Hi, wondering if any of you have experience of leaving a boat unattended (in my case it will be for about six months) either in the Canaries
or Cape Verde
Location wise, for the later onward crossing to Brazil
, I would prefer Mindelo Marina in the CV's. They have no haul out
and the marina has its fans and detractors. We were there for 10 days a year ago and the security
seems perfectly good within the marina. The dire crime warnings, I thought looked pretty out of date and at least within the marina not relevant. The weather/sea safety
of the marina is not 100 pct, as they don't have their own breakwater. The management swear protection is year-round. They apparently did have several boats that had been left there longterm in the water
and there were 'boatboys' to check on lines etc, but I didn't talk to anyone with real experience of how a longterm, unattended stay had gone. Anyone done that?
If the Canaries
, then where -- either in or out of water
As far as I can see price
wise there is little in it between CVs and Cs. More of question of whether boat is safely left.
Thanks very much.