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Forum: Navigation 03-03-2018, 19:17
Replies: 47
Views: 7,495
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Need some help crossing the med

Go to Facebook and join the “Med sailing” group. There are so many people that can help and give med specific advice. We’ll be heading from Turkey to Portugal leaving July if you want to tag along...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-01-2018, 12:38
Replies: 46
Views: 5,547
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: YouTube sailing.

I have had at times all 3 Kids out the back getting dragged on calm days for a cool down. We watch out of course.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 15-01-2018, 13:15
Replies: 151
Views: 33,426
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Sardinia Squad

Hey! We spent about 2 months last season around both islands. My advise is to look at your weather one week out and plan what side based on your wind. We prefer the west side buts it’s all great....
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-10-2017, 06:31
Replies: 40
Views: 4,069
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: High friction when winching 16mm lines

Can you pull it up by hand most of the way easy? If not your halyard may have slipped off the roller at the top of the mast.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-09-2017, 05:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Poll: Full time cruisers, 2 or 3 cabin?

5 cabins for us. We have 3 kids and love having guests
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-09-2017, 01:08
Replies: 83
Views: 7,742
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Boat as an investment?

I think everyone is missing the cost of living on the land. For me it's New Zealand. Land and food and boats are expensive. I've rented my house, purchased a boat I know I can sell for more in NZ and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-07-2017, 01:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Salt water on and around my engine?

Thanks guys, what a mission!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-07-2017, 10:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By robbinsfamily
Salt water on and around my engine?

Hi I had a leak and my motor sat in salt water for a bit. It's all fixed and drained, my question is: 1. Is it necessary to clean salt off motor? and, 2. What is the best way to clean your motor?
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 24-07-2017, 11:20
Replies: 67
Views: 14,963
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Again (?) about your dressing habits and etiquette as Long-Term sailors

I live in swimwear and shave once a week. But we all dress up for dinner ashore...or I'd look to feral!
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-07-2017, 09:26
Replies: 36
Views: 3,797
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Printers on Board

They are so cheap, just get anything that works!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-06-2017, 05:25
Replies: 151
Views: 33,426
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Sardinia Squad

Hi there everyone we are a family of 5 from NZ aboard SV Nikau, arrived Cagliari to pick up our boat on 20 May this year, so far have explored the south and west coast of Sardinia and currently in...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 17-06-2017, 23:03
Replies: 116
Views: 79,032
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Buying a boat in Croatia

Sure thing...
sailingnikau@gmail.com
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 09-06-2017, 09:52
Replies: 116
Views: 79,032
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Buying a boat in Croatia

Hi, yes we are very happy with the boat. There were a few things to fix but I expected that. It has taken us a month to set her up with solar and other luxuries but I like choosing all this myself...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 06-05-2017, 13:04
Replies: 116
Views: 79,032
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Buying a boat in Croatia

Yes we bought ex charter, off the internet, from the other side of the world! We will see it for the first time in 2 weeks. ABA have been extremely helpful organising a comprehensive survey,...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 05-05-2017, 13:15
Replies: 116
Views: 79,032
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Buying a boat in Croatia

Hi Jules, we ended up buying a boat in Italy ourselves not Croatia after all. The brokers Aba yachting have been excellent to deal with I can highly recommend them. You don't have to pay VAT if you...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 29-04-2017, 13:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Radio licence

Thanks LEFTBRAINSTUFF that helps lots. My wife will do the course for now, I can always pick one up later. I have a house to finish building in two weeks so every day counts. It's a VHF, that's all I...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 28-04-2017, 13:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By robbinsfamily
Radio licence

Hi everyone, we are off to Italy in 3 weeks to sail off into our dreams, but my wife is getting nervous about licensing. I've just had to get my ICC and now she wants me to get my MSROC (Maritime...
Forum: Our Community 16-03-2017, 15:40
Replies: 42
Views: 5,799
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Where to start cruising?

We just bought in Sardinia at a great price. Cheaper than Greece. Really easy sailing and we'll make our way to the Ionian after a few months in Sardinia and Sicily.
Forum: Our Community 19-02-2017, 11:39
Replies: 56
Views: 8,990
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Is this a realistic plan?

Hi Andre we are from Nz and have the same plan, we have bought a boat in Italy through Abayachting (very good brokers excellent to deal with). We are going to pick up our boat in Sardinia in May and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-02-2017, 11:41
Replies: 59
Views: 6,636
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Resale value of newish vs oldish boats?

Hey we have just done the same thing. We purchased a Bav 50 cruiser 2012 for our family of 5 and will sail it from Italy to NZ over a few years. They are worth a lot more in NZ so I may get my money...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-01-2017, 14:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,157
Posted By robbinsfamily
Best insurance brokers

So just about to start our live aboard experience in the med. We are from NZ but am assuming we can insure our boat through any company. Other threads recommend getting a good broker who deals with...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 03-01-2017, 16:10
Replies: 2
Views: 2,279
Posted By robbinsfamily
Airoplanes boats dogs and cats

Some advice needed, how expensive and is it possible to bring a cat and dog back and forth to the EU from nz (entering Italy in may then leaving turkey in October). We are planning to live on the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-12-2016, 20:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By robbinsfamily
Re: Christchurch New Zealand

Hey, I lived in CHCh for 10 years. There is small boat sailing and some boring fishing to be done in the Littleton harbour. There are no islands or anywhere to go outside of the harbour it's all...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 25-11-2016, 11:52
Replies: 0
Views: 1,056
Posted By robbinsfamily
Abayachting, good brokers?

Hi there has anyone dealt with Abayachting brokers in Italy? I am looking at a yacht in their Sardinina branch and dealing with a guy called Luca Bosazzi and another guy called Sabrina Mazzei. We...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 03-11-2016, 21:07
Replies: 4
Views: 2,284
Posted By robbinsfamily
Long term lease or charter on yachts in the med

This might be a stupid question but does anyone do long term charter or lease arrangements on yachts in the med? Seems like the only two options are buy a yacht or do short term very expensive...
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