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Old 02-07-2015, 23:22   #16
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Re: Clothing For Pacific Crossing

Done the trip 3 times. The only issue is coming into the coast, and the temperature drops a lot. A lot depends on the boat. Dodger or not, wind vane or reliable auto pilot, or not, or crew steering the whole way? 4 hours going to windward taking spray in the face requires much better gear than 4 hours sitting in the companionway, under the dodger with the vane or autopilot steering. It can be a great adventure, or a hell trip, according to the weather and the attitude of the skipper. Have a good trip. _____Grant.
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Old 02-07-2015, 23:59   #17
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grant and seacrab,

Thank you immensely for the posts. Confirms a lot of what I've anticipated: synthetic/quick drying/non-cotton t's, shorts, long sleeve shirts, thermals and polartec fleeces. I have a thin waterproof shell I'll bring in addition to the foulies. I don't expect this boat to be as wet as some given it's set up. The plan is to arrive in Southern California so we will stay south most of the trip.

Just purchased some sealskinz stuff as well (beanie, gloves and socks). Gloves are probably overkill but I'd rather have them and not need them vs the alternative. The sleeping bag liner is a great idea. Looks like it may be prudent to get some boots as well.

I have an Audioflood ipod shuffle that's water proof (highly recommend. great for swimming laps in the pool) and just purchased a Kobo Aura H2o (waterproof eReader) for entertainment.

I believe the boat has about a 195gal fuel tank. So we should be fine.

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Merino wool; also an excellent choice for a trip like this.



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Old 03-07-2015, 07:44   #18
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Gord,

thanks for the welcome.

Everyone else, thanks a bunch for chiming in. I think I've got a good handle on it!

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Old 04-07-2015, 21:38   #19
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If it's not too late, you may find this list that Mahina Expeditions recommends for all of their crew members on the temperate legs of their voyages to be helpful.

http://www.mahina.com/SeaBagTEMPERATELegsver12.14.pdf

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If it's not too late, you may find this list that Mahina Expeditions recommends for all of their crew members on the temperate legs of their voyages to be helpful.

http://www.mahina.com/SeaBagTEMPERATELegsver12.14.pdf

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Mark,

Great list. Thanks a bunch!
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No problem. I know it took them years to refine it to the current state.

I found it to be a very good list when I sailed with them from Australia to NZ in 2011. We use their 'Tropical' list as a recommendation for guests visiting us onboard our boat now. The biggest mistake most people make is bringing too much stuff. It's surprising how little 'stuff' you need aboard.

Have a great trip.

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Most important of all is you: a positive attitude and volunteering to do stuff others don't want to do or don't know how to do, can get you lots of future rides.

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Good advice all around. You can probably forget the blue blazer, though.

Bring earplugs! For the first few days at least you will have trouble falling asleep with all the noise of the boat. Earplugs help a lot. After the first week you will be able to sleep standing on your head.

Bring your good attitude. Be sensitive to the others on board. Everyone responds to these long passages differently, but we all go through some emotional changes along the way. Sometimes you will need a friend, other times you just want a little peace and quiet. It is a great experience, so enjoy it.

As for the route, when heading for San Francisco I've never had to sail further north than 42 degrees latitude. We usually do about a day's worth of motoring as we skirt the High, but we try to sail as much as we can. If you are aiming for southern California, you will probably sail under the High, close to the wind all the way.
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Most important of all is you: a positive attitude and volunteering to do stuff others don't want to do or don't know how to do, can get you lots of future rides.

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Agreed! That wont be a problem!
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Got a problem. Perhaps someone can help.

I like musto's BR2 line after trying it on at west marine. The problem is the color choices are very limited. Does anyone know other domestic retailers that offer the BR2 line?

Or, if you've pirchased outside the country how long did delivery take and what added costs were there for customs? Ie. Import duties.

West marine doesnt seem interested in getting any other colors.
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Problem SOLVED: credit to Team One Newport, in Newport, RI!

I have no affiliation with them.
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