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Old 20-12-2012, 18:13   #16
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...but, I checked the chart...that distance is only 2 inches apart...what do you mean, it's 100 miles?
I measured wrong.. about 1000 miles.
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Old 20-12-2012, 18:48   #17
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I measured wrong. 1000 miles between Cairns, Australia and solomon islands.
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Old 20-12-2012, 19:39   #18
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Now we're getting somewhere! I suggest that you consult Jimmy Cornell's excellent book: World Cruising Routes, which will tell you what the best path will be at various times of year, as well as when NOT to attempt it. Based on the conditions to be encountered (also discussed in the book), you can choose a boat suitable for such a trip. Most cruising sailboats, if they meet your budget and liveability requirements, will be suitable--which or what sort becomes largely a matter of preference. Look for something with standing headroom, a comfy galley, and plenty of storage space for supplies and water. My favorite type of boat is a full-keel, stern-hung rudder, gaff-rigged pilot cutter style of boat, but there's good options out there suitable to all tastes.
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Old 20-12-2012, 21:46   #19
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What's your budget?

That is for buying and outfitting. Cruising costs extra.
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Old 20-12-2012, 21:52   #20
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Re: Long voyages?

Oooh, a canoe trip to visit salt water crocs in the northern territories would be so exciting!
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An Egyptian Felluca would be just perfect...very sturdy...extremely low maintenance cost...no instruments to breakdown...no galley...sleep under the stars...only one sail...you'll get there, when IT gets there!
And pay Bakksheish to get off.
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