Hi from sunny Cyprus

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  1. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

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    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Hello, new to the forum.... well I've just purchased a 1991 420 sundancer. Its currently located in Italy so I have to motor her over here to Cyprus! I'll probably be doing that in about 1 months time, should take about 10ish days to get here, I guess it depends on how 'distracted' we get along the way. .. but I am really looking forwards to it, down the side of Croatia, Hertz, Albania and down to Greece.. into the Corinth Sea and through the Corinth canal to Athens, through all the greek islands to the south of Turkey and then over to here Cyprus which will be the boats new home.
     
  2. JimmyDubai

    JimmyDubai Member SILVER Sponsor

    348
    Oct 13, 2015
    Dubai, UAE
    Sundancer 290 1996, one big block Mercruiser 7.4 LT
    Simrad Go9 XSE + 3G radar
    One, Mercruiser 7.4 V8, 310 HP
    Lovely area for boating; enjoy the Med !
     
  3. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Welcome.....awesome boat.
     
  4. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Sounds like a great trip. Please post some pictures so we can all be jealous!
     
  5. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Based on the pictures of all the refugees it looks like it can get very windy and big waves or is that just the news people make news for us uninformed.
    Sounds like a fun trip. What do you expect to pay for fuel per liter.
     
  6. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Thanks all for the kind replies.. The worst bit of the med is actually the Agean Sea which notoriously 'picks-up' in the summer. Actually if you are doing this route the best times are really from now until May.
    if I can figure it out, I would like to do some kind of running blog with pictures as I go along. Now quite sure how to do all of that, just sounds like a good idea
     
  7. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Ah didn't input a response for Northern...
    Well we have had two very small boats arrive in Cyprus with refugees, but we don't offer them the same status as the others.. Basically we lock them up as illegal entry and then deport them back to their countries.. That why they tried to land on the British base, in an attempt to get UK recognition. Regardless of that even qualified immigrants get no handouts whatsoever here.. You have to work for your money.. That why they never come here.
    The Agean Sea can be particularly rough, but at this time of the year you get 1-5 smooth days per week, in the summer you maybe get 1 per week, great for rough sailing but not good for motoring.
    The journey is approx 1300 NM if you include Marina stops and slight 'diversions'. I'm hoping to get away with about 9,500 a 10,000 euros on fuel. Actually the biggest challenge is getting fuel.. As most of the normal marinas may be shut out-of-season
     
  8. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Thanks for the response.
    Sounds like a fun trip.
     
  9. Sprint7TW

    Sprint7TW Member SILVER Sponsor

    484
    Nov 30, 2011
    Indiana
    1998 310DA / Vintage 1976 StarCraft Montego.
    5.7 Mercruiser 260HP v drives
    We would all love to read your blog along with pictures of your trip.
     
  10. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Wow 3208's in a 42..... I imagine that boat is going to handle like a sports car ! Good luck with her and as always we need pictures !
     
  11. BritLady

    BritLady Active Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    FL West Coast
    2006 - 340 SeaRay Sundancer, Garmin 840XS GPS & Garmin 7401XS GPS
    2013 - Mercury 280 RIB Dink 8'10"
    Inboard 8.1 Horizon Mercruiser & 2015 6HP Tohatsu O/B.
    Welcome aboard and good luck with your new toy! Sounds like a really fun trip but I know what you mean about the Med cutting up rough now and again. Take care, have fun and post pics when you can.
     
  12. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    kmas1000. Welcome to CSR. I wish I lived over there and could make that journey. I guess that I, like the majority of us on CSR, will have to be satisfied looking at the hundreds of pictures you're going to post and reading all about your journey.
     
  13. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Well looks like the journey from Italy to Cyprus is going to be nearer the end February now.. the Italians have not yet come back to work from Xmas /New Year.. they start on the 18th of Jan! the company there will be responsible for doing full engine checks and preparing he boat for the 1300NM trip.
    Still I guess that give us more time to plan the route, apparently we should not stop for fuel along the Albania coast so we have to make it from Montenegro straight through to Greece, may need to carry extra fuel tanks just to be safe..
    we are now not going via Turkey, heading for a very small Greek island called Kasteloristo off the southern coat of Turkey and then straight over to Cyprus from there.
    I'll post the route when I have finalised it..
     
  14. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    We go to Alaska and the trip is about the same distance as you plan. You need to have a few parts. Engine raw water pumps are hard to fix so we have a spare for the generator and the main engines. Our boat is gas so we carry different parts than you would to fix them. A spare fuel pump is also a good idea. If you have a watermaker you should get some spare low pressure hose as it does fail some times. Running light bulbs are a good idea to have a few extra. With twin engines you can switch power from one to the other so a spare alternator is not required. I have often thought of getting a spare starter but instead I just had them rebuilt.
     
  15. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Thats excellent Nothern, thanks for that.. ill add them to the list we are preparing. any information is welcome...
     
  16. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    KMAS100, welcome to the site. Back in 2003 I spent some time at the UK Airbase in Cyprus. I was in the Navy at the time and really enjoyed my stay, the people in Cyprus are extremely welcoming and friendly.
     
  17. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Thats very kind Bugsy24, we have nice clear warm water all year round.. coldest the water gets here is about 17 Celcius and the air temperature today is 22 degrees C and nice and sunny. You must have been stationed in Aktotiri base near Limassol. We have surprisingly few pleasure boats for an island, especially older American makes.. I guess the dollar rate to the euro made it too expensive to import them back in the 90's. We do however have a lot of Russians here in Cyprus and they do like to spend their money.. so a lot of the bigger boats are typically owned by Russians
     
  18. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Hi all, well in previous posts I said I had to go and get the boat from Italy? well the time has come to do just that. I'm leaving for Italy in a couple of days and I've decided to write a blog on the journey. The blog is live now and can be found on www.italytocyprus.com
    So if you have absolutely nothing else to do in life you may want to call it up on the internet as see what I'm up to and where we are. I do plan to keep it updated daily but of course that will depend on Internet availability. I would appreciate some feedback on the blog, good or bad and any questions or queries I'll try and answer in the blog. You can contact me either via this forum email or via the contact link on the blog
     
  19. Sprint7TW

    Sprint7TW Member SILVER Sponsor

    484
    Nov 30, 2011
    Indiana
    1998 310DA / Vintage 1976 StarCraft Montego.
    5.7 Mercruiser 260HP v drives
    We will be watching your progress.
    Good luck with the trip!
    Bob
     
  20. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I clicked on your blog. Nicely written and I'm looking forward to following your trip.

    Fair winds, calm seas and delightful days to you.
     

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