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Because 80% of all the sailboats in Hawaii are in the Ala Wai, about 5% in Kaneohe Bay and the remainder scattered around the state.

Ah! One of the tiny but hardy group of North Shore sailors. That explains a lot.

I am quite familiar with the area, having lived on Oahu for thirty years and sailed out of the Ala Wai for 25 years making frequent passages to the neighbor islands; also crewed on a sport fishing boat out of Kewalo Basin . I circumnavigated Oahu by kayak with Bob Twogood in 1990 or '91 and crewed on several Molokai to Oahu Race escort boats. I have made four trips between Hawaii and the US Mainland under sail and have spent the last two years exploring SE Alaska.

You may worry about whales if you like. I have never personally experienced or heard a first hand report of any problems with the beasties, except from fishermen here in Alaska who do not like the competition.

IMHO, there are far more dangers ashore than at sea.

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whales are stupid. Its a fact.
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For the definitive work on whales, I recommend Fluke, by Christopher Moore.
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I've had dolphins swim up along side and blow splattering me with water. One did it several times. It would roll over to put its blow hole toward the boat and give a blast. I've never had a whale get close enough to spit at me. I've had mullet and bass jump and hit the side of the boat and a few jump into the boat but they got out just about as quickly.
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Without doing a massive search, and based on my own experience, I would guess they can tell when something is in their way. We have seen many Orcas go through a fleet of boats and not hit any of them. I think they get hit or run down more often than them running down small boats? In any event, not much you can do anyway, besides running away from them, if they are around.

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I've had dolphins swim up along side and blow splattering me with water. One did it several times. It would roll over to put its blow hole toward the boat and give a blast. I've never had a whale get close enough to spit at me. I've had mullet and bass jump and hit the side of the boat and a few jump into the boat but they got out just about as quickly.
Cool. Can you tell me what happened to the small pod of sperm whales that used to live close to the blown out BP well head in the gulf? Did a bunch of searches on the net but could never find any informaion. Feel bad for those buggers to have to live in that oil.

Photos Of Dead Sperm Whale Found In Gulf Raise Questions About Truth Of BP Oil Spill Disaster (PHOTOS)
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Without doing a massive search, and based on my own experience, I would guess they can tell when something is in their way. We have seen many Orcas go through a fleet of boats and not hit any of them. I think they get hit or run down more often than them running down small boats? In any event, not much you can do anyway, besides running away from them, if they are around.

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I would recommend a search from now on. Orcas are dolphins, not whales.
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Cool. Can you tell me what happened to the small pod of sperm whales that used to live close to the blown out BP well head in the gulf? Did a bunch of searches on the net but could never find any informaion. Feel bad for those buggers to have to live in that oil.

Photos Of Dead Sperm Whale Found In Gulf Raise Questions About Truth Of BP Oil Spill Disaster (PHOTOS)
No idea, I seldom leave Galveston bay. I need to get a new main before venturing out of gas tank range.
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