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Old 01-10-2019, 12:15 AM   #21
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It is looking like a March trip rather than February ....

I too have only visited PL in summer, and I love it. Itís one of my favorite destinations!

Are you interested in a trip in March?
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:44 AM   #22
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It is looking like a March trip rather than February ....

I too have only visited PL in summer, and I love it. Itís one of my favorite destinations!

Are you interested in a trip in March?
I might be, although I am still waiting on Coast Guard documentation after having purchased my new-to-me boat 3 months ago, and with the shutdown that is being delayed even further, so I am pretty sure crossing the border is out of the question simply because of paperwork.

I just ran the numbers from Seattle-PLI-Seattle and it is definitely a long trip for this time of year and weather!
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:11 AM   #23
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It always takes months to get CG documentation completed, regardless of
Shutdowns. I recall just having a copy of my completed application, on more than boat. It wasn’t an issue.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:20 AM   #24
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Go Steve go! It will give you 3 months worth of material to write about.
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Go Steve go! It will give you 3 months worth of material to write about.
Haha! I already went last year, and had plenty to write about. This year, I am planning a longer journey since I was the only (slow) sailboat that went last year.

We're looking to hit PLI and bunches of places up into Desolation Sound.

Plus, in terms of writing, I have a bunch of things already queued up and under research - I don't need too many new things!
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:42 AM   #26
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It always takes months to get CG documentation completed, regardless of
Shutdowns. I recall just having a copy of my completed application, on more than boat. It wasnít an issue.
That's good to know. I know it was taking about 3-4 months prior to the shutdown, but they're saying a lot longer now!
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:31 AM   #27
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You may have a solution or already know this but communications in Princess Louisa (for weather updates) was almost non existent for me. The same for about half the Jervis Inlet.


I left PL late April and out in Jervis the weather was OK and then I proceeded to get my butt kicked, in what I thought would be protected water, inside Texada island, on the way to Powell River.
With the wrong winds that "protected" water can get nasty.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:35 AM   #28
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No problem! I have an Inreach, works perfectly well in Princess Louisa!

The first year I had the device, I was able to help
some fellow boaters (in PL) communicate with one of their party who had developed engine trouble while enroute.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:51 AM   #29
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Same here, I have an inReach and also satellite weather connection. Between those two, I was able to keep in communication for critical things via the inReach, and keep an eye on the weather via satellite downloads. Unfortunately, our timing was still bad and crossing the Strait of Georgia turned into a not so pleasant day, but that happens....
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No problem! I have an Inreach, works perfectly well in Princess Louisa!

The first year I had the device, I was able to help
some fellow boaters (in PL) communicate with one of their party who had developed engine trouble while enroute.
Sue, Iridium sat phones will also connect in Princess Louisa. No problem with ours when we were there.
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Yep Ken, Sat phones/devices are the only usable means of communication in PL!
I donít have a Sat Phone though, just the Inreach😊
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Keep me posted, Sue! February and April are looking pretty busy, but March just might work!

A few years ago when we went up to PLI for New Years we ran into the outflow winds. Thankfully it was (barely) warm enough to keep the spray liquid. Ice build up on the boat was a real concern! Safe Harbour | To Princess Louisa Inlet! – Slowboat
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Thanks, I will post here! Yes, itís looking like March...
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I am wanting to return to PLI in May or June to see the waterfalls from spring snowmelt, I have been told that is worth the trip! Any advice on best timing for that trip?

We were there in August and had a great time, but some smoke too.
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Well, as you say, the waterfalls tend to be more active and numerous early in the season, but on the other hand, the weather is usually better (sunshine) in mid-July to mid-September. You have to pick one or the other :-)
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Yep Ken, Sat phones/devices are the only usable means of communication in PL!
I donít have a Sat Phone though, just the Inreach
Well not communication, but I was able to get a DirecTV at PL with my KVH 7.....
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:50 PM   #37
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Sorry, I am canceling the PL trip for this year. Getting some boat work done instead... I hope to make the trip next year though !
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