Registered users don't see ads

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. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Now that's what I call Frost Biting! Haven't had to shovel snow out of a boat since I was a kid.
     


  2. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    Les, what do you have for a furnace and how is it doing in the conditions. I am also wondering how your batteries are holding up. I am looking forward to seeing how my new hydronic system will do in cold weather. I should have plenty of capacity with 17000 BTU but will need to see have to see how I do on 12v. Do you have a generator for charging or do you depend on the engine/alternator?
     


  3. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,233 posts, 942 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Sending Ward out with the PNW blower after he finishes his hot choc.
     


    Will Gilmore likes this.
  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,098 posts, 3,325 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    We will give the crew some vittles and send him out to clear the deck. So says the Captain. Ward having the experience and likely the bearer of this unusual snow from NJ. Promptly volunteered. Could he be angling for an extra portion. “Please sir may I have some more”.

    So the boat churns onward through the slush.
     


  5. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,233 posts, 942 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    @Hayden Watson the furnace is a Planar. Batteries less than a yr old 470AH, on a medium setting it looked like 0.5A for the furnace, frig is 6A but still woke up at 68% this AM. It also likes fuel. Hard to say but somewhere between 2.5 and 4 gal/day. Teens and low 20’s. Sucks a lot of heat out of an uninsulated boat.

    I have a Honda 2000 but haven’t broken it out yet.
     


    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  6. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC


    JamesG161, Will Gilmore and Meriachee like this.
  7. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    Thanks. Battery capacity is my biggest problem because the C30 only has room for 2 group 27 or one 4D which gives me a total capacity of only 200 amps (140-amp useable @ 30% SOC on my lifelines)
     


  8. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Any self respecting frog would be hibernating in this weather.
     


    Kermit likes this.
  9. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    If the water under the hull is not hard, the sailing is fine! When I first moved to Oak Harbor I made a comment about the great sailing weather for the first race of the Frostbite Series continuing for the full series. Another skipper gave me a quote that I have lived by ever since. "There is no such thing as bad sailing weather, just inappropriate sailing clothing."
    I took that to heart and got a very good set of foulies and greatly enjoy winter sailing.
     


    Will Gilmore and Michael Davis like this.
  10. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I like cold-weather sailing, too. But dang.
     


  11. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    646 posts, 155 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    Good clothing and a furnace and hot food and beverages down below. What more can you ask for. Of course I was forgetting that frogs are cold-blooded!
     


    Kermit likes this.
  12. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,049 posts, 976 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    That anchor was there last year. What are the chances that it was left there from last year. ha ha
     


  13. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,098 posts, 3,325 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Kermie it’s sll about extending the season. And a bit of crazy. Perhaps a bit too much beer - “We could sail up to Vancouver for the boat show. It will be 3 boat shows in one season. “ “ yeah but that will be February?” “ we’re not wimps. Besides will give us a chance to really test the dry suits. “ “Lets do it. “
    Not sure if it was Les or me that started the idea. But we’re having a kick.
     


    Kermit and Will Gilmore like this.
  14. Hello Below

    Hello Below

    Joined May 7, 2012
    566 posts, 54 likes
    Hunter e33
    CA Maple Bay, BC
    And good friends to make good future stories to tell. "I remember back in the winter of 2019 . . . "
     


    Will Gilmore likes this.
  15. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,570 posts, 466 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    No school again. Sheesh, summer gone before it gets here. Now just waiting for the next batch of snow due this afternoon. Temp currently 30.
     


  16. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    And we will all watch the snow totals grow. Today it is six inches and 20 knots of wind. In a couple of years it will six feet of snow and gale force winds. And that anchor will be 150 KG. :biggrin:
     


  17. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,570 posts, 466 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Very pleased with the Wallas 40D performance. Fuel consumption 6.8-13.6 oz/h. Electricity consumption: 1.0-3.9 A. Usually a mid setting of 3 during the day keeps the boat comfortable even in these winter conditions. Will turn it down to 1 when turning in just to keep the chill at bay.
     


  18. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,258 posts, 780 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    They're on the move again! Just entered Navy Channel. Missed the ferries yet again. :)
     


    Ward H and jssailem like this.
  19. Hello Below

    Hello Below

    Joined May 7, 2012
    566 posts, 54 likes
    Hunter e33
    CA Maple Bay, BC
    The benefit of having an AIS.
     


  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    They don't have Stus MAGNETIC personality
     


    jssailem likes this.

Sail Trim Chart and Guide
When it comes to sailing, as basic as salt and pepper and just as indispensable!
Gray ports and parts
The most popular port on boats built from the 70s into the 90s.
20% OFF innovative boat clips!
FixClip holds laundry, tools, anything to rails and life lines even in strong winds.
Teak companionway doors
Amazing artisan quality, custom made to fit your boat.