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Haku Mail is located 3-4 miles south of Viejo Point and about 2 miles north of the southern point. It is a fairly open anchorage but some relief from the swells can be had in the lee of a small rock island just off the anchorage. The bottom is sand, contrary to what the shore is like (huge boulders). When landing your dinghy, wait for a swell to carry you up on the rocks and when it recedes, you're high and dry. There is a 2*s fathom passage between Black Rock Island (my name for it) and shore,...

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Miscellaneous Services Available at Papeete This section is designed to give you an idea what is available. The specific locations change your best bet is to check with other yachties when you arrive. Sails and Rigging There is a fairly good sail loft that can make or repair almost any sail. They really don't understand some cruising sails so be careful. I have a roller furling headsail and the sun protection cloth on the leech was pretty well frayed and torn. I took the headsail in for...

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The several off-lying rocks and islands without local knowledge. There is an airport located on the northwestern shore. I have never flown into it but it must be an invigorating experience. The runway starts at an elevation of 20 feet approximately 100 feet inland and runs uphill with a dog leg at the end. There is no room for pilot error. There are daily flights to Nuka Hiva. The island's population is about 1,500. Haka Hau is the main village of the island. There is a gendarmerie here so if...

Northern Group Marquesas

FATU HUKA Located just north of the eastern end of Hiva Oa, Fatu Huka is nothing but a pillar rock in the middle of alot of water. There are no off-lying dangers, but many sailors have gone too close they just forgot it was there UA HUKA This is the island of wild horses, although many of the islands have wild horses. It has a large central plain where the horses run. The island runs east and west with only four known anchorages on it. Two of these I have not visited, but the following...