurs to start my summer's sailing on Friday 15th June and was wondering on the off chance if anyone else might be traveling up from Larnaca to Karpaz that afternoon (my plane lands in Larnaca at 2:30pm)? I'm happy to share costs, etc if anyone is.

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Re: Karpas Gate Marina, Northern Cyprus - The Truth

It's been 4 years since the last post.
I'm thinking of signing for an annual berth.
What's the situation at Karpaz now?
Looking for an update from anyone that has spent any time here in the last 4.

Thanks in advance.
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