Originally Posted by ViribusUnitis
The trick is how often do people shift anchorage? Do you stay in one spot for 30 days plus? Or do you pick up anchor and move every few days.
I'm glad you got this mob
to realise your talking about POWER BOATS
The long range power boat people that we have bumped into have been very similar to the sailing mob
in the time per anchorage.
It mainly depends on the cruising location because of visas and weahter seasons.
For example the Niafu area of Tonga
had a chap on a Nordhaven 50(ish) power boat. He stayed the same time as the rest of us. We all have to leave to get to 'safety' by hurricane
season in November; but you can't get there too ealry or you would have missed the Galapago and French Polonesia... so too would be missing the next ports
and New Caladonia that need to be fitted in beforer rushing souith.
So boats could only stay 1 month in Tonga
. Their BIG month is September.
so in that month theres 10 "must do's" then you have 3 days per anchorage....
Its beginning to sound bizzare, but this example is dramatised for the point
Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef
some boats stay there for 6 months, but on the first northerly wind
of october the whole anchorage clears out in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!
So look at things like Visas in the Caribbean
: you get 3 months in BVI and theres 10(??) sensational places to anchor = 9 days per place.
Or you can anchor at one exceptional place for 3 months! (But local laws may preclude that!!)