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View Poll Results: Do you like blue water passages?
I love passages and look forward to the next 67 68.37%
Passages are okay 26 26.53%
I dislike & avoid passages 4 4.08%
I absolutely hate passages 1 1.02%
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Old 30-01-2017, 15:03   #1
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Anyone out there like blue water passages?

I often read that individuals do not like passages and when I watch a YouTube video of a passage...it skips over 90% of the trip...the actual passage. You just get the start, finish, and maybe some significant event like crossing the equator.

So my question is, does anyone actually like passages, look forward to passages?

I'm thinking of a South Pacific passage and I'm wondering if I'm in denial about how it will be. If passages are so miserable, as some claim, then maybe I should forget the boat and fly all over the south pacific. Tahiti air goes to most of those little islands.

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Old 30-01-2017, 15:18   #2
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

I dislike short hops longer than a day (2-6 days). After that warm-up period, passages are wonderful.

Typically, not much happens, so videos would be pretty boring.

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Old 30-01-2017, 16:20   #3
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To me, sailing could consist of crossings, messing about and racing only. All other modalities are there for apparently social reasons.

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Old 30-01-2017, 16:25   #4
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

Wow! To be a thousand miles from anywhere? That is the truest luxury. My wife doesn't see it that way but she can take an airplane next time. Personally I can't wait.
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Old 30-01-2017, 16:31   #5
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

Some people relish in it, I don't think that I will, but hopefully they will be far enough apart that the memories have faded and been overcome by the prospect of going somewhere new.
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Old 30-01-2017, 16:46   #6
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I've crossed oceans a lot and I really don't like passages but I'm too cheap to ship it and it would be too hard on my ego to have someone else sail it. I absolutely love arriving in a new country so the last couple of days are fun and I love the island hopping. I've met lots of people that love passages and some even express a spiritual experience but not for this kid. By the way I would have checked the box that said I dislike passages but in the same sentence it said that passages are avoided. Why not a box for those that do passages but dislike them?
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Old 30-01-2017, 16:53   #7
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

The condition of the boat you are on has a lot to do with whether or not it's enjoyable.
I've helped with a couple of West coast passages from Washington State to San Diego which were fun and also scary due to the owner's boat preparation or lack of same.
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Old 30-01-2017, 16:55   #8
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

My favorite time is when I am entering a harbor from a long passage. For me it is exploring places that no one can get there except from the sea.
Sailing for up to a week at a time in the open ocean is great. after that it is either boring or crazy because I cannot guesstimate the weather.
So far every time I have been in the open ocean for 2 weeks or more, I have ran into gales which is not fun! of course you can get into nasty weather anywhere but shorter trips I can minimize it
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Old 30-01-2017, 16:58   #9
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Its not the journey, its the destination......bring on teleportation :-)

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Depends on wind direction and conditions. I have my three day limit that I can bash to weather, eat hand to mouth food, live on adrenalin with intermittent sleep with no bathing after that I get pissey! Relief from any one of the three will extend the time , But all of the above ( good food ,bath , sleep )and a beer will cause an out of body experience which erases all previous pisseyness and the world becomes right once again. You just have to love sailing . And the overwhelming sense of accomplishment at the end can not be explained in words
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Old 30-01-2017, 17:19   #11
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While a passage can be any length I suppose the short ones like a week or so are not too bad, the 3 week passages I really don't like. Of course the longer your out there the better the chance of running into adverse weather but that in itself doesn't bother me unless it's really a butt kicker. I just get bored, don't sleep well and find the days very long.
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

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So my question is, does anyone actually like passages, look forward to passages?
Mi think the results showing 80% people like them is BS.
Most people don't like them at all that's why they bleat on about how many days it was, fast trip a better trip. Etc.
If they actually LIKED being at sea they would go slower and enjoy it, pleading for an e tea few days.
You never hear many saying "I didn't use the engine during the calm as I like being at sea". No, as soon as boat speed drops ON GOES THE DONK.


The nice safe runs, like the Pacific or Atlantic east to west I can take forever to do those. Love it! Was becalmed for a whole week once. Loved it.

But dangerous passages like North Atlantic that's not so fun. Always waiting for strife with a hurricane or some low or front off the USA.
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

I don't like long passages but my wife does!

"No rocks or immigration officials" she says, "let us stay out another week or so we have only been at sea for three weeks!"

Me I just want to get to the nearest pub!
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

I like passages, my wife hates it. Next season i leave our boat in Spain, buy a seventies 22' Bennie and cross alone, my wife will meet me in Rio. Together we go north, in Sao Luis she takes the plain back to Spain. Possible she visits me again on Sint Maarten.

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Old 30-01-2017, 19:04   #15
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Re: Anyone out there like blue water passages?

It varies day to day. The days with great weather, equipment that doesnt break and happy crew are delightful; the days with weather, equipment or crew issues, not so much.

I usually passage without my wife, thus I look forward to landfall.



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