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From Nelson to BOI is way shorter via the W coast. Pick the back edge or back half of a low, or the front half of a high then go.  S sector up the coast, straight line to north cape. You'll be well off shore for much of it. If you pick the right system, you'll have a great trip fair winds, and following seas :-)

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15 hours ago, Island Time said:

From Nelson to BOI is way shorter via the W coast. Pick the back edge or back half of a low, or the front half of a high then go.  S sector up the coast, straight line to north cape. You'll be well off shore for much of it. If you pick the right system, you'll have a great trip fair winds, and following seas :-)

Do you like this route if going the reverse direction (BOI to>> Nelson) around early January?  

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1 hour ago, 2flit said:

Do you like this route if going the reverse direction (BOI to>> Nelson) around early January?  

Yes, but of course on the other side of the systems, so you get N sector winds. It can be a long trip on the wind around N Cape to New Plymouth otherwise! The worst bit of coast in the NI, IMO is the wairarapa coast in a big southerly, especially if headed south!

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I did this trip a couple of years ago. First day going across to Cape Egmont was westerly 30+ knots and 4 out 5 of the crew were spewing our rings out! Next day it backed to SW and progressively moderated until we had to start motoring from roughly Hokianga. Then flat calm round the top and all the way back to Auckland.

Lesson is what IT suggests: avoid being in a hurry and wait for the front edge of the high pressure system (but carry plenty fuel).

 

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