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Old 07-09-2010, 13:14   #1
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Ahoy to all,

I am in process of reparing BENETAU OCEANIS 400 year 1995,in Venezuela ( not everybody here is as crazy as our president) which is quite complicated since sailing is not so popular here.Motor yachting is more common due the petrol prices here ( 1 USD for 20 gallons,yes 20).Most the material for sailing has to be imported etc.I would like to hear from Benetau Oceanis owners,if there are some on their experiences on engine replacement ( I need to change the old Perkins Prima 50 to idealy some Yanmar 4 series...)
When I am not in Caracas I charter sailboats at National Park Los Roques,which is still pure beauty.Thats if you like fresh lobsters from November to April and lonely sandy beaches with few and sometimes no yachts around.....
37 years old with 1 wife and 1 smalll,2 year old doughter....

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Old 07-09-2010, 13:18   #2
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Hope you find the advice you require and enjoy completing the project.
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Old 07-09-2010, 13:23   #3
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Old 07-09-2010, 13:52   #4
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Welcome to the Forum.

I too live in Caracas although now my boat is in Curacao. Many cruisers here in CF know Los Roches very well and others want too, so I am sure you will feel very welcome. As to the motor replacement I am sure you will find some help.

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Hi,

Greetings from Canary Islands. Many Venezuelans here.

I am surprised one can take lobsters in Los Roques, I thought it used to be a marine park.

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Ahoy to all,

... Motor yachting is more common due the petrol prices here ( 1 USD for 20 gallons,yes 20). ...
Government subsidies are bad.
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Old 11-09-2010, 13:06   #8
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who knows

who knows who is crazy your presdent or ......

anyway your welcome
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Old 14-09-2010, 06:45   #9
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Hola Pietr y bienvenido al sitio! I am sure you will find some other Oceanis 400 owners as well as some who have hands-on experience in swapping diesels. As to El Presidente - lets see if the results of the election on September 26th give him a bit of a wake-up call!

I too look forward to your imput on cruising in Venezuela as their are many here who, without (or with limited) experience, make blanket statements about the entire country.

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Indeed! Welcome! It's great to have someone familiar with Venezuela on this board (first one I've seen, so no offense to any old-timer Venezuelans). I'd be interested in hearing of the safety of traveling the coast of your country.

But perhaps that's for a later question. Welcome!
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Preposterous, he may be the first one that you have seen on this forum that is 'familiar with Venezuela', but he is hardly the only one ( just from this thread alone you may have noticed Angloof, who pointed out that he still lives in Caracas, and myself, who resides on Margarita Island part of the year).

In any event, you are right: while we would love to hear Petr's comments about the safety of cruising Venezuelan water, that should be in a separate thread. If you are really interested, there have already been a few threads concerning that issue which, as you can imagine, inspired quite a bit of debate ( as well as some political commentary that is outside of the scope of this site).

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Old 16-09-2010, 18:56   #12
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Hahaha, perhaps I got wrapped up in the person that I did not read the replies. Apologies all around.

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No apologies required - we have all been caught jumping into threads without reading, or at least digesting, some of the earlier posts (at least, I know that I have).

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