Re: [Amel] Wintering Turkey / Greece

belitbh <belitbh@...>

thanks a lot and noted, we donnot have a problem with the bow thruster, but just need to service you have any experience with the other items in the same places?

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Bob Parry <ra.parry2@...> wrote:

If you are having a problem with your bow thruster, we recommend Aura
Yachting at Yalikavak in Turkey. They are a charter company but employ an
English marine engineer to service their boats. He and his Turkish
counterpart were the first people to be able to separate ours after 5 years
of our ownership. Turned out some previous service operator had put the
seals in upside down, causing the the steel ring to corrode and grip the
fibre glass tube. We had so much water coming in that we had to put a bilge
pump in the space in front of the forward head. We have just sailed from
Turkey to Morocco and there was not a drop came in. They would only do the
job between doing their own boats but they were very good and a very
reasonable price.

D Marin in Turgutreis is an excellent marina for security and easy shopping
but has become very expensive. We had our boat there for 5 winters. D Marin
at Didim is offering good deals but the marina is not handy to shops for

Bob Parry
SM#33 Nowornot

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 6:33 AM, belitbh <belitbh@...> wrote:

Hi, we are about to winter our boat in either Turkey (Bodrum / Marmaris/
Gocek area) or Greece (same area) for the coming winter. this will obviously
involve few light repairs and services: engine, whinches, anti fouling, bow
thruster service... since we have no time to be present / supervise and
inspect we need a reall trustable professional boatyard (we also understand
it has a cost which is obvious and ok).
1. Could anyone recommend such boatyard (believe Turkey can ofer more).
2. Is there any 'Amel Special' items you wouldn't trust such boatyard to
perform themselves?
3. are there any special items 'not to miss' upon lifting of the boat?


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