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Topic: Back in the water for autumn
Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Subject: Back in the water for autumn
Date Posted: 28 September 2016 at 19:12


Great, we are back in the water and in Yalikavak.

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine



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Posted By: richz
Date Posted: 28 September 2016 at 21:14
Hi Mark, how's the situation in Turkey?

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Kale Kale - H345 #112



Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 28 September 2016 at 21:19
It's all fine, I can't see any difference in the tourist parts. Some Russians are returning. Turkey has not had a good summer for visitors, but I can see no difference to years before, except fewer yachts on the water means more space for me.

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: richz
Date Posted: 28 September 2016 at 22:05
On the other hand I have seen a lot more boats in Croatia this summer!


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Kale Kale - H345 #112



Posted By: robh
Date Posted: 30 September 2016 at 10:55
Hi Mark,

Good to hear that the problems in that part of the world are not affecting things on the sailing front very much.

I'm considering taking my Hanse to the Med next year, so would appreciate details on what the facilities are like around Turkey and Croatia and the likely costs of marina berths. Its fine looking on the web but there is nothing like real life feedback from fellow sailors in the area.



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Cheers,

Rob
"Blue Horizon" Hanse 341#113 Portsmouth Harbour UK


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 30 September 2016 at 13:07
Hi Rob. I'm just looking for my 6 month winter berth, didm and port iosos north of bodrum are about 1500 euro for the six month in the water, a bit more on the hard, Leros marina on Greek Leros is about 1300. Marmaris is good value, but yalikavak and turgetries are expensive (but lovely and no more than the south coast of England) you can anchor or tie up,to loads of restaurant jetties for free in turkey, Greek island town keys are very cheap, as is the marina on Kos.

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 03 October 2016 at 17:04
here are some up to date pricing from today and yesterday.  all for the 385.  we are just over 44 square metres (length x beam) so you can pro rata these prices for your boats.

Didm 166 days through the winter starting 15th November 1546 Euro.  Lift out 578 with 15 days on the hard, making 6 months ish.

12 months 4141 euro including 13th month free and 40% off at other D marin locations (2 more turkey and 4 in greece)

Port Iosos marina 1297 euro promotion for 6 months over winter.  

3643 for the year but with an extra 5 months thrown in for free.

Mark




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 03 October 2016 at 17:08



A 545, a 445 and my little 385 in Port Iasos Turkey after a lovely run down from Didm.  Tiny marina, but worth a visit, good views and nice little bar.  Quiet.



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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: robh
Date Posted: 03 October 2016 at 19:51
All sounds fabulous and the prices as you say are not that much different from the South coast of UK also a little cheaper than a lot of the French med. I note this message thread is called back in the water for the autumn does that mean you get in some sailing during the autumn and winter? I've sailed in the UK during the winter for some great sailing as the weather can be surprising with some good days. I have also sailed the Western Med over a number of years from Barcelona up along the French coast from around Sete to Monaco during the summer. This area is a little devoid of wind during the summer but I have been told and shown the damage caused in the winter when they get some horrendous winds and storms. Does the same not apply to Turkey and Greece?




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Cheers,

Rob
"Blue Horizon" Hanse 341#113 Portsmouth Harbour UK


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 04 October 2016 at 07:21
Hi Rob. We sail from April until some stile in June, and then late September until end of November. In July and August is too hot for us, and we go home to see the young ones, although we only have 1 left at university, the other three are working now. April is already in the 20s and June as high as 30 degrees. We are sat in high 20s today. Last year November was spectacular, still 20s in the day, cool enough to sleep well at night, lovely winds 10-15 it's most days, and sunny. It was, they say, a good year, but we are hoping for the same. The strongest winds also happen when we are away in the summer, although it tends to be in 2 or 3 days peaks, so everyone just picks a bay or town key and explores or relaxes, do a bit of maintenance or go for a swim. Then off to the next bay or island if you are in Greek waters. There are lots of boats around from April through to September to meet up with for a chat and a meal. October and November are quiet, so we explore bays that are stuffed full in high season, and anchor where we like. The end of the med does get some high winds now and again, but damage is rare as far as I know. There are isolated cases of localized ''twisters' knocking boats over on the hard, but these are so rare that everyone comments on them. We lift in the summer whilst we are in the uk, and the yards are empty, and leave the boat in the water in winter. We don't have to worry about freezing water pipes or condensation! Probably the biggest worry is dodgy electrics in some places, so it's a question as to how to keep your batteries safe.

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 04 October 2016 at 07:44
Here is another price
Oren marina Winter Berthing Price, 01 November 2016 - 30 April 2017: 180 Days (%50 Discounted ): 1891 Euro

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 October 2016 at 20:35

I thought this was interesting.  The Aluminium mast on the left is mine, the Aluminium mast on the right is the 445, and the carbon mast is the 545.  Far less rake on the fancy mast, is that normal and why would it be so?


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: richz
Date Posted: 06 October 2016 at 07:35
no idea about the masts, but it's nice to see such a concentration of Hanse!

Clap


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Kale Kale - H345 #112



Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 06 October 2016 at 17:31
It's been a very Hanse day, more posts later

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 06 October 2016 at 17:53
no one likes being overtaken.

OK so this is a 470e and we are only 385, but even so!

still it took them a while.







in fact 1 hour and 22 minutes, we left just before them from Yalikavak, and they passed us just before turgetreis marina.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 06 October 2016 at 17:57
and then, as we approached our chosen anchorage we picked up a boat name on AIS 'Five4Five', so i suppose it had to be a Hanse, and here she is



Lovely anchorage called Pabuc, 36 deg 58.68 min N 27 deg 34.37 min E




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 14 October 2016 at 09:01
I think Ive seen more Hanses this year than ever, is it because there are fewer charter boats around and so the owner Hanses are a higher proportion of the total??

We came into Marmaris the other day and we were three abreast

 





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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 14 October 2016 at 09:03
First time I have seen a 411




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: robh
Date Posted: 14 October 2016 at 13:58
Its a shame that hire fleets don't offer quality boats for charter very often but if they did you would see various size Hanse in fleets around the areas you are sailing.

Keep the pics coming its always good to see them of a variety of sailing grounds.



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Cheers,

Rob
"Blue Horizon" Hanse 341#113 Portsmouth Harbour UK


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 16 October 2016 at 08:42

not a Hanse, but a beautiful super yacht called Simba, my favourite seen so far.

 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 27 October 2016 at 08:08

Big sister anchored with us for the last two days, a 540.  we popped into Marti Marina for provisions yesterday, this size of boat is here in great numbers and in the other Turkish marinas, but most don't go anywhere it appears.  This one is Austrian and so unlike the majority is being used  


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Johan Hackman
Date Posted: 27 October 2016 at 18:12
It's so great to follow your adventures with all those beautiful pictures, Mark! Thanks for sharing.

Johan

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Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 28 October 2016 at 12:05
today we are in Bencik tied back to a rock.

for those wondering how my anchor snubber bridle works, this is how.








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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 16 November 2016 at 13:27
We have had a lovely 4 weeks away from a marina and seen some new places in Gokova Bay.  we have now popped into Oren Marina, a new marina opened last year.  It isn't fully operational, but looks as if it will be a pleasant place to stop , and suitable for a winter lay up.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 16 November 2016 at 13:34
Oren has undergone something of a Hanse invasion, a selection of boats below, one pontoon alone has 4 new 445s, Hanses might make up 10% of all the boats here i recon!  No myhanse burgees though, but looking at the names, they appear to be turkish owned, maybe we need a Turkish section??

 




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: robh
Date Posted: 17 November 2016 at 00:47
Great feedback on your adventures but it does make the everyday stuff in UK a little tedious. Looks fabulous and cannot wait til next year to get out to that part of the world.

Keep the pictures and reports coming as they brighten the dull days in the UK especially as winter has now arrived.

Enjoy. Thumbs Up


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Cheers,

Rob
"Blue Horizon" Hanse 341#113 Portsmouth Harbour UK


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 22 November 2016 at 05:33
we have come round to Turgetries Marina to pick up another Asymmetric spinnaker from my sisters place.

the new solar panel is working after being fitted in Oren, the old one having failed.  This one is designed to keep me topped up over winter  on the pontoon in Turgetreis we have a 370, 385 (us) a 415 and a 445






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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 22 November 2016 at 05:35
we have only 7 days cruising left before we head for our winter berth in Didim, so i'll try and get some more location shots of the bays between here and there.  

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: S&J
Date Posted: 22 November 2016 at 10:11
Hi M&C,

We shrink-wrapped Ningaloo at Greifswald in early September and now we are enjoying sunnier weather in Perth, WA.  It is great to hear of others enjoying "winter" sailing.

Your solar panel looks like a great fit for the deck area in from of the spray hood.  I am thinking of fitting one myself next season.  Can you tell me what make and model you are using?

Stuart


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H385 #351 Ningaloo UK south coast (2018)


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 22 November 2016 at 14:36
Yes no problem Stuart,

I spoke with a trusted supplier in Marmaris and he tells me that after many years he uses these thin panels, and victron for the fat ones mounted on a gantry.

These are 'solara profi M series' by centrosolar, a German manufacturer. From Hamburg, website hamburg@centrosolar. Com. I have to warn you they aren't cheap.

The 68 w (mine) or the 70w both fit on the panel shown.

So far I'm impressed with the current generated compared with my old Flex panel.

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 22 November 2016 at 14:44
By the way, you can route the cable without seeing it the saloon. Go between the deck and headliner to the removable panels around the mast support post. You can remove the light over the sink to help fish the cable out from the void.

Drill a hole in the mast support pole above the ceiling panel,and another below the floor, and run the cable down inside the pole, fish it out at the bottom and then run under the floor to the battery box, we fitted our regulator above the batteruies behind the cushions for the seats.

This panel comes with a little protection unit that makes a convenient connector between the wire supplied with the panel and the longer one you need to reach the regulator, and it lives in the roof void close to the light we removed to do the fishing for cables ( using a reshape metal coat hanger )

Mark

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 23 November 2016 at 05:47
we motored into the south side of Gulluk Bay yesterday, past some of the many fish farms placed here.  they are well marked and most transmit on AIS.  

 
the coast and islands are quite green with small trees, and there are many birds here.




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 23 November 2016 at 05:50
Our anchorage last night was on the south side of Salih Adasi, there is a bit of debris on the beaches from the old fish farms, but these have now been moved into deeper water, leaving a considerable area suitable for yachts.






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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: robh
Date Posted: 26 November 2016 at 21:49
Superb scenery makes me envious, especially as the weather has changed in UK and winter has arrived.


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Cheers,

Rob
"Blue Horizon" Hanse 341#113 Portsmouth Harbour UK



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