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Old 30 June 2015, 11:49   #1
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Warsaw-Greece 2015, Family trip+HIGHFIELD OM540DL

This is not exact route.
It was something like that:

Warsaw - 7AM
Czech, Austria (Vienna, Gratz), Slovenia, Italy (Trieste) 00.30

Red (car + boat on trailer, black trace - ferry Triest -> Patra)
Ferry starts from Trieste, next step Ancona (Italy), Igumenisa (Greece),
Patra (Peloponnese - Greece)

Now I'm in Argolid Gulf - between Mili and Kiverion (between 2 villages)



I have added some SOLAS 3M tapes because boat is wider then trailer


Campers, cars awaiting for ferry (normally you can go on board at 3 AM)


Unfortunately due to storm in North Italy ferry have had some delay:


Finally on board (parking in Greek ferry is always a challenge - for me)


After few minutes my set has been covered by bunch of campers and buses


GO !!!



On place (Argolid gulf)



First trip



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Old 30 June 2015, 11:49   #2
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Relax at 40 km/h











Full speed 74 km/h (Family on board 4 x 50 kg and me 92 kg)

Cruise speed depends on wind and conditions (between 40 and 55 km/h)
One day we have faced storm so speed was limited to 35 km/h

Weather is different this year than usually (every evening late evening - some rain) - early morning very calm Sea
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Well done Mat, keep the photos coming , make us wish we were there to enjoy the scenery. I trust you have stuffed your pockets with Euros
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Well done Mat, keep the photos coming , make us wish we were there to enjoy the scenery. I trust you have stuffed your pockets with Euros
I still can pay for petrol by payment card.
This is my way to help Greece - a lot of taxes are in a price of gasoline.

So I use a lot 40 l per 100 km when cruise is 41 - 43 km/h

Still less than 50 l per 100 km when cruise over 50 km/h.

Tomorrow good test - 120 km one way from Kivieri to Monemvasia.
I hope that they still offer delivery of petrol to port in Monemvasia.

Today destination Spetses island (50 km one way)

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For folks thinking that I'm crazy ... - probably yes

But I could not find RIB rent service in Argolid or Lakonia Gulfs.
There is not (for sure) in fantastic Nafplion, Kiwieri, Mili (did not check Astros)
There are some companies near Athens but they count for delivery boat into Nafplio more than 1500 EUR and there are really big boats (8 - 8.5m Scorpio RIBS).

I have been spending 1 month in Greece every year since 6 years.
I always go by car and ferry from Triest

Without trailer it is much faster:

Warsaw 11 AM - start
Triest 00.30 - finish - pick up tickets for ferry, 1 hr walk around Trieste
On board - 2 AM - go to cabin and sleep
Next day 15 PM - Patra
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For folks thinking that I'm crazy ... - probably yes
Mat, I do not think anyone here thinks you are crazy. You are just like many of us who share the same passion for ribs.

I am sure many would do the same given the opportunity however Greece is much closer for you from Poland but I believe some here have done the distance, towed and enjoyed the ribbing in Greek waters like you are.

Will you be visiting the Wiatr i Woda boat show first weekend in August if yes then it will be an opportunity to meet up.
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Today's trip. Kivieri - Spetses Visit Greece | Spetses

125 km in total, average speed 31 km/h (it includes some breaks and petrol tank in Porto heli). To Spetses I kept 55 km/h, back 44.
Last 10 km to our apartment we faced real storm (lights, ice balls, 7 BF).

Wind was against us but it was from land so waves were not higher than 1 - 1.5m I have never faced such weather/storm in Greece in summer time



On the way: strange looking hotel - castle architecture (must be expensive -
not a lot of people on the beach)


Private island. They have place for helicopter, private fireman car and small nice boats



I do prefer such architecture personally:


Porto Heli - a lot of big yachts



We tank here. ICOM shows that we have only 25% of petrol. It is not properly configured. Our tank is 100 l and I could tank only 35 liters. 70 km (2 km per liter). Can I configure ICOM EVINRUDE to show proper fuel level or it is work for service ??


Based on google - empty and nice beach in Spetses island ...
I felt like my "dinghy" not fit here at all


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Looks fantastic Mat ,,,, I can understand why you keep doing the trip.There's nothing like havingy our own Rib in the sun and blue waters.
Weather in the Ionion is also a bit strange this year. Wind, rain, sun, flat calm for a few days then f6 + next. Looks like summer has finally arrived on 30 th June though - shame we set off home to the UK on Sunday ��
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Mat, if you start another thread regarding your I-command fuel issues, we can discuss it on there. I'd hate to be accused of thread hijack
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Nice thread Matt 😎 pikey and I were on about a similar trip the other day 👍
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Nice thread Matt �� pikey and I were on about a similar trip the other day ��
Certainly looks tempting. You never know, this time next year Greece could be the "Go to" place for cheap holidays I think I've got some Drachmas hidden away somewhere
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