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|08-01-2008 05:29 PM|
I did get a good laugh
I'm new to this site and enjoyed reading this thread... I needed a great laugh. I especially enjoyed that translation from "john" I believe. Really like the photo of that Catalina 40... Real nice boat- Lucky guy or gal..
|07-17-2008 07:21 AM|
Thanks for the reply and all the best to you mate.
Originally Posted by Omatako View Post
|07-17-2008 03:33 AM|
Zeph, as alluded to in my earlier threads, the first thing you want to do is decide where you want to leave from. I left from San Diego. If you're going to leave from the east coast of the US and transit Panama then the start point of the crossing is different.
The common crossing would be Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Society Islands (Bora Bora, Moorea or Taihiti), Tonga, NZ, Australia
I did San Diego, Marquesas, Bora Bora, Raratonga, NZ. which includes some short hops but only because I've always wanted to see those particular places.
If you're leaving from more north in the US then consider Hawaii, American Samoa, Tonga, NZ, Australia
If you want to skip NZ then go to Tonga then on to Fiji and either directly to Australia or via New Cal.
It's really about breaking the journey into manageable chunks rather than a mix of really long legs and short hops. Unfortunately getting to the middle of the South Pacific takes at least one long voyage, whether from Panama or San Diego to Marquesas or California to Hawaii.
On any of these voyages, the weather considerations are really important and you don't want to be in the South Pacific anytime between November and March unless you're resting up on the equator somewhere,
Oh, and bye the way, I'm not a Kiwi, I'm a South African living in NZ.
Good luck with the voyage if you're going to do it and I hope you get what you want from it.
|07-17-2008 01:05 AM|
|Stillraining||OK ...Im ready to enter the fray...Zeph....Just fine tune your add... a little flexibility would be helpful...|
|07-17-2008 12:50 AM|
|Zephyr88||Good on you guys, and thanks. LOL|
|07-17-2008 12:23 AM|
|sailaway21||This thread was like a bed-time story compared to the Solar thread; same amount of illumination though. Zep should count himself lucky. (g)|
|07-17-2008 12:10 AM|
|camaraderie||Zeph...are you still there? Some AFOC's can't take a hint!|
|07-16-2008 11:33 PM|
I've been resting up just to get back into the scrum. Is it really over?
(see you in some other threads, you're a good egg!)
|07-16-2008 11:17 PM|
|denby||98 post. Can someone pitch in?|
|07-16-2008 11:16 PM|
|denby||Good luck Zeph. And we will hit 100 post.|
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