I'm new to this forum but not new to cruising. My husband and I completed a 2 year circumnavigation
via South Africa
in Nov 2009. We are gearing up to go cruising again hopefully via Patagonia (Chile), Atlantic to the Med. To sail eastwards across the Pacific will be challenging as we'll have to stay south. It's been done before but not by as many who sail westwards. I was hoping that someone here might have some contacts of others who have done it or plan to. We have a 45ft plywood
monolhull we built ourselves. She cruises along at around 7.5 knots usually. We also need to look at warm clothing
for the boat as we've sailed mostly in the tropics. I have been trying out icebreaker thermals and we're wondering about a wood heater or diesel
. Any advice here would be good too.
I am also happy to answer any questions about our circumnavigation
. We kept up a very comprehensive website : www.valiam.com.au
Thanks for listening and look forward to meeting some of you on here!