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Old 23-11-2013, 07:03   #16
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Galapagos to Marquesas is 3,200 nms and is the most used 'longest' route. Took me 21 days and is still the fastest average passage speed I think I've had.
My 10 year old son did 25% of the watches between Galapagos and Hiva Oa, noon sites most days, school work, some cool Lego creations, pulled in the odd mahi mahi and tuna, etcetera but it was just under 3000 miles. Did you go the long way, Mark, with 3200?

17 days. Wonderful, fantastic leg. To be enjoyed, savoured, relished .... and then fondly remembered.
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I did Panama to Honolulu, 52 days. Never again!
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Old 23-11-2013, 07:13   #18
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My 10 year old son did 25% of the watches between Galapagos and Hiva Oa, noon sites most days, school work, some cool Lego creations, pulled in the odd mahi mahi and tuna, etcetera but it was just under 3000 miles. Did you go the long way, Mark, with 3200? 17 days. Wonderful, fantastic leg. To be enjoyed, savoured, relished .... and then fondly remembered.
Now, my old man did Panama - Tahitii solo with sextant, kero lantern, no electricity apart from AA batteries in a tape recorder, engineless monohull in 49 days. No decent Lego creations. A little crazier perhaps.....
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But it can be made shorter. You can hop across the Indian Ocean.
Only if you want to do a lot of windward work.

Longest straight line voyage I ever did in my day job was New York to Cape Town, about 7200 miles without an alteration of course.... on my watch I saw 2 ships and one island in about 3 weeks.

The longest straight line commonly done by merchant ships these days would most likely be west coast South America ( Valpo etc) to the Far East.
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Old 23-11-2013, 07:51   #20
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I've done Stanley - Cape Town and vice versa more times than I should have done ... it should be about 3000 miles but it has been about 5000 in the CT - STY direction It's warmer that way
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I've done Stanley - Cape Town and vice versa more times than I should have done ... it should be about 3000 miles but it has been about 5000 in the CT - STY direction It's warmer that way
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[QUOTE=El Pinguino;1398027]Only if you want to do a lot of windward work.

But my point is, it can be made shorter.
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Well you can go from Cape Town to Perth on a bicycle with just a few short ferry rides in Indonesia and a jump across Torres Strait.

Most long sea passages can be shortened if you so choose... one that can't realistically be done in short legs is NZ to Chile as its about as far from Tahiti to Chile as it is from NZ.

Moving right along.... what is difficult is to be 1000 miles from land in any direction. 1000 miles south of Pitcairn is the only one I know of. Anybody know of any others?
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[QUOTE=El Pinguino;1398161]Well you can go from Cape Town to Perth on a bicycle with just a few short ferry rides in Indonesia and a jump across Torres Strait.

I don't think riding a bike is the same as sailing. IMHO.
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Well you can go from Cape Town to Perth on a bicycle with just a few short ferry rides in Indonesia and a jump across Torres Strait.

Most long sea passages can be shortened if you so choose... one that can't realistically be done in short legs is NZ to Chile as its about as far from Tahiti to Chile as it is from NZ.

Moving right along.... what is difficult is to be 1000 miles from land in any direction. 1000 miles south of Pitcairn is the only one I know of. Anybody know of any others?
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This remote oceanic location is 2,688 kilometers from the nearest land—Ducie Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands, to the north; Motu Nui, one of the Easter Islands, to the northeast; and Maher Island, part of Antarctica, to the south.
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2688 sound like the longest.
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But it can be made shorter. You can hop across the Indian Ocean.
That is hopping across... they're pretty close on Latitudes so can't see how you can shorten it... that's going across between 30-40 degrees South... 5000 miles of surfing possible
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Gday Chris,
I bet you didn't do it in Morgane.
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Not yet.... Peregrine did Chatham Islands to Stanley non-stop in 30 days, same hull as 'Morgane'
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Ah.... just down the road and a few days east of here
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I think that Beth and Evans' (Hawk) 9,000nm passage from Port William to Freemantle is the longest I know of. We may have a winner ..:
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