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Old 13-08-2014, 03:58   #1
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Anyone been to Tunisia recently?

We're flying to Malta on the 16th for some overnight passages, and depending on the weather/wind could head south as far as Tunisia.

Any locations to avoid?

What are the baksheesh expectations?
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Re: Tunisia

The port-of-call is Hammamet.

Anyone been there recently?

Issues?

Secrets?

Looks like a good facility: http://www.portyasmine.com.tn/en/tel...elecharger.asp
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we wintered over in port yasmine last year and will do so again this year --

Port Yasmine and Tunisia are just wonderful -- it is very very safe - great veggies all year round and wonderful food and inexpensive - easy to get around - why we are going back for a 2nd round -

you may want a couple of carton of cigaretts on board that you would like to get rid of --

want more ask specific but the folks at port yasmine are just great as is the entire country

we drove over 4k km last year and simply had a wonderful time

let us know about specifics
we are currently in montenegro and a bit wifi short so send pm may be best
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Re: Tunisia

Thanks Chuck.

We are planning to make a stop at the duty free enroute.

We have some local Maltese with us that have been there before, so not too concerned.

Just looking for the collective wisdom out there.

Looking forward to it.
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Thanks Chuck.

We are planning to make a stop at the duty free enroute.

We have some local Maltese with us that have been there before, so not too concerned.

Just looking for the collective wisdom out there.

Looking forward to it.

john -- by all means you want to fuel there - a lot of mega yachts come down to do nothing but fuel and leave -- if you go in to port yasmine tell the folks there that SoulMates says hi and looks forward to seeing them in late sept or early oct for the winter season -

and if you need a lot of fuel and i mean a lot - kim and duncan are a couple of brits that do that for mega yachts and are very good at it

take care and enjoy
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Thanks Chuck. Just a Bav 46, so maybe 450 litres if we're on fumes. We're going via Lampedusa, leaving Sunday night from RMYC Valetta.

We'll keep an eye out for Kim and Duncan.
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Old 16-08-2014, 04:02   #7
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Nice port in Tunisia is also Cap Marina Monastir.
We are here since 3 years now.
Benefits to El Kantaoui or Port Yasmine are:
More country like,
town nearest to marina,
train to Tunis, own airport,
friendly and helpfull people,
200 cigarettes for 10 tunisian Dinar,
1 litre gasoil 1.2 tunisian Dinar,
but wine and beer same price as in Europe.
Shipyard in the marina with liquid gas station to fill bottles.

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Gerhard -- we will try and make it down to see you this winter. We did get a bluetooth gps for the tablet and it is really fast. Take care and enjoy a beautiful part of the world.
Oh doubt if you saw it we blew out our main sail sailing across the boot of Italy and now in Montenegro waiting for the new one to be delivered from Kemp Sails in the UK to Croatia.


and John - if you go into Hammamet tell the folks there we said hi and look forward to seeing them in Oct some time
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Gerhard -- we will try and make it down to see you this winter. We did get a bluetooth gps for the tablet and it is really fast. Take care and enjoy a beautiful part of the world.
Oh doubt if you saw it we blew out our main sail sailing across the boot of Italy and now in Montenegro waiting for the new one to be delivered from Kemp Sails in the UK to Croatia.
chuckr, there are sailmakers here (one in Sousse) which are making good sails for half the price than in Europe. I had once repaired my sails here, good work.
I too use Bluetooth GPS for my MacBook with OpenCPN for many years. Recently I updated the old mouse to a Qstarz BT-Q818XT mouse. I also fitted the AIS outlet of my VHF with a serial/Bluetooth adapter to receive AIS at the MacBook. Better for using a laptop without any cables.

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Chuck, we met Duncan and Kim. Dropping their name at the Marina Office seemed to ease the process a bit.

They offered to take us out for an authentic Tunisian dinner, but we had to leave early to make it back to Malta on time.

Added a narrative and some pics to the wiki: Marina Hammamet - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki
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Chuck, we met Duncan and Kim. Dropping their name at the Marina Office seemed to ease the process a bit.

They offered to take us out for an authentic Tunisian dinner, but we had to leave early to make it back to Malta on time.

Added a narrative and some pics to the wiki: Marina Hammamet - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki

to bad you could not make it out with duncan and kim as they are good people and not having great summer - as for you wiki i chuckled as yea that is tunisia -- the paper work goes ok and better than some places we have been and the bakshee or however it is spelled is there but we found only on arrival and only one real place that you found -- i like the cigar idea as we did not see a lot of them there so we will pick up a few in sciliy before we head back
take care and if you are in the med next summer we will be sailing albania and greece and hope to see you there
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Chuck, does D&K have a website? All I could find was a blog that looks like it hasn't been updated since 2007.

I wasn't smart enough to ask them myself, nor did I get their contact information.
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Chuck, does D&K have a website? All I could find was a blog that looks like it hasn't been updated since 2007.

I wasn't smart enough to ask them myself, nor did I get their contact information.

i'm not sure -- i will ask and get back to you
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Please see the link and you can find it
http://www.yachting-pages.com/yacht-...unisia/sc.html
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http://www.ys-tunisia.com/category/people/


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