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Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink Yesterday, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Finding drinking water in the Mediterranean

It’s an option thought expensive and require regular maintenance. Must be operated 2 miles of the coasts in order to get proper water.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink Yesterday, 07:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Finding drinking water in the Mediterranean

Fresh water is easily available at public quais or marinas. However water supply is limited. Some islands have their water supply delivered by boats. Other islands use desalination equipments,...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 06-10-2020, 08:41
Replies: 57
Views: 7,679
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Have you gotten a disease or poisoned while cruising?

I had an eye problem which occurred in a matter of minutes, on Symi, Greece and which needed immediate attention. I got a clinic appointment the same day and was encouraged by the physician to...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 10-09-2020, 09:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Thanks to Aussie and Canadian Fire Fighters

Solidarity between neighbouring countries is paramount to our abilities to face adversity!
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 10-09-2020, 09:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Thanks to Aussie and Canadian Fire Fighters

Perhaps I should have wrote «*simply go vote at your coming elections*». That would have better convey my message. Sorry!
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 10-09-2020, 08:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Thanks to Aussie and Canadian Fire Fighters

Your best way to express your gratitude to those men and women fighting to preserve American lives is to get rid of your sick man!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-08-2020, 14:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Best place to do a refit

SK-Yachting, Peter Nölle, owner, in Marmaris, Turkey. A great opportunity to discover the coast of Turkey and the authentic Greek islands. SKY is reliable and honest. Prices are good with labor...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-02-2020, 16:09
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Sailing Sicily

Thanks! Appreciated.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-01-2020, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Chalifour
Sailing Sicily

Anyone sailed The coast of Sicily between June and October? How is it wind wise, anchorages, ans shelter. We also are considering wintering in Licata. Any advice?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-11-2019, 16:56
Replies: 77
Views: 7,663
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Yanmar 4jh4-TE 75hp vs Volvo Penta D2-75 (or D2-60)

We have Jeanneau DS43 (13m and 14t) with a 75 hp Yanmar engine combined to a Max Prop! Simply Perfect. Powerful and also accurate when backing up. Little over 3000 hrs with regular tune-ups and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-07-2019, 01:42
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Prop vibration under sail only

Ours is a Yanmar 4cyl turbo 75hp with a max prop. When under sail and after killing the engine, we simply put our transmission in reverse for a second and back to neutral position. This eliminate any...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 27-05-2019, 09:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chalifour
Re: weather channels/websites for the Med?

We sail the Dodecanese archipelago, we use Poseidon.hcmr.gr (used by port police and Greek coast guards) and Predictwind.com. Both are reliable. Check the weather every day!
Enjoy these fantastic...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-05-2019, 09:25
Replies: 41
Views: 4,197
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Center or aft cock pits

Generally speaking, CC offer greater feeling of safety and for that reason is a better blue water option. Stern cockpits usually offer more room and greater access to stern docks and for that reason...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-05-2019, 10:07
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Coastal cruising: Big cabin windows better for those who like a view?

Jeanneau SO DS 43, bar none for the last 9 years! Would never change.
Forum: Our Community 07-03-2019, 13:31
Replies: 34
Views: 4,197
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Is this the right forum for a canadian sailboat owner

Bienvenu François, nous habitons Mont Tremblant en hiver et naviguons en mer Égée en été. Vous nous lirez occasionnellement. Bonne suite!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 17-02-2019, 13:46
Replies: 25
Views: 4,329
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Certification needed for Greek waters

They rarely check but you should have a costal Sailing certificate feom an accredited organisation recognized by the international federation of sailing schools, especially if you plan to charter...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-02-2019, 13:13
Replies: 145
Views: 12,095
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Sailing in recession ?

Sailing and economy simply don’t go together! If you sell you ship to buy another one in a depressed currency you are likely to loose money on your current ship but you will make up on the next boat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-02-2019, 09:25
Replies: 80
Views: 8,049
Posted By Chalifour
Re: mice on board help !

Likely to be a rat and not a mouse!!!
We had a rat on board last summer! Got rid of it in less than a day.
Used a snap trap with a piece of cheese. Left the boat for the evening. The rat was in...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 19-01-2019, 15:18
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Turkey or Greek Islands

No so easy a decision, isn’t!!! The fact is that both areas are fantastic. We spend 3 months in the Greek islands and 3 months on the Turkish coast consecutively every year since 2014.
Kos is very...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 15-12-2018, 11:59
Replies: 27
Views: 5,002
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Best Cruising Guide for the Med?

We’ve been sailing the Med since 2005 we use Imray Pilot. Useful and pertinent information on all landing sites wether anchorages, ports including ports of entry or marinas. We combine with Navionics...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 30-11-2018, 10:22
Replies: 19
Views: 3,291
Posted By Chalifour
Re: 2019. Where shall we go?

We’ve been sailing eastern Med for over 8 years, 6 months/ year. From Sardinia, the coasts of Calabria and Amalfi are quite impressive and well worth the trip. The Aeolian islands north of Sicily...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-10-2018, 10:06
Replies: 74
Views: 7,607
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Reefing - when & how much?

Know your reefing point. Ours is 20 nks. Reef earlier and more than required. It’s safer and easier to release than to reef in!
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 26-10-2018, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Amalfi Coast - by sea or land?

We sailed the Amalfi coast in 2009, some years ago, however I suspect that it as not changed too much.

We charter our sailboat from the island of Procida in the bay of Naples and sailed all the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-10-2018, 14:35
Replies: 274
Views: 31,941
Posted By Chalifour
Re: What EXACTLY is a "blue water boat"?

If you plan the Med, make sure you buy a ship that backs up easily (ie: rather fin keel, long rudder and powerful engine). Also stern cockpit is much better than center cockpit as it makes manœuvres...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-09-2018, 09:24
Replies: 30
Views: 3,058
Posted By Chalifour
Re: Person to person money transfer platform

Investigate e-Interact transfer. I use it all the time!
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