help to newbie live abroad

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by urisvan, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. urisvan
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    urisvan Senior Member

    hello,

    I have been sailing for along time but this year i started to live aboard!
    But i have a small budget. i started sailing from Turkey and now i am in Adriatic sea.
    Now i am a little bit concerned about what to do.

    My first plan is to enjoy the mediterranian until October and then spend the winter somewhere in the Med until spring and then continue sailing. so i need a good place to stay at anchor or better a harbour for berthing. Then i need to haul the boat and paint antifouling.

    The second plan is go to Canary islands and spend some time there, again at anchor or in a nice harbour.

    any advice and sharing experience would really be appreciated.

    let me explain my perfect place: anchoring in a bay with clear water, also 18-22 knots wind for windsurfing, very close to shore so i can easily row with my dingy, nice small town which has a gym so i can recover the muscles i lost on the water. And then i would like to go to a small but good shipyard where they can haul my boat and i can paint the boat myself, then stay 1 month in the shipyard (sleep in my boat) then start sailing again.

    Regards
    Ulas
    S/Y Tetranora.
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    I dont know the Canary Islands. I only stop there when sailing Transatlantic.

    The Med is mighty rugged in winter. You wont be happy riding out force ten gales at anchor.

    In summer season the West Med is eye watering expensive...in winter its cheap.

    Olbia, Sardinia...alongside the old cargo dock is still one hundred percent free. It safe and located in town. Supermarket 500 meters away. Your boat should be attended because occasionally the Coast Gaurd uses the dock for vessels in distress

    Mainland Spain is also a good choice..winter rates at marinas very cheap. Most marinas also have lift out facilities for small craft.


    Ibiza is the port I use in winter. Off season dockage is cheap. The weather is mild but since its an island everything is 25 percent more expensive.

    Be aware that you are non European. Your boats time in EU waters is limited. In Spain be sure to Customs Bond the boat as soon as you arrive. The term is " Precinto ". This allows you to be in the EU for " storage" and this storage time is subtrated from your total time in the EU. No navigation allowed while customs bonded.

    Precento cost nothing and the paperwork takes ten minutes at the customs office.
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

  4. urisvan
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    urisvan Senior Member

    Thank you Michael, i really appreciate your suggestions

    are you staying in the public port in Ibiza? And, for example how much do you pay for your boat( and what is the size of your boat) do you pay daily or is the price cheaper if you stay longer?

    yeas, i also checked noonsite too

    regards
     

  5. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    I own the slip..it is in a Marina.

    Ibiza is empty in winter. Slip rates are " Negotiable " . normally you contact a charter company who dry stores thier boats.

    Mainland Spain would be a better choice. Islands like Ibiza are expensive..everything imported .

    You might check Croatia while in the Adriatic. Im in Croatia at the moment. Weather is not good in winter but rates for mooring might be cheap.


    Greece is the same....cheap in winter . Corfu is popular
     
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