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Les and John’s 2019 EXTREME Winter Cruise

Discussion in 'Sails Call Lounge' started by jssailem, Feb 5, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,109 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Day 0
    The beginning.
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    Temps in the high teens and a wee bit of snow greeted us as we started provisioning for our 2019 Winter Cruise. Boat is ready - Mahalo @LeslieTroyer ’s Catalina 36. Fuel and water was done Sunday before the deep freeze. The AIS is up and running if you are interested in following the boat.
    https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=367724290

    The trip will be 307NM from Everett to Vancouver BC, where we pick up crew member @Ward H and check out the Canadian Boat Show. Then across Georgia Strait to the Gulf Islands and visits with a couple more SBO sailors as we cruise back south towards Seattle.

    We will keep you informed along the way.

    Now if we can just get the ice breaker to clear us a path out of the harbor.
     


  2. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    2,978 posts, 665 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    Wish I were going on a winter cruise this week!! No snow here but a lot of rain, lately. Vancouver is lovely.
     


  3. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,570 posts, 467 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Brrr. Too cold for any water time here. Freeze your gonads off. Hopefully, it will moderate some for your epic winter cruise. Have you found that ice breaker yet?
     


  4. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,382 posts, 858 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    have fun boys! be safe!
     


  5. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,801 posts, 181 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    More snow on friday and possibly wknd
     


  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    :plus:
    And don't forget to stay hydrated:beer:.
    Thanks for inviting us all along. Happy to follow your trip. I have come to expect great food on any trip Les is part of. I'll just have to use my imagination to help take a seat at your mess table. I'm not short on that.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  7. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    508 posts, 224 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    I can't imagine sailing in that kind of weather! It gets down to the 50s down here and we'll cancel a weekend of sailing, you guys are hardcore! Stay safe, y'all!
     


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  8. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    That is why we all have heat. I installed hydronic heating on my C30 and now I can be comfortable at any temp. I also have a doger with side curtains and a rear closure. It only encloses the forward 3' of the cockpit but I can leave the companionway doors open and the cabin heater keeps that area warm. I steer with the AP remote and only need to reach out to adjust the sails. :dancing:
     


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  9. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    508 posts, 224 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Must be nice! ;) Where y'all live, I can totally understand all of that being pretty much required!
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,109 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Update.
    We eased out of the Marina slipping through slushy water to get free.
    AIS recorded
    MAHALO departed from
    Port EVERETT
    at 2019-02-05 14:55 Local Time (2019-02-05 22:55 UTC)

    We decided to get ahead of the next snow storm.

    Right now we can see the entrance to Oak Harbor. Arranged a reciprocal moorage. Chart plotter say we will get into Oak Harbor about 6:30pm.
    We’ve only just begun.
     


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  11. FDL S2

    FDL S2

    Joined Jun 29, 2014
    263 posts, 116 likes
    S2 7.3
    US Fond du Lac
    Thanks for sharing! I'll be watching your progress this week while I'm "working".
     


  12. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    While you are in Oak Harbor, you can check out my boat to make sure it hasn't sunk. That way I will not need to brave the snow. Your autopilot is obviously doing a great job of steering. That is a very straight course.
     


  13. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    Out of curiousity, what do you use for your AIS transponder?
     


  14. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    This watching the AIS track is "almost"as much fun as being there! Just a little warmer and more comfortable in front of the fire with a glass of wine though.
     


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  15. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,570 posts, 467 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Just a wuss here, too, Michael. Nothing like coming into a marina at o dark 30, eh? I can see up Saratoga from our kitchen window, but alas was never able to spot them.
     


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  16. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,049 posts, 976 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Stealth Catalina. :)
     


  17. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,234 posts, 943 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    It’s a Raymarine 650. One boat 3 boats down from John sunk at the dock last night. His power cord came loose

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  18. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    That looks nice and warm! But not enough wind!
     


  19. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,109 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Oh my.. We were the only boat in the passage. Maybe the snow contributed to confusion.

    It was a glorious day. Sunset over the Olympics was pretty. Stars came out quickly in the cold clear night sky..
     


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  20. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,801 posts, 181 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Where are you wed night?
     



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