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Old 25-06-2013, 07:25   #76
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I meant for living there, not cruising LOL >:P
Be careful, Hawaii disappointed a lot of people. Steady stream of dreamers moving to HI every year and same stream of disillusioned losers coming out. Living there in "vacation" mode a lot different from actually living there. Prices are high, no jobs and if you manage to find job they want you to work for bowl of soup. Local rules can be weird and illogical.
Great place to play, shitty place to live.
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Old 25-06-2013, 08:10   #77
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My conclusion also after 7 years on Da Islands. Great place to visit especially if you know the lay of the land. They keep saying that they want to separate and be their own nation. I think they should go for it and the US cut off all the money to them and see how it goes.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:27   #78
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Ehh, I know.. for the most part!

Besides racism, lack of jobs, 8 dollars for an apple, I think there are a lot of perks to being there.
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Ehh, I know.. for the most part!

Besides racism, lack of jobs, 8 dollars for an apple, I think there are a lot of perks to being there.
Not that much IMHO: good weather, surfing and windsurfing. If I don't have wind and/or waves for few days in row on Maui I start getting really
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Not that much IMHO: good weather, surfing and windsurfing. If I don't have wind and/or waves for few days in row on Maui I start getting really
Hahaha, well life in the big city really really sucks..

Where would your ideal paradise cruising / living location be? I'm interested in low friendly populous, plenty of good weather, and lots of exploration via sailboat. =]]]]

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Hahaha, well life in the big city really really sucks..

Where would your ideal paradise cruising / living location be? I'm interested in low friendly populous, plenty of good weather, and lots of exploration via sailboat. =]]]]

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Check out Guam when you get down there. The people were friendly to me. It has a good hurricane hole. Nice weather. Part of USA.
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Is it freaking overpopulated?
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Old 25-06-2013, 12:43   #83
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IMO you just described Mexico.
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IMO you just described Mexico.
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Re: Cruising around Hawaii - How many feet of chain?!

nonm, if these posts don't dissuade you from going to Hawaii, and trying Mexico first, I suppose nothing will.
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Well My ultimate destination is one place in the South Pacific (name withheld to protect the innocent). Since I want to do other destinations aside from Mexico, in the Americas, I will probably crew after Mexico to said Island and fly back after a few months. Then continue on in the Americas. I'm told and believe, I could never see all of Western Mx in 3 years. Then there is Central and South America. No way of knowing how long that would entertain me. Life is tough if you're smart.
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We now live on Maui, and spent the past year cruising in Mexico. I wouldn't even think of dropping the hook here on Maui without an all-chain set-up. I live within sight distance of the only tenable anchorage on Maui's windward side--Kahului harbor. I've seen it blow steady in the 30s for days here. There are coral heads that come up from a sandy floor and if your kite string (rope rode) gets snagged it will be sawn through. Get a big fortress and also have plow-style.

I've seen at least two boats go ashore in Lahaina this year, and that's the lee side of the island.

Keep the adventure alive and when you get to Kahului send us a message through here or my blog. We'll buy you dinner and a few beers!
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We now live on Maui, and spent the past year cruising in Mexico. I wouldn't even think of dropping the hook here on Maui without an all-chain set-up. I live within sight distance of the only tenable anchorage on Maui's windward side--Kahului harbor. I've seen it blow steady in the 30s for days here. There are coral heads that come up from a sandy floor and if your kite string (rope rode) gets snagged it will be sawn through. Get a big fortress and also have plow-style.

I've seen at least two boats go ashore in Lahaina this year, and that's the lee side of the island.

Keep the adventure alive and when you get to Kahului send us a message through here or my blog. We'll buy you dinner and a few beers!
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well I got an oversized Rocna, and 200' of chain. I hope this will be sufficient.

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Does anyone have photos of said cruising locations? When I think of Mexico, I think of horrible things.

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The East side of any of the islands is not a place a cruiser wants to hang out for too long.
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Because of winds? Crime? Sea monsters?!

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