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Old 10-06-2019, 07:51 PM   #1
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Blaine to Anacortes

Folks, how far by water, ( trawler speed 8 its) between Blaine and Anacortes? Will be headed out Wednesday next week.

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About 34 miles
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3 hours or 6 hours depending on the current.
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You don't have any charts or a chart plotter?
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:20 AM   #6
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Yes, but not up there to enter waypoints. Thanks everybody.
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If this is a new boat, I'd bring a laptop and USB GPS for navigation before you get your electronics installed. Coastal Explorer software is great. Even once your electronics are in, it is more convenient to create routes on the laptop vs the built-in chart plotters. And it is good to have a backup. Enjoy your new boat!
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If you're talking about Wednesday the 16th, you have slack at 9:30 and a slight ebb current the direction you are heading. Slightly less than 1 knot.
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Boat has full electronics, just wanted a feel for time involved.
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Knowing what I know now, I'd still have a tablet with Navionics on it, I found it much easier to use than the Lowrance that was installed on my boat, and is no longer. When you have to go in two or three menus and you are a newbie with whatever chartplotter or MFD to make adjustments, my tablet Navionics proved invaluable.
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Folks, how far by water, ( trawler speed 8 its) between Blaine and Anacortes? Will be headed out Wednesday next week.

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Here is a useful link for the Salish Sea.


NWCRUISING.NET Nautical Miles in the Pacific Northwest, Olympia to Queen Charlotte Strait


Your specific route would be found here:
Nautical Miles From/To Anacortes, NOAA Chart 18400


It gives 33.6 nm and 4.8 hours at 7 knots. Since I usually cruise at 7 knots, it is really handy. The comment about current is important however as well as sea conditions along that stretch. It can be rough depending on wind and current.
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Dave a little confused, the link you provided is great but when I look at it it shows the distance for Blaine to Anacortes to be 15.9 nautical miles not 33.6 nautical miles. Am i reading it wrong?
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I am a firm believer in electronic back up. My Raymarine chart plotter is my first source. Coastal Explorer on my laptop is my second choice and navionics on my iPad is my third choice.

But from Blain to Anacortes, if you can hit it, it’s marked.
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I found this a few years ago. Very handy and the creator did a ton of work.
http://nwcruising.net/index.html
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That link that two have given here is quite good. I printed the whole thing out and put in a binder now on my boat.
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Well, I fly up to Seattle tomorrow morning and start the first leg of bringing Couple’s Retreat home to SFO. Starting in Blaine, will go to Anacortes and then fly home. Jack DeFriel will hopefully head down the coast ~Friday depending on weather windows. I’ll track him on Garmin Inreach.
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Dave a little confused, the link you provided is great but when I look at it it shows the distance for Blaine to Anacortes to be 15.9 nautical miles not 33.6 nautical miles. Am i reading it wrong?

I think you may have read the Anacortes to Bellingham line rather than the Anacortes to Blaine line. Anacortes to Bellingham is 15.9 miles.
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I think you may have read the Anacortes to Bellingham line rather than the Anacortes to Blaine line. Anacortes to Bellingham is 15.9 miles.
Thanks Dave, your absolutely right.
Guess I new new glasses.........
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Am I the only one who uses Google Earth for doing quick measurement like this?
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Am I the only one who uses Google Earth for doing quick measurement like this?

Iím not familiar enough with Google earth to know... can you draw a route on Google earth?

The nice thing about nwcruiser.net is that they have almost all the routes that I might be interested in and even if they donít, I can usually take a couple and add or subtract to get the distance Iím interested in.
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