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#1 cj!

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:39 PM

What would be the best time and route to sail from Langkawi to Auckland?


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:16 PM

What would be the best time and route to sail from Langkawi to Auckland?


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#3 Frank

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:12 AM

Just had a random look at some yachts listed through Langkawi boat sales , some pretty sharp deals there, I like the look of this http://www.langkawib...diam-40-altego/


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

I've done this. There are two main routes, clearing Indonesia at Fukfuk, (pronounced fookfook) then down the coast of Australia, against wind and tide. Or, and what we did, around the top of Borneo, over PNG, down the islands of new Britain, Ireland, Vanuatu, new Caledonia, home.
Best time is leaving langkawi in about june/July, arriving in NZ late sept or early Oct.
Happy to go into more detail if you're serious about doing this. It's not an easy sail, against the prevailing winds, but planned right, it can be done without real difficulty. We had a pretty good voyage.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:03 AM

Thanks IT, going over the top sounds like it would be a really interesting trip. If I go ahead I'll be in touch about it. 

 

Haven't bought yet, looking and talking at the moment. Yes, the Metalu Diam 40 attracted my eye too. It has a lot going for it for the money. Also, more boats are turning up for sale in Tahiti and Noumea at this time of year.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:32 AM

Opua from about Novemberish and into the summer will be busy, some cruisers from the US and Europe terminate their travels there and put the boat with a broker. Not the langkawi prices to be fair but as discussed elsewhere on crew.org lots of costs to import, some obvious some  not so much. Probably works out about the same in the end. If I'd had another 100K this would have been my choice locally http://www.trademe.c...-1357570905.htm. Incredible boat.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:56 PM

Or the third main route and come home with Australia on your portside.

But why not buy in the Med or Caribbean and have a an excellent trip home?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:33 PM

Or the third main route and come home with Australia on your portside.

 

That could be made into a surf trip of epic proportions!.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:25 PM

Or the third main route and come home with Australia on your portside.

But why not buy in the Med or Caribbean and have a an excellent trip home?

 

I have considered it.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:41 PM

I did too....
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