Shake Down Cruise

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  1. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    After a year of owning my H30 it was time for a multi-day cruise. My dad, brother and myself left Monday for 4 days of firsts.

    We start out from Pt Defiance heading north on motor due to no wind. Around Blake Island then into Elliot Bay where the wind picked up for a nice beam reach into Eagle Harbor. On a buoy over night then a freight train, down wind run to Langley, Wa on Whidbey Island in about 6 hours averaging 6.5 knots. We are staying for the first time on the hook tonight then heading back and hoping for the forecasted northerly for Wednesday. We plan to stay somewhere on north Bainbridge then home. Pictures to come.
     


  2. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Pics
     

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  3. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,207 posts, 649 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    We have a friend who likes to get her foot in a picture where ever she goes too!
     


  4. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Good morning! Looking at Everett and the Cascades at 0600hrs. From Langley/Whidbey Island.
     

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  5. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,466 posts, 898 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Wow, Mike, actual WIND to sail! Good vibes, no doubt. Sounds great, keep up the good work, write home often, send money!!! :)
     


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  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,006 posts, 3,921 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Great Post Mike. Your "shakedown" is just what you need. You got to get the guys to smile while on the boat or at least while you're taking their picture.

    The hammock shot... While sailing or at rest? While sailing, now that would be a bit ballsy.
    Thanks for the morning shot of Everett.
    Keep up the sailing. Getting ready. You and your crew in "Round Whidbey Island" race 2020.
     


  7. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,732 posts, 530 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hi Mike, nice pictures. How was the Langley anchorage? Looks pretty quiet. Spend any time in town?
     


  8. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    The public dock is really nice. Bathrooms close at 9pm and don't open until 10am. But I'm assuming they give you a door code if you pay for dock space. Didn't go into the town. There are about a dozen mooring buoys but the majority of them has derelict boats on them. One was on the hook and smacking into another. We set the hook at the most south end of the moorage. Swung all night northly and switched at about 5am. Didn't drag at all. Nice quiet place
     


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  9. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Hammock shot was post Captains hour.
    We are going to take advantage of the northly winds today and head to south Bainbridge. We may end up in Port Orchard for the night then make it back to the home port in the afternoon tomorrow.
     


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  10. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Keep me posted.
     


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  11. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Shake down fix list;

    Rebuild toilet- black water backing up into the bowl and allowing it into the flush water side of the pump when dry pumping.

    Fix stripped set screws connecting the furler barrel to the coils ( that was a fun one with 20kt winds and not being able to fuel in my 130%

    Clean out area under the cockpit. Sleeping in the quarter birth makes you feel like you are sleeping in a repair shop.
    Not to bad of a list.
     


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  12. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Last night. Blakely Harbor on the hook. We ended up motoring back to Tacoma.

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