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Hawaii as a Spring Board to South Pacific?
I have been dreaming of making the pacific puddle jump from Mexico to the Marquesas and beyond. However, I have a question about starting points. I have noticed that used boats are generally a fairly good deal in Hawaii, probably due to the limited pool of buyers.
How practical would it be to buy a boat there, prepare it and cast off for the South Pacific? It appears that there would be a lot of due South sailing. Has anybody done this? Another route would be SW to the Marshall Islands, then maybe further South to other locations.
Any input, good or bad, would be appreciated.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."