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Old 02-14-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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some advice please. to cross from the panama to New Zealand with a crew of say 4-5, a few days fun on some Islands. My shout for the crew, maybe even a few nights on land. How much cash do i take? how long would be a reasonable estimate of the trip duration. I have seen people talk about 1,000 euro/ month, is that close? ( on a 42' sloop )


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Old 02-14-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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How much cash?

That one's easy - All You Got.

Rest assured, ATMs are about everywhere, now-a-days.

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Old 02-14-2006, 10:48 PM   #3
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If you are truly shouting for all 5 crew plus yourself suspect 1,000 eu per month might mean tightening the belt - even through the Pacific islands.

A lot of what you may wish to purchase could well cost more on an island than from your local store.

We've lived off very little transiting the Indonesian Islands - but I would not depart banking on that.

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #4
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South Pacific islands are expensive. Twice what it would cost in the US. Until you reach NZ. but as mentioned, ATMs are everywhere, so if you have a debit card or credit card, you're set. even where there is no atm there will be a bank, and your credit card (VISA or MasterCard) plus your passport will get you a Cash Advance in a bank. So don't carry more cash than you can afford to lose.

Advantage of an ATM is that you will be getting the money in the local currency. A few exceptions - If you go the the Gambier or austral Islands of French Polynesia, I'm not sure that you can get cash - so you'd need some for there. Otherwise, pretty easy.

Time. You will arrive in NZ around November, first week of December. - start of cyclone season, so you don't dally later than that. when you leave Panama? Usually April, perhaps as early as March.

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