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Old 02-12-2012, 02:43   #1
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When sailing throughout the Med, and obviously not wanting to be caught up in the madness of August, (which we believe is horrendously busy), where would a couple of Aussies put their Cat for perhaps 4 weeks.

Might travel on land in Europe then or head home to Australia for a couple of weeks. Figure the marinas apart from being expensive at that time, would also be busy busy busy.

Any thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Julie n Paul
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:54   #2
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theres are hundreds of places to tuck your boat in that would be safe in the Med- just look at the charts!
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Hi All

When sailing throughout the Med, and obviously not wanting to be caught up in the madness of August, (which we believe is horrendously busy), where would a couple of Aussies put their Cat for perhaps 4 weeks.

Might travel on land in Europe then or head home to Australia for a couple of weeks. Figure the marinas apart from being expensive at that time, would also be busy busy busy.

Any thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Julie n Paul
Hi Julie and Paul
Welcome to CF!
Fellow Aussie here.
Which part of the Med are you planning to cruise?

Not all bits of the Med are busy in August. This year I don't think we shared our anchorages even once with another yacht. The two years prior to that we rarely had more than one or two other boats with us (and again we were often alone). After spending the first two years in packed anchorages during summer, we learned to subsequently avoid the charter areas and the "well worn trails". Worked like a charm .
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:28   #4
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Re: Mediterranean Spots

thanks for the responses.

Over time will do most of the Med before venturing across Atlantic to Caribbean then across Pacific and home to Australia

Figure we will take round 4 - 5 years.

In that time we will come home maybe twice a year for a couple of weeks at a time. (fly home)

When in the Med, (lets say round Greece/Turkey) we are unsure where it would be safe to leave Cat in August say if we came home for a couple of weeks. Should we be hardstanding or are there other alternatives. Price/cost would be important to us.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:38   #5
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We are wintering in Milna Croatia only going back to Australia for Xmas, Marina here in off season is $100 week power water and security. Unlike other countries nothing gets touched or stolen here , people have respect!
We head to Greece around March via Montenegro, might see you out there?
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So you're from Wagga? I know one chap there, Geoff Kidd, you probably know him, let's prove how small the world is if you do know him :-)
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we certainly know Geoff Kidd

Owns the Lawson Motel.

Damn small world....


Where are you at the moment?

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Well there you go, that's 1 degree of separation at work for you!

I live in Melbourne, waiting for the bank balance to grow to join you over there.

Geoff and I both owned the same kit aircraft from a designer in Bundaberg. I sold mine a couple of years back and he still has his.
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Well there you go, that's 1 degree of separation at work for you!

I live in Melbourne, waiting for the bank balance to grow to join you over there.

Geoff and I both owned the same kit aircraft from a designer in Bundaberg. I sold mine a couple of years back and he still has his.
You have something in common with another CF member who just bought a 440 here,
His name is on the forum is Coldar (col) He is fitting a small aircraft (trike) on his Cat...
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Re: Mediterranean Spots

If you're considering being around Greece or Turkey in August, you might think of laying up at Evros Marina on the island of Leros. It's one of the few marinas in that area which has a travel lift capable of hauling a catamaran and I would guess it might be cheaper to lift out than pay marina charges. See the entry on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki for details (Evros Lakki Marina - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki). Your nearest airport for flying back would probably be Rhodes, or alternatively there are local flights from Leros to Athens.
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I would consider Marmaris, Turkey, for a summer stay. For in-the-water storage there is likely to be space as so many folks with annual contracts will be out sailing. And for hardstanding Yat Marin has a huge yard which is nearly full in the winter but has plenty of room in the summer. Their travel lift is capable of hauling out superyachts so no problem with large cats.

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I would consider Marmaris, Turkey, for a summer stay. For in-the-water storage there is likely to be space as so many folks with annual contracts will be out sailing. And for hardstanding Yat Marin has a huge yard which is nearly full in the winter but has plenty of room in the summer. Their travel lift is capable of hauling out superyachts so no problem with large cats.

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+1 on Yat Marin and they also have summer specials for hardstands. They're cheap and safe.
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Marmaris is great for outfitting, best saniya and inox work in Turkey. We however, took out a contract in ECE marina in Fethiye. Less of a scene than Marmaris, we really like the smaller village vibe.

Avoid Marti marina in Orhaniye, fees are ridiculous.

Plenty of casual births in August, everyone is out sailing.
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