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Old 09-09-2017, 11:28 AM   #21
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it appears that he just gutted the interior stuff to make one big area down below for a bed. I see it as a solid boat that will leave you some $$$$$ to make it your own. I am contimplating a look see. Will report back if I make the trip.
Words are slippery things...the way they were used in the add got my radar up!

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Old 09-09-2017, 11:47 AM   #22
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I second Delfin. Awesome boat for big blue water cruising. And the owner knows his stuff and keeps her up.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:22 AM   #23
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In Northern Europe, especially Holland virtually all the boats are steel so I suggest you look around the brokers. We passed the Dutch boat builder Pedro,s yard last year and there was about 20 steel boats that had been traded in and could be had for a keen price. Contact them, they're very nice people and all speak good English.
40k seems excessive for shipping, it would be cheaper to ship it to Liverpool as a return load, than put it on a MAFI trailer and ship it on the roll on/roll off Atlantic Container lines service to the US.
The savings would more than cover your travel expenses.
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Our Diesel duck 44 is listed at JW Yachts (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) which gives prices and specs or you can contact me for specific details.
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Our Diesel duck 44 is listed at JW Yachts (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) which gives prices and specs or you can contact me for specific details.

How hard is it to cruise around Greece or in the Med in general if one only speaks English? I've often wondered about trying to hail someone on the VHF there, signs, etc. Is English fairly commonly spoken on other vessels? At marinas?

I have done some land-based travels in Greece and Italy and found English pretty common in most touristy areas.
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Hi cardude01,
I've cruised around the Greek isles and you'll find all commercial skippers speak English and virtually all businesses bars and restaurants although as always in another country its good manners to learn basic etiquettes in Greek.
I spent 5 months learning Greek before I went and when I spoke in Greek they all said 'Speak English please, we like to learn English'.
There is an influx of immigrants from North Africa and I would suggest you pay close attention to you and your boats security.
An absolutely beautiful cruising ground.
My favourite port is Lakka on Anti Paxos. superb, harbour entrance between 2 white cliffs and then the bay open up like magic.
Bow to mooring is common in Greece. The wind generally gets blustery around mid-day until 4/5 pm. try to be tied up by 4 and explore the town.
Kleftiko, slow cooked lamb is delicious. Maphrodaphne is a cracker of a local Greek wine. Watch out for the Ouzo, it screws up your internal GPS for navigating home from the bar.
Wonderful cruising ground. Enjoy.
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Hi again cardude01,
After I posted I went through some old logs.
A site that you may find useful, Google jimb or jimbsail and you'll pick up some useful info.
I hope you find this helpful.
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My favourite port is Lakka on Anti Paxos. superb, harbour entrance between 2 white cliffs and then the bay open up like magic.
Bow to mooring is common in Greece. The wind generally gets blustery around mid-day until 4/5 pm. try to be tied up by 4 and explore the town.
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I'll second that. Beautiful port.

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Kleftiko, slow cooked lamb is delicious. Maphrodaphne is a cracker of a local Greek wine. Watch out for the Ouzo, it screws up your internal GPS for navigating home from the bar.
Wonderful cruising ground. Enjoy.


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In 10 years of visiting almost all of the accessible Med countries from Albania to Tunisia, I can't remember a single time when language broke down to a point where we couldn't get our message across. English is the common language in travel - you'd not find a problem.
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