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Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Greetings all,
I have put this to you in the past but will try again with the new members. I had some work done on the bow thruster when I first bought the boat. This was left behind in the forward cabin upon my return a few months later. You will notice a brass threaded hole to accommodate plastic knob of which I have a few extra. Thanks for your time. 

Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

 


Jarek,

That fabric is made from a synthetic yarn named Draylon. Draylon is an acrylic fiber. These fibers will not attract mold, but when dust accumulates on the fibers, mold can adhere to the dust. The cabinets should be vacuumed on an annual basis.

I have successfully used a product called MicroBan (https://www.microban.com) to kill mold and mildew. It will take 2 applications and about 2 weeks. Once that is done, you should vigorously vacuum the fabric to remove any residue. Once that is complete, if you still see signs of staining, you may want to shampoo the fabric with water and mild liquid soap (a weak mixture). Rinse using a sponge...then use a wet vac to remove as much moisture as possible. Getting all of the moisture out as soon as possible is very important...use fans to dry the fabric completely and leave the doors open for a week to ensure the fabric is dry.

You will find that this fabric is very durable and the fiber used to make this fabric is the best in the world.

I hope this helps you.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 6:31 AM Jarek Zemlo <zemlo.jarek@...> wrote:
Dear Judy  & Ian,
thanks for the reply and advice.

Kind regards
--
Jarek Zemlo

Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

Jarek Zemlo
 

Dear Judy  & Ian,
thanks for the reply and advice.

Kind regards
--
Jarek Zemlo

Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Jarek, 

Sorry to hear of your mould . We had some on our alcantara covers  and Judy scrubbed with a nail brush and a VERY weak solution of vinegar and bleach ( clorox ) . 
When clean again she treated with Scotchguard
When leaving the boat in humid places Judy wiped down the alcantara with a very weak solution of vinegar and bleach 
There are rarely more than two of us on board and the alcantara is in good condition after 19 years 

Hope that helps 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Greece 


On 4 Jun 2019, at 00:09, Jarek Zemlo <zemlo.jarek@...> wrote:

Hello to All,

I am looking for a good proven way and products (home made or commercial) to fight and clean cabinets internal fabric lining which is covered by black mold/mildew in Amel SM.

Thank you for a good advice 

--
Jarek Zemlo

mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello to All,

I am looking for a good proven way and products (home made or commercial) to fight and clean cabinets internal fabric lining which is covered by black mold/mildew in Amel SM.

Thank you for a good advice 

--
Jarek Zemlo

Re: Seanergie Nautic Hyeres

Paul Osterberg
 

Ian
Thank's I will ask Amel to take care of the furlers, The Volvo I will leave for Supromar in Lagos where we will keep Kerpa over the winter.
Paul

Re: Seanergie Nautic Hyeres

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Paul , 
We had excellent service from those riggers 2 years ago . 
They rerigged us but I would look to Amel to service the furlers. 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Greece 
PS if Amel suggest for a moment that you use the Volvo agent TPS in Hyeres ( I don’t think they now would )  then contact me first 


On 3 Jun 2019, at 14:04, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Hello!
I plan to replace the standing rigg on our Amel SM at Seanergie Nautic in Hyeres, by recommendation from Amel Hyeres. Is there anyone who have experience with them? They do use ACMO terminals, but wire from Germany. Guess no rocket science to replace a standing rigg, but I do also want service on my furling gears.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Bermuda

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

rossirossix4
 

Good advice, Craig,
We carried a state boater safety license with us as well.  As you noted, they are easy to obtain and look nice and official--plastic with your name AND a number.  It was asked for, examined once in Greece, 3 times in Italy (when we obtained the silly "Constitutos") and in Tivat, Montenegro where the harbourmaster scrutinized it for a number which was duly recorded.  I think Tunisia also asked and accepted it as evidence that I was the skipper.   It was not requested at all in Croatia which has an online reputation for demanding a license (we entered in Cavtat) .

Related--in the US, we brought our passports into Staples and had them reduce and color copy the first 2 pages down to wallet size.  Then they laminated and we carried in our wallets.  It allowed us to frequently leave our passports in our safe.  Always worked for cell phone sims, hotels, rail passes, deposits for audio guides, etc.  What we did not expect was that many government officials accepted them as official IDs!  Insist on a thicker thermal lamination, not the thinner adhesive lamination plastic.

Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429, Curacao

Seanergie Nautic Hyeres

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
I plan to replace the standing rigg on our Amel SM at Seanergie Nautic in Hyeres, by recommendation from Amel Hyeres. Is there anyone who have experience with them? They do use ACMO terminals, but wire from Germany. Guess no rocket science to replace a standing rigg, but I do also want service on my furling gears.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Bermuda

N’EVEREST

Stefano Biffi
 

Dear all, after 20 years my microwave ARTHUR MARTIN ELECTROLUX MG2012 gave up. Thanks to excellent service I need to find a new one. Any suggestion for a quality model available in Europe?
Ciao

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
Just google "Boat US Boaters License", pick a state, take the online quiz and print out your "license" (which they may call a "Certificate of Completion", but it looks really OFFICIAL!)  Easy, peasey. 
Be sure to use the "Boat US" site as it is free - the others all charge, if you're naive enough to pay.

It is accepted all over the world, if, as is almost always NOT the case, you are asked for your "license" or "proof of competency" or whatever. (I used it once, can't recall which country.)
No need whatsoever to get your USCG six-pack license or take any ($$) commercial "competency" or "sail master" or whatever course for a "certificate". Only the Brits get their knickers in a bunch over formal Yacht Master stuff, VHF certifications, etc. etc.  KISS.

Better yet, don't let Iris out of your sight!

Re: Insurance - Pantaenius issues a so-called "Blue Card" that states your insurance coverage in multiple languages and is welcomed everywhere (and sometimes required) - I suspect other carriers have a similar document. It's kind of like an "International Driver's License" which is not a license at all, but just a document translating your US driver's license into many languages. Good to have and inexpensive at any AAA office.

Cheers and hugs to Iris,
Craig  - SN68 Sangaris - Tropic Isle Harbor, FL

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Symphony
 

+1 to Mark Thompson as a trainer for ICC as well as the complete range of RYA from Competent Crew through Yachtmaster Ocean.

Richard
Vicem 58
Milford CT

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

James Alton
 

Mohammad and Aty,

   Thanks for the contact information for Chris and also for the advice on the advance booking.  Half British and half Greek, that will be interesting.   I see that Gouvia is huge, 1235 slips and that advance booking can be done online.  If you should have a way to contact Chris via email that would be great to have.  If not then I will try  do so using the Gouvia marina email address provided on the website. Many thanks for the help, this will make our entry into Greece much more relaxed.  We will let Chris know that you referred him to us.

Best,

James and Joann
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
 

On Jun 2, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

James; the agents name is Chris with A1. He is half British and half Greek. Very nice and trustworthy guy. We’ve known him for 2 years now. His number +30 693 7165050. Let him know I referred you to him. He knows almost every one related to boating in Corfu. A great resource.

There’s only one marina in Corfu, Gouvia. Can get very busy in the high season. I would highly recommend booking ahead. He can also make arrangement for you to anchor out and take your papers in by dinghy/

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo 
AMEL 54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 10:28 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty,

  This all sounds good to me.  I especially like the point about gaining a good source of information.  Could you send me the name of the agent you used in Corfu?  Also, which marina he operates out of.  

  James

SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jun 2, 2019, at 2:57 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james,

The cost of the agent varies, typically anywhere between 50 and 100 euros depending on the island. This can easily be done by yourself, but we’ve found that the process goes a lot smoother and the requirements a lot more lax when done by agents who typically either know the customs agents well or they are friends. 

The agent takes your paper work, goes and takes care of all required formalities and returns with the Greek cruising permit. There will be some other government fees that will be separate from the agent fees.

We do know a very nice agent in Corfu which will be the first island you will encounter sailing south from the Adriatic. We actually had him on board today for drinks while doing a sea trial with the Volvo dealer in Corfu, who again are friends.

In my experience you get a lot more than what you pay in agent costs. You find a Great source of information and a lot better service from others that happen to be the agents friend.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 1:26 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty

  Thanks for the advice and for the offer to help find an agent.    I am not sure of what the cost for this service my be but this option certainly sounds appealing for at least our first entry into Greece to insure that all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.   Mostly likely we will arrive in Greece from the North so a suggestion for a Port of entry and of an agent there would be very helpful.  We will be sailing around the boot of Italy from Sardinia and we want to visit Croatia and Greece for sure.  The gulf of Kotor in Montenegro looks appealing as well.  My wife would really like to see Venice so if the conditions are good we will head up to the North end first and work our way down the West coast to Greece.  If the conditions are not favourable for the trip North up the Adriatic the general plan is to cross to the West coast to Croatia somewhere, any suggestions on a port of entry?  We will have a bit over 4 months  this season so we will need to plan to be outside the Schengen area for a bit over a month so I think Croatia and Montenegro are our two options in that regard.  Any general routing suggestions from those familiar with this area would be appreciated.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On Jun 1, 2019, at 3:09 AM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james;

There are several agents in most ports of entry in Greece. Most agents have counterparts that they work with in neighboring countries. We always ask for referrals from the agent we check out with for the next port of entry for the country we plan to check in.

This system has always worked for us. I find that most good people like to do business with people who have similar philosophy in business.

Let me know where you intend to check in at and I can try to find you a referral.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 1, 2019, at 2:11 AM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad,

   Thanks for the excellent information in your reponses.  Was it very expensive to hire an agent to handle your paperwork?   Any suggestions for locating or hiring an agent?

Thanks,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On May 31, 2019, at 4:49 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We just had our agent in Corfu handle the tax payment for us since the website kept crashing and not everyone knows the exact process yet.

It was pretty painless. Our information is 8 Euros/meter per month. So for a 12 meter yacht, that comes out to 96 Euros.

Respectfully;


Mohammad

On May 31, 2019, at 7:29 PM, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

You can either put your boat on the hard or deposit your boatspapers to the next Hellenic Coastguard to not  to pay this tax.
If you are a happy owner of an Amel Sharki (11.95 meter) you pay only 33,- Euro each month when cruising in Greece waters.
Be careful about the Hellenic Coastguard. Last weekend a motorboat owner was fined with 100,- Euro in Messinian Bay in front of Kalamata because his driving license was not in greece language.
The website for registration the boat tax (see link above) is very strange to handle.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece




Re: Greek Cruising Tax

karkauai
 

Thank you Theo and Gerald, good to know.
Kent

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12:43:05 PM EDT, Gerald Bassin <gerald.bassin@...> wrote:


And for France, I was checked two times by customs within 2 years but thes were more intereted in enforcing the 18 month rule
Gerald
SV Jetlag
SM 113


On 2 Jun 2019, at 17:51, s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Just FYI, nobody even in New Zealand, requested any kind of license during our 3 seasons in the S. Pacific with a USA flagged boat.

Theo.
s/v Paloma, Amel 50 #18

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Mohammad Shirloo
 

James; the agents name is Chris with A1. He is half British and half Greek. Very nice and trustworthy guy. We’ve known him for 2 years now. His number +30 693 7165050. Let him know I referred you to him. He knows almost every one related to boating in Corfu. A great resource.

There’s only one marina in Corfu, Gouvia. Can get very busy in the high season. I would highly recommend booking ahead. He can also make arrangement for you to anchor out and take your papers in by dinghy/

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo 
AMEL 54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 10:28 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty,

  This all sounds good to me.  I especially like the point about gaining a good source of information.  Could you send me the name of the agent you used in Corfu?  Also, which marina he operates out of.  

  James

SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jun 2, 2019, at 2:57 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james,

The cost of the agent varies, typically anywhere between 50 and 100 euros depending on the island. This can easily be done by yourself, but we’ve found that the process goes a lot smoother and the requirements a lot more lax when done by agents who typically either know the customs agents well or they are friends. 

The agent takes your paper work, goes and takes care of all required formalities and returns with the Greek cruising permit. There will be some other government fees that will be separate from the agent fees.

We do know a very nice agent in Corfu which will be the first island you will encounter sailing south from the Adriatic. We actually had him on board today for drinks while doing a sea trial with the Volvo dealer in Corfu, who again are friends.

In my experience you get a lot more than what you pay in agent costs. You find a Great source of information and a lot better service from others that happen to be the agents friend.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 1:26 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty

  Thanks for the advice and for the offer to help find an agent.    I am not sure of what the cost for this service my be but this option certainly sounds appealing for at least our first entry into Greece to insure that all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.   Mostly likely we will arrive in Greece from the North so a suggestion for a Port of entry and of an agent there would be very helpful.  We will be sailing around the boot of Italy from Sardinia and we want to visit Croatia and Greece for sure.  The gulf of Kotor in Montenegro looks appealing as well.  My wife would really like to see Venice so if the conditions are good we will head up to the North end first and work our way down the West coast to Greece.  If the conditions are not favourable for the trip North up the Adriatic the general plan is to cross to the West coast to Croatia somewhere, any suggestions on a port of entry?  We will have a bit over 4 months  this season so we will need to plan to be outside the Schengen area for a bit over a month so I think Croatia and Montenegro are our two options in that regard.  Any general routing suggestions from those familiar with this area would be appreciated.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On Jun 1, 2019, at 3:09 AM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james;

There are several agents in most ports of entry in Greece. Most agents have counterparts that they work with in neighboring countries. We always ask for referrals from the agent we check out with for the next port of entry for the country we plan to check in.

This system has always worked for us. I find that most good people like to do business with people who have similar philosophy in business.

Let me know where you intend to check in at and I can try to find you a referral.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 1, 2019, at 2:11 AM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad,

   Thanks for the excellent information in your reponses.  Was it very expensive to hire an agent to handle your paperwork?   Any suggestions for locating or hiring an agent?

Thanks,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On May 31, 2019, at 4:49 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We just had our agent in Corfu handle the tax payment for us since the website kept crashing and not everyone knows the exact process yet.

It was pretty painless. Our information is 8 Euros/meter per month. So for a 12 meter yacht, that comes out to 96 Euros.

Respectfully;


Mohammad

On May 31, 2019, at 7:29 PM, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

You can either put your boat on the hard or deposit your boatspapers to the next Hellenic Coastguard to not  to pay this tax.
If you are a happy owner of an Amel Sharki (11.95 meter) you pay only 33,- Euro each month when cruising in Greece waters.
Be careful about the Hellenic Coastguard. Last weekend a motorboat owner was fined with 100,- Euro in Messinian Bay in front of Kalamata because his driving license was not in greece language.
The website for registration the boat tax (see link above) is very strange to handle.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece



Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

The only place we went in the Pacific that requested a license was
Mainland Ecuador.

Aquarius
Currently in Fiji
Youtube - Sailing Aquarius Around the World

On 6/3/19, s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:
[Edited Message Follows]

Just FYI, nobody even in New Zealand, requested any kind of license during
our 3 seasons in the S. Pacific with a USA flagged boat.

Theo.
s/v Paloma, Amel 50 #18



Re: Greek Cruising Tax

James Alton
 

Mohammad and Aty,

  This all sounds good to me.  I especially like the point about gaining a good source of information.  Could you send me the name of the agent you used in Corfu?  Also, which marina he operates out of.  

  James

SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jun 2, 2019, at 2:57 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james,

The cost of the agent varies, typically anywhere between 50 and 100 euros depending on the island. This can easily be done by yourself, but we’ve found that the process goes a lot smoother and the requirements a lot more lax when done by agents who typically either know the customs agents well or they are friends. 

The agent takes your paper work, goes and takes care of all required formalities and returns with the Greek cruising permit. There will be some other government fees that will be separate from the agent fees.

We do know a very nice agent in Corfu which will be the first island you will encounter sailing south from the Adriatic. We actually had him on board today for drinks while doing a sea trial with the Volvo dealer in Corfu, who again are friends.

In my experience you get a lot more than what you pay in agent costs. You find a Great source of information and a lot better service from others that happen to be the agents friend.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 1:26 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty

  Thanks for the advice and for the offer to help find an agent.    I am not sure of what the cost for this service my be but this option certainly sounds appealing for at least our first entry into Greece to insure that all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.   Mostly likely we will arrive in Greece from the North so a suggestion for a Port of entry and of an agent there would be very helpful.  We will be sailing around the boot of Italy from Sardinia and we want to visit Croatia and Greece for sure.  The gulf of Kotor in Montenegro looks appealing as well.  My wife would really like to see Venice so if the conditions are good we will head up to the North end first and work our way down the West coast to Greece.  If the conditions are not favourable for the trip North up the Adriatic the general plan is to cross to the West coast to Croatia somewhere, any suggestions on a port of entry?  We will have a bit over 4 months  this season so we will need to plan to be outside the Schengen area for a bit over a month so I think Croatia and Montenegro are our two options in that regard.  Any general routing suggestions from those familiar with this area would be appreciated.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On Jun 1, 2019, at 3:09 AM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james;

There are several agents in most ports of entry in Greece. Most agents have counterparts that they work with in neighboring countries. We always ask for referrals from the agent we check out with for the next port of entry for the country we plan to check in.

This system has always worked for us. I find that most good people like to do business with people who have similar philosophy in business.

Let me know where you intend to check in at and I can try to find you a referral.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 1, 2019, at 2:11 AM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad,

   Thanks for the excellent information in your reponses.  Was it very expensive to hire an agent to handle your paperwork?   Any suggestions for locating or hiring an agent?

Thanks,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On May 31, 2019, at 4:49 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We just had our agent in Corfu handle the tax payment for us since the website kept crashing and not everyone knows the exact process yet.

It was pretty painless. Our information is 8 Euros/meter per month. So for a 12 meter yacht, that comes out to 96 Euros.

Respectfully;


Mohammad

On May 31, 2019, at 7:29 PM, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

You can either put your boat on the hard or deposit your boatspapers to the next Hellenic Coastguard to not  to pay this tax.
If you are a happy owner of an Amel Sharki (11.95 meter) you pay only 33,- Euro each month when cruising in Greece waters.
Be careful about the Hellenic Coastguard. Last weekend a motorboat owner was fined with 100,- Euro in Messinian Bay in front of Kalamata because his driving license was not in greece language.
The website for registration the boat tax (see link above) is very strange to handle.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece



Re: Batteries: single failed battery in the house bank, impact for other batteries

Paul Stascavage
 

David,

I have a spare PCB board if you are interested. It is used and was working when I removed it from our failed Onan generator (engine failure).

We are currently in the Bahamas and will be for about another 4-6 days. There is a FedEx office here so I should be able to ship it to you in Panama.

Email me at pstas2003 at yahoo dot com if interested.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas

Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi james,

The cost of the agent varies, typically anywhere between 50 and 100 euros depending on the island. This can easily be done by yourself, but we’ve found that the process goes a lot smoother and the requirements a lot more lax when done by agents who typically either know the customs agents well or they are friends. 

The agent takes your paper work, goes and takes care of all required formalities and returns with the Greek cruising permit. There will be some other government fees that will be separate from the agent fees.

We do know a very nice agent in Corfu which will be the first island you will encounter sailing south from the Adriatic. We actually had him on board today for drinks while doing a sea trial with the Volvo dealer in Corfu, who again are friends.

In my experience you get a lot more than what you pay in agent costs. You find a Great source of information and a lot better service from others that happen to be the agents friend.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 2, 2019, at 1:26 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad and Aty

  Thanks for the advice and for the offer to help find an agent.    I am not sure of what the cost for this service my be but this option certainly sounds appealing for at least our first entry into Greece to insure that all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.   Mostly likely we will arrive in Greece from the North so a suggestion for a Port of entry and of an agent there would be very helpful.  We will be sailing around the boot of Italy from Sardinia and we want to visit Croatia and Greece for sure.  The gulf of Kotor in Montenegro looks appealing as well.  My wife would really like to see Venice so if the conditions are good we will head up to the North end first and work our way down the West coast to Greece.  If the conditions are not favourable for the trip North up the Adriatic the general plan is to cross to the West coast to Croatia somewhere, any suggestions on a port of entry?  We will have a bit over 4 months  this season so we will need to plan to be outside the Schengen area for a bit over a month so I think Croatia and Montenegro are our two options in that regard.  Any general routing suggestions from those familiar with this area would be appreciated.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On Jun 1, 2019, at 3:09 AM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi james;

There are several agents in most ports of entry in Greece. Most agents have counterparts that they work with in neighboring countries. We always ask for referrals from the agent we check out with for the next port of entry for the country we plan to check in.

This system has always worked for us. I find that most good people like to do business with people who have similar philosophy in business.

Let me know where you intend to check in at and I can try to find you a referral.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
54 #099

On Jun 1, 2019, at 2:11 AM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Mohammad,

   Thanks for the excellent information in your reponses.  Was it very expensive to hire an agent to handle your paperwork?   Any suggestions for locating or hiring an agent?

Thanks,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Sardinia

On May 31, 2019, at 4:49 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We just had our agent in Corfu handle the tax payment for us since the website kept crashing and not everyone knows the exact process yet.

It was pretty painless. Our information is 8 Euros/meter per month. So for a 12 meter yacht, that comes out to 96 Euros.

Respectfully;


Mohammad

On May 31, 2019, at 7:29 PM, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

You can either put your boat on the hard or deposit your boatspapers to the next Hellenic Coastguard to not  to pay this tax.
If you are a happy owner of an Amel Sharki (11.95 meter) you pay only 33,- Euro each month when cruising in Greece waters.
Be careful about the Hellenic Coastguard. Last weekend a motorboat owner was fined with 100,- Euro in Messinian Bay in front of Kalamata because his driving license was not in greece language.
The website for registration the boat tax (see link above) is very strange to handle.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Greek Cruising Tax

Gerald Bassin
 

And for France, I was checked two times by customs within 2 years but thes were more intereted in enforcing the 18 month rule
Gerald
SV Jetlag
SM 113


On 2 Jun 2019, at 17:51, s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:

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Just FYI, nobody even in New Zealand, requested any kind of license during our 3 seasons in the S. Pacific with a USA flagged boat.

Theo.
s/v Paloma, Amel 50 #18