5 months in remote locations
So were do you start? This is a huge endeavour with high risk, crossing international waters into foreign countries. Many spots are classed 'remote - extremely remote', are cyclone ravaged pacific atolls and countries with unusual customs.
The attraction is cruising this remote pristine Pacific paradise, making friendships in remote locations with beautiful people whose cultures are lost in today's western society.
We were once told that: 'if you complain about spending money on your boat, you can't afford it. So, sell it...' Is there such a thing as maintenance on the cheap?
We actually saved over AUD $4000 on our pro-active maintenance, read the To join or not join a rally.
Being very proactive in maintenance and staying one step ahead of most problems, certainly reduces maintenance costs long term.
You have the freedom to go anywhere. And you want company?
The smarter ones use rallies to their advantage.
Want the inside gossip on the GOOD and BAD of joining a rally, the expenses vs 'what you get' from our perspective...
Passage-making is a little more regimented in process and delivery. There is a distinct difference between this and coastal cruising, but why?
There are a few very big reasons.
Rules of the sea, dictate that a vessel must be under control of a captain at all times...
Go to the edge of the outer Great Barrier Reef, then double that.
You would struggle to find these on Google Maps.