Thank you for your reply, but I am talking about "sailors" who come to the Med for a fortnights holiday in the summer then hand their charter boat back and go home or leave their boat in a marina from October till May.
Those whose boats winter in Lefkadas, Corfu, Preveza, Aegina, Athens Glyfada 1-2-3, Olympic Marina Sounion, Leros, Kos and the Turkish coast Mamaris etc and they are thousands of miles away tucked up with their central heating while others do the dirty work.
Much to a lot of peoples envy I live and sail in the Med and have done since 1966.
My base is Amorgos Where it is a rough winter anchorage and my boat the aforementioned Cobra850 is in the water all year round. Re: Credibilty I don't really care what you think about my credibilty or not.
I have nothing to prove to anyone including you and you are entitled to your own opinion right or wrong. I would defend your right to voice your opinion!
If you want safety do what the Vikings did beach your boat every night.
This is the boat between my berth the small fishing boat.
Storm Building My boat me with wooly hat and boat hook.