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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Tunisia

    Quote Originally Posted by GTom View Post
    Thank you! I was more interested about the Hammamet/Yasmine area, it's closer to the main, Tunis Airport - where I could get year-round connections.
    We helped a friendboat do a trip there in February this year. Clearing in/out depends on your luck with whoever is on shift that time, but between the three officals you must visit (coastguard, police and national guard), you'll typically end up having to pay bakshish to at least one of them. It does tend to smoothen things.

    Marina was friendly, helpful and everything in good order. Plenty of space. The area around had seen better days, many abandoned shops/restaurants, but several still open. If you look like a tourist, you get harassed a lot by falconers and people who claim to be the cook from the hotel/marina that want to drag you into the rip-off shops in the fake medina near the Carthago-land park. To find local shops, take a taxi ride (~2 EUR) into Barraksael(sp?) where you'll find a good bakery, Anwar supermarket, butchers, spice shop, etc.

    On the way out we got stung by the national guard for filling fuel into jerrycans (a national guard officer was watching and smiling while we filled them), so don't do that. There used to be a write-up about it here, but lost in the noonsite overhaul: https://www.noonsite.com/Countries/T...ill-jerry-cans

    Any boat needs or local advice can be covered by Mike Turner, who's really helpful - don't hesitate to say hello (he'll come and find you if you end up there anyways): https://www.noonsite.com/business/mike-turner/

    There was a small (~5-6 boats?) winter community there at the time. These guys were one of them if you want to ask for details: https://www.svthedream.com/single-po...Tunisia-201819

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Tunisia

    Quote Originally Posted by Yngmar View Post
    We helped a friendboat do a trip there in February this year. Clearing in/out depends on your luck with whoever is on shift that time, but between the three officals you must visit (coastguard, police and national guard), you'll typically end up having to pay bakshish to at least one of them. It does tend to smoothen things.

    Marina was friendly, helpful and everything in good order. Plenty of space. The area around had seen better days, many abandoned shops/restaurants, but several still open. If you look like a tourist, you get harassed a lot by falconers and people who claim to be the cook from the hotel/marina that want to drag you into the rip-off shops in the fake medina near the Carthago-land park. To find local shops, take a taxi ride (~2 EUR) into Barraksael(sp?) where you'll find a good bakery, Anwar supermarket, butchers, spice shop, etc.

    On the way out we got stung by the national guard for filling fuel into jerrycans (a national guard officer was watching and smiling while we filled them), so don't do that. There used to be a write-up about it here, but lost in the noonsite overhaul: https://www.noonsite.com/Countries/T...ill-jerry-cans

    Any boat needs or local advice can be covered by Mike Turner, who's really helpful - don't hesitate to say hello (he'll come and find you if you end up there anyways): https://www.noonsite.com/business/mike-turner/

    There was a small (~5-6 boats?) winter community there at the time. These guys were one of them if you want to ask for details: https://www.svthedream.com/single-po...Tunisia-201819
    Arr it was your mate who got fined , yes we heard all about it from people we know who was there at the time .
    hard luck on his part .
    Warning forumite dyslexia near by
    www.bluewatersailorcroatia.webs.com

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Tunisia

    Quote Originally Posted by sailaboutvic View Post
    Arr it was your mate who got fined , yes we heard all about it from people we know who was there at the time .
    hard luck on his part .
    Good to know, the huge difference in fuel price between Tunisia and Italy is tempting to bunk some reserves.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Tunisia

    The way it was told by someone there at the time , the guy had loads cans on deck , I sure Yngmar will put us right .
    In Monastir there not bored with a can or two . Hidden in a locker .
    You pay your money and take your chances
    Warning forumite dyslexia near by
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