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John Casey 13-08-2014 02:58

Tunisia
 
Anyone been to Tunisia recently?

We're flying to Malta on the 16th for some overnight passages, and depending on the weather/wind could head south as far as Tunisia.

Any locations to avoid?

What are the baksheesh expectations?

John Casey 15-08-2014 07:58

Re: Tunisia
 
The port-of-call is Hammamet.

Anyone been there recently?

Issues?

Secrets?

Looks like a good facility: https://www.portyasmine.com.tn/en/tel...elecharger.asp

chuckr 15-08-2014 08:21

Re: Tunisia
 
we wintered over in port yasmine last year and will do so again this year --

Port Yasmine and Tunisia are just wonderful -- it is very very safe - great veggies all year round and wonderful food and inexpensive - easy to get around - why we are going back for a 2nd round -

you may want a couple of carton of cigaretts on board that you would like to get rid of --

want more ask specific but the folks at port yasmine are just great as is the entire country

we drove over 4k km last year and simply had a wonderful time

let us know about specifics
we are currently in montenegro and a bit wifi short so send pm may be best

John Casey 15-08-2014 11:14

Re: Tunisia
 
Thanks Chuck.

We are planning to make a stop at the duty free enroute.

We have some local Maltese with us that have been there before, so not too concerned.

Just looking for the collective wisdom out there.

Looking forward to it.

chuckr 15-08-2014 23:38

Re: Tunisia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Casey (Post 1606692)
Thanks Chuck.

We are planning to make a stop at the duty free enroute.

We have some local Maltese with us that have been there before, so not too concerned.

Just looking for the collective wisdom out there.

Looking forward to it.


john -- by all means you want to fuel there - a lot of mega yachts come down to do nothing but fuel and leave -- if you go in to port yasmine tell the folks there that SoulMates says hi and looks forward to seeing them in late sept or early oct for the winter season -

and if you need a lot of fuel and i mean a lot - kim and duncan are a couple of brits that do that for mega yachts and are very good at it

take care and enjoy

John Casey 16-08-2014 02:11

Re: Tunisia
 
Thanks Chuck. Just a Bav 46, so maybe 450 litres if we're on fumes. We're going via Lampedusa, leaving Sunday night from RMYC Valetta.

We'll keep an eye out for Kim and Duncan.

CarCode 16-08-2014 03:02

Re: Tunisia
 
Nice port in Tunisia is also Cap Marina Monastir.
We are here since 3 years now.
Benefits to El Kantaoui or Port Yasmine are:
More country like,
town nearest to marina,
train to Tunis, own airport,
friendly and helpfull people,
200 cigarettes for 10 tunisian Dinar,
1 litre gasoil 1.2 tunisian Dinar,
but wine and beer same price as in Europe.
Shipyard in the marina with liquid gas station to fill bottles.

Gerhard

chuckr 17-08-2014 01:48

Re: Tunisia
 
Gerhard -- we will try and make it down to see you this winter. We did get a bluetooth gps for the tablet and it is really fast. Take care and enjoy a beautiful part of the world.
Oh doubt if you saw it we blew out our main sail sailing across the boot of Italy and now in Montenegro waiting for the new one to be delivered from Kemp Sails in the UK to Croatia.


and John - if you go into Hammamet tell the folks there we said hi and look forward to seeing them in Oct some time

CarCode 17-08-2014 03:30

Re: Tunisia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chuckr (Post 1607639)
Gerhard -- we will try and make it down to see you this winter. We did get a bluetooth gps for the tablet and it is really fast. Take care and enjoy a beautiful part of the world.
Oh doubt if you saw it we blew out our main sail sailing across the boot of Italy and now in Montenegro waiting for the new one to be delivered from Kemp Sails in the UK to Croatia.

chuckr, there are sailmakers here (one in Sousse) which are making good sails for half the price than in Europe. I had once repaired my sails here, good work.
I too use Bluetooth GPS for my MacBook with OpenCPN for many years. Recently I updated the old mouse to a Qstarz BT-Q818XT mouse. I also fitted the AIS outlet of my VHF with a serial/Bluetooth adapter to receive AIS at the MacBook. Better for using a laptop without any cables.

Gerhard

John Casey 24-08-2014 04:27

Re: Tunisia
 
Chuck, we met Duncan and Kim. Dropping their name at the Marina Office seemed to ease the process a bit.

They offered to take us out for an authentic Tunisian dinner, but we had to leave early to make it back to Malta on time.

Added a narrative and some pics to the wiki: Marina Hammamet - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki

chuckr 24-08-2014 12:48

Re: Tunisia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Casey (Post 1612710)
Chuck, we met Duncan and Kim. Dropping their name at the Marina Office seemed to ease the process a bit.

They offered to take us out for an authentic Tunisian dinner, but we had to leave early to make it back to Malta on time.

Added a narrative and some pics to the wiki: Marina Hammamet - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki


to bad you could not make it out with duncan and kim as they are good people and not having great summer - as for you wiki i chuckled as yea that is tunisia -- the paper work goes ok and better than some places we have been and the bakshee or however it is spelled is there but we found only on arrival and only one real place that you found -- i like the cigar idea as we did not see a lot of them there so we will pick up a few in sciliy before we head back
take care and if you are in the med next summer we will be sailing albania and greece and hope to see you there
chuck

John Casey 27-08-2014 13:50

Re: Tunisia
 
Chuck, does D&K have a website? All I could find was a blog that looks like it hasn't been updated since 2007.

I wasn't smart enough to ask them myself, nor did I get their contact information.

chuckr 28-08-2014 01:19

Re: Tunisia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Casey (Post 1615188)
Chuck, does D&K have a website? All I could find was a blog that looks like it hasn't been updated since 2007.

I wasn't smart enough to ask them myself, nor did I get their contact information.


i'm not sure -- i will ask and get back to you

Zenit 02-09-2014 11:01

Re: Tunisia
 
Please see the link and you can find it
https://www.yachting-pages.com/yacht-...unisia/sc.html
And
https://www.ys-tunisia.com/category/people/


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum

John Casey 19-09-2014 04:54

Re: Tunisia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zenit (Post 1619356)

Zenit, thanks for that.


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