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Old 27-04-2006, 08:22   #1
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gasoline available on Fanning Island?

I'm considering a cruise from Baja (La Paz) to Fanning Island or Tabuaeran, we have an A-4 for power. I was wondering if gasoline is available on this island?

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Fanning Island is a pretty remote, and sparsely populated spec in the ocean, and may not have much to offer; but the islanders do have scooters and power boats, so I expect gas should be available, at some price ...

Check out the "Noonsite" report on Kiritimati (North Pacific).

For information about Fanning Island, the Line Islands and Phoenix Group, contact the following:
Kiraren T Tebetanga
Tourism Development Officer
Tourism Office
Ministry of Communication, Transport and Tourism Development
Ronton, Kiritimati
E-mail: tourismxmas@tskl.net.ki
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Old 27-04-2006, 09:05   #3
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Thanks for your reply

I was actually trying to plan a cruise all the way across to Guam, with stops in Fanning, Majuro and some of the FSM Islands, then up to Guam. We have 2 cats onboard so we would be skipping Hawaii, as we don't really have the resources to deal with Q for them. I think we will summer up in the Sea of Cortez and then try to time this cruise to miss the cyclone/hurricane seasons.
Any comments you have would certainly be appreciated, we are new at this

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Yes they have outboards so you can get gas there. Steer clear of Christmas as the immigration lady there is a real super dense power tripper who'll kick you out whenever she is having a bad day which is most days. She still gets to decide if you get to stay at Fanning, but distance improves the odds. She can still order you out at any time.
They often need speargun rubbers( 5/8th inch OD, 1/16th inch ID) and 1/4 inch springsteel for spears. They also love old National Geographics.
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If you make it to Guam, be sure to head a bit north and visit the CNMI!
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Hey Louis.

I'm surprised that nobody didn't spear gun that customs lady by now?

How long ago was it that you ran across this lady?

As for the National Geographics. I have no problems getting large amounts of them.
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One precaution cruisers should be aware of anywhere in Kiribati is that women walking alone there are considered fair game for rapists by the legal system. By walking alone , the legal system there considers them to be asking for it , and thus will do nothing to protect them. With the Line Islands being used as a Botany Bay style dumping ground for criminals , there is no shortage of potential rapists there. The culture there is third world gynophobic.
A friend who lives there told me recently that the same immigration lady is still in power there, and just as loony.
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Thanks for the headed up Louis

I really appreciate your advice.
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