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Re: Experienced Crew needed from Tahiti to Fiji

Bora Bora > Fiji is over 1700nm and your intended itinerary spans only 2-3 weeks. That is a lot of ground to cover for someone who is going that far out of his/her way for no compensation and without seeing some of the better parts of the Pacific. Last year I spent 3 months doing the same leg but with stops in Rarotonga, Niue and Tonga. You are really cheating yourself not making any extended stops and so would your crew. Sailing alone will be a hard sell. That said, Hiva Oa is a great place to pick up unpaid crew that found they did not care for their skipper/boat during the long passage from Mexico/Galapagos.

p.s. In Taioha'e, Nuka Hiva, make sure to eat at the black-and-white striped food truck next to the bank--by far the best deal in town.

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