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Old 11-08-2005, 09:49   #1
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Hong Kong to Thailand

After many delays, I am finally making the Hong Kong to Thailand delivery of my 28ft sloop, Eroica.

Delivery skipper and I planning to leave circa Nov. 1 for an appx. 16 day voyage, with a one-day stop over in Nha Trang, Vietnam for refueling, etc.

Anyone whose made this trip, or taken a similar route, please email me at: scott_neuman@hotmail.com

would love to hear from you.

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Old 22-08-2005, 08:05   #2
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SW WX freqs

also, any guide to SE Asian frequencies for SW (English-language) weather reports would be welcome.
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Old 22-08-2005, 11:50   #3
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From “Radio Net Frequencies & Schedules” at: http://cruisersforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=408

S.E..Asia M/M Net: (Rowdy's Breakfast Show Covers SE Asia), Phuket, Thailand.
14.320 MHz at 2400 Zulu and on 7.085 MHz at 0030 Zulu.

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Old 03-10-2005, 08:33   #4
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Gordmay,

I've been trying to tune in these freqs and times and have come up empty handed. I wonder if the 'net has been disbanded?
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As far as I know, the SE Asia net still operates on:
14320 HAM at 0000Z / 2400Z ~ Alt Freq 7045 kHz
then again on:
7085 HAM at 0030Z

I think it sed to be called "Rowdy's breakfast club".

I’m not on-air, so cannot confirm directly.
Anyone else ???

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S/V EROICA
WAYPOINTS HONG KONG TO BANG PAGONG, THAILAND VIA NHA TRANG, VIETNAM:


HONG KONG to NHA TRANG, VIETNAM - Waypoints 1-9:

WP1:
Zhu Zhou Light
22d N
113d 50' E
Distance out: 0
Course: 212 Magnetic

WP2:
20d 52.1' N
113d 6.5' E
Distance: 79 nautical miles
Course: 212 M

WP3:
Buoy Fl(3) Y. 12s
19d 40' N
112d 20' E
Distance: 164
Course: 212 M

WP4:
18d 31.8' N
111d 36' E
Distance: 244
Course: 212 M

WP5:
17d 23.8' N
110d 53' E
Distance: 324
Course: 212 M

WP6:
15d 58' N
110d E
Distance: 425
Course: 180 M

WP7:
14d 38' N
110d E
Distance: 505
Course: 180 M

WP8:
13d 20' N
110d E
Distance: 583
Course: 210 M

WP9:
Mui Rach Trang Light - Fl(3) 26M
White round tower, black bands, 14 meters above ground
According to Pilot:
12d 12' N
109d 20'E
According to Chart:
12d 11.6' N
109d 19.8' E
Distance: 661

NHA TRANG to BANG PAGONG, THAILAND - Waypoints 10-20:

WP10 (same as WP9):
Mui Rach Trang Light - Fl(3) 26M
White round tower, black bands, 14 meters above ground
According to Pilot:
12d 12' N
109d 20'E
According to Chart:
12d 11.6' N
109d 19.8' E
Distance: 0
Course: 151 M

WP11:
11d 46.3' N
109d 36.2' E
Distance: 30 nautical miles
Course: 210 M

WP12:
Cu Lao Thu Light - Fl(2)
10d 32.5' N
108d 52' E
Distance: 112
Course: 210 M

WP13:
9d 23' N
108d 15' E
Distance: 192
Course: 245 M

WP14:
Hon Bai Canh Light - Fl(3) 31M
8d 40' N
106d 42' E
Distance: 294
Course: 240 M

WP15:
7d 53.8' N
105d 22' E
Distance: 386
Course: 305 M

WP16:
off Hon Tho Chan Light (Hon Panjang on some charts) - Fl(4) 12M
9d 14' N
103d 25' E
Distance: 526
Course: 323 M

WP17:
off Poulo Wai Light - isophase
9d 55' N
102d 52' E
Distance: 581
Course: 324 M

WP18:
11d 7' N
102' E
Distance: 669
Course: 324 M

WP19:
Ko Chuang Light - Range light, aft Fl 29M; fore Fl red 8M
Range in line at waypoint
12d 25.2'N
100d 59'E
Distance: 767
Course: 322 M

WP20:
Abeam Ko Phai Light - Fl 31M
Stay west when passing
12d 55.8' N
100d 33' E
Distance: 809
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Old 22-10-2005, 10:01   #7
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Fair winds Scott. Have a great trip.
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Well, do I have a story to tell - but still reducing it in my mind. We ended up sailing straight into Typhoon Kai Tak, battling 30ft waves and up to 70 knot winds for three days (all lee shores, so nothing to do but keep sea room). Under bare pole and trailing a drogue we still did a steady 4 knots across the South China Sea - that in a boat with a hull speed of just over 6 knots. Not really sailing, mind you, but a slightly controlled drift. Finally dismasted off Vietnam by a monster 12m breaking wave that also stove in the port perspex. Laid ahull for two days until sea conditions, repairs allowed us to get into Da Nang.

All I can say is thank God for full keels and ... enough heavy whether sailing for a lifetime, and then some.

It feels good to be alive. Boat unfortunately will probably be sold here in 'Nam.

Will send a more detailed report to forum in a couple of days.

Cheers,

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MATE!!!!!! What an ordeal. Glad you are OK, but what a blow to the trip. Scott, I can't even begin to think what you must be feeling right now. Please please take several days rest, even a couple of weeks before making any rash decisions.
Look forward to hearing from you in a few days. Sleep well mate.
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Scott:
Glad to hear your ok.
You’re ordeal has certainly earned you the moniker “Senior Cruiser”. Like the pilots say, any landing you walk away from ...
And everything Wheels said ...
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Some of the regulars have expressed interest in the full story of my South China Sea crossing thru Typhoon Kai Tak and dismasting off Vietnam. I have the first two parts of the story finished (in the form of an email to family and friends), but am in the process of using this as the raw material for a published article, so don't want to fudge that up by posting it here. If any of you are interested, however, I am happy to email a copy to you. You can reach me at scott_neuman@hotmail.com
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