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Old 07 May 2003, 11:25   #21
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Hi Gary,

It's not just a sun canopy.

One of it's main functions (appart from the sun) is to keep the boat dry (and my staff under it) while cruising in bad weather (spray , big waves etc).

The canopy has at it's end (peripheraly) every 10 or 15 cm , wholes.

An elastic rope of about 10 cm is attached to each whole.
At the other end of each elastic rope a plastic haddle is attached.

The elastic rope can be stretched to about 15cm.

To fit the canopy you stretch each haddle and attach it to the rubbing strake. It takes two or three minutes to finish the job.

In order for this to work properly, the canopy has to be the right size for your boat as well as the legth of the elastic rope.

If want to try it , and you can not find the plastic haddles in the UK, I can send you a couple of them via post .

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Old 07 May 2003, 15:02   #22
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Clips like that sounds are on the Zodiac covers, eyelet in cover, knicker elastic loop through, inch and a half wide plastic hook on the loop. Fits under the strake. Held the cover through all the west of Scotland can throw at it this winter. (and why pick on winter, we're currently westerly 8/9, continual heavy rain - but this morning was windless, blue sky, nice sun - och weel, it stops you getting bored).
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Old 07 May 2003, 16:32   #23
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Talking of covers

I could do with a cover for my new toy.

Osprey 5.2m

Centre console (with screen)

A frame

Any ideas?
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Old 07 January 2004, 16:37   #24
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Hallo Dimitris, nice pics.
To make a cruise in small cyclades is a my dream.
How you go there, with your boat or with a ferry-boat.

I have been in Paros, Naxos, Astipaleia, Sporades,Spetses and ionian island.
I love Greece, I spend my holydays there since 1982.
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Old 07 January 2004, 16:49   #25
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Barbarosa which one of the islands you liked the most. Have you ever been to Santorini?
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Hallo Manos, I have never been in Santorini.
I have see yours pics on an italian site.
I know that Santorini is a beautiful island and maby one time I will go there.
Very nice the pics "more pics of Greek" and , the first picture is Votsi in Alonissos?
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Old 07 January 2004, 18:18   #27
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First just forgot to say wellcome to this Forum!!

Is good to know that people look at http://www.gommoniegommonauti.it is quite famous in Italy.

Gabriele was saying to me that he will be sailing with Flora their RIB to Santorini this summer to come and see us.

Any way, I have never been to Alonisos. In fact I have never to sporades. They say that most of the islands there are very green.

We usually cruise near and about Cape Sunion and mainly the the Cyclades.

Back in 2002 we (wife, daughter3 then and son 11) went on the RIB from Cape Sounion to Lefkas. Passed the Korinth Canal and the Korinth Gulf where we hit NNW winds force 6 on the way there and back. It was a very nice journey. However, Lefkas did not impressed me. Neither Ithaki or Kefalonia. Paxi on the other hand was quite nice. It was also nice crossing the Canal between Lefkas and Greece mainland.

I think you should think seriously visiting the Cyclades.

I understand you have been to Paros but also try to visit Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos, Santorini (this is a unique volcanc island with an active volcano) and also Anafi.

Dimitris is not in Athens yet (spoke to him a few days ago and he has taken very long holidays ) so you will have to wait if you want see some photos of Naxos and Paros from him. He was in Paros & Naxos in summer 2003.

Well since I talked about Santorini this is photo I took in 5th October 2003. This was taken from the Capital Fira and overlooks the volcano and the east side of the Caldera. The tip at the end is called Akrotiri
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Old 07 January 2004, 19:21   #28
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The Sporades are beautiful island, I have been there 4 times and when my children become bigger (now 5 and 7 years ), I will return there.
I have post here one my experience in Alonissos.
http://www.gommoniegommonauti.it/delfini/russano.html
I understund your impression about Lefkas but it is a good base for day cruise to the near island(Meganissi, Kalamos, Ithachi,Chefalonia etc).
In the Ithachi channel( and around the island), the wind wil reinforce at 2.00 p.m. and near Lefkas is quite.
You live in a beautiful place (5 oktober at Santorini and me in Lugano).
In 1990 I waas for the last time in cyclades,every day force 6/7,and me with a small classic inflatable of mt 3.70.
I hope to retourn one times.


Porto Katsiki - Lefkas
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Old 07 January 2004, 19:34   #29
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Nice photo.
Yes, I have read the article

Ma quanto russano st'Inglesi...

LOLOL )

That was a very lucky encounter with the seal!!

That is a very nice photo.

Regarding the Aegean you are correct it is a bit windy. However, it had been unsually windy in 1990 for a few years. Then the winds dropped, it was windy again in 1995 to 1996 and is OK now. As you are aware in the Aegean meltemi is NNE winds force 4-6 starting from 9 am to 4/5 pm.
In the Ionian is different the wind picks up at about lucnh time and dies down at about 5/6 pm.
Both areas have their attractions as every place in the World has it own attractions.
The photo you posted just now looks fantastic!
Is very nice to talk to you!!

Finally, if you look at our family site you will see some photos of Cape Sounion, Kea, Kithnos (I think) and a few other islands in the Aegean. The link on my signature. Just clik it.
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Old 08 January 2004, 17:47   #30
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You give me a good news about the Meltemi because I like Cyclades.
Talk with you is nice too bat I need time for write in english.
Thanks for the photo.
I have see your family home page and it is wanderfull.
I don't remember very well english so I talk with the photo.
This is one special photo of Noussa in Paros with my first boat (the green), and a frend of me with her boat in the age 1989.
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