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Search: Posts Made By: moanasailing
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By moanasailing
cruising costs "as much as you got". We just...

cruising costs "as much as you got". We just returned from cruising for three years across the South Pacific. Our average monthly expenses were under $1000. One of our most enjoyable months we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By moanasailing
We spent four months cruising Kiribati in 2006. ...

We spent four months cruising Kiribati in 2006. We met a boat that came from Canton. They have a few families on the island (around 50 people). They had an excellent experience there. They were...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,792
Posted By moanasailing
We cruised the South Pacific for many years and...

We cruised the South Pacific for many years and would be very weary about being in the cyclone belt during the "on" season. Fiji, Tonga and American Samoa all have "hurricane holes" where cruisers...
Forum: Chartering 04-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By moanasailing
We cruised through both Tahiti and Tonga. Both...

We cruised through both Tahiti and Tonga. Both are spectacular and much less crowded than the Caribbean. Comparing Tonga and Tahiti
Tonga is:

more isolated
MUCH, MUCH less touristy
less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,957
Posted By moanasailing
One more thought - the less you spend on the...

One more thought - the less you spend on the boat, the sooner you go cruising. The view from 30 foot boat in Fatu Hiva is exactly the same as the multi-million dollar 60' Oyster next to you. We...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,957
Posted By moanasailing
There are many boats that would fit your under...

There are many boats that would fit your under $60,000 criteria. Most would be less than 35 feet long. Keep in mind you will probably add around $10,000 to $30,000 in cost to outfit the boat for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By moanasailing
as US citizens we sailed to French Polynesia in...

as US citizens we sailed to French Polynesia in 2005 and didn't need a visa for a three month stay. If you wanted to stay longer you'd either need to get a visa in advance or leave the country and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By moanasailing
You should consider a nesting dinghy. I would...

You should consider a nesting dinghy. I would also measure the deck of your future boat to ensure it will fit. Most cruising sailboats under 35 feet really are better off with an inflatable dinghy...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 04-16-2008
Replies: 152
Views: 104,421
Posted By moanasailing
thanks for the help

thanks for the help
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2008
Replies: 183
Views: 171,374
Posted By moanasailing
How about the Downeast line of boats? I have...

How about the Downeast line of boats? I have sailed my 32 across the Pacific twice and it how proved to be a worthy seagoing vessel.
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