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Old 07-04-2012, 03:58   #1
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Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

I will be planning a trip, from Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand. I will be blocking out six months of my life for the trip. The boat I will be taking, is a Caliber 40. What I would like to do is pull from people’s experiences in this forum.

What is a good wrought to take -- Islands to stop at?

How many fuel stops?

What kind of tools should I have on the boat?

What should I not do!

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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

Six months is not enough time to enjoy, even Mexico 6 months is to short. Is it a delivery or a return trip.
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Six months is not enough time to enjoy, even Mexico 6 months is to short. Is it a delivery or a return trip.
Ok. I can block out more time. On trip like that. What % do you motor vs. sail?

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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

i have friends currently doing this trip,they left LA in january,route so far was,hawaii,palmyra atoll,kirabati,(fsm) kosirae,phonepei,now currently in pulawat atoll.

they will then coutinue on to palau,then the philipines then singapore,thailand by the end of the year.

it is possable to do it in 6 months but you may be dodging typhoon's for the last bit!

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I always wondered about that. Are they hard to dodge? How much time do you spend motoring verse sailing would you guess?

They got down to Poluwat in about 3 months.! Is that good time ?
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I always wondered about that. Are they hard to dodge? How much time do you spend motoring verse sailing would you guess?

They got down to Poluwat in about 3 months.! Is that good time ?
it is mainly fast downwind sailing,jennifer averages 150 m/day plus,though short stops at the islands on the way ,3-5 day stops,this is a fast trip so they are out of the typoon area,or at least near good shelter when the season starts.

lots of favourable current on that route as well.
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I will be planning a trip, from Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand. I will be blocking out six months of my life for the trip. The boat I will be taking, is a Caliber 40. What I would like to do is pull from people’s experiences in this forum.

What is a good wrought to take -- Islands to stop at?

How many fuel stops?

What kind of tools should I have on the boat?

What should I not do!


Realistic Time Frame.

Ect –

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Are you single handing

How much off-shore experience do you have?

If you are going with crew, what experience do they have?

What time of the year?
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it is mainly fast downwind sailing,jennifer averages 150 m/day plus,though short stops at the islands on the way ,3-5 day stops,this is a fast trip so they are out of the typoon area,or at least near good shelter when the season starts.

lots of favourable current on that route as well.
good planning is essential.

I was thinking about the typhoons, and I getting ideas about navigation. that is a good list of islands. Sounds like they are not motoring much.
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I was thinking about the typhoons, and I getting ideas about navigation. that is a good list of islands. Sounds like they are not motoring much.
i have done the trip myself,but in two sections,on two different yachts,ie

hawaii to kiribati in april -may,then on to australia
and from vanuatu to micronesia to philipines, malaysia in dec-april

i belive the typoon season in the philipines is may till december,so an early arrival is essential to avoid the typhoons in the g.o.t.

not much motoring at all,apart from thru the philipines,and south china sea in the lee of borneo.
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i have done the trip myself,but in two sections,on two different yachts,ie

hawaii to kiribati in april -may,then on to australia
and from vanuatu to micronesia to philipines, malaysia in dec-april

I belive the typoon season in the philipines is may till december,so an early arrival is essential to avoid the typhoons in the g.o.t.
May until December. hmm. I'm in Southern Thailand now. I was going to fly back and get my boat. Little late in the season sounds like? Love it here the, Gulf of Thailand is Beautiful. Great for boats.

Sounds like a downwind trip and not a lot of motoring? I was thinking about skipping Hawaii and going to palmyra atoll? Is that to long ?
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May until December. hmm. I'm in Southern Thailand now. I was going to fly back and get my boat. Little late in the season sounds like? Love it here the, Gulf of Thailand is Beautiful. Great for boats.

Sounds like a downwind trip and not a lot of motoring? I was thinking about skipping Hawaii and going to palmyra atoll? Is that to long ?
as long as you have enough water,and the ability to collect it or make it,i would think this is a good option to have a stop.

though the departure from the us is also dictated by the end of the north pac hurricane season in december.
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as long as you have enough water,and the ability to collect it or make it,i would think this is a good option to have a stop.

though the departure from the us is also dictated by the end of the north pac hurricane season in december.

Hey, atoll, how much motoring did you do when you did the trip? 20%? Need to understand my fuel stops. Thanks for the maps
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Re: Sausalito to the Gulf of Thailand

probably about 1500 miles,but we had a few deadlines to meet.

would think you would have about 300 miles once you leave the usa coast till you find the trade winds,then very little till the philipines.
with the onset of the typhoon season in the south china sea,you may have as much as 1000 miles to get thru the philipines and out of the g.o.t to singapore where you could leave your boat in nearby malaysia till the end of the typhoon season.

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Thanks for the link Buddy!. I think we will skip Singapore and head into the gulf Thailand. I will be heading for Samui. Do you have to worry about Pirates around there? Or is it patrolled well? Or no worry's

Or just be concerned about typhoon season
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