Me wife and 2 kids did a similar thing in 2002 with 3.5t boat ,but went to Sicily.We slept in the boat for a few hours on the way down in Swizerland.Couldnt sleep, it was too hot and there were fireworks everywhere [found out it was swiss day].Then slept again in Calabria.We couldnt be bothered to tow it back so we left it there and have had 7 great summers boating in June half term and in August for between 4-6 weeks.If I had a 4wd there I would put it in at iu1other times as whenever I go down there out of season there always seems to be flat calm weeks,especially in October half term.
best thing we ever did.
Boat is getting on a bit now as it is a 1992, so will sell it next summer once I have taken another one down.
Ive always fancied doing Italy ,Croatia and Greece.
Last edited by andyc; 14-05-12 at 13:10.
I was in Split area in July 2006 super place and I find the Croatian friendly people
at the time I made friends with a few marina managers in the area and in August they where pretty full with the Italians
the marinas use to start getting empty about 0900 and at that time some people would already be hovering for a berth to sleep, and by 1200 they would be full again
the manager told me all August in most places it is like that, with the most busy being Kryka and Dubrovnik
but every time in the past when we asked a marine for a overnight stay they were full,
you have to be a local shipper (on a sharter boat f.e.) to convince them,
or book a mooring early in the morning,
or some time in advance, even this I wonder if it works, as it is very difficult to plan something long in advance in Croatia
the good thing is that there are so many places where you can anker f.o.c. and protected from the elements,
or at a private mooring place at a restaurant where you have dinner
and yes, still many italians,
something like 75% of all boats we see there, motor and sail, charter and private,
they say it is cause Croatia is a lot cheaper then Italy
as sayed in a previous post, we don't stop overnight,
both swmbo and myself take the wheel,
we swap wheel when we feel tired
I have learned to sleep when she drives (it took a couple of years )
on our way down, 2 kids (of 4) are with us,
nobody sleeps in the boat when we are driving.
kids watch DVD or sleep in the car at night.
this year the trip went extremely good, no problems, both of us were very relaxed,
we almost drove without interruption from one fuelstop to the next (=approx 500km)
we are never in a hurry, never rush, but try to avoid long stops. max one long stop (=1.5hour)
loved the pics and the report looks beautifull! more of these plz
What a great post. Thanks for sharing.
Can really see the advantages of having a trailerable boat, and the Karnic is an excellent choice.
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