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Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 16-04-2017, 09:35
Replies: 72
Views: 37,132
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Newbie in the Med concerned about crowds and prices

anchoring is usually free and weather in the summer usually settled. Just keep an eye on the forecasts. It is fun out here so don't be alarmed. BUt don't rush down here. We found some lovely places...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 16-04-2017, 09:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By Searanger50
Re: yacht in transit in UK

Try asking HMRC on the import enquiries line : Link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/customs-international-trade-and-excise-enquiries

Hope this helps,...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 16-04-2017, 09:05
Replies: 14
Views: 4,392
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Advice on portugal marinas

Depends on the time of years and the facilities you need. For storage at a reasonable price and a friendly family run site Porvoa de Varzim is worth a look. It very cheap, friendly and the staff bend...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-03-2017, 10:40
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Solar wire sizing - advice please!

Hi,
Also consider where you place the MPPT controller. The panels provide a 30V output (max) but the MPPT controller will convert this to 12V (nominal) for your batteries. Place the controller as...
Forum: Mantus Anchors 08-01-2017, 12:08
Replies: 57
Views: 33,224
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Mantus

is it possible to buy a mantus (20kg) in italy? we are overwintering in Rocella Ionica on the toe.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 23-09-2015, 10:12
Replies: 13
Views: 5,270
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Overwintering in Sardinia or Sicily

Thanks for the info everyone. We finally settled on Ragussa. We are now in Sciacca and should be in Ragussa for the end of the month. Maybe we'll see some of you there.
Kevin & Sandy,
SY Tiger Bay
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-08-2015, 05:08
Replies: 13
Views: 5,270
Posted By Searanger50
Overwintering in Sardinia or Sicily

Hi,
We are looking for a cheap but nice marina to overwinter this year (2015) and are currently in Golfo Di Aranci (nr Olbia) on the NE coast of Sardinia. We are considering either Cagliari or...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-08-2015, 04:55
Replies: 23
Views: 5,164
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Oct-Nov-Dec in Mediterranean

It is possible and it's a long trip and you've left it a bit late for this year. The normal thing is to leave Gibraltar september / october to reach ther canaries before November. You would have to...
Forum: Our Community 28-10-2013, 12:42
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

It passed us by in the marina but created havoc inland and out in the channel. Max wind I recorded in the marina was between 35 & 40 kts but we are well protected here and we did rock around a lot....
Forum: Our Community 27-10-2013, 15:11
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

sorry wrong one. I'm referring to the one in Eastbourne.
Forum: Our Community 27-10-2013, 15:07
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

16 - 22 kts at the moment in the marina where we are sheltered by the buildings. F10 - F11 forecast from somewhere between midnight and 0400h BST.
Forum: Our Community 27-10-2013, 14:46
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

We are in Eastbourne Marina. Currently raining hard ans gusting 16 - 20 Kts in the shelter of the flats. The worst should hit us after midnight to 0400h. According to the internet the channel islands...
Forum: Our Community 27-10-2013, 14:43
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Don't believe thius net for windspeed. The sensor is between two blocks of flats.
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2013, 12:14
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

PS:
Sandy my wife says she is still worrried about all the tables and chairs on the balconies of the flats around.
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2013, 12:13
Replies: 43
Views: 3,773
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

We are in Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour Marina) surrounded by tall buildings and protected from the SW by Beachy Head. We have removed all loose fittings from the deck and are now secured by six...
Forum: Mantus Anchors 14-08-2013, 04:42
Replies: 475
Views: 56,532
Posted By Searanger50
Re: August Giveaway: Mantus Makes Another Great Offer!

A 20Kg galvanised anchor, chain hook and bridle would be a great addition to the ageing kit on my boat.
45 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor -...
Forum: Navigation 30-06-2013, 14:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Searanger50
Re: How to choose and buy PAPER charts

Hi again,
I also meant to ask about reproduction printed black and white charts. I have seen a US company Bellingham Chart Printers advertising these. Are they a good solution?
Forum: Navigation 30-06-2013, 14:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Searanger50
How to Choose and Buy Paper Charts

Hi all,
First I do not want to start yet another discussion on should paper charts be carried or not. I see them as needed but also realise that electronic charts have a valid place. I will be...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-06-2013, 11:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,788
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Propane LPG tanks in Australia

What is the best way to go re- Gas Cylinders. We are in the UK and currently carry 2 x 4.5kg Propane Calor Gas. We are planning to leave the UK either later this year or next spring with the aim to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-06-2013, 11:21
Replies: 52
Views: 6,806
Posted By Searanger50
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-06-2013, 09:53
Replies: 52
Views: 6,806
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Which Fuel Filter

thanks. all great ideas.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-06-2013, 02:28
Replies: 52
Views: 6,806
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Which Fuel Filter

I think you've misunderstood my idea. I was looking at the possibility of taking an outlet from halfway down the tank so for the first half it would be gravity fed and the second half the pick-up...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-06-2013, 02:25
Replies: 95
Views: 12,235
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Which Radar? Offshore/S. Pacific

I'm not sure about the USA but in UK Garmin quote 50% full price for updates. You send them your chip and the cash and it comes back with updated charts. There are also some dealers here in UK that...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-06-2013, 15:29
Replies: 52
Views: 6,806
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Which Fuel Filter

My tank is tall, a little over a metre, and I have problems bleeding the system if the tank is less than half full. The primary filter is low, close to the base of the tank and the engine lift pump...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-05-2013, 02:33
Replies: 73
Views: 17,626
Posted By Searanger50
Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

Sorry to come in late on this but I'm looking to replace the standing rigging next year (current rigging is 10 yrs old and the boat was cruised arouind the atlantic circuit for all that time by the...
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