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« on: May 31, 2009, 14:27:16 CET »

I was planning a round Malta trip on a day in July.  Have never done it before.  Any body knows if there are any dangerous "sikek" that might not be that visible, I should be aware of??  Also from which ports can I re-fuel?  Estimating I would be cruising in the 20-25 kts range, how many hrs should such a trip take?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 15:58:32 CET »

It's more or less 40nm, so you'd be looking at around 2 hrs at 20 knots and consumption accordingly.

You can refuel at: Mgarr Gozo, M'Skala, Pieta (24x7)
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 16:02:06 CET »

As skip said it is approximately 40nm, i measured it on my gps software, it is about 72km given that you won't go around gozo or commino (just malta) and you won't enter the bays but take the shortest routes from point to point
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 16:51:04 CET »

Thanks for the info.  I will be entering some ports too.  Any reefs I should be aware of?
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 16:51:37 CET »

Imp to note that consumption will vary according to weather conditions aswell !!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 19:22:32 CET »

Why not go around Gozo.... say at 7-9 knots and stay trolling in the meantime.... just a suggestion.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 19:32:38 CET »

Reef off St thomas Bay very dangeous
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 19:57:38 CET »

Went around Gozo many times but never round Malta.  Only concerned about any reefs I don't know of since im not familiar with the coast.....
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 20:13:07 CET »

Be carefull of sikka tal munxar
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 23:25:17 CET »

If not mistaken there is a reef somewhere between dingli and paradise bay but you have to be close to the shore within 50m or so . Cant remeber exactly where but noticed it cause I always taught of going round malta. May be subject to correction but worth keeping an eye open if going very close to the shore. Regarding the munxar check the draft especially if there would be deep swells which will reduce the draft.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 00:22:16 CET »

The is a reef called 'il gebla ta ganni l-iswed' in the zurrieq area.  I know someone who damaged a perfectly new yatch on that particular reef.  Don't know the exact location though !!
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 02:09:49 CET »

In my opinion if you keep to a safe distance offshore you should have no issues whatsoever. I like to run around 1/2 to 3/4nm off from the shore
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 08:37:01 CET »

yes yes it called ganni liswed haha!! just infront the reverseosmosis of ghar lapsi
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 08:46:06 CET »

Pass from the outer side of it since there will be people fishing from land infront of it. Its only about 40 metres out and is pretty exposed out of the water.
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 08:49:00 CET »

There is another one at gnejna bay, It is located on the left side of the bay (coming out of the the bay) in naha tal garraxijiet biex niftemu. So try pass from the middle of the bay if you will be entering to be safe since i dont know exactly how far out it is. It's at the mouth of the bay so once your 100 metres or so in your safe.
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