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post #3 of Old 03-09-2007
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The currents around the Hawaiian islands are pretty formidable. The shores of the islands are not very friendly or forgiving to sailboat gone astray either...being made of volcanic rock in many cases...

As for other reasons the Hawaiian islands are not good cruising grounds... they're bloody expensive... especially when compared to the South Pacific or the Caribbean.

Combine the strong currents, unfriendly terrain, limited marina services, and high costs... you're going to really cut down on the cruising population.

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