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where does everyone get the idea i am going to australia? I live in new zealand....but anyway. similar area i guess.
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Its been successfully done by people with significantly less experience than you.. Therefore it is doable
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where does everyone get the idea i am going to australia? I live in new zealand....but anyway. similar area i guess.
Ooops. My bad. I used to have two classmates one from NZ and one from AU. They hate each other but they all team up to beat the sh*t out of me. They said they hate me more
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Why are you buying a boat in the Bahamas?
There's much better deals in Miami.
Just 40 miles from the Bahamas.

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Provided that you pick the right times during the year (all along your route), you can reasonably expect fairly benigh sailing conditions most of the way. The toughest part of your route may be the late Oct. / early Nov. passage from Fiji or Tonga to NZ. I recommend you consult Jimmy Cornell's book on World Cruising Routes Amazon.com: World Cruising Routes (0639785802327): Jimmy Cornell: Books
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we are planning to be back in NZ by august/september.
Aiming to clear panama to the pacific side by early may then head straight for NZ which gives us 4-5 months to get home (hopefully achievable??)
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Your biggest challenge is Panama which is why I chose to buy my boat in California.

If you get the weather window right (and that's not hard), the voyage from the Americas to NZ is a lovely trip. We did it three years ago and had a blast. Freinfds did it two months before us and had the same blast. We hade three days of very bad wetaher but the rest was exceptional
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I don't know but I've been told.... some people who plan to cross the Pacific for the first time might want to improve their light air sailing gear.
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we are planning to be back in NZ by august/september.
Pacific hurricane season runs June 1 - Nov 30
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