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Old 07-04-2012, 08:31   #16
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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

best check noonsite for latest info.

the bottom end of palawan and top end of borneo were/are problem areas!

friends that cruise koh samui,generally move their boats to the west coast of thailand and malaysia during the rainy/typhoon season.
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Maybe, just turn on the motor (if you need to), Between Palawan and the top end of Borneo, then, (from what I understand) make a straight shot to the gulf of Thailand? It is like warm bath water in there most of the time, and placid.

What do you think as far as tools, and General Supplies?

What should I NOT do?

Do I need to get a visa for any of those small islands or just my passport ?
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i have friends currently doing this trip ....
they will then coutinue on to Palau
Excellent. It is getting lonely here.
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Excellent. It is getting lonely here.
Nice to meet you. Are you on the water ? You made it Palau already?
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Good to talk to you. Are you on the water ?
I am on the water, in the water, or at the YC. You can get to Palau in two months if you keep up the pace. Go out the Golden Gate, turn a little bit left at the lightship. It is about 6000 miles. Downwind all the way. Pack some food and drink. Gulf of Thailand is a little bit farther on.
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Old 08-04-2012, 00:40   #21
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Maybe, just turn on the motor (if you need to), Between Palawan and the top end of Borneo, then, (from what I understand) make a straight shot to the gulf of Thailand? It is like warm bath water in there most of the time, and placid.

What do you think as far as tools, and General Supplies?

What should I NOT do?

Do I need to get a visa for any of those small islands or just my passport ?
we needed to get a cruising permit in advance for federated states of micronesia,
and visa's for the philipines,though check with your state dept.,
it may be different for us citizens.

you will need a good dinghy and outboard,
fuel and water containers for transferring to the boat,
i reccomend power hand tools,a good selection of nuts and thread bar etc for running repars.

things not to do
get into fights with the locals! they chew beetle nut so can be aggeresive
try enter lagoons when the tide is going out
walk on coral in bare feet!
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Excellent. It is getting lonely here.

they should be in palau soon,sweedish yacht "jennifer"

Sails with S/Y Jennifer
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Motivating statement! So, Past the potato patch, to the light ship, turn a little left. Got it.

How much food water and fuel ?
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Motivating statement! So, Past the potato patch, to the light ship, turn a little left. Got it.

How much food water and fuel ?
a lot,if not stopping in hawaii!

the marshall islands will be your first chance to buy any thing,and even that will be limited,and very expensive
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a lot,if not stopping in hawaii!

The marshall islands will be your first chance to buy any thing,and even that will be limited,and very expensive
Sounds like a stop in Hawaii is a must! if supplies are limited. Plus just getting off the boat.

Atoll If you wanted to take the most direct route, and with the best wind, what would you do ? and what stops? (direct route)


Should we avoid Micronesia? Look at this:

Noonsite: Getting a Micronesia Cruising Permit - Maybe Not So Simple!
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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

I have noticed that some of the boats that take long halls, Set aside little desks, that are workshops. They have grinders, threaded rod, all the tools. I just want to get an inventory list together for that. If I don’t ask more than one person, I’m going to miss something important I bet.

My Boat has a 35 Gallon fuel capacity, should add another tank?
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Sounds like a stop in Hawaii is a must! if supplies are limited. Plus just getting off the boat.

Atoll If you wanted to take the most direct route, and with the best wind, what would you do ? and what stops? (direct route)


Should we avoid Micronesia? Look at this:

Noonsite: Getting a Micronesia Cruising Permit - Maybe Not So Simple!
the permit will be issued on arrival,as long as you make the email application in advance.

best route

from west coast
probably to big island,nice marina in kilua kona.
kwajalein or majuro in the marshall is.
pohnpei,fsm
palau or yap,fsm
cebu,philipines
palawan,philipines
koh samui,thailand

35 gal of fuel is not a lot,we had a 44 gal drum in the saloon! and 10 x5 gal in lockers on a 33 ft boat!,but we had a lot of motoring after tuvalu on or way to australia on that trip.

staying in the ne trades you wont need so much untill the philipines and south china sea.
10x5 gal containers should be plenty
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the permit will be issued on arrival,as long as you make the email application in advance.

best route

from west coast
probably to big island,nice marina in kilua kona.
kwajalein or majuro in the marshall is.
pohnpei,fsm
palau or yap,fsm
cebu,philipines
palawan,philipines
koh samui,thailand

35 gal of fuel is not a lot,we had a 44 gal drum in the saloon! and 10 x5 gal in lockers on a 33 ft boat!,but we had a lot of motoring after tuvalu on or way to australia on that trip.

staying in the ne trades you wont need so much untill the philipines and south china sea.
10x5 gal containers should be plenty

What is the best set up for fishing out there? What do you catch mostly?
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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

a hand line,trolling behind the boat with a plastic squid,small weight and double hook.

hand line made up from about 40m polyester rope then 20 m 100kg fishing line,with an elastic shock absorber just before the whole lot joins to the boat.

good for tuna,wahoo,dorado,barracuda.

inside the lagoon,25 kg line with a steel trace and silver spinner with triple hook works well.
also a good spear gun.

reef shoes and gloves for crayfish and clams at low tide.
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