Trav­el­ling with kit? Buy another bag

Yachting Monthly - - LETTERS -

I was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in a re­cent let­ter re­gard­ing tak­ing kit to Croa­tia, hav­ing met most of the prob­lems Mr. Lewis has en­coun­tered while tak­ing stuff to our cata­ma­ran berthed in Dal­ma­tia. We had a CO life­jacket re­moved from our bags by Easyjet even though we had an email from them stat­ing it was per­mis­si­ble.

Now we don’t even try to take con­tentious items. CO re­fills, WD-40 and most other haz­ardous items you re­quire are eas­ily avail­able in Croa­tia at rea­son­able prices. We still take stuff. In May we took a por­ta­ble twin tub wash­ing ma­chine, large in­verter and a pile of items to wire it up, all for one ex­tra hold bag cost­ing £19. No fuss and sur­pris­ingly easy given we have a taxi/ferry/taxi jour­ney to get to our is­land berth from the airport.

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