Originally Posted by urisvan
you say very dirty... It means, even i am not in salt water
, at the end of winter, there will be barnacles
on the hull
so i will not be able to move?
and does the tide makes any danger
Issue number one is the amount of silt the river carries. I bet this makes your fresh water
pump very clean inside, but it is a good idea to wash your exchanger after the season, especially if yours is horizontal.
Issue number two is the fact that Sevilla is upstream and dumps its load into Guadalquivir. Spain
has very poor sewage treatment facilities and very relaxed policies.
I think barnacles
will not be an issue - hard to imagine anything can live in this water
If you can live with such things, then Sevilla is a beautiful and vibrant town with plenty of history
, things to see and places to visit. Very highly recommended, if you like this sort of ambient.
Gelves has a marina (very silted at times) and a hardstand
(dirt). We stayed on the hard
as this makes life so much easier and we did not have to haul out
in the spring for our painting.
Tides have quite some range and the river flows both ways with four swings a day. If anchored, you need to think about adequate anchoring
set-up. At some times of the day, the current
may run hard enough to make shore trips a kind of an adventure. But there were cruising boats anchored off there all thru the winter.
There is an overhead cable just before Gelves, an issue if you have a big boat. It is marked on the chart and its height is correctly marked.
place with its budget
limitations still not the worst place if one likes sleepy villages and oranges.
Those who wintered in Benalmadena, Almerimar and such likes all spoke highly of the places. If you want to be close to the sea, they are the better bets. If you want city life time, Sevilla is as good as one can get.