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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Sail tape not sticking

Oh, made a mistake...we are trying repair wear on the leech of the main. Does it take some time for the tape to reach maximum bond strength?

Thanks for the replies
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Sail tape not sticking

Hi,

We have just applied some Bainbridge Dacron Sail Tape to the luff chord of our mainsail, but it doesn't seem to be sticking very well. Does sail tape become more sticky after application? It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,313
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Medical Insurance Required to Visit French Polynesia?

Hi,

I've read a few articles the state medical insurance, including evacuation and repatriation cover is compulsory to enter French Polynesia. Can anyone confirm this?

I will be departing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Medical/Evacuation Insurance for Pacific Crossing

Thanks Jackdale. Had a look at the AMVER site...good information to have. Sound like a very useful network to join.

Do you mind me asking about your why you had to be evacuated? Perfectly fine if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Medical/Evacuation Insurance for Pacific Crossing

Jackdale ...yes i am talking about medical evac... what is AMVER?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Medical/Evacuation Insurance for Pacific Crossing

Thanks for the replies.

I'm finding that offshore sailing (and being a vagabond in general) is not covered in many policies. I have been travelling for most of the past 4 years.

DAN will only...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Medical/Evacuation Insurance for Pacific Crossing

Hi everyone,

I want to purchase a insurance policy that will cover my partner and I for medical expenses and emergency evacuation during our 5 motnh Pacific crossing. I am a New Zealand citizen,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,344
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

yes, i think you might be right...i'm turning up more information when I search specifically. Here is some information regarding anchorages in the cook islands in case anyone else is looking for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,344
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

Thanks for the tip.. i had a look at activecaptian.com. Nice idea, but unfortunately there isn't much information yet for most of the sites in the pacific.

Can anyone else recommend a good source...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,344
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

Yep, planning to dive Rangiroa and Fakaarava. Carquesas will be very good too and entirely different to the Tuamotus as there are no barrier reefs around the Island.

I would love to hear from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,344
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Does anyone know about the availabilty of fuel in Nuku Hiva. Reliable supply?

I'm wanting to do some diving in Nuku Hiva. Anyone dived the headlands at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,344
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

Hello everybody,

I'm new to sailing and will be sailing from Vancouver Island to New Zealand via the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Societies, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, as 1st mate, departing in May. On board...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Immigration Requirements while cruising South Pacifi

Thanks for the information Aeventyr60... I have a better understanding of the situation now. Do you know if I can post a bond in the Marquesas equal to the amount of a ticket to any country or does...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Immigration Requirements while cruising South Pacifi

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at taking my first position crewing on a boat sailing from British Colombia to Fiji. The Captian has mentioned that I will need a (refundable) return air ticket from the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Sailing from British Colombia to Fiji - advice needed

Hi Everyone,

I'm thinking of taking a crew position on a 47ft sloop sailing from British Colombia to Fiji via the Marquesas Islands, leaving mid-may-june. I'd love to hear from anyone with...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Experienced Dive Instructors Seeking Crew Positions in Central America

Hello,

I am a 32 year old male from New Zealand and my partner is a 22 year old female from Canada. We have been travelling and working as scuba instructors for the past 4 years and now want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,349
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Where to do STCW 95 in Canada, Mexico or Carribean?

Thanks BGallinger,

I sent Falck an email. Do you remember what your course cost?

I'm actually already a first aid instructor having done it as part of my scuba instructor training. I'll have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,349
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Re: Where to do STCW 95 in Canada, Mexico or Carribean?

Thanks for your reply Tempest,

I'm don't expect I'll find it cheaper than in South Africa, but if I could find someone offering the STCW for 500-600 U.S. then I'd consider doing as it will mean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,349
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Where to do STCW 95 in Canada, Mexico or Carribean?

Hello everyone,

I've been travelling and teaching scuba for the past five years and I've decided a life at sea is the life for me. I'm heading to Vancouver Island in September and driving down to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Hiroshimasunset
Where do do STCW 95 in Canada, Mexico or Carribean?

Hello everyone,

I've been travelling and teaching scuba for the past five years and I've decided a life at sea is the life for me. I'm heading to Vancouver Island in September and driving down to...
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