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Old 30-08-2016, 14:07   #16
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Re: Mooring depth and waves

You can't just set a mooring any old place in Hawaii. The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources will clap you in irons. The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers might have something to say about it too.

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Old 30-08-2016, 14:10   #17
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Re: Mooring depth and waves

Yes, as I mentioned I'm going through the permit process.

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Old 30-08-2016, 14:56   #18
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Re: Mooring depth and waves


Phase, looks like your location is on Maui, near kaanapali Beach. Outstandingly beautiful. The photos of Mala bring back lots of Hawaii memories.

We spent 21 yrs on Kauai Island, 9 years ofa the 21 as full time residents at Nawiliwili Harbor, south of the airport near the Marriot at Kalapaki Beach. Many of the Napali Coast tour boats that were based out of Port Allen on the west side, a few times a year would reposition their vessels in Nawiliwili Harbor. As would vessels that would spend half the year up in Hanalei Bay on the north shore and snug in behind the high ranges of Kipu and Ha'upu mountains during the winter.

Interesting, we could see the port Allen Napali Coast Catamran tour boats, coming in and tying up at the matson warf, some side two or three deep, and that was a big tip for us that a storm was inbound.

Looks like Molokai and Lanai might break down the seas a bit for you, except for a full blown okokle kicking low pressure storm front. Or a hurricane like Iniki that was supposed to pass south of Kauai, and hung a hard right 90 degree turn, and you know the result of that. We were fortunate, that for those nine years, the hurricanes dropped in intensity or tracked north of us. Very thankful but always prepared.

As to cameras on board to deter evil doers, might work, but more than likely they would still board, disable the cameras, wear hoodies, and be out of there in short order. It looked like a light to moderate easy mooring field, not sure if there is any security thru the boat ramp.

Talk with other moored vessel owners if possible, and see if they have had any problems. On Kauai, we never heard of any vessels being broken into. We were a smaller island. It could actually be the same for Mala, there on Maui.

Probably got a bit off topic, but we left Kauai a little over a year ago, and still on the Trip Advisor Boards most every day. We miss our island and our friends so very much.

Me ke aloha pumehana

and Okole Maluna

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Old 31-08-2016, 00:21   #19
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Re: Mooring depth and waves

Omg... i find every little reasons to sail in glorious Hawaii islands.

What's good apart from breaking waves, storms, guts of wind, tidal currents and poor holding ground on shallow waters with no protection?

Women, pina colada, cigars, tropical weather I may find elsewhere, with no risk of meeting up the Obamas :-)
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Old 31-08-2016, 04:47   #20
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Re: Mooring depth and waves

Hurricane Madeline is headed toward Hawaii. Looks land fall on the big island wed or wed night.

Currently: category 4, sustained winds 130 mph, possibly some weakening late today. If it does hit the BI directly usually the high land mass there will slow it down a bit.

That is all I have. More updates from the CPHC.

You know the drill....stock up on food, water, T.P., bring the pool and patio furniture, and have your evacuation plan to designated shelter. Boats need to be in a hurricane hole or area of best protection.

September remember....

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