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Old 28-02-2011, 07:02   #1
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Hello all. Welcome to the 2011 sailing season.

My nephew and I are departing from St. John's NFLD in mid-May on an Alberg 30 (beautiful boat, absolutely beautiful!) for a 1000nM cruise around the North Atlantic. Our route will take us to the Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Lesser Antilles ...

I am starting this thread as a place where I may absorb the experience and suggestions of others. Thank you for taking the time to follow this thread.

My first request is hopefully a simple one: Does anyone know where I may acquire a rudder gudgeon for the Alberg 30? It is a cast bronze unit that comes apart in 2 pieces. See attached photo.
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Sorry,
That is a 10000nM circle.
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The photo remains unattached, hopefully unlike the rudder.
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Take a look Here Gudgeons & Pintles on the Alberg 30
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Hello all. Welcome to the 2011 sailing season.

My nephew and I are departing from St. John's NFLD in mid-May on an Alberg 30 (beautiful boat, absolutely beautiful!) for a 1000nM cruise around the North Atlantic. Our route will take us to the Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Lesser Antilles ...
Yes, the Azores.

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Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Lesser Antilles ...
Can't help on the rudder bits, but do plan to stop at Madeira. You will sail right by it and its a magnificent stop - great walks and lovely wine/port.
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And some great food... but go at least 3 streets back from the front in Funchal... otherwise its the tourist crap...
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I think that advice holds pretty well anywhere in the world!
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I think that advice holds pretty well anywhere in the world!
Naah... the best Fish n Chips are served right on Poole Quay.... or so fish eaters (YUK) tell me....
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Naah... the best Fish n Chips are served right on Poole Quay.... or so fish eaters (YUK) tell me....
Negative, Sir!

Best F&C are served in Auckland, NZ, and they are made by the Chinese (not in China though!).

To the OP:

I think you will love the loop. Azores are great. Canary Islands are great. West Indies are great.

I am in Canary Islands right now and should you need any local know-how when you arrive you are welcome to ask my support.

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Negative, Sir!

Best F&C are served in Auckland, NZ, and they are made by the Chinese (not in China though!).
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Do they use beer batter.... and serve in paper... otherwise its just another cheap copy...
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Best F&C are served in Auckland, NZ,
I have tried both Poole and Auckland and would vote for St John's Newfoundland - beer batter, paper and vinegar
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There you go. I was talking to a cop on a horse today in front of my boat club (talk about contrasting transports) and he was from Twillingate, Nfld. I told him I knew only two things about Newfoundland from other cruisers and he said "let me finish...friendliest people and most fun, right?"

Which is precisely what I've been told. Add "great fish and chips" to that list, I guess.
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NF may have better beer than NZ, for NZ has no beer.

Beer is what we will drink in Frisian Islands. UK has some good beers too though.

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NF may have better beer than NZ, for NZ has no beer.
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Strike NZ off circumnav.... insert OZ.....
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