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  1. R.Finn
    Hi Frank,

    Thanks for the information. Very helpful. I'm happy to get 400-500 miles clear of the West Coast. When I brought Jzerro from CA to Panama I held 3-400 distance away from shore for more stable wind and to avoid the Tehuantepec. This boat is pretty fast, so I'm hoping to get that 3 day window to invest heavily to the West.

    Do you think Argentina would be a problem if I remained on the boat during my stop? According to maps, there are two anchorages on the west side of Le Maire, Bahia Buen Suceso and Bahia Thetis. Do you have any experience with those anchorages?

    I can get into as little as 3 feet of water. That said, how much anchor rode/chain do you recommend?

    Thanks again for your insights.

    -Ryan
  2. R.Finn
    I thoroughly enjoyed your contributions to the thread regarding Straits of Magellan. I have been planning a nonstop solo record from NY to SF for the last several years and am looking for some insights about places to anchor on either side of the Straits of Le Maire. I'm open to keep "Staten Island" to starboard as well, so the east end of the island are a possible bailout. My interest in this section is anchoring to wait for a weather window to get around Cape Horn and well WNW during a 3 day window from Le Maire. I'm looking for advice on ground tackle and anything else you might have an opinion about. Thanks for your time.

    -Ryan Finn
  3. TabbyCat
    You wrote "I'm in Australia... my boat is in Ecuador... want to swap?"
    Where in Ecuador is your boat? Where in Australia are you? Would you be able to get to Brisbane?
    Perhaps if we can fly to Ecuador, we can sail your boat to Brisbane and then we can exchange them 12 NM offshore?
  4. waynemonastra
    HI...I have been told by a few members on here that you are the person to talk too in regards to setting up a yacht and sailing to Patagonia? I do look forward to hearing from you soon..

    Warm regards

    Wayne
  5. JPA Cate
    Wow, El Ping, with reference to your profile picture,

    It's a tough old world where you have to wear that many clothes to be comfortable in the sunshine!

    Ann
  6. NZ-Gary
    Hi El Pinguino, I saw in a post yesterday that you're heading to Chile from NZ sometime in the next few days. I'm based in Wellington and although I've not been sailing very long I've always had a dream of just going East and reaching Chile. I'm based in Wellington and was wondering whether I could buy you a coffee and pick your brains?
    If not, no problem, have a safe trip. Cheers, Gary.
  7. cainiao
    I saw you posted in an 'essential foods to bring' thread and you said you had a spreadsheet of stores. Would you mind sharing that with me?

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  • About El Pinguino
    Vessel Make/ model
    Westerly Sealord
    Vessel Name
    Westerly Serenade
    Location
    Boat in Puerto Lucia, Ecuador, Body in SE Australia, Heart in Patagonia....

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