Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 04 September 2016, 13:55   #11
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Nemanda
Make: Aluminium
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp Tohatsu
MMSI: 235065639
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 826
Good report mat and some distances travelled very impressed 👍


Sent from my iPad using my finger
__________________

__________________
If you don't like my opinion, I have others.
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 September 2016, 14:06   #12
Member
 
MatFromPoland's Avatar
 
Country: Poland
Town: WARSAW
Boat name: T1
Make: HIGHFIELD OM540DL
Length: 5m +
Engine: EVINRUDE 115 HO
MMSI: 261026640
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 489
I have chosen my boat knowing that will make long trips.
I have comfortable VAN for 7 people but we occupy only 5 places - other places are for water toys and other bags. I did not want to change car or buy Range Rover to tow bigger/heavier boat. For conditions near Murter in Croatia mine boat is enough.

For Greece sometimes I want to have bigger one but never had feeling that we can not back ...

I have told on beginning of my thread that I could not make trip to KRK waterfalls:


I (and boat) are nervous to troll by river with speed limit 5 or 10 knots.
Me and she prefers Sea and Sea conditions and speed 40-50 km/h

Maybe will do it next time:

On above mentioned picture you can see where we turned back.
We have to go to Sibernik, turn left and go 2 hrs by river.

Last distance to waterfalls you have to left boat in marina and go by one of many ships going here
__________________

__________________
MatFromPoland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 September 2016, 14:17   #13
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,033
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
Croatia looks stunning Mat, looks like you had fantastic holiday looking at your pics
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 September 2016, 14:26   #14
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,173
RIBase
Mat well done thanks for making the effort to post your trip

Tsm
__________________
two stroke mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 September 2016, 16:20   #15
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Very interesting - thanks for posting up your trip.
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 September 2016, 23:12   #16
Member
 
sailrib's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: global
Boat name: VSR
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 116
Thanks for posting and glad to hear you enjoyed Croatia. I too really like it there.


It's an awesome places for ribbing. I would leave from Split and head out to the islands (Hvar and Vis). Isl. of Vis is awesome and has a ton of remote coves to check out with crystal clear water. It's easy to find reasonable housing on the go, just head to the tourist board in the town your at and they'll hook you up. Renting scooters was cheap and the food & wine is very good.
__________________
sailrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 September 2016, 04:45   #17
Member
 
MatFromPoland's Avatar
 
Country: Poland
Town: WARSAW
Boat name: T1
Make: HIGHFIELD OM540DL
Length: 5m +
Engine: EVINRUDE 115 HO
MMSI: 261026640
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 489
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailrib View Post
It's easy to find reasonable housing on the go, just head to the tourist board in the town your at and they'll hook you up. Renting scooters was cheap and the food & wine is very good.
Yes if you not go in the middle of high season.
Believe me (or rather my friends who are every year here) there are more tourists every year. This year especially after migrants problem and terrorists attack CROatia is more popular.

I have never seen so many boats in marinas, so many tourists and faced hard time to find free parking place even I was out of high season. 21 of August school starts in Germany (in some lands) and maybe in Italy. So these tourists with kids left Croatia.

Originally we planed to be one week earlier and we couldn't find any apartment for 4 in bookings. Plus our friends staying in Tisno couldn't find such apartment for us either. If we decided to move holidays for another week there were more opportunities.

So for first time I do recommend 21 of August and later to be here and not be scared of many tourists. Especially when you tow the boat on trailer.

And ask in advance if apartment owner can organize place for boat in marina or any other place suitable to go into and from boat by dry foot.

Many tourists having SIB-s have only buoy and have to go or swim even to go into it.

Generally it is nice place and many islands to go around them.
Kornati are very unique with this moon like landscape



Food in konobas/restaurants on islands is really fantastic (but expensive for me which is not for UK people I think)
__________________
MatFromPoland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 September 2016, 12:56   #18
Member
 
sailrib's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: global
Boat name: VSR
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 116
I'll admit it's been a while (six years) and my visits to Croatia are during May- June. Sorry to hear it's so crowded.

I would recommend trying the island of Vis next time, it definitely seems to be less crowded than other areas as it's the farthest island offshore but still very reachable by rib and very beautiful.

Here's some pics of it in my last visit.

















__________________
sailrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2016, 15:19   #19
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: West Palm Beach
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,216
Cool photos and write up of your trip. Was excited to see Sibenik on your list. I was based there for around three months after the yacht (43m / 38 knots max speed - big high performance yacht) I was working on (first officer) broken down (big problems!). We ended up in the small ship yard just beyond the new hotel at the Eastern end of the inlet. Some beautiful boating around there. The red submarine was fun running out of Split, did that a couple of times, although the harbour always seemed to smell terrible. Guess it must have been all those yachts pumping their black tanks! Some great memories of that area.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 September 2016, 10:35   #20
Member
 
MatFromPoland's Avatar
 
Country: Poland
Town: WARSAW
Boat name: T1
Make: HIGHFIELD OM540DL
Length: 5m +
Engine: EVINRUDE 115 HO
MMSI: 261026640
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 489
WOW !!! 43m yacht and max speed like this one on mine boat
( and I was sure that mine is fast )

I can not imagine how much fuel it used at max speed.
For me big motorboat are all greater than 8m
And there were plenty. Many with 3 decks I suppose.
And on upper deck naturists ... Even was windy.

It have to looked strange mine boat and crew in rash-guards, neoprene impact jackets and automatic pneumatic life jackets and bigger motorboats like 10-12m with naked people including steering captain (but he had the captain cap of course)

I have passed Sibenik in my way to KRK waterfalls, just looked at city panorama including Cathedral.

It is not mine - at this time mine OLYMPUS TG-1 had problem (I have to buy TG4 I suppose)
__________________

__________________
MatFromPoland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.