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Forum: Chartering   03-07-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By Wensum
Chartering advice for the Greek Islands

Hi Casey135Pilot,
Choose a reputable, established charter company (eg Vernicos, Kiriacoulis, Moorings). If bareboating, avoid GPSC.
Head for the Cyclades or Dodecanese. In springtime the...
Forum: Chartering   12-11-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 3,132
Posted By Wensum
Cruising the Cyclades

The Meltemi can be a problem but it needs to be put into perspective. It is a katabatic northerly that sweeps out of the Black Sea down the Aegean and results from high pressure over the Balkans and...
Forum: Chartering   12-07-2001
Replies: 29
Views: 7,247
Posted By Wensum
Chartering in Greece

Hello George,
It is over three weeks since your SHOUTED DISMAY about the adverse comments on the way GPSC Charters does business. You asked me to reply, which I did with an attachment of the...
Forum: Chartering   11-23-2001
Replies: 29
Views: 7,247
Posted By Wensum
Chartering in Greece

George,
Thank you for your interest in our problems with GPSC. We believe our complaints about the boat both on safety and comfort grounds, were valid. We went through them with a member of...
Forum: Chartering   11-14-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Wensum
Best spot for first Mediterranean charter?

The Meltemi is a katabatic wind generated by an anticyclone over the Balkans and a low pressure system over Anatolia. This northerly blows over the Aegean and generally is stronger on the Turkish...
Forum: Chartering   11-13-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Wensum
Best spot for first Mediterranean charter?

Hi Segerson,
I recommend starting your Med experience in Greece. If you charter from Kalamaki (near to Athens city) you should perhaps avoid the nearer Saronic Gulf and press on to the Aegean...
Forum: Chartering   11-09-2001
Replies: 29
Views: 7,247
Posted By Wensum
Chartering in Greece

Hi Sailor37, I was interested to see that you too had a bad experience with GPSC. Our boat was a shambles (it was the Custom Skipper 700, supposedly their top boat, called ''Bloom'') And they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Wensum
Escaping the Taxman

Why not talk to your tax man, get his opinion? They''re usually pleased to be asked and are helpful.
No-one likes paying taxes but we do so in order to live in civilised countries.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By Wensum
What do I buy??????????

The overriding factor in buying a boat is to try to get one designed for the waters in which you will mostly sail. Boats designed for the Med do not do so well in Atlantic waters, one designed in...
Forum: Chartering   09-16-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 3,132
Posted By Wensum
Cruising the Cyclades

Give Kithnos the Kursed a miss, but don''t miss Delos whatever you do (good anchorage on S end of Rhenia for night before so as to arrive early on Delos).
Hope you are not chartering from GPSC, crap...
Forum: Chartering   09-14-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,297
Posted By Wensum
Stardust Charter

We chartered a Stardust Beneteau 50 (through Cosmos) in Corsica in June this year. The boat was absolutely first class and the base crew highly professional. Highly recommended.
Forum: Chartering   09-12-2001
Replies: 29
Views: 7,247
Posted By Wensum
Chartering in Greece

We chartered from GPSC last week, out of Kalamaki. The boat was a mess, tattered sails, unsafe (domestic ungauged) wiring, top not attached to body of cooker, non-working outboard, dinghy leaked...
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