Tag Archives: Maintenance

Finally launched!

We were very glad we stayed around this week as each day was a procession of workmen (sadly no women) coming onto the boat to finish the various jobs off. Between Monday and Thursday, we had the stainless steel guy, … Continue reading

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Repair update

On Monday morning, we went around to the boatyard to see the Technical Director, a delightful man called Sotiris, to find out what the next steps were in getting Nimmie fixed. He could haul us out the next day, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Happy 21st birthday!

Nimmie reached the grand old age of 21 earlier this month so Jo popped over to Greece for a few days to check on her and, of course, wish her a happy birthday! We were slightly worried as there had … Continue reading

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Peloponnese and charging problems

We left Keri early on Monday morning so we could investigate the Strofadhes Islands, some 20nm south and absolutely in the middle of nowhere. As per usual, there was no wind so we motored all the way arriving around midday. … Continue reading

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Finally, a fish has been landed!

Finally, we left Lixouri. It was so easy to just idle our time away there with everything we needed without any charges in the company of friends. However, we had places to visit if we were going to get to … Continue reading

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Αντίο στη Λευκάδα (Goodbye Lefkada)

After a lovely two weeks in the U.K. with the Wall family celebrating John and Ruth’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary, we fly out at stupid o’clock from Gatwick back to Préveza. As it was an early flight, we had decided to … Continue reading

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Not as heavy as we thought

Due to various family crises, we flew out to Bari a week later than planned on June 12th, a year on from when we were first there sussing out the boatyard. Nimmie has been on the hard standing since Oct … Continue reading

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All going to plan…

On Thursday March 22, we flew out to Bari to check on the work that the boatyard, Nautica Ranieri, has been doing on Nimmie. We had given them a long list in October but didn’t expect them to have completed … Continue reading

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New year, more jobs

The yard in Bari, Italy has been very busy since we left Nimmie in October 2017. We had given them a pretty comprehensive list of winter “jobs”, including re-applying Coppercoat to the hull as it’s now been 8 years since … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye – for a while at least

The crossing from Montenegro to Bari, Italy was completely uneventful. 21 hours of very little wind and calm seas meant we had to motor the entire way. There wasn’t even much traffic until we got closer to the Italian coast … Continue reading

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