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Old 09-20-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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Hello,

I will soon move to HK for a year or two and I would be very grateful for any information and experience with the issues of having boat in HK for longer period and living aboard. I was looking at the RHKYC web for some initial idea about mooring prices, mooring spots etc.

I am looking for some practical information e.g. how convenient it would be to commute (not everyday, but 2-3 times a week) to mainland from Middle Island or Aberdeen or the mooring in Hebe Haven, which of the possible mooring places are preferable etc.

Many thanks any pointers or info

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:52 AM   #2
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Hello Petr,

Nice to see you back ! Just to get a fix on what you mean by 'mooring', Does 'mooring' include a berth in a marina, does it include putting an anchor down in an anchorage?

Also clarify mainland ? do you mean the new territories ? You mention commuting 2 -3 times a week --- is by your own transport or by public transport?

In the meantime some answers which should give you a feel for a 'liveaboard' life in

Hong Kong :-

Depending what you are doing and where in Hong Kong, determines the ideal situation when living aboard.

Marinas give the convenience of getting off the boat - but are very expensive - Debentures more so. Most limit the number of liveaboards - and some marinas' waters are highly polluted.

Probably the nicest place to live aboard is in Pak Sha Wan on a mooring in the Hebe Haven

Mooring Area. Then join the Hebe Haven Yacht Club , where you can also park your dinghy and commute from > to Kowloon or Victoria.

Hebe_Haven_Moorings.jpg 22 d 21.7' N x 114d 15.7' E.

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If you expand a little on what you will be doing in Hong Kong - and give us some details on your boat - we may be able to provide more specific answers - and links.

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Many thanks Richard, it's nice to be back online, but it was nicer cruising ,

my idea is to be on a mooring buoy (if available, anchor if not), with the possibility of using facilities (shower, garbage, etc.).

By mainland I meant New Territories and Kowloon. I will be working (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).

I would be probably commuting by public transport, but not everyday. If my partner finds work there, she will be commuting probably everyday. I am also thinking about getting a second-hand scooter, which served us so well here in Taiwan.

Yes, I was looking at Hebe Haven as it seemed to be little out of the main traffic.

I am probably going to start there in January, but it's not clear yet when I get the boat there, since I will need to cross from Singapore and the time frame of my start in HK is not yet set.

Somewhere I heard there is a regatta going from SG to HK in mid January, but I could find any info on that, so I am also looking for some practical advise on crossing the South China Sea.

Looking forward to any information you can spare, since our HK budget will be rather tight..., but on a boat we should do better than renting and apartment

Thanks

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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Petr.

Generally you should be moving the boat before the North East Monsoon sets in . Still be OK early November - after that Wind on the nose.

Need more info on your boat, dinghy etc .

Here is the Hebe Haven Yacht Club's Visit My Website

And some more pictures :

H.H_Yacht_Club.jpg

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H.H._Club_Taxi.jpg

You will be required to take a driving license test in Hong Kong. Better to use Hong King's excellent transport facilities (safer!).

Not sure about a regatta from Singapore to Hong Kong. Could be the return leg of a race from Hong Kong to Singapore.

Check with the RHKYC, they will know.

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Richard,

boat: Hallberg-Rassy 31', hard dink (Walker Bay 8'), no outboard yet.

Yes, you are probably right about the race, I will ask.

You are right about the public transport, we probably stick to that, we just grown to like our scooter so much

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Richard,

boat: Hallberg-Rassy 31', hard dink (Walker Bay 8'), no outboard yet.

Yes, you are probably right about the race, I will ask.

You are right about the public transport, we probably stick to that, we just grown to like our scooter so much

Many thanks

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I seem to remember that there is a race to Vietnam from Hong Kong mid Oct ? when they return not sure - probably fron DaNang area.
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Richard,

could you advise on anchoring possibilities in HK, where one would be able to reach shore on regular basis. It seems that it might be a problem to find an available mooring (so far Hebe Yacht Club has none). I am inquiring in HKRYC now.

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