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2018 Sun Gypsy cruise

Discussion in 'Pacific North West Cruisers' started by Michael Davis, Apr 14, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Sometimes I get away with making look like MY idea. Not often, mind!
     


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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,749 posts, 1,175 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Funny :laugh:

    I was editing while you were responding. Now I know how fast a post goes out. There is no correction time like my online classes had. Good to know.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,900 posts, 2,066 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    :clap:So we are to guess that you wanted to make the edit before your lady saw the text over your shoulder...:banghead: Now it is out there.:yikes:
    Guess there will be fewer events of "Ever once in a while" ...:poke:
     


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  4. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,209 posts, 311 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hi Will, what is it with these admirals. When out solo, do pretty much what the skipper wants. Admiral comes aboard and:
    o Its cold in here, can we turn the furnace on?
    o I'm freezing.
    o Tipping too much. Honey, its only ten degrees.
    o Why can't we just drop the sails and motor?
    o Are we there yet?
    o Why don't we anchor over there?
    o Did you bring the...?
    o These crackers taste old.
    o Did you know the expiration date on these medicines was 2008?

    Sheesh. How did we ever survive without them?
     


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  5. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Quietly? ( don't let the Admiral see this)
     


  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,749 posts, 1,175 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Terry,
    I think you are getting the admiral confused with a teenager. My admiral is the one who brings the crackers so she doesn't complain to the captain about them being old. However, she won't eat them if they are old. My teenagers, gone now, about 5 years, would complain about them but still eat them.

    - Will (don't let the admiral read this thread - EVER!, Dragonfly)
     


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  7. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Discussion onboard Sun Gypsy the last couple of days. Will this be the year we finally brave Nakwakto Rapids and explore Seymour and Belize Inlets? We both want to go but there is the pucker factor of rapids capable of twice our hull speed.
     


  8. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,209 posts, 311 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Ports and Passes has the slack water time for transiting the rapids. Very short, but that would be the safest time. Would never want to do it at any other time. Just say'n. Please let us know the outcome if you decide to make it.
     


  9. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Believe me Terry it will all be here with pictures. Have the chart and Ports and Passes and I know to go at slack, but there is still a bit of pucker factor in there. I think we have pretty much decided to give it a go.
     


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  10. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,209 posts, 311 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Great. As I recall the slack interval is but a few minutes, so hope that works out for you. We've had that on our sail plan for a few years now, someday, hopefully. And the pucker factor certainly understandable.
     


  11. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    I'm sure it's all in my head and it will turn out like all the other rapids. It's just the big numbers that get to me although I only see 14.2 kts for July.
     


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  12. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,900 posts, 2,066 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Michael you have that new powerful prop to give you support.
     


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  13. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    600 posts, 250 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Yeah! Don't you just love them.
     


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  14. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,634 posts, 135 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    F423093A-6F8C-4DFB-AD29-5E0D2F82B4B7.jpeg Resorting at Rosario. Second shakedown cruise for engine and saildrive. Changed oil in saildrive and no more sputtering out the vent. oil that I pumped out was full of some kind of grease which I think was put on gears etc as a corrosion inhibitor. I think we’re good to go!
     


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  15. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,900 posts, 2,066 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Well that is great news.Kind of like Cosmoline in a service weapon.

    How was Rosario?
     


  16. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,634 posts, 135 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Still here..three or four boats each dock. Obviously, not prime time yet..going to catch a recip in West Sound tomorrow and maybe Deer Harbor on Sat. A lot of motoring around so I can get through my first oil change before taking off....
     


  17. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,209 posts, 311 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Woo hoo!
     


  18. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,209 posts, 311 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Wow. Nice stop, but moorage there probably similar to Roche. For me, having so much trouble trying to squeeze a nickel out of my hiney, the thought of Rosario moorage, well...
     


  19. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,634 posts, 135 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Admiral request.
     


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  20. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,900 posts, 2,066 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Pleasing the Admiral is a very sensitive and smart action. I’d call us smart skippering.
     


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