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#1 wild violet

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

I was wondering why no one seems to go out there I popped out for a couple of weeks in feb,was the only yacht there.Was like New Zealand must have been like 100 years ago,ridiculous fishing,clear water,good holding.And only 400 miles out.Seems like an undiscovered paradise.
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#2 Jon

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

Thought about it heaps
But only ever heard horror stories about bad trips both ways and windy anchorages
Tell us about your trip
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#3 wild violet

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

Check out my facebook page dan scoltock i dont know how to post photos,i had to motor over no wind came home via lyttelton as strong northerlys all the way home couldnt get through cook straight,storm jib and triple reefed main most of the way.washed off all the birdshit though.
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#4 ballystick

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

Hi Dan, 

I checked out your Facebook page and I see you have had some amazing adventures. Looks like you are living the dream and exploring everything the South Is. has to offer and more (Chathams)  Keep it coming, I hope to visit some of those spots within the next 5-10 years so I'll keep an eye out,

cheers Andy


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#5 nagy592

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:51 PM

Do you need Cat1 to get the Chathams? 


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#6 Steve Pope

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:03 PM

No


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#7 chariot

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

Swimming can be hazardous as lots of big fish with big jaws. Bit too far for me but would love to go there.


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#8 Frank

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:47 AM

Got the right boat for it


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#9 southernman

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:11 AM

Hi Dan,

 

This is the perfect trip for me to do in feb.  Can you tell me where are the best places to anchor over there?  Interestingly there seems to be a lagoon in the middle of the island but looks like you can't navigate there correct?

 

Any other usefull hints?  Can do this on the way back from the Sounds this year.  

 

Cheers

Tim


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#10 khayyam

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:25 AM

brr!

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