Tag Archives: Maintenance

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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Carpe Diem

So, the plan for Friday was to get as far as Korčula island as that’s half way to Dubrovnik. However, the wind and sea were directly on the nose and as any sailor will tell you, waves can stop you … Continue reading

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Brač

After leaving Trogir on Thursday morning, we realised what people meant when they said that Croatia is very busy in August. First we made our way over to the Blue Lagoon but it was both very windy and also busy … Continue reading

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Engine problems resolved and now in Rimini

Having been unimpressed with Ortano, we decided to leave after breakfast. We bled the system again to ensure that there was no air in the fuel as the engine was still very hot when we did it the night before. … Continue reading

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The engine saga continues

Having spent a lovely couple of days in the Tremiti Islands exploring both on foot and by dinghy (outboard still working, Scoob), we also took every opportunity to cool off in the turquoise waters. We even managed to snorkel down … Continue reading

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Update on transmission problems and chilling in Vieste

As you know, the mechanic was due to arrive on Sunday morning (yesterday) so we had a quick breakfast as previous experience has shown that people tend to turn up in the middle of eating! However, by midday there was … Continue reading

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Not quite to Tremiti

All was going swimmingly. We left Bari around 2.30pm on Monday with some wind from the NE so we were able to truly motorsail. With the engine on and the lift from the wind, we were able to touch 7 … Continue reading

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