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Welcome to the Hacking family website with Sue, Jon, Chris, and Amanda on Ocelot, our Kronos 45' (14m) now 48' (15m) Wauquiez designed catamaran.  We've been on this trip since December 2001, sailing from the Eastern Caribbean through the Panama Canal, across the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean to Africa, then back to Asia.

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Amanda's wonderfully intuitive hot-spotted mapsOur Destinations pages, divided between the Caribbean, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, tell where we've been and our impressions of each place, as much for the land traveler as the cruisers.  Amanda has done a great job with the 'hot-spotted' maps, making the geography much more intuitive.

Chris prepares lines for anchoring at Phi Phi Le in ThailandOur Newsletters section is split into Pacific Ocean Newsletters and Indian Ocean Newsletters.  These have illustrated copies of our email newsletters and reflect our at‑the‑moment thoughts, including our "passage notes" while at sea.  To receive our newsletters as email, you can sign‑up and manage your own subscription.  Our mailing list is as private as we can make it, and never shared with anyone.

Our track in and out of Mooloolaba, QLD, AustraliaOur Cruising Information section contains valuable cruiser-specific info for sailors following in our wake: A whole Equipment section, articles on cruising with teens, transiting the Panama Canal, yacht provisioning and recipes, FAQs, as well as pages on specific areas like Australia and Indonesia.  We've also added links to other cruiser sites and some downloadable Track Files.

The Flora and Fauna section documents many of the plants and animals we've encountered, divided into geographical regions.  There's also a Marine Mammals section. Brahmini Kite over Thailand, by Amanda Hacking

Pacific Double Saddle Butterfly fish Our Underwater pages showcase our underwater photography, reef life and scuba diving.  Dive sites include GPS locations so others can find these sites as well. We have new dive information on Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, Indonesia.

On our Ocelot pages you can see pictures of the original boat from the deck, cockpit, and inside, her layout, specifications and even some of the modifications we've made to turn her into an ocean cruiser.  More recent pages take you through the details of our major Thai Refit. Ocelot anchored off Moorea, French Polynesia

  WHAT'S NEW on the SITE  

LATEST NEWS: We're back in the US until March 2016, while Ocelot waits for us in Langkawi, Malaysia.  In the past year we've sailed down the west coast of Papua, and then west across the entire length of southern Indonesia and up to Singapore and Malaysia (see our map).  In 2016 we hope to go back up the north coast of Borneo so we can jump back into Raja Ampat towards the end of the year, when the winds are favorable.  Stay tuned...

Everyone:

Cruisers:

Builders:

  • Want to Build a Bimini?  We've now brought all our bimini building info together on just 1 page, for easier reference.  It has over 30 illustrations and many links back to the days we actually did the work.  See our new Bimini Building page.

Webmasters (or webmaster wannabees):

  • Want to build your own website?  Jon has published 2 pages of tricks and traps for others attempting to put together a website like ours.
    Read Jon's FrontPage 101 and FrontPage FAQ pages
    Sue's latest book - Take A Walk Sue's new guidebook is selling well in Western Washington. Perfect for those summer and fall hikes!  Take A Walk details 110 parks and walking trails within 30 minutes of Seattle and Puget Sound (Olympia to Everett).  This is her 3rd edition, with lots of new and updated trails.
    See Sue's Take A Walk Book

Where's Ocelot??  Find the red marker for our latest position (map may take a few seconds to appear).
Courtesy of Winlink.org and the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation.
To see our positions further back in time, check out ShipTrack.org


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