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Old 15-05-2003, 13:01   #1
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Hong Kong to Manila

Just to start things out ...

I own a Hong Kong-built Taipan 28 and am slowly working up (both my sailing ability and repairs on the boat) to a Hong Kong to Manila cruise. Has anyone on the forum ever done it? Advice?

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Old 18-05-2003, 11:40   #2
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Hull Speed/SMG

In theory, my hull speed is 7 knots. I can do 3.5 without much problem even with the blanketed-island effect around Hong Kong
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Since there have been no responses: what are theories about shifts for two people on an extended passage? is radar absolutely necessary? autotiller? rollerfurling headsail?
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IMHO an autopilot and roller furling for foresail are a must have.

As far as watches go, what I do with my crewmate, my wife, as I am a night person and she is not - during the day we alternate 3 hour shifts. She does the shift before the sun goes down then cooks dinner. I do 4 hours while that is going on. She comes on from 8 to 10pm then I do the rest of the night until about dawn. The autopilot helps a lot keeping me company.

She comes on at dawn and then shifts continue as before. I do not think radar is worth the expense and an autopilot and roller furling are more worthwhile.

that's my 2c

Good luck. I am stuck in Shenzhen and would much rather be where you are at. Out of this hole in 16 sleeps - but who is counting?
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I sailed from Porto Galera to Hong Kong in 1981. At that time there were huuuuge anchored steel bouys, for the purpose, I suppose, of attracting fish. These were in very deep water, off Luzon, in water thousands of feet deep. They were in the open sea, out where the big swells roll, and were certainly large enough to sink a yacht if you hit them. They were not lit. Small craft hung out near them fishing. I was horrified at the thought of hitting one.
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Scott,
Last time I was in that area (1996) there was an annual HK to Manilla or Pueto Galera yacht race- ideal way to cut your teeth. Pueto Galera(island of Mindoro, Sth of Batangas harbour) is/ was an excellent destination & all weather port suggest U check it out. Cheers Setia.
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