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Old 13-08-2013, 09:53   #16
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Re: South Pacific Cyclone Season Tactics

hi,
the picton castle is in port at the moment ! i do a bit of work on it for Dan.
what size is your boat and what do you draw? we haul out at the end of the western basin and have a yard behind CTIC .power water and electric tools etc available.about 400m from the water so cyclone safer .
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Old 15-08-2013, 08:59   #17
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Re: South Pacific Cyclone Season Tactics

Yea i heard they were there at the moment. Between voyages i understand. Wish i could be there too right now! My boat is 36 feet LOA and draws 5 1/2 feet. Thinking this might be a very viable option. I'm not looking at being there for about 2 more seasons but i'm sure by then a haulout will probably be a good idea. Also means i won't have to rush West too quickly and can take my time around Pitcairn and French Polynesia...........
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Old 29-09-2013, 16:02   #18
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Re: South Pacific Cyclone Season Tactics

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The cyclone risk is very low in eastern Polynesia - Easter, Pitcairn, marquesses, gambier, australs.
What Evans said except I would be leary of the Australs. We spent our first season hauled out in the Tuamotus (which is not a risk free area) and are spending the early season (until December probably) in the Tuamotus and then moving to the Marquesas (we think) for the late season. Next year we'll probably spend in the Marshall Islands.
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Old 29-09-2013, 23:35   #19
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Re: South Pacific Cyclone Season Tactics

Things have changed, where did you get a haul out in the Tuamotus??
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Old 30-09-2013, 13:03   #20
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Things have changed, where did you get a haul out in the Tuamotus??
As of 2009 there is a small family run haul out facility in Apataki, crazy huh?

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Crazy is right, are they making a go of it??
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:03   #22
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Re: South Pacific Cyclone Season Tactics

There were at least 40 boats on the hard when we were there in March, many for longer term storage but some actively being worked on.
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Well time has changed things a bit for sure but its fortuitous for you and your mate. I see your from the Wet Coast (our home as well) and I knew several owners of P-35's there years ago. Can you remember the past name of your boat? Interesting way to deal with the cyclone season, something that was never an option. I'd be keen to know how you make out with your visa extension as we were only given 3 months on our way through. Cheers
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Well time has changed things a bit for sure but its fortuitous for you and your mate. I see your from the Wet Coast (our home as well) and I knew several owners of P-35's there years ago. Can you remember the past name of your boat? Interesting way to deal with the cyclone season, something that was never an option. I'd be keen to know how you make out with your visa extension as we were only given 3 months on our way through. Cheers
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