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Old 10-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #41
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Doesn't Discovery Channel have a show involving boats on that northern route?
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #42
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I am pretty sure we can at least reach Dutch Harbor by following the commercial trawlers. After that I don’t know what is involved entering foreign waters/visas etc. I know Tom did some investigating and he did not seem too concerned. The really reason he did not is he could not get a crew that he felt confident in. What got him excited was going north to Alaska, so I was surprised he did not head north before taking the boat to Florida and the Great Loop. I think Coral had a big say in it! He called several time to see if we want to help crew. I know Tom would jump at the chance to help crew if we head to Alaska.

The unknown is what is required after Dutch Harbor and Foreign Visas/documentation. As mentioned before we moor on the Everett Commercial dock, and they have offered to help crew the Eagle if we want to tag along. So we could at least get up to Anchorage/Dutch harbor, but we plan on taking several years to get there. So we have several options and capable people willing to help WEAN me way from the dock.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #43
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North V South

Thanks Phil, from your posts I thought you had already planned the Northern route or even been on a voyage to Japan or SE Asia via that route.
IF I do buy any boat in the States, I will stick with cruising the boat back to AU via the Southern route rather than the Northern route, or, I will have the boat transported aboard a ship from the USA to wherever
If I were to cruise the boat from the USA to wherever, and if I were to become stuck en-route, I know myself well enough to know I would much rather be stuck on some tropical island, like Tahiti, than I would being stuck in Dutch Harbour, or on some island up in the Bearing Sea...Where it would be much to cold for this old Ozzie, I prefer the girls serving my long cold drinks to be in grass-skirts, and little else, rather than covered all over in bearskins/seal-skins

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #44
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Kando, While wishing you well on your Pacific crossing, whether your drinks are served by girls in grass skirts or girls in skins borrowed from seals or bears may be the least of your worries. BruceK
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #45
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Kando, While wishing you well on your Pacific crossing, whether your drinks are served by girls in grass skirts or girls in skins borrowed from seals or bears may be the least of your worries. BruceK
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G'day Bruce,

That Pacific cruise is not set in stone, I did say:
I will stick with cruising the boat back to AU via the Southern route rather than the Northern route, or, "I will have the boat transported aboard a ship from the USA to wherever"
I then went on to say:
if I were to become stuck en-route, I know myself well enough to know I would much rather be stuck on some tropical island, like Tahiti, than I would being stuck in Dutch Harbour, or on some island up in the Bearing Sea...Well, wouldn't too you Bruce

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #46
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Bill check these guys out they offer a float on float off and other service don't think they are the cheapest out there had a quote from them re a fifty footer in 2010 of 55k.
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