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Old 17-10-2013, 16:28   #16
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CYS, I've heard about what happened a few years back. I hope that they are kept in order. The events/history aside, I would still like to go there some day.
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Old 18-10-2013, 11:11   #17
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Pitcairn has always fascinated me, mostly because of it's remote location and romantic history.

I re-read some articles on the sex abuse convictions. Hopefully things are better now, and I don't want to sound like I'm condoning their behavior, but I find the cultural context interesting, albeit a little disturbing.

All but one of the original mutineers were dead within a few years. The seagoing services in general were a brutal life at that time, and these were particularly brutal individuals. The Polynesians they brought with them (by choice or otherwise) were from a culture where women married very young by Western standards. There was a small group of people on a remote island with no law enforcement. It's not hard to see how the "law of the jungle" took over. It's a good lesson to remember whenever we get feeling romantic about leaving civilization behind and living like the inhabitants of Pitcairn.
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Old 18-10-2013, 20:01   #18
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When the US ship Topaz arrived they only found one white man left with a several Polynesian ladies and lots of kids running around. The British Government pardoned him.
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:31   #19
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I guess it is a lesson in what isolation can do to social structures.
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I guess it is a lesson in what isolation can do to social structures.
I think it's a miracle the community survived there at all, and in doing adopted relatively normal behaviour ( note relatively)

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Old 22-10-2013, 18:11   #21
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Friends of ours where there in 2011 and they are giving away free land to anyone who wants to settle there.
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I am cruising nearby but bent my anchor and I don't know how to fix it. Can I get a replacement shipped to Pitcairn? It weighs about 20kg anyone know how much that would cost?
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Old 23-10-2013, 06:47   #23
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I am cruising nearby but bent my anchor and I don't know how to fix it. Can I get a replacement shipped to Pitcairn? It weighs about 20kg anyone know how much that would cost?
No problem. Ship it FedEx and use Bounty Class shipping to save money.
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Old 23-10-2013, 07:32   #25
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No problem. Ship it FedEx and use Bounty Class shipping to save money.
I looked into that, Pitcairn doesn't have an airport. I am worried about continuing on my trip without an anchor and the problem is that the next ship to call on the island won't be here for about four weeks.

I can't wait that long cuz, you know, I'm on a schedule.

There's not a lot going on around here, but they do a little bit of farming and I noticed some rusty old broken equipment when I visited the tip. I also noticed it looks like they have a welder in an equipment shed I was snooping in. Can anybody send me plans to make an anchor myself?

Or better yet does anyone have one I can just borrow? I don't want to inconvenience you with my lack of preparedness, but making an anchor seems like a lot of work.
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Make a "cement anchor"...a cube of concrete surrounding a chain...dimension is two cubic feet...attach the chain/rode to it, then lower it as you would an anchor; good for shallows...under 50 ft depth, but it will hold...attach a ball to it... Good luck!

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You wont have much luck shipping an anchor out there. It would take months probably. Good luck!
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Old 23-10-2013, 09:36   #28
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I don't think there s anything too unique about this island when it comes to sex. While in the Marquesas I spoke with the local French Police and I asked them what the crime rate was like, he responded that its a safe place as long as your not a local as incest was the biggest problem on the Islands.
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Make a "cement anchor"...a cube of concrete surrounding a chain...dimension is two cubic feet...attach the chain/rode to it, then lower it as you would an anchor; good for shallows...under 50 ft depth, but it will hold...attach a ball to it... Good luck!

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You might want to place a couple of pieces of rebar or steel in a "T" so that the ends are sticking out of the wet concrete for a little bit more grab. It couldn't hurt.
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check out my boat at pitcan.
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