|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-09-2010 10:53 AM|
Originally Posted by estopa View Post
The number of items is huge but needs to be since we will be going to places where boat stores (and even food stores) just don't exist. Pitcairn gets something like 5 cruising boats a year visiting, along with 3 or so supply vessels so you need to be self-sufficient. Ainia was well-equipped for last year's trip but this is a whole different ball game. Some of the tasks are major like replacing the standing rigging, while some are tiny, like making sure we have enough mosquito coils but all are important to our safety and enjoyment of what will be at least a three year trip. Shopping is excellent in Panama but the next really complete place for boat repairs and the like is NZ which is a long way away.
|09-09-2010 10:40 AM|
Age and route
Originally Posted by trisstan87 View Post
Our likely route for the first year (Nov '10 to Nov '11) is:
Plans after that are still a bit vague since we don't really need to have a schedule. We are investigating the possibility of cruising in China. A few offshore races go there but there is no mechanism for dealing with cruisers - you are treated like a ship and it is very costly and very bureaucratic.
|09-08-2010 07:08 AM|
|sailingdog||Congrats, and keep us posted.|
|09-07-2010 11:38 PM|
|St Anna||Ditto the above..|
|09-07-2010 08:41 PM|
|cb32863||Congrats and good luck. Hopefully we will be able to follow your progress.|
|09-07-2010 08:19 PM|
|estopa||congrats, keep us posted. Would be great if you shared your excel checklists once you head out to give folks perspective.|
|09-07-2010 08:04 PM|
|trisstan87||That is awesome man, congratulations. How old are you may I ask? What route will you take for your circum?|
|09-07-2010 06:03 PM|
Circumnav preps coming together
I think I must be actually getting somewhere for our November departure. My "To Do" list is actually getting smaller rather than larger (it has been about 4 pages using Excel grids with about 20 items per page). Today we paid for the boat insurance (decided to go with full coverage after toying around with the idea of liability only) and went to the travel health clinic for innoculations (typhoid and yellow fever) and information about dengue fever, malaria (prescription), the runs (another prescription), and altitude sickness (seems odd for a sea voyage but we will be backpacking for a month in Ecuador and Peru and could be as high as 15,000'. Also working on getting a snowbird's car to drive to Florida (we are in Toronto since I have collected enough crap here that flying could get pricey.
Not too many more tasks to do here before we head to Fla and start on that part of the To Do list - the big item there will be change the standing rigging.