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Les and John’s 2019 EXTREME Winter Cruise

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  1. Hello Below

    Hello Below

    Joined May 7, 2012
    566 posts, 54 likes
    Hunter e33
    CA Maple Bay, BC
    That and a broom = PNW Snowblower
     


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  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    We know there is a ferry in Long Harbor. They called us as we were approaching the South end of Salt Springs Island. Wanted to know our intentions. No way to see him in th snow till we were 1/4 mile apart in the snow and sea fog. Nice discussion with the captain and we sounded out fog horn together saluting each othe as he turned in towards the ferry dock and we into Annette Inlet. We have such cordial interactions. And @Stu Jackson has them nearly running him down.
    Guess we live in a special place amid the unicorns and the Ferries...
     


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  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That depends on what type of snow. Dry fluffy snow could act as flotation, while dense, snowball snow, could get pretty heavy, so you might want to organize a good old fashion snowball fight, just to get the snow off the deck.
    You guys look well dressed for it, so,
    COLD? Nahhhh! (Be sure to clip in before letting those boreal projectiles fly.)
    Or
    You could take this opportunity to practice for the Snowball rodeo.
    [​IMG] Yee Haw!

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    We just learned that the stove has died... again.... Dinner Lasagna may again still be FROZEN..
    We have relit the oven again.. The glasses have been refilled with Burbon. Ward is thinking we will be frozen in the boat tomorrow morning.

    One must be calm and just deal with the issues as they present themselves.
     


  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Ha ha.. Will... You should be here.
     


  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Don't be so quick to dump your snow, if the stove isn't working. That is premium rooftop insulation. It will be like living in an igloo.
    I would love it.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Les’s Mahalo is a movable feast...

    Lasagna just came out of the oven... Steaming hot and cheese melting. Artisan sourdough from Granville Market, Fresh salad and Balsamic Newman’s Own dressing. And Woodbridge Burbon or BC distilled gin...

    Doesn’t get much better here in Canada.
    Must check out as my food is getting cold.
     


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  8. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,049 posts, 976 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Isnt that just a wonderful market?
     


  9. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,466 posts, 1,221 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Careful on the Alcohol. It feels warm going down, but causes the "flush" as your capillaries go to the surface to cool your body FASTER.:badbad:

    You were supposed to eat Mexican, not Italian. Natural gas production made ready.
    Jim...

    PS: Remember the cold, when you make your trip south of Latitude 20° in the spring.;)
     


  10. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,258 posts, 780 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Started snowing here at 1330, right after we chatted. Hasn't let up, 4-6 inches so far, not stopping until 2200. More on the way tomorrow. It's 27F so cold, and the snow is still the light stuff weight-wise.
    Here's Mahalo in July 2018 at Annette Inlet: (looks like in the same place, too)
    IMG_20180710_205336 (Medium).jpg
     


  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Yes Les liked the place so much we dropped anchor in the same place. I tried to get Les to get one of these Sure to Stay in one place Anchor being sold at the Boat Show.
    EDF995C2-D945-4D6D-9DFC-BEC6D276FDCD.jpeg
    But he said on his fixed income it was out of the question. So Ward and I are at some risk.
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Les knows how grounded his crew is, so he's obviously not worried about needing an anchor.
    :laugh:
    "Grounded"

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  13. DAVA390

    DAVA390

    Joined Jul 13, 2010
    922 posts, 135 likes
    Precision 23
    US Perry Hall,Baltimore County
    Bourbon and gin. John is all about trip T shirts. Might I make a sugggestion? IMG_20190211_083748686.jpg
     


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  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,108 posts, 3,330 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Looking good. I like it.
    Some how if we could add the 6 inches of snow and freezing temps it might just work.

    It must be noted any consumption of alcohol aboard this boat is strictly performed for medicinal purposes.
     


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  15. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    For the rheumatism [​IMG]

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  16. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,234 posts, 943 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Not sure JOHN’s Anchor pic’s got the app reaction they needed. The galvanized one is a 275Kg anchor. Not sure my winless would pick it up and they said I’d have to haul it in alone.
     


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  17. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,466 posts, 1,221 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Don't worry your anchor weighs less in the PNW. [per SBO experts], just don't head down below Latitude 20°.:cowbell:

    Mine weighs 75 lbs and my boat is bigger than yours!;)
    Jim...

    PS: How is the snow?
     


  18. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,164 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That's true. Cold air is denser so the atmospheric pressure helps buoy heavy objects.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  19. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,466 posts, 1,221 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Well...
    Don't forget the offsetting snow weight.
    And...
    More dense air actually pushes down on the boat.:doh:
    But...
    The sails will love the extra push!!:)
    Jim...
     


  20. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,234 posts, 943 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA

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