Hi from sunny Cyprus

KMAS100

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Dec 18, 2015
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Cyprus - in the Med
Boat Info
1990 420 Sundancer
Engines
CAT 3208 T x2
Hello, new to the forum.... well I've just purchased a 1991 420 sundancer. Its currently located in Italy so I have to motor her over here to Cyprus! I'll probably be doing that in about 1 months time, should take about 10ish days to get here, I guess it depends on how 'distracted' we get along the way. .. but I am really looking forwards to it, down the side of Croatia, Hertz, Albania and down to Greece.. into the Corinth Sea and through the Corinth canal to Athens, through all the greek islands to the south of Turkey and then over to here Cyprus which will be the boats new home.
 
Lovely area for boating; enjoy the Med !
 
Welcome.....awesome boat.
 
Based on the pictures of all the refugees it looks like it can get very windy and big waves or is that just the news people make news for us uninformed.
Sounds like a fun trip. What do you expect to pay for fuel per liter.
 
Thanks all for the kind replies.. The worst bit of the med is actually the Agean Sea which notoriously 'picks-up' in the summer. Actually if you are doing this route the best times are really from now until May.
if I can figure it out, I would like to do some kind of running blog with pictures as I go along. Now quite sure how to do all of that, just sounds like a good idea
 
Ah didn't input a response for Northern...
Well we have had two very small boats arrive in Cyprus with refugees, but we don't offer them the same status as the others.. Basically we lock them up as illegal entry and then deport them back to their countries.. That why they tried to land on the British base, in an attempt to get UK recognition. Regardless of that even qualified immigrants get no handouts whatsoever here.. You have to work for your money.. That why they never come here.
The Agean Sea can be particularly rough, but at this time of the year you get 1-5 smooth days per week, in the summer you maybe get 1 per week, great for rough sailing but not good for motoring.
The journey is approx 1300 NM if you include Marina stops and slight 'diversions'. I'm hoping to get away with about 9,500 a 10,000 euros on fuel. Actually the biggest challenge is getting fuel.. As most of the normal marinas may be shut out-of-season
 
Thanks all for the kind replies.. The worst bit of the med is actually the Agean Sea which notoriously 'picks-up' in the summer. Actually if you are doing this route the best times are really from now until May.
if I can figure it out, I would like to do some kind of running blog with pictures as I go along. Now quite sure how to do all of that, just sounds like a good idea

We would all love to read your blog along with pictures of your trip.
 
Wow 3208's in a 42..... I imagine that boat is going to handle like a sports car ! Good luck with her and as always we need pictures !
 
Welcome aboard and good luck with your new toy! Sounds like a really fun trip but I know what you mean about the Med cutting up rough now and again. Take care, have fun and post pics when you can.
 
kmas1000. Welcome to CSR. I wish I lived over there and could make that journey. I guess that I, like the majority of us on CSR, will have to be satisfied looking at the hundreds of pictures you're going to post and reading all about your journey.
 
Well looks like the journey from Italy to Cyprus is going to be nearer the end February now.. the Italians have not yet come back to work from Xmas /New Year.. they start on the 18th of Jan! the company there will be responsible for doing full engine checks and preparing he boat for the 1300NM trip.
Still I guess that give us more time to plan the route, apparently we should not stop for fuel along the Albania coast so we have to make it from Montenegro straight through to Greece, may need to carry extra fuel tanks just to be safe..
we are now not going via Turkey, heading for a very small Greek island called Kasteloristo off the southern coat of Turkey and then straight over to Cyprus from there.
I'll post the route when I have finalised it..
 
We go to Alaska and the trip is about the same distance as you plan. You need to have a few parts. Engine raw water pumps are hard to fix so we have a spare for the generator and the main engines. Our boat is gas so we carry different parts than you would to fix them. A spare fuel pump is also a good idea. If you have a watermaker you should get some spare low pressure hose as it does fail some times. Running light bulbs are a good idea to have a few extra. With twin engines you can switch power from one to the other so a spare alternator is not required. I have often thought of getting a spare starter but instead I just had them rebuilt.
 
KMAS100, welcome to the site. Back in 2003 I spent some time at the UK Airbase in Cyprus. I was in the Navy at the time and really enjoyed my stay, the people in Cyprus are extremely welcoming and friendly.
 
Thats very kind Bugsy24, we have nice clear warm water all year round.. coldest the water gets here is about 17 Celcius and the air temperature today is 22 degrees C and nice and sunny. You must have been stationed in Aktotiri base near Limassol. We have surprisingly few pleasure boats for an island, especially older American makes.. I guess the dollar rate to the euro made it too expensive to import them back in the 90's. We do however have a lot of Russians here in Cyprus and they do like to spend their money.. so a lot of the bigger boats are typically owned by Russians
 
Hi all, well in previous posts I said I had to go and get the boat from Italy? well the time has come to do just that. I'm leaving for Italy in a couple of days and I've decided to write a blog on the journey. The blog is live now and can be found on www.italytocyprus.com
So if you have absolutely nothing else to do in life you may want to call it up on the internet as see what I'm up to and where we are. I do plan to keep it updated daily but of course that will depend on Internet availability. I would appreciate some feedback on the blog, good or bad and any questions or queries I'll try and answer in the blog. You can contact me either via this forum email or via the contact link on the blog
 
We will be watching your progress.
Good luck with the trip!
Bob
 
I clicked on your blog. Nicely written and I'm looking forward to following your trip.

Fair winds, calm seas and delightful days to you.
 

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