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    Howzit guys!
    Okay... here we go.

    We averaged over 100 miles a day and since we're not racers... we cruised alot!
    So reefed main was fine for us most of the time and didn't push the rig or us too hard.

    I enjoyed my watches and they worked out well for us. (12-4)(4-8)(8-12)

    It was cloudy/voggy as we approached the Big Island so I didn't notice any green.

    Kolohe is now at Keehi Marine Center. They put him in A7 instead of B7 though.

    Yes I did sleep in shorter bouts before leaving and think it did help.

    Thanks for asking the questions!
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    The Fiji Voyaging Society's canoe named "Uto Ni Yalo" is headed for Hawaii!
    http://www.fijivoyaging.com/

    I believe they already left Auckland, New Zealand?!
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    Here's a link to their(Fijian Voyaging Society) FaceBook page...
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/p...y/310269142507

    Hope it gets updates!
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    This is the best answer I can come up with to... "Where did you turn right off the Baja coast?"

    We headed out as we went south along Baja and at what latitude we ready headed west, I'm not sure. South of Guadalupe Island though.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_Island
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    We headed out as we went south along Baja and at what latitude we ready headed west, I'm not sure. South of Guadalupe Island though.
    This is interesting. You came down the Baja Coast about halfway. Now you are in MY cruising territory. Had you proceeded another 50 miles south, it would have put you in Bahia Tortuga where every year, the first week in November, close to 200 boats in the Baja Haha congregate for 3 days of fun and party.

    My starting point will be Lands End in Cabo about 400 miles south of where you turned out. I will have a bit different heading than you but will gradually close on your course. However, I will head straight for the Molokai Channel rather than Hilo. I will do about 175 miles a day if I have weather like you had. I figure about 16 to 18 days to cross.

    Watch schedule: Uaifi insists on galley duty - food prep and clean up and she gets 3 hours watch duty credit for that and the sweetheart schedule at the helm - 8 to 11pm and 5 to 8am (plus she has an iron stomach!). The other two crewmen will have a total of 9 hours of watch - one 3 hour watch at night and then negotiable watches between 8am and 8 pm. However, uaifi usually volunteers to take an extra hour or two during the day so the other crew can take an extra long nap. I like to sleep in the master birth in the bow although it can get a little bouncy there at times compared to a settee in the saloon at the stern. But listening to the rush of water and gurgle at the bow puts me right to sleep.

    Good stuff!

    What kind of shape is Keehi Marina in right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Dolango's YouTube Channel... http://www.youtube.com/user/dolango
    This is the 3rd video Don has uploaded.
    Pink Floyd cranked 1,000 miles from land. Good Fun for sure!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONHjOs7ejLc
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    Thanks, MM! Looked like some nice rolling waves that day.
    We should warn people to turn down their volume before clicking on that video, though.
    As for the other crewman, Brice... was he seasick that day or does he hate having cameras on him or was he always that quiet/catatonic the whole trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    This is the 3rd video Don has uploaded.
    Pink Floyd cranked 1,000 miles from land. Good Fun for sure!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONHjOs7ejLc
    I have exactly the same weather station here in my living room. Sitting here, looking at it now! 2pm, 79F, 55% hum, barometer steady. No Pink Floyd tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    As for the other crewman, Brice... was he seasick that day or does he hate having cameras on him or was he always that quiet/catatonic the whole trip?
    Really doesn't like cameras and is fairly quiet too. HaHa!
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    Front page news in the Coeur d'Alene Press. "Adventure at sea"
    http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_n...de9aab434.html
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    "My starting point will be Lands End in Cabo about 400 miles south of where you turned out. I will have a bit different heading than you but will gradually close on your course. However, I will head straight for the Molokai Channel rather than Hilo. I will do about 175 miles a day if I have weather like you had. I figure about 16 to 18 days to cross."

    Hey Matapule!
    Less than 4 months till you head this way, right?!

    Getting Aloha stocked up with canned goods?
    Anything else you have to do to your vessel in preparation?

    Mrs. Menehune and I are inviting you both over for an 'islander' dinner at our place after you're settled. Just thinking about your trip across and wishing you all the Bestest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Front page news in the Coeur d'Alene Press. "Adventure at sea"
    http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_n...de9aab434.html
    I meant to tell you that I really enjoyed reading this story! Thanks!
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    Well this is a negative story, but I just got home from cruising around and getting a few errands done.
    Saw this poor sailboat on the reef outside the Hilton Lagoon area. The Captain and Crew are on board.

    [IMG] Sailboat on reef 3 by Menehune Man, on Flickr[/IMG]

    There are a couple more shots in the set.
    Sailboat on Reef 5/28/2011
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    Inexperienced! They got themselves in a place they should have never been.
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    Minoru Saito, a Japanese national who shortly will complete 8 solo circumnavigations around the world. He's been in Hawaii a few times.
    http://www.khon2.com/content/news/ed...of5njZDmg.cspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    The Fiji Voyaging Society's canoe named "Uto Ni Yalo" is headed for Hawaii!
    http://www.fijivoyaging.com/

    I believe they already left Auckland, New Zealand?!
    "Seven voyaging canoes are expected to make landfall in Hawaii after setting sail from the Marquesas Islands earlier this month.

    Ohana Wa’a, an alliance of Hawaii’s voyaging organizations, says in a news release the canoes are expected to arrive at Hilo Bay Thursday. (TODAY!)

    The canoes represent Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, New Aotearoa, New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.

    The fleet set sail from Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands.

    The canoes are expected to go to Oahu next week. (Yippee!)"
    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...124013784.html

    When they come to Oahu, they'll be at Kualoa/Hakipuu side.
    Near Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'i Island).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    When they come to Oahu, they'll be at Kualoa/Hakipuu side. Near Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'i Island).
    Very cool! Maybe they're pulling into that open beach area just before Waikane.
    Usually the canoes go a little farther north, to Kahana Bay.
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    Here's a video taken of landfall somewhere's along the sailing trip of these canoes. Haven't found anything on their arrival in Hilo yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/pwTWa9Iv7V8&hl=en&fs=1&
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Here's a video taken of landfall somewhere's along the sailing trip of these canoes. Haven't found anything on their arrival in Hilo yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/pwTWa9Iv7V8&hl=en&fs=1&
    MM, this is so cool! It makes my heart long for my Tongan family and all the great memories. Such great noble and beautiful people. Ofa 'atu oe kakai fakaTonga.
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    Oh man you folks make me jealous with your stories of sailing the many places. When I was a teenager my brother in law lived on a sloop in the Ala Wai harbor. I thought that was the coolest thing I had seen in my life. He was dating my sister at the time and they ended up getting married. They still are.

    A few times they (mainly from the begging from my sister) would drag me along when they sailed to Maui (Lahaina) but I have never gone sailing since those days. Been on power boats but not sailing. You who have sail boats are very fortunate and please enjoy your time on the oceans. What a life!

    I miss the ocean so much. Someday--maybe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Here's a video taken of landfall somewhere's along the sailing trip of these canoes. Haven't found anything on their arrival in Hilo yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/pwTWa9Iv7V8&hl=en&fs=1&
    The arrival story (and one photo) is in today's Star-Advertiser at this link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    "Seven voyaging canoes are expected to make landfall in Hawaii after setting sail from the Marquesas Islands earlier this month.

    Ohana Wa’a, an alliance of Hawaii’s voyaging organizations, says in a news release the canoes are expected to arrive at Hilo Bay Thursday. (TODAY!)

    The canoes represent Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, New Aotearoa, New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.

    The fleet set sail from Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands.

    The canoes are expected to go to Oahu next week. (Yippee!)"

    When they come to Oahu, they'll be at Kualoa/Hakipuu side.
    Near Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'i Island).
    This is what I've heard...
    ETA for Kualoa is Friday with big welcoming ceremonies!
    Then the canoes will sail to Honolulu. I figure but am not sure that they'll be on the Keehi Lagoon park side? Believe ETA is set for Sunday 6/26.
    That afternoon is the Hawai'iloa Fundraiser Event held @ Bishop Museum too!
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    The most recent story and schedule is in today's paper, viewable online at this link.
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    Thanks Likanui!!!

    "Canoe fleet commodore Magnus Danbolt said the crews plan to arrive on Maui at Hanakaoo Beach in Kaanapali early this morning, after leaving Hilo Tuesday.

    The fleet is scheduled to arrive at Kaunakakai on Thursday and leave Molokai Friday and hold a welcoming ceremony open to the public at Kualoa beach at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The crews plan to leave Oahu on July 6 for Kauai, then head for San Francisco on July 10.

    Other scheduled stops include San Francisco on Aug. 10; Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 16; Los Angeles on Aug. 26; and San Diego on Sept. 4, where it plans to spend the winter before leaving Jan. 30 to return to New Zealand via Marquesas and Tahiti."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    This is what I've heard...
    1) ETA for Kualoa is Friday with big welcoming ceremonies!

    2) Then the canoes will sail to Honolulu. I figure but am not sure that they'll be on the Keehi Lagoon park side? Believe ETA is set for Sunday 6/26.

    3) That afternoon is the Hawai'iloa Fundraiser Event held @ Bishop Museum too!
    1) Incorrect info! Saturday 6/25 instead.
    2) Not listed on schedule so maybe incorrect also.
    3) Bet lots of the crew members will be there!
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