Monday evening Sept 19. Up the creek with the Greek

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 19th, 2011

Without that magic paddle. The Harbor Master roused up an insurance agent. I followed him to his office. But then ran into a wall because without a master’s navigation certificate no insurance.

So, just think of all the insurance premiums I get to keep… But I have a hunch that this hurdle will be thrown up again beyond Greece before I am done with the Med. Was I just lucky to visit 45 countries without insurance and a captain’s license? This will make it difficult to plan to have guests aboard beyond the Turkish ports.

From here tp the next anchorage is over a 50 mile haul, so, I stay here till early in the morning and then clear out with the Greeks. The weather is changing. Rain is in the forecast and only weak winds from unpredicted directions. So probably a lot of motoring. I am starting to become a little more bolder with the RPMs and the stuffing box is not overheating any longer. The fixed prop delivers more power than the folding prop ever did. And, knock on wood, the Raymarine ST2000 autopilot is still working flawless.

Like Eros, I still have a few arrows in my quiver as far as seeing more of Greece. Stay tuned.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Matthias Klemm says:

    The german ADAC offers worldwide boat insurance (liability only) without a survey or certificate. The premium is determined by sail area of the boat (I figure for your boat between €60.00 and €120.00/year depending on the coverage). You do need a german address though. I know Holland requires boaters to have liability insurance, maybe you can find something similar there.

  2. jackvanommen says:

    Thanks, Matthias. I’ll see if I can do it through my twin in Hamburg.