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Old 12-10-2015, 05:33 AM   #1
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Suggested routes for 14 month trip

Just starting to plan a 14 month trip originating on west coast USA- plan to sell the boat at the end of the 14 months. Will be starting in late June. What routes might you all suggest? Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:44 AM   #2
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Hey poppop
Do you have the boat currently? What is she capable of?
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:12 AM   #3
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Down the left coast , stops along the way, thru the Panama Canal, out into the Carib

, OR to the USA and if inshore travel is your bag , round the Loop. 6 months of inshore.

I would suggest the AICW to the loop with a reversal at Chicago , then the Rideau thru lake Champlain to New England.

End up in DC or CT for the best cash price for your boat.

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Old 12-10-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hey poppop
Do you have the boat currently? What is she capable of?
We don't yet have the boat- looking at 55' nordhavn's-
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Sounds like a wonderful journey is in the works, nice!

That boat draws a bit much for loop fun, in my opinion anyway.
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Since no boat yet-buy one in Pacific Northwest-head north and do a portion of the Inside Passage-be back in Washington early September then head south.

Or, do it the other way-head south first-Mexico, Central America then the following spring make the trip north into Washington, British Columbia, Alaska and back down in August which will be the end of the 14 months.
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Alaska to Fort Lauderdale.
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With a boat like a Nordhavn I can't imagine leaving Alaska out of your plans. I certainly plan to go back there.

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Old 12-10-2015, 12:05 PM   #9
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Thanks. We'd hoped to be able to work our way through the Panama Canal and over to Europe- but may be too ambitious- and bad weather timing with a June departure out of SoCal.
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check out Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes.

Leaving Socal in June puts you in Hurricane territory for the next 5 months.

Also crossing the Atlantic needs to be done in July, the mid Atlantic get problematic by mid August.
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Any reason for the exact 14 month time frame?
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End up where the boat will sell if that's what you want to do......
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Thanks for the help- We are doing the 14 months with our son (home schooling) and we would like to get him back in time to begin his school year in late summer 2017.
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:09 PM   #14
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May-June for the best weather in Alaska. By August it's getting pretty snotty and you want to be through Mexico by the end of August to avoid the Hurricane season there. The best weather in Alaska seems to be coming a little bit earlier every year, and fall weather seems to be likewise coming a little earlier too. Climate change :-)
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Suggested routes for 14 month trip

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This one is a classic. Educational, too.

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Starting in June head north up the wet coast...keep going....August-September do the NW Passage, end of September Greenland, October across to Norway, then south, Portugal for Christmas, in spring head into the Mediterranean, Summer in Turkey, August back across to Ft. Lauderdale to sell the boat.....
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N55? Head to Hawaii then on to Japan. Slow cruise the Orient and South Pacific ending up in Australia and sell the boat.

Edit: Circumnavigation of Japan, New Zealand and Australia are foregone conclusions. Enjoy the trip.
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I don't think we are helping.......

14 months is not a lot. Whatever you're planning, double the cost and triple the time.
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