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  1. tribune
    Thanks for that, that's where I'm at now. Seems to be the most common in these situations.
  2. tribune
    Hello goboatingnow,
    We are researching now to go lithium on our boat and I've enjoyed your writings and learned a lot. I just downloaded the e13 and ISO equivalent and would really like to comply. I just can't decide on a complying BMS. I wasn't able to find what you are using for a BMS but would be interested to know what you are running for your lithium system. We have a simple boat with no Victron stuff but have smart regulators on our 140 amp alts and a kw of solar. I'm leaning toward a 600Ah bank on our cat and already run 15 amp DC-DC chargers from house(FLA) to starts. Any advice appreciated.
  3. PetrichorKev
    Hello goboatingnow,
    I have been fishing around the forum for a while, taking in all the information on various topics. I think your take on batteries and solar are pretty valuable and I'm interested to hear more. I have a Lagoon 440 and am having all sorts of electrical issues, our battery bank (Lead Acid) seems unable to hold charge from any source, limiting our enjoyment of living aboard. I want to get solar and I want to get LFP as house batteries. I am currently in Chios, waiting to hear from a local stainless steel guy about whether he can make an arch for the solar array. Likely plan is that we will need to come closer to the mainland to get everything we need.
  4. danm4
    thank you so much for your response.
    I not familiar the "TAP procedures" wording, can you send a link to this procedures.
    Reading your respond I grasp that as long as I keep the temporary admission rules I can stay longer than 90 days within 180 period, or even up to 18 months.
  5. Jenta
    I was reading the thread on distributed vs central electric and saw your posts about using electronic fuses that are LIN controlled.
    I'm curious to know what models you are using in your switching. As an engineer I'm not afraid of bucking trends when it makes sense for our own boat and potentially improves our lives/experience on board. I have a pretty big electrical system upgrade planned later this year and am putting together my plan now to get components sorted out and ordered. Thanks!
  6. danm4
    Hi goboatingnow,
    I have purchased a 42 foot yacht in France and expect receiving it within the coming months.
    I am an Israeli citizen and resident who pay tax in Israel AND hold Portuguese citizenship/passport without any whatsoever business or assets in the EU (been only once in Portugal for a week vacation).
    My goal is to sail within the EU waters for pleasure only under Temporary Admission rules.

    Should I expect getting a demand for VAT on my arrival to an EU country (because I hold Portugal passport?) even though I am an Israeli tax resident.

    Thanks in advance for your replay,
  7. Polaris_Night
    Thanks for the info on the sat tethering. I will give it a try, though my networking skills are the greatest. I have to sat Inmarsat doesn't make it easy compared to Iridium.
  8. SaucySailoress
    Hi Dave

    I have edited your permissions so you can change your user title, as I think this is a privilege our 5 star members are supposed to get automatically. That said, don't be annoyed if I then get told it's a supporter thing, and have to undo my good deed... If that happens I'll let you know
  9. Kenomac
    We may disagree most of the time, but sure makes for some good discussions. Fair winds, hope to see you sometime in the Med.

  10. Gumshoe
    Hello gbn, I am trying to locate an Attorney that would answer my questions concerning VAT, Import fees, Duties, etc....I purchased a boat that was built, and stayed in the EU after my purchase. I have delayed registration/flagging until I get some clear answers. I now want to move to my boat and liveaboard, not to become a resident of any other country, but remain a US Resident....moving my household belongings to the boat has brought conflicting answers from a number of Customs Officials in Embassy's, as well as Customs Officers that would do the inspections...these conflicting answers have come from the Portuguese Embassy in Lisbon, and Customs offices at the Port of I will be "passing through" the country I decide to send my belongings to, and transferring them directly to my Vessel-in-Transit, I would hoped to have avoided VAT and Import fees/issues....thanks for any recommendations T. Seal

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    Bavaria 36
    Lefkas Marina ,Greece
    Retired Electronics Engineer
    Boat tech, sailing,reading
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