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tsokat



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Steven. Even when there are no waves there is no inland brown water sailing experience that rivals the spiritual bliss of sailing on clear, deep blue waters outside of the reefs of Maui. I personally could not live there due to my own needs for metropolitan culture, but there is no place that I would rather travel to sail than Maui. The Gorge is a very special outdoor paradise though, but I prefer to approach it as a multi-sport travel experience.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bard said it all.
There are a small number of sailors who come here and stay in Kihei.
It is quite hot there at times and the sailing is inferior.
The rest of us stay on the North Shore or up country at higher altitude on the volcano.
In Makawao it is always Spring. in Kula always Automn....on Crater Road you can see your breathe at night in the chilly air even in July.
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pzwinakis



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I no longer live in Maui but everything StevenBard said is true..

As far as the heat/humidity. Go there for more than 5 days and you adjust.. No place I have ever been (including the Gorge and certainly New Mexico) even comes close.. I don't miss some parts of Maui but the recreation and weather were great..
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the smart move is to buy a residence there, and then, just spend
3 or 6 months there. I'm looking, and housing is pretty depressed.
Kihei looks like the best call. Naturally, I only have a couple of weeks
a year experience so far, but that's how my Gorge experience started,
and now I'm there most of the summer. If it weren't for the extremely
high maintenance fees, I'd be a semi-resident already. ;*)

-Craig
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzwinakis wrote:
As far as the heat/humidity. Go there for more than 5 days and you adjust.

Not everyone is alike. I've had two stays > 30 days, and it didn't get any better in that regard. Maybe I used up my lifetime allotment of steam baths after 25 years in and near the Florida panhandle.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jobs are near Kihei, so many folks live there because they must.
About half of my friends work there but moved upcountry.
They drive over an hour each way just to avoid living in Kihei. The usual progression for many is to start there because they went there on vacation, and then move to escape the heat and the shopping -center- in -California kind of environment.
And the no waves offshore wind sailing.
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scottwerden



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife and I are moving over in the fall, to Haiku. 7-8 months there, and then 4-5 months in the gorge. The biggest problem is hauling the pooch along with us - turns out that if the dog + kennel weighs more than 70 lbs the dog has to be shipped as cargo. Hawaiian charges $750 one way (from Seattle) and Alaskan charges more than $800. It would be cheaper to buy a seat on the plane for the dog.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a Maui dog. Wink
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victor



Joined: 03 Aug 1998
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scottwarren

hawaii is the only state that doesn't have rabies.

you might want to read this:

http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/faq5/
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scottwerden



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Buy a Maui dog. Wink


Maui dog = Pit bull. Gorge dog = lab.
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