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Re: cruising costs in Europe

Hi Chuck
thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
very comprehensive and helpful does address the questions I have and more.
on one of your postings, you commented

"Second a lot of the marinas or tie up spots in the Med are simply docks that charge very little so why do I want to drop the hook, launch the dink, put the motor on, go to town then reverse the whole thing when we get back. Lazy? Maybe but gee it is easy to back in tie-up and see the town for a day two at just a few euro or lira or whatever."

As I plan to try out Europe and after this season cruising the Northeast found to my dismay and surprise how much needed to use marinas vs anchoring as I used to do 20 years ago. mostly due to "geriatric difficulties" I concluded that if am going to extend my cruising life will have to include more docking expenses.

I am relieved to see these marina's expenses (understand there are more expensive depending area and season) are manageable for me.
Thank you again for sharing

how difficult will be to back up with a Monitor windvane on my transom (Cape Dory 30 MKII 1987?
I have to do it once in New Jersey and have to go bow in.
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