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Old 29-03-2012, 17:14   #16
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Matauwhi, what is the name of the bay in the photo you posted?
Loks like the


bay of islands, On the North East Coast of North Island New Zealand.
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Old 29-03-2012, 17:31   #17
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Loks like the


bay of islands, On the North East Coast of North Island New Zealand.
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Absolutely correct. Matauwhi sent me a PM, it is a bay on Moturua Island, easily identifiable on Google Earth. I know the bay but is so long since I have been there the name escaped me.
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I plan to make the trip too, from the Puget Sound. But not all in one season.
I'll leave here mid June to July & head for SF. Then lay over until Oct. and head for HI.

Lay over in HI until Jan. and head for the Marshall's or Guam. Pick up supplies and some R&R and then off to P.I. and get there after the Oct-May tropical season ends.

As for going to NZ, SF to the Tahiti/Fiji/Cook area is best done between Nov. & May. Then from there to NZ Mid-Oct to Mid-Nov is best. One just needs to follow the weather patterns and not be in a hurry to make a decent trip of it.
Nice rebuild! If you are bored can you come North and help me

I need to make it out of the Northern Hemisphere my first year. As I said I can not leave until July and about a week further north than you. Most books say to keep out of the cyclone belt between Nov and March/April? I think, because of my dual citizenship I can stay in the Marquesas Islands which are within the 10 degree Equatorial safety zone talked about in the guides, plus they are far enough east to be considered safe.

As I arrive in August I would have 3 months of French Poly before moving North in the Marquesas for the southern storm season.

It's an idea at the moment rather than a plan.

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Absolutely correct. Matauwhi sent me a PM, it is a bay on Moturua Island, easily identifiable on Google Earth. I know the bay but is so long since I have been there the name escaped me.
I have a NZ cruising friend who kept on about the B of Islands. Thought he was Sounding off. Wow Frigging Beautiful. Definately on the Bucket List
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Re: Hurricane Holes in South Pacific

By staying close enough to the Equator you are in one big hurricane hole.

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By staying close enough to the Equator you are in one big hurricane hole.

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looking for a good spot to spend time. Some of the Islands are less then friendly to rich white guys in their flash plastic toys.
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Old 29-03-2012, 23:04   #22
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That's just PNG and Solomons.
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Marquesas at the North End are 9 degrees South!
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Are you sure? From what I have read that is not the case. (...) 10 degrees North and South is the recommended safe zone.
I do not know what you mean by 10 degrees North or South. Do you mean the zones outside of the latitudes quoted (polewards) or the zone between them (equatorwards)?

In any case I hope this picture makes my point clear:

http://geoknow.net/pages/hurricanes/hurricanetracks.jpg

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looking for a good spot to spend time. Some of the Islands are less then friendly to rich white guys in their flash plastic toys.
I would rather look for a good spot to dodge bad weather. At least this used to be the classic definition of a Hurrican Hole ;-)

I did not meet any less friendly people in the Pacific, possibly because my boat is not a flash plastic toy. I did not feel very white out there either, you know - suntan ...

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Try to find, Hines; " Landfalls of Paradise".
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I do not know what you mean by 10 degrees North or South. Do you mean the zones outside of the latitudes quoted (polewards) or the zone between them (equatorwards)?

In any case I hope this picture makes my point clear:

http://geoknow.net/pages/hurricanes/hurricanetracks.jpg

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That was a bog ordinary post. Leave the funny stuff to the experts.
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Re: Hurricane Holes in South Pacific

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I do not know what you mean by 10 degrees North or South. Do you mean the zones outside of the latitudes quoted (polewards) or the zone between them (equatorwards)?

In any case I hope this picture makes my point clear:

http://geoknow.net/pages/hurricanes/hurricanetracks.jpg

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Here's a better version, which is expandable. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...acks-edit2.jpg
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Hi B.

By Western (yachty) Standards standards we could be both dirt poor. You turn up in some South sea atoll you are the rich white guy!

From the reading I have done some of the Northern (equitorial) Islands are less than friendly and some down right ban yachts. Other areas are considered less than safe at the moment. Nadu point Marina in Fiji is can block the entrance channel is a great Western type marina and advertises itself as a safe haven. Having said that it is not a good thing to be out after dark in the local villages and towns!

So since the joy of a forum is finding otherwise unpublished words of wisdom, I was hoping that someone could say" I spent last Cyclone season at such a place, could moor the TiTanic, people where great and friendly, great produce , good cheap beer".
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From the reading I have done some of the Northern (equitorial) Islands are less than friendly and some down right ban yachts.
Have not heard that opinion. Cruising in the Palau area for the last 18 months have met many boats that have come thru Micronesia from Majuro. The only negatives have been that some of the islands are not good examples of a tidy picturesque paradise. Only Chuuk has been singled out with a negative because they have an overbearing bureaucracy - expensive formalities. On the bigger islands you are most apt to suffer indifference: they have been getting along fine without cruisers or the western influence. Have not heard of yachts being banned. However many small islands are essentially private. Permission must be asked before visiting. That might be described as a ban if they decilne ... as I might if my extended family (tribe) owned an island.
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