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Old 26-03-2014, 17:04   #31
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

leave SF in march, track south to S pacific,torres straits october.
arrive malaysia in november,dep malaysia dec,to red sea arrive med april
,transit med to canary islands,
dep canary is nov ,arrive panama via carib feb
transit canal arrive SF march april

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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

I LOVE this place ! You guys are hilarious!
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

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I LOVE this place ! You guys are hilarious!
No we are not. We are useless, old and bored, possibly boring as well, according to the OP.

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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

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Buy boat: Check
Find crew: Check
Save money for trip: Check
Decide on route:

I never thought that planning a route for an 18 month circumnavigation would be so difficult. There are so many factors to consider! Home port is San Francisco and the departure date can be either February 1st, 2015 , May 1st, 2015 , August 1, 2015 or November 1, 2015 (I work in sales and that's when quarters end so I want to earn a full quarters comission before I go)

Keeping in mind hurricane/storm seasons and that sailing through the Mediterranean is a must (please don't lecture me on piracy, I'm going through the Suez canal and assume all the risks-Please stay on topic about the route), how would you plan your circumnavigation? What would be your departure date and main stops in what months along the way?

I can stretch it up to 24 months, but I'm really trying to keep it as close to 18 months as possible.
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

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What if you arrive when there's no moon, how would you find it ?

Dog paddle and wait ?
You would use your Chart Plotter Dummy
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You would use your Chart Plotter Dummy
Yep, simply put these in.

''Selenographic coordinates are used to refer to locations on the surface of Earth's moon. Any position on the lunar surface can be referenced by specifying two numerical values, which are comparable to the latitude and longitude of Earth. The longitude gives the position east or west of the Moon's prime meridian, which is the line of longitude passing through the point on the lunar surface directly facing Earth. (See also Earth's prime meridian.) This can be thought of as the midpoint of the visible Moon as seen from the Earth. The latitude gives the position north or south of the lunar equator. Both of these coordinates are given in terms of degrees.
Astronomers defined the fundamental location in the selenographic coordinate system by the small, bowl-shaped satellite crater 'Mösting A'. The coordinates of this crater are defined as:
Latitude: 3° 12' 43.2" South
Longitude: 5° 12' 39.6" West

The coordinate system has become precisely defined due to the Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment.
Anything past 90°E or 90°W would not be seen from Earth, except for libration, which makes 59% of the Moon visible.''

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No we are not. We are useless, old and bored, possibly boring as well, according to the OP.

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Whoa ! Go easy on the insults there boyo.

Useless and bored I can live with but " old " ? No way !

Today was pretty boring. 35f maximum on deck and VERY windy. Too cold to do anything so I did feel pretty useless too.
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

You guys crack me up! To the OP: I second the plane idea, but Atoll may have you covered -- make sure you say thank you.
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Whoa ! Go easy on the insults there boyo.

Useless and bored I can live with but " old " ? No way !

Today was pretty boring. 35f maximum on deck and VERY windy. Too cold to do anything so I did feel pretty useless too.
Boyo? I will admit to old. Will also admit to fairly useless, but in reality am totally so. But too much fun to have to be bored. Except when dealing with boring people with no sense of humour.

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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

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leave SF in march, track south to S pacific,torres straits october.

arrive malaysia in november,dep malaysia dec,to red sea arrive med april

,transit med to canary islands,

dep canary is nov ,arrive panama via carib feb

transit canal arrive SF march april



happy now!

I can fully understand the frustration expressed by the OP who just asked for some input on suggestions of a route to take but all he got was lecturing & basically negativity. I do agree, however, that knowing the type of vessel that he will be doing the trip on & his experience level would help in the process.

Finally, Atoll gave him a response to the exact question that he asked. At least he now has something to work on & hopefully some real on topic discussion regarding this route & variations to it will now follow.
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

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leave SF in march, track south to S pacific,torres straits october.
arrive malaysia in november,dep malaysia dec,to red sea arrive med april
,transit med to canary islands,
dep canary is nov ,arrive panama via carib feb
transit canal arrive SF march april

happy now!
I think the cyclone season would get him unless he sails through the straits before Sept. (Just my opinion) and he is going to go through the canal and climb the coast in one month ( March) to SF? Now that's funny! I hope he has low hours on his axillary by then (not!)
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

It doesn't instill confidence that the OP didn't already have the jimmy Connell book. It would have gone differently if he had a route and ran it by us for input rather than this being his first stop.
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Yes, make sure you go on a full moon. If you go during a crescent moon you might swim through the dark side and off into space.
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Re: How to do a 18 month circumnavigation from San Francisco?

OP, Maybe reading "The Captain and Mr Shrouded" by Tony Johnson would give you some insights. These two local sailors left SF in the early 21st century and circumnavigated along the route you are suggesting.
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hi,

i read your post and the replies. I feel your pain...this is my 4th post so it won't be burdened by all the experience of the 'old' posters...here is my route

start in San Fran, then leave the harbor. once clear of land - turn due south for 1500 nm. once reaching 13N 123 W turn slightly left and track 170deg for 3000nm.

Reach 27S 118W...turn left again and head to 58S 68W...

Now you go east on the 58th parallel...There are not many islands to hit - so keep a watch and turn to avoid anything in your way, trying to stay on or around the 58th parallel...Don't stray below the 60th parallel - it is windy...Oops that was off topic...

When you go all the way around to the 122W longitude, turn north to San Fran...


Should be fun! You show the old guys!
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