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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-10-2016, 12:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By med
Re: Parts in Europe for Northern Light

There are of course a fair number of distributors in Europe with parts support. But none in Denmark.

Europe Dealers – Northern Lights Marine Generators...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 12-05-2016, 05:42
Replies: 78
Views: 17,763
Posted By med
Re: Brompton Folding Bike Reviews?

6 speed electric folder with bigger wheels than the Brompton (so much easier to stay in control on uneven/ridged surfaces).

500 Hoptown Electric Folding Bike - | Decathlon...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 12-04-2016, 01:53
Replies: 26
Views: 5,356
Posted By med
Re: Mediterranean:- Where to call home

You can avoid VAT (and import taxes) for the boat and your cars if you import them when taking up residency. You cannot do it afterwards. When you take up residency you need to fill out a declaration...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-03-2016, 11:12
Replies: 16
Views: 4,746
Posted By med
Re: Anyone sailing in the Med Spain/French border area ?

Cala Montgo is a favourite of ours. The restaurant on the beach, Can Miguel is very good too. The lunch time menu is very good value for money. It is more expensive in the evening, but still worth...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-03-2016, 03:44
Replies: 16
Views: 4,746
Posted By med
Re: Anyone sailing in the Med Spain/French border area ?

Spanish marinas for yearly rental are about 50% more expensive than the French ones. However, as you probably know, finding a yearly rental space in a French marina is not easy (most waiting lists...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-03-2016, 01:42
Replies: 16
Views: 4,746
Posted By med
Re: Anyone sailing in the Med Spain/French border area ?

Yep. Currently getting the top of my engine rebuilt. New heat exchanger, new valves etc.

Will be moving to Rosas in Spain this summer.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-03-2016, 04:36
Replies: 2,068
Views: 457,152
Posted By med
Re: Bestevaer 49ST

If that boat in the background is bare unfaired aluminium, then that is truly impressive assembly and welding.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 28-02-2016, 02:23
Replies: 150
Views: 73,360
Posted By med
Re: Lagoon 440 Tragedy

With a sea anchor you will always drift astern.

The question is how fast in a given wind strength.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 25-02-2016, 18:07
Replies: 150
Views: 73,360
Posted By med
Re: Lagoon 440 Tragedy

I would have thought that if a chute was deployed off the bow in 60+ knots of wind, then the boat would be still be going backwards at 15+ knots. Obviously not good at all and a guarantee to pitch...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 18-02-2016, 10:00
Replies: 1,072
Views: 149,555
Posted By med
Re: Oyster Problems?

Yes.

That is why I would only ever want a boat with a keel before the rudder so that if I run over a log, the rudder stays intact.

Similarly, I don't want to have a rope wrapped around the prop...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-02-2016, 07:45
Replies: 55
Views: 4,264
Posted By med
re: Saving Weight

I could easily lose 2.5 tonnes by emptying the water and fuel tanks. And then another 13 tonnes by taking out the lead insert in the keel.......

That lead insert probably weighs as much as some...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-02-2016, 12:40
Replies: 55
Views: 4,264
Posted By med
re: Saving Weight

Corrected that for you. :wink:
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 14-02-2016, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By med
Re: Aqua Drive vibration

May be check shaft alignment?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-02-2016, 16:18
Replies: 55
Views: 4,264
Posted By med
re: Saving Weight

Stay off the donuts :thumb:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2016, 16:45
Replies: 110
Views: 36,871
Posted By med
Re: Talk Me Out of an Amel

https://db.tt/eA7mUNh4
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2016, 15:49
Replies: 110
Views: 36,871
Posted By med
Re: Talk Me Out of an Amel

I have being trying that for the last ten years in Southern/Eastern Spain and Southern France in a British flagged boat. And a very obvious one at that.

I have never been asked for anything other...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2016, 08:49
Replies: 110
Views: 36,871
Posted By med
Re: Talk Me Out of an Amel

This (247ft) is about the right size for a single hander:-


https://www.charterworld.com/images/yachts/PHOCEA%20-%20%20Main-680.jpg

This was the boat Alain Colas used for a single handed race....
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 11-02-2016, 04:16
Replies: 50
Views: 8,874
Posted By med
Re: Question about anchoring in unprotected waters

You don't want to be anchored close to the shore in these conditions:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6fmSo6HgNw
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-02-2016, 04:07
Replies: 110
Views: 36,871
Posted By med
Re: Talk Me Out of an Amel

The looks are not every ones cup of tea and that fake teak is really dreadful.

But they are very well designed and built for their purpose - which is to take a couple, possibly with a two kids or...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 11-02-2016, 03:04
Replies: 983
Views: 124,643
Posted By med
Re: Why Do Catamarans Motor Nearly 100%

May because a sailboat in many senses makes a better motorboat than most motorboats.

Northwest Passage 2014: Sailboat v Motorboat - FIRST decide what is important to YOU - after all - you will be...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-02-2016, 03:44
Replies: 34
Views: 5,685
Posted By med
Re: Westerbeke again?

The weak part of any marine engine is the quality of the marinisation. And those are the bits which are expensive.

In the case of Yanmar, the heat exchangers and starter motors (because they are...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-02-2016, 02:51
Replies: 78
Views: 17,763
Posted By med
Re: Brompton Folding Bike Reviews?

I would have thought that one of these would be perfect for use on the boat:-

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/500-hoptown-electric-folding-bike-id_8328552.html
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 30-01-2016, 00:33
Replies: 74
Views: 9,629
Posted By med
Re: And so it continues... This time: V.A.T.

It is like that for France and Spain. But not the UK.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 29-01-2016, 22:25
Replies: 74
Views: 9,629
Posted By med
Re: And so it continues... This time: V.A.T.

The car registration document says absolutely nothing about VAT status. (I have bought cars in 3 EU countries, new and second hand. And imported from UK to France, France to Germany, Germany to...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 29-01-2016, 21:09
Replies: 74
Views: 9,629
Posted By med
Re: And so it continues... This time: V.A.T.

I will assume then that when you hire a car in the EU, that you then take with you all the documentation to prove to a customs officer who might stop you anywhere inside the EU (customs controls no...
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