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Old 29 November 2002, 16:34   #11
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I cant afford to do this journey on my own fianancially, but I do have some good boats and a trusty 4 * 4.

I will have the time to do this, however and I was wondering if any of you fancied sharing the costs of the trip.

My propsal is that I tow the boat to Greece, and three others fly over, we can all drive my boat in Greece and then I tow it back after the cruise. The four of us split my travel costs ( which will include a set of trailer wheel bearings! ) four ways and we also share the cost of the boat fuel and Marina's. We pay for our own Food, Hotels and Sunblock.

If anybodies interested please send me a PM and I'll have a go at calculating the costs

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Old 02 December 2002, 13:25   #12
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A BRIL IDEA!!

Stuart this is a great idea and you do not need to use a marina in Greece (unless you want to spend money). Berthing is free!!
So far I know that

Michael The Bat (if he is still talking to me )
Sotiris and Dinos (you said YES didn't you??)
Dimitris and
my self

will be there.

CAPE SOUNION is a wonderfull place 60 kms away from Athens but looks and feels like you are on an island with 100s of islands to explore.

Hope you make I think that we will all be delighted to show you our lovely place.
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Old 02 December 2002, 13:26   #13
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...and this is how the

beach looks like in the summer.
It was just 10 people around that day
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Old 24 March 2003, 16:39   #14
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Hey!!!

It looks like this raid will happen
May be not with 10 RIBs but there will be enough for a good story in the RIB International!!
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Old 08 June 2012, 10:35   #15
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Manos,
I head to Parga on the 1st July for a month towing a 5.5 Zodiac. We are heading to the Ancona ferry to Igumenitsa. We have been visiting this spot for 20 years and I have always wanted to explore this stunning coastline from the sea.
Yes we are worried about the Euro, Yes I am worried about the trailer bearings but 30 ribtastic days in a row and Paxos 30 minutes away makes it a look like a good bet!
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Old 08 June 2012, 12:48   #16
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9 year old thread revival, a new RIBnet record ??
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Old 12 June 2012, 08:04   #17
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Manos,
I head to Parga on the 1st July for a month towing a 5.5 Zodiac. We are heading to the Ancona ferry to Igumenitsa. We have been visiting this spot for 20 years and I have always wanted to explore this stunning coastline from the sea.
Yes we are worried about the Euro, Yes I am worried about the trailer bearings but 30 ribtastic days in a row and Paxos 30 minutes away makes it a look like a good bet!
Shows the unexpected life expactancy of any thread on Ribnet !

I too am off to Greece - leaving this Thursday 14th with a 6m Cobra to Ancona for the same ferry trip to Igoumenitsa. We then take the 'local' ferry to Paxos where we stay for just under 3 weeks before trecking home. Carrying, 3 dive cylinders, 3 sets dive kit, 1 portable dive compressor, spare hub/bearings complete ('sealed for life' haha), a few spares and tools >>>> and Mrs B and her clothes/shoes !!!
Thank the lord for a Volvo and a large roofbox
Always fit new brakes, bearings and tyres just before the trip to reduce the potential for nightmare breakdowns across europe


Like you Ayrsaltcellar I have been going to the same area (Paxos) for 21 years and then, 5 years ago, decided to take the RIB as a 'one off' > never used a plane/Corfu airport since and have done so every year since . Apart from crusing and diving around Paxos and Anti Paxos we also have the odd jaunt across to Parga, Sivota and last year Ammoudia to see how far up the river Stix we could get.
We leave for home on 6th July so who knows - our paths may cross. Let me know if you have MMSI no and post a piccy of your boat in case we spot you.

Fuel and ferry costs are scarey - but well worth it IMHO >> though Oban was beautiful for the Jubilee weekend, if a little fresh!
The upside is the euro at 1.24 is much better than the 1.08 we were getting last year

Enjoy your trip

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Thanks Jeff, seemed the sensible place to put the thread for others to search ! I have spent some very happy times on Paxos and am really looking forward to getting into those caves on the west coast. I have done the Styx by foot which is bloody freezing but good fun. Our route out is via Tunnel, Reims, Chamonix, Parma, Ancona, where I have been warned about the "organisation" in the ferry terminal.

I am towing it with a Disco4, which will just be a lottery in terms of reliability, but am packing trailer spares - bearings, tyres etc.

My rib is a blue/white Zodiac Pro and will be at that nice bar right on the front in Loggos several times from 7th July till end of July - where there will be Mythos for you - and will be generally messing around Paxos/Anti Paxos/Parga/Sivota - have a great holiday - Gus
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Good luck boys I've already done 2 visits this year to Corfu spending loads of time on the water. visited Paxos last season on the recommendation of Jeff
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Thanks Jeff, seemed the sensible place to put the thread for others to search ! I have spent some very happy times on Paxos and am really looking forward to getting into those caves on the west coast. I have done the Styx by foot which is bloody freezing but good fun. Our route out is via Tunnel, Reims, Chamonix, Parma, Ancona, where I have been warned about the "organisation" in the ferry terminal.

I am towing it with a Disco4, which will just be a lottery in terms of reliability, but am packing trailer spares - bearings, tyres etc.

My rib is a blue/white Zodiac Pro and will be at that nice bar right on the front in Loggos several times from 7th July till end of July - where there will be Mythos for you - and will be generally messing around Paxos/Anti Paxos/Parga/Sivota - have a great holiday - Gus
That will be the Roxi Bar Pity - we will miss you as we leave from Igou at 22:30 on 6th July. Have a really great time


Thanks GED - did you leave your 'big one' over there as a spare
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