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Old 09-04-2016, 06:44 PM   #321
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Those are some happy campers! Thanks Tom, and Tracey loves the pics you forwarded.
Enjoy the hunt up north and save us a nice Moose Steak!
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:33 PM   #322
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Final Thoughts and Numbers

I added another chapter, 33 to the blog. This covers Neah Bay to the Winter dock in just 15 hours.

Below is what I posted for final thoughts and numbers.

We have been at the winter base for a weeks now. The rain has started and Kay and I are feeling ho-hum. It is hard to describe how we feel. I know we are ready to go again. We have our "fix it" list and starting to build our list for the 2017 Seattle Boat show. We went from moving every few days to stop.


We have learned a lot on the maiden trip to the inside passage. When we started we were scared to death to anchor. Now we prefer it. It still takes us 15 minutes to raise the anchor because of our chain locker causes the chain to pyramid and has to be knocked over every 40 feet. Along with anchoring we discovered how to side tie. Between ASD, Pairadice and Endless Tymes we could side tie very quickly.


We discovered that a 30 amp battery charger was way too little to charge 2 house banks. Chargers are very expensive in Canada. Well EVERYTHING is EXPENSIVE in Canada.


Taking waves/swells on the beam really sucks! I learned that lowering the trim tabs on ASD does dampen some of the roll. We also found that slowing to 6-7 kts and only traveling 40 miles makes the trip a little more enjoyable. We are not zoom zooming by everything. Its ok to shut off the engines and drift while watching whales.


Kay learned how to make sourdough bread from scratch! Thank Chris for teaching her.


Preparations was key to a successful day. We learned to stay put if the weather was questionable. Because of this we didn't enter into running during bad weather. Its ok to sit still for a week if needed. Fix your boat before you leave home base. There are those who mocked me as I was anal in fixing stuff.


Be willing to being flexible. Don't be afraid to talk to folks about your experiences as they will share theirs with you and you can learn. The rapids were not that scary so long as you prepared.


On our shopping list for next year is a new davit and dinghy with a water maker.


NUMBERS :

Total Days: 116
Total Distance: 3299 Miles
Total Engine Hrs: 376.2
Total Fuel (U.S. Gal): 1998.4
Total Fuel Cost (USD): 5826.5
Average price per gallon (USD) $2.49
Average speed (mph): 9.3
Average fuel burn: 5.3
Total Cost of Moorage: $2667.59

Until Next year.....
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:02 AM   #323
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Ye Haw!
Thanks for the update Tom and Kay, and the lodging accommodations, it was great to see you guys again and tell all kinds of lies!
We are compiling our trip summary and hope to post both here and on the blog.
What a great trip and looking forward to next years trip.

Cheers!
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Ye Haw!
Thanks for the update Tom and Kay, and the lodging accommodations, it was great to see you guys again and tell all kinds of lies!
We are compiling our trip summary and hope to post both here and on the blog.
What a great trip and looking forward to next years trip.

Cheers!
Awesome end to an awesome trip!
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