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News Update

January 01, 2010

Revisited Carlina on the 1st. January 2010.  In between quite a lot of rain we carried out several jobs i.e. Installation of new fridge, DSCVHF Radio, modification to main cabin bed, had new flybridge cushions fitted and several other miscellaneous jobs.  All in all quite a satisfying experience, especially as we are now seeing the boat taking shape to the standard we want.  We were here for just three weeks and in that time we were only able to get out into the bay for just one trip.  However it was certainly most enjoyable.  Now bearing in mind that back in the UK most people were experiencing very cold wintery conditions, snow, ice etc. the particular afternoon we went out, the temperature was about 73 degrees F. No wind at all and a flat calm sea.  It was absolutely magical. We returned home on the 19th.January looking to return at the end of February when we will be lifting Carlina to carry out antifouling and anode replacements. and hopefully not much else. 

We will keep you posted.


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gemalyn February 07, 2010 at 04:46 PM

We are finding this interesting as we are having our motor cruiser transported by road in October to almerimar marina. Can you give us more information on the marina and facilicties. My partner has a day and off shore skipper licence do you know if this is the same as an ICC? regards lyn and ian

Carlina February 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Hi Lyn & Ian. Thanks for making contact. As we have mentioned in our Blog we are currently moored in the marina at Benalmadena. However in September we will be moving Carlina to Almerimar. We actually visited the Almerimar Marina on our last trip to Spain, and we were very impressed with what we saw. The Marina is very large but talking to people there they reported that the marina is very quiet and well run. Also the mooring fees are the cheapest in Spain. Apparently this is due to the fact that it is the only council run Marina in Spain, so I think you have made a good choice in choosing Almerimar. I believe that if Ian’s day and off shore skippers’ license is an RYA qualification and he is a member, all you have to do is request an ICC endorsement. As a member I think it is free. Keep in touch, and hope to meet you when you arrive in October. Regards Ian & Bobbie

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