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Old 28-02-2013, 20:29   #16
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Re: Sailing in the Philippines

thanks for the info seman
isn't there a security risk in mindanao?
i read stuff about kidnaps and shootouts between islamic separatists and the army
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Old 28-02-2013, 21:52   #17
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thanks for the info seman
isn't there a security risk in mindanao?
i read stuff about kidnaps and shootouts between islamic separatists and the army
The problem is in the SW of Mindanao, & this is a very big island.
Because everybody thinks Mindanao is a problem, they stay away.
That's why the Gulf of Davao & the entire West Coast is unspoilt & the locals welcome tourists.
Please keep this a secret, we wouldn't want to spoil it
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Old 28-02-2013, 22:27   #18
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In Davao, SE Mindanao, they have great facilities, a marina & they can lift anything, including ferries.
Name of yard? Have you hauled there? I hear they use a ramp and hydraulic trailer for yachts?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:50   #19
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I have hauled in Samal island, Davao. My friend hauled his 50' cat there as well.
We are building a cat in Port Carmen, Cebu, I have seen 48' cats out of the water for paint & osmosis treatment in the local yard here, unfortunately I don't have any contact details, we are in Oz in the moment. Maybe Google will help?
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Old 18-03-2013, 06:50   #20
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Re: Sailing in the Philippines

Hi guys,
Have been following this thread and found it really interesting. We're leaving Fremantle around Christmastime and going across the bottom of Oz to Sydney, will take 6 months to get up to the Whitsundays and then are considering going up the East coast of PNG up to Davao where we know some people from OZ. But any info on good travel routes, we are all ears. We are travelling in a 50ft cat and should be pretty self sufficient for most things.
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Old 20-03-2013, 17:08   #21
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The problem is in the SW of Mindanao, & this is a very big island.
Because everybody thinks Mindanao is a problem, they stay away.
That's why the Gulf of Davao & the entire West Coast is unspoilt & the locals welcome tourists.
Please keep this a secret, we wouldn't want to spoil it
There is a typo in this.
it should read: the entire East Coast is unspoilt (not West Coast)
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:18   #22
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Re: Sailing in the Philippines

there is a Yatch club on Mactan Island that has a couple sailboats with owners that take short trips . I dont think they are part of the yatch club but are just docked there . Pretty friendly bunch . Their info is Lapu-Lapu City 6015, Philippines

+63 32 340 2939
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Hi Wally M,

Thanks for the info on the Philippines. We are really looking forward to throwing off our lines and doing some serious sailing. We still have a few jobs to get done before we go, but we are not planning t come back for a long time. So wise to get them done now. Any more info out there, we are happy to soak it up. Thanks.
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You can also charter sailboats out of the subic bay yacht club. Do a google search for their website and phone number. Services are not necessarily consistent, so you will need to check what kinds of boats, if any, are chartering out of there now.

Let us know what you find out.

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In Davao, SE Mindanao, they have great facilities, a marina & they can lift anything, including ferries.
The Gulf of Davao offers in my opinion the best cruising in the Philippines.

There are also facilities near Cebu, in port Carmen.
Buyer beware. I just had a paint job done in Port Carmen which fell off in a month. The yard refuses to do any thing about it even though the local mediation court told them they had a responsibility to fix it
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Buyer beware. I just had a paint job done in Port Carmen which fell off in a month. The yard refuses to do any thing about it even though the local mediation court told them they had a responsibility to fix it
There are two yards.. run by Zeke and Pepe, I think .
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I have had work done at Zekes and am really pleased with the quality and price, not the cleanest boatyard though as they blast and paint ships next door.
If thinking about sailing to the Philippines, Oceanview marina on Samal Island Mindanao is a lovely marina, very clean, friendly and perfectly safe.
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I have had work done at Zekes and am really pleased with the quality and price, not the cleanest boatyard though as they blast and paint ships next door.
If thinking about sailing to the Philippines, Oceanview marina on Samal Island Mindanao is a lovely marina, very clean, friendly and perfectly safe.
The paint applied at zekes fell off literally after 5 weeks. After two atempts with mediation at the local court Zeke claims they have no warranty obligations contrary to Philppine law. The mediators in both cases pointed out that they do have an obligation but zeke refuses to acknowledge their decision. One must be aware that all work done is time and material,the more time and more material is more profit for zeke.
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