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Old 19-05-2011, 15:54   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to take a long break from work and have been thinking about using the time to cruise to south Pacific. I'm about a year from making this happen as i need to spend some time on the boat and to do a heap of research.I'm looking for any advice that would make this trip a little easier. Such as nice places to visit and not so nice and also books that i could read to get more info. Help need. Cheers
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Old 19-05-2011, 20:50   #2
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Re: South Pacific

Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum and enjoy

Where will you be sailing out of?
You can try Googling something like Tahiti Cruising Guide, etc.
Also go to Noonsite: The global site for cruising sailors they have loads of info that;s country specific...
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Old 19-05-2011, 20:54   #3
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If you are presently in the North Pacific simply sail south. Nice places to visit are almost always on a coast or island. Any more questions?
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Old 20-05-2011, 02:37   #4
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Yes i will be leaving from Sydney Australia. That noonsite is a very good web site thanks for that.
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get hold of an older copy of" alan lucas" cruising the coral coast",lots of good survival info,and relavant info on how to leave the east coast of aus.

also earl hinz,"landfalls of paradise"
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Thanks for recommending the books Atoll. i remember buying the coral coast book for my uncle, i had a look through it and remembered thinking i should really keep this book for myself
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There are definite cruising seasons to be aware of. People time the trip to avoid cyclones, for example. Jimmy Cornell has a couple of books, including world cruising routes that will be indispensable in trip planning. Best to have a quick look early in the planning as you will be able to figure out what time of year you want to leave and thus how much time you have left for outfitting and gaining more experience!
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Yes i have been thinking of the season's as i plan to do northern Qld Australia as well at the start of my trip. So i have been wondering has anybody got any stories of being held up in the south pacific in cyclone season?
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