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Via this Blog you should be able to figure out why it is so much fun to Cruise Japan.

And get all that information you'll need to tackle The Paper Work (PW) you'll be hit with, even before you make landfall.

Other boats have been here before and:

ALL complained about the PW (hey, the officials just do their job) but it's all done for free,

ALL are so pleased they have come here...so most have come-back plans.

If you need more info, go the right hand side of this Blog, there is a list of Blogs...

As yet the links are to the boat's HP and so you'll have to roam around a bit to find that Japan Info.

Happy reading and see you at the sushi bar!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Odo Marina, Fukuoka

It’s not always Sushi and Shine for an overseas visiting yacht here in Japan. This following report was written by the crew of sy Safina about their stay at  ODO MARINA in Fukuoka.


The haul-out is very secure,
The yard employees are in general skillful and meticulous,
The marina is strategically located close to supermarket, hardware store, chandlery, subway station, restaurant, coin laundry, etc
Shower and toilet.

Communication: don’t return E-mail,
Communication in general: don’t speak comprehensive English,
Reception: No help from the marina on arrival,
Yard: they apply paint with brush and they don’t know how to brush paint,
No electricity and water on pontoon,
Pontoon charges applied even on the hard on top of hard stay charges,
Pay in advance policy,
Yard: they didn’t know how to change a cutlass bearing,
They aren’t very friendly.

Too bad sy Safina doesn't keep up a Blog, so we can’t read more about their adventures in Japan.