Hi all cruising friends,
I just bought a 380 in Croatia
, ex charter boat
in very good conditions.
Regardless, I intend to carry out a complete refit
, including turning it into a 3 cabin
version, will post some pics as i get along.
As my Australian registration
came through on 23rd, I asked my custom agent to organize departure for 25th as the weather
was improving, he mistakenly said that the border police would be closed on 25/26 Dec and that i had to go get cleared on 24th which we did.
I asked police to be allowed to leave after the bad weather
, on 25th,but they categorically refused, threatened me of a big fine if i didn't leave Croatian territorial waters immediately and/or if I stopped on any island.
I left and got hit by a Northerly gale with gusts of 50kn and driving rain, just out of Sibenik. It last 3h, then I had a rough ride all the way to Bari in Italy
, 28h after. 160NM, so 5.75 average, including one night at 3.5~4.5 just with 1/3 genoa
(I was on my own and didn't know this boat).
I am thrilled with the performance and comfort of this little cat, no wander is the most sold cat around, and sadly going out of production.