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Old 07-20-2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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Kinshipís Summer Cruise

This year is different. As is often the case with almost 40 year marriages, (or maybe long marriages are the result?) I am doing what my wife and adult kids want rather than what I would choose to do. Rather than heading North into BC, we are staying in Puget Sound for the 2 weeks of my vacation.

Today we werenít sure of where we were going to end up. As we left the dock, Kingston Marina called and asked if we still wanted a slip for tonight. Turns out they had a cancellation. It was what my wife and daughter had wanted so I took it. We were getting a bit of a later start than normal for Kingston as we like to make the Saturday Market they have. Still, we made it in time for the girls to do a few turns around the market. This evening there is live music at the park next to the marina. The kids are still out on the lawn with our grandson enjoying the fantastic weather and acceptable music. 8:00 pm and 75 degrees with a wonderful 5 knot breeze. Canít get better.

Tomorrow Port Ludlow.

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Old 07-20-2019, 10:05 PM   #2
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Dave, watch out for those rocks around Port Ludlow. Just kidding, have a great vacation.
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Dave, watch out for those rocks around Port Ludlow. Just kidding, have a great vacation.


We are going by them now. My wife is determined that this boat wonít end up on those rocks a second time.

Port Ludlow urges boaters new to their marina to view Darrenís video on the harbor. The photo of my boat (while owned by the PO) up on the rocks serves as a warning.
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Pleasant travels dhays. Thanks for the map! Always good to get the big picture.
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A little cooler and windy today, 65F and 14kts.Attachment 91288Attachment 91287Click image for larger version

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Old 07-21-2019, 05:21 PM   #7
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We may see you out and about- we’re currently on the east side of Whidbey abreast Holmes Harbor, and headed to tonight’s anchorage at Hope Island.
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Dave, we were tied across the dock from a NP 43 for a couple of nights. Nice! If I was in the market.....
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We may see you out and about- weíre currently on the east side of Whidbey abreast Holmes Harbor, and headed to tonightís anchorage at Hope Island.

We are going to head into Hood Canal and stay a couple days at Pleasant Harbor. The grandson will enjoy playing in the pool and the daughter and son-in-law will enjoy sailing the dinghy and kayaking.

After that, we are thinking of going to Fort Flagler, another spot Iíve never been.
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Dave, we were tied across the dock from a NP 43 for a couple of nights. Nice! If I was in the market.....

We sure enjoy ours. I think it is a great boat if it checks the right boxes. It certainly does for us.
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Looks like a great cruise. Certainly some beautiful scenery.

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Port Ludlow was a nice stop. The marina facilities are decent and the staff very friendly. Not a lot to do here if you donít want to golf or spend the money to eat at the rather nice restaurant at the hotel. The wind kept the temperatures a chilly all day until it died down in the evening.

One of my very good friends and former running partner happens to live here in Port Ludlow in a condo on the point at the harbor entrance. He and his new wife came over to the boat for a beer and to meet my 22 month old grandson in the late afternoon. It was wonderful to spend a couple hours catching up.
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We are going to head into Hood Canal and stay a couple days at Pleasant Harbor. The grandson will enjoy playing in the pool and the daughter and son-in-law will enjoy sailing the dinghy and kayaking.

After that, we are thinking of going to Fort Flagler, another spot Iíve never been.
Got it. Went thru Deception at slack this morning, then got a bit tossed around with the swells till we got to Lopez Pass. Headed to either Spencer Spit or Blind Bay today.
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Dave, if you're going to the Fort Flagler area, a good place to anchor is Mystery Bay state park on the west side of Marrowstone island. They also have a dock. Lots of oysters.
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Dave, if you're going to the Fort Flagler area, a good place to anchor is Mystery Bay state park on the west side of Marrowstone island. They also have a dock. Lots of oysters.

Thanks, Iíll take a look. Iíve never been there so it will all be new.
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So far, Iíve found a couple of equipment issues.

1. The radio on the Flybridge doesnít seem to transmit. I think the last time I used it was a couple summers ago. Found out when I tried to reply to Bangor Traffic Control when they wanted me to move to the East side of the channel.

2. The bow thruster seems to cause what Iím guessing is a large voltage drop. The nav instruments crap out for a second when using the bow thruster. The first thing Iíll check is all the cable connections when we get to Pleasant Harbor. If anyone has any other suggestions, Iím open.
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So far, Iíve found a couple of equipment issues.

1. The radio on the Flybridge doesnít seem to transmit. I think the last time I used it was a couple summers ago. Found out when I tried to reply to Bangor Traffic Control when they wanted me to move to the East side of the channel.

2. The bow thruster seems to cause what Iím guessing is a large voltage drop. The nav instruments crap out for a second when using the bow thruster. The first thing Iíll check is all the cable connections when we get to Pleasant Harbor. If anyone has any other suggestions, Iím open.

My bow thruster is hooked up to my house bank, and before I replaced the tired batteries it caused the same problem with electronics shutting down from low voltage. After I replaced the batteries I didnít have any more problems.
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My bow thruster is hooked up to my house bank, and before I replaced the tired batteries it caused the same problem with electronics shutting down from low voltage. After I replaced the batteries I didnít have any more problems.

The batteries in the thruster bank are of an indeterminate age, and were severely discharged by me last month. Even so, when the engine is running they are connected via an ACR with the house bank which is in great shape.

This is another reason why I liked the DC-DC charger that I had before but had a fuse melt down. The more I think about it I think the problem was poor connections with the fuse in the fuse holder. I will try replacing it and reconnecting the DC-DC charger and see if works as well as solve the problem with the electronics.

I may manually disconnect the ACR when we leave in a couple days and see how the thruster bank performs on its own after it fully charged.
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