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AROUND THE WORLD TOUR WITH EARLY PURPLE

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Flexibility is key to planning anything on the scale of an around-the-world trip. Many things will change, and it is vital to be prepared for itinerary changes, crew changes, menu changes and financial surprises. Expect anything and everything!

Lady Owner SW93 Early Purple II

Suggestions from the owner:

  1. The unexpected usually happens, so always keep some spare cash on board
  2. In Fiji, Australia and Indonesia, never believe the charts
  3. When visiting the Muslim villages of Indonesia, women on board should always cover up appropriately, even when swimming
  4. Respect your crew, train and encourage them. You are all on the journey together
  5. Anticipate what parts might need to be replaced and carry sufficient spares
  6. Arrange crew downtime at certain stopovers, and reward long service with flights home or holiday breaks
  7. Ensure you have enough fishing lines and lures
  8. A portable depth sounder can be very useful, especially in Indonesia

Beware:

  1. Make sure your anchor chain is in excess of 100 metres
  2. Continue to maintain and keep your boat to the highest-possible standard at all stages of the trip
  3. Being caught awry: spare parts are easy to obtain in New Zealand and Australia, but impossible to find in the Pacific and Indonesian archipelagos
  4. Stock up on provisions in Australia, as supplies are very poor indeed in Indonesia

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