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Old 19-03-2012, 11:52   #16
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G'day, mate. Kinda. Don Anderson, yacht Summer Passages has been giving cruisers detailed weather info in the Pacific for years. He is on the Amigo net 14:00 UTC 8.112 or 8.116 MHz and the SouthBound net 00:55 UTC on 8.112 MHz and 01:15 UTC on 4.054 MHz. He just took a 2 month sabbatical for a couple of months and should be back on the air when you come across. The closer you get to Oz, you'll probably loose the propagation back with these nets. Sometimes Don will do relays through the PacSea net, 03:00 UTC on 14.300 MHz.

There are a couple of "paid for" weather routers, but you will need email capability. If you have that, then you can get the GRIB weather files anyway.

Let me know if you need additional info. What way are you going around OZ, top or bottom? Cheers.
Talking to an Aussie the other day and he reckoned the South routes do-able with Easterlies... just duck in and hide till each depression passes then ride the E'lies round in 2 or 3 legs.... but would like more confirmation on that one...
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Boatman,
You can contact Don Anderson directly via e-mail, to clarify freqs, etc. (as he also uses 12.359mhz and 16.528mhz, for those far offshore) as well as discuss your passage and routing....
His website is Don on Summer Passage



And, In addition to Don, you may wish to contact Karsten Staffeld, a Danish sailor and long-time resident of Panama, who like Herb Hilgenberg (SOUTHBOUND II), offers detailed weather forecasts and routing advice, both by voice and email to yachts making the run across the Pacific....
karstenpanama - at hotmail.com


I hope this helps...

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G'day, Boatman. You'll definitely have more options to "duck in" going the south route around Aussie. More options to get fuel and motor through a stretch of light winds if needed. What's your approximate timing to arrive around the dateline. Cheers.
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wow--change in route?
is ye gonna be coming near where i am???
good luck with the techie side of it--i cant help ye there....
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Talking to an Aussie the other day and he reckoned the South routes do-able with Easterlies... just duck in and hide till each depression passes then ride the E'lies round in 2 or 3 legs.... but would like more confirmation on that one...
This really depends on season, a lot of eastlies near the coast during summer; winter, not so much. Plus you will be riding beam on a very decent sized southely swell. You already have concerns about being top heavy in the SO.

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G'day, Boatman. You'll definitely have more options to "duck in" going the south route around Aussie. More options to get fuel and motor through a stretch of light winds if needed. What's your approximate timing to arrive around the dateline. Cheers.
Perhaps its just different perceptions but I wouldn't call the stretch between Adelaide and Perth having more options to duck in at all. Sure there is Port Lincoln and Albany (with Esperance at a stretch). This is a pretty hostile section of coastline with a predominantly lee shore in winter.

The top is still trade wind downhill sailing but I agree there is not many options for fuel.

The distances are about the same assuming the approach to Oz is in the north (again traditionial TW route) but it really depends on season. The top is no place to be in summer and the bottom is (IMO) no place to be in winter.
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The distances are about the same assuming the approach to Oz is in the north (again traditionial TW route) but it really depends on season. The top is no place to be in summer and the bottom is (IMO) no place to be in winter.
G'day, mate. Thus, my question about approximate timeframe arriving at the dateline. Based on where we are at in the year, it looks it will be the northern route, unless he can swing a deal to get "paid" to hang in "paradise" somewhere until our next spring season down here. Cheers.
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G'day, mate. Thus, my question about approximate timeframe arriving at the dateline. Based on where we are at in the year, it looks it will be the northern route, unless he can swing a deal to get "paid" to hang in "paradise" somewhere until our next spring season down here. Cheers.
At the rate this voyage is going, he will take all winter to cross the Pacific so you might be right; he will be getting paid to sail (cruise) in paradise and get here just in time to ride the summer coastal easterlies across the bottom.
Smart man Capt. Boatman.
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At the rate this voyage is going, he will take all winter to cross the Pacific so you might be right; he will be getting paid to sail (cruise) in paradise and get here just in time to ride the summer coastal easterlies across the bottom.
Smart man Capt. Boatman.
i just hope the owners arent following this thread !!!
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i just hope the owners arent following this thread !!!
I think here is where the owners found him!
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I think here is where the owners found him!
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Ahahahahahaaaa
I think this is where they found me as well...
But no worries there... they're an ace couple who've bent over backwards after a slow start due to them travelling at the beginning of our trip when things went a bit pear shaped and I was stressing over crew clashes...
Will be doing the N route over OZ... doubt I'll clear Panama before the end of this month then just planning on a couple of stops to restock on fresh foods... will know more later but want to avoid certain 'reefy' areas for sure..
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Dont ya just love your job Boatman!!- Sometimes when I wake up I cant beleave I get paid for doing what I love !
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how are you doing for paper charts?

you will be able to photocopy in colon if you can borrow the originals.

there was a good copy shop nr the yc we paid $2 for a0 size a few years back.

should be lots of yachts there following the same route.

also if you stop in port villa vanuatu the yc there has most of the charts you will need for top end and w aus that you can borrow and copy.
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Well Boatman, I guess I'd better cancel that complimentary tour of the Cape vinyards I'd set up for you, with free cases of wine from each...
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