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Old 16-02-2011, 06:10   #1
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Cabo San Lucas to the Marquesas

When would be the ideal season to leave cabo and head to the marqueses?
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Old 16-02-2011, 06:35   #2
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Old 16-02-2011, 08:15   #3
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The months between Feb.,March,April,is the usual time most boats cross.A boat is close to Pitcairn Is. at this time,departed from Puerto Vallarta,another is en route from Cabo to Galapagos at this time.Another boat is arriving in Hawaii any day from Cabo.Its recommended not to arrive in Polynesia before April.None have experienced winds greater than 35knots.Eastern Pacific Hurricane season starts June 1.Check out the Puddlejump website.
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The best time to cruise the South Pacific is April through October, so you should hope to depart Mexico in late March to early April.

See:
Cruising the Coconut Milk Run ~ Ken Machtley and Cathy Siegismund (“Felicity”)
http://www.svfelicity.com/articles/milkrun.pdf
www . svfelicity.com/articles/milkrun.pdf

The Coconut Milk Run ~ Jan & Signe Twardowski (“Raven”)
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www . ravencruise.com/the_coconut_milk_run.htm

The Admiral’s Version of The Coconut Milk Run
The Admiral’s Version of The Coconut Milk Run
www . ravencruise.com/the_admirals_version_of_the_coconut_milk_run.htm

Pacific Puddle Jump
http://www.pacificpuddlejump.com/
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does anybody know anything about heading north from fiji or samoa, through the gilbert islands and on to micronesia? im guessing approximate time of the year would be leaving the south pacific around mid october.. what are the winds like in that area, at that time?
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we left port vila end of october for kosirae fsm,very little wind north of new hebridies,untiil on the latitude of fsm,after that had a good downwind,+current,sail,all the way to the philipines,stopped at phonepei and yap and ulithi atoll as well.,arrived cebu in febuary.
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Not in the hurricane season and not too late in the good season either - you do not want to reach the FP late - to many good things there.

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Yes, in an non-El Niņo year, March. In an El Niņo year, April might be better.
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we left port vila end of october for kosirae fsm,very little wind north of new hebridies,untiil on the latitude of fsm,after that had a good downwind,+current,sail,all the way to the philipines,stopped at phonepei and yap and ulithi atoll as well.,arrived cebu in febuary.
so you didnt hit the trades until you were about 4 or 5 degrees north of the equator? how much motoring did you do? and how long was your longest stretch at sea.
ive heard that area can get really flat at certain times of the year.
i was thinking about goin across the equator a bit further east, do you think that would make much difference?
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... what are the winds like in that area, at that time?
Check out the Atlas of Pilot Charts for your particular area of interest & time of passage
Maritime Safety Information

http :// msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal;jsessionid=5vw6NdsTTb2SDtJpxgMKGthCr6wz vLj4p5hKs7mGFLBYffvQmfNv!2040271991!NONE?_nfpb=tru e&_pageLabel=msi_pub_detail&CCD_itemID=107&pubCons tant=APC
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Check out the Atlas of Pilot Charts for your particular area of interest & time of passage
Maritime Safety Information

http :// msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal;jsessionid=5vw6NdsTTb2SDtJpxgMKGthCr6wz vLj4p5hKs7mGFLBYffvQmfNv!2040271991!NONE?_nfpb=tru e&_pageLabel=msi_pub_detail&CCD_itemID=107&pubCons tant=APC
thanks so much for this link!
really cool information. do you know how long they have been collecting this info for the averages they are giving?
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Has anyone on this thread done the trip from Costa Rica to southeast Alaska during the spring? Is it still in la nina year or is that over for 2011? Thanks,

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thanks so much for this link!
really cool information. do you know how long they have been collecting this info for the averages they are giving?
The first paragraph on the linked page says:

"Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights, ice limits, visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries."
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