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Old 01-09-2010, 09:43   #1
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Cruising in Asia

any one cruising asia and living on yacht around asia, if so for example how is the pirate sittuation , how much could you live on if you cook your own food and drink little including visas pen fees etc or should say whats the minimum you could live on. what are the best countrys ex thailand , bali
wife and i live in australia and currently researching aaron&judy
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ok im stressed for days trying to make new topic in new area forgot what i did to post the orrigional question anyone how do i do it
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Click on 'Forums' at top right of the screen. Select the appropriate forum. Click on 'New Thread' and away you go.

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ok im stressed for days trying to make new topic in new area forgot what i did to post the orrigional question anyone how do i do it
Hi azzalane - I gave you a little helping hand by cutting these 3 posts out of you other thread and placing them here in a new thread about Cruising Asia.

As fishwife said, when you are looking at the list of posts, there is a "Post New Topic" button near the top left of the screen.

As for cruising Asia there are a couple of spots where one should be cautious but in general the hype of piracy in Asia is pretty over done.

Consider it like knowing your own city. There are places you probably don't want to hang out in at night. There have been acts of violence but like you home city I am sure there are acts of violence in bad neighborhoods as well.

There are tons of great places to cruise in Asia and the weather as almost always great. Areas where I would do some research and "know before you go" include

- Straits of Malacca at night - although fishnets are a much bigger concern that pirates
- Parts of the Southern Philippines
- Parts of Indonesia
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You can live very, very cheaply in SE Asia if you choose to.

The best places? That really depends what you're after. My personal favourite area is the Philippines and down the east coast of Borneo. It's also probably one of the cheapest bit too.

Just stay off the Australia/Bali/Singapore/Phuket migration route and out of the tourist traps and it's all very affordable.
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Which parts of Indonesia are you referring to, Java?

We are planning a trip, Darwin, Kupang (west Timor) etc and then north to Sulawesi and then Borneo, Malaysia and the central Phillipines.
Any suggestions,
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Pirates are really a non issue
better chance of getting robbed and beaten up back in Australia imho

Some links that you may find usefull

Resources and feeder races/cruises

Sailing-Asia.com
Welcome to Sail Malaysia
Passage To The East
Sail Indonesia
Sailing Thailand Forum Yacht Charter Scuba Diving Live Aboard


The link in my sig was a great resource, with plenty of info from Brisbane up to Darwin across to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Borneo, Brunei and the Philippines including kml files for google earth showing anchorages with descriptions of.

It appears the site is no more, but I was fortunate enough to have copied the entire website.

Whoops, that site is up and running again yippee

Here is the homepage
http://cruisingunderpower.fastmail.net/index.html
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Thank you dave (Cat man do)
Christine fell off the scaffolding while on the hard recently and broke a bone in both ankles, and will be in hospital for 6 weeks.
However the boat now has new motors 2 X 90 hp tohatsu two strokes and

We now have the Oceanic lateen sail at last, and I am really looking forward to testing it, as it should be a very low cost controllable spinnaker for reaching and downwind.
Cost all up including mast and sail with rigging $3,000.
More solar panels were added and i have to complete the desalinator.
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Thank you dave (Cat man do)
Christine fell off the scaffolding while on the hard recently and broke a bone in both ankles, and will be in hospital for 6 weeks.
Ouch
betcha some rude words where said
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However the boat now has new motors 2 X 90 hp tohatsu two strokes and

We now have the Oceanic lateen sail at last, and I am really looking forward to testing it, as it should be a very low cost controllable spinnaker for reaching and downwind.
Cost all up including mast and sail with rigging $3,000.
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Love to see some pics with that running, I still haven't totally canned the idea of "some" form of downhill sail
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We hope to leave Cairns by April next year en route.
Fantastic
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We are slowly getting closer as well
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Beau,

CmD provided some great links. My concern in Indonesia would be more general in terms of "poverty" driven crimes against boats. Indonesians in general are great people.

I have not heard any stories of "piracy" as some might describe yacht boardings and hostage taking and that kind of stuff.

Anywhere there is poverty there is a potential for an increase in petty crime.

Following the Sail Indonesia rally is a popular option until one gets the lay of the land, so to speak...
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Consider it like knowing your own city. There are places you probably don't want to hang out in at night. There have been acts of violence but like you home city I am sure there are acts of violence in bad neighborhoods as well.
I like that. Good way to keep it in perspective!
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