Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Ketchikan, AK to San Francisco, CA

Fellow TFers,

I have just arrived home after bringing my new-to-me Krogen 54 from Ketchikan, AK to the San Francisco Bay Area. I flew out three weeks ago with Jeff, my first mate and spent the first week doing a shakedown cruise and some maintenance. Exactly two weeks ago today we left Ketchikan. Last Tuesday we arrived in Anacortes, WA, dropped off all the crew except my first mate, and then headed out down the coast. We only stopped last night in Drakes Bay, Point Reyes, CA and came under the Golden Gate Bridge at around noon today. Stillwater is now safely in her new slip at Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City, CA.

That's the short version. I'm too tired to write any more tonight. I will do a more thorough write up later in the week when I get my head back in landlubber mode. Suffice to say it was an adventure packed with amazing experiences.

Here's a teaser picture of Stillwater tucked into Rushbrooke Harbor in Prince Rupert, BC, Canada.



Once I'm finished with my cigar and cognac, I'm off to bed - those three hour watches take it out of you!

Richard
Stillwater
1988 Krogen 54
__________________
Advertisement

Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 12:05 AM   #2
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Welcome to the Bay Area. Staying long?
__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Welcome to the Bay Area. Staying long?
Yes - I've lived here for 25 years! I bought the boat while she was in Ketchikan and just delivered her here. Hopefully we can meet up on the water sometime when I join one of the local TF cruises.

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 02:25 AM   #4
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,185
Really glad to hear it went well for you and Jeff. Welcome home!
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 11:44 AM   #5
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,155
Can't wait to hear the entire story. The Admiral and I brought our boat from Oakley CA to the Columbia River about a year and half ago. I am interested in your trip down Jaun De Fuca and down the coast of WA. How far out you went, issues with crab pots, weather ect.
__________________
1988 M/Y Camargue Yacht Fisher
Alaskan Sea-Duction
MMSI: 338131469
Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/
Alaskan Sea-Duction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
Guru
 
dhmeissner's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: North America
Vessel Name: The Promise
Vessel Model: Roughwater 35
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,326
Fantastic! can't wait for more..... get some sleep
__________________
Dave & Suzie - Roughwater 35
http://thepromiserwb1029.org/2012/09...the-promise-2/
dhmeissner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 04:45 PM   #7
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction View Post
Can't wait to hear the entire story. The Admiral and I brought our boat from Oakley CA to the Columbia River about a year and half ago. I am interested in your trip down Jaun De Fuca and down the coast of WA. How far out you went, issues with crab pots, weather ect.
I'll post more later - but I'll answer your specific questions. We were lucky to hit a patch of very calm weather leaving Anacortes. We had winds mostly less than 10kt until the last part of the California coast. Sea state was NW swell 2-4' at 12s most of the way. San Juan de Fuca was as flat as a pancake. We stayed about 20-30nm offshore all the way down the coast. No crab pots that far out - too deep.

The weather built near Pt Reyes, CA and the sea state worsened. But that's another story for later...

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #8
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,155
Cool. Did you hit Jaun De Fuca at slack? What time? Thanks for the response. I have mapped my route on Active Cap't to be at least 20nm off shore for the trip up and around the horn. As I get to know the aera better, I will take the "short cut" around Cape Flattery. I am figuring I can do Astoria to Neay Bay in about 13.5 hours.
__________________
1988 M/Y Camargue Yacht Fisher
Alaskan Sea-Duction
MMSI: 338131469
Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/
Alaskan Sea-Duction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 05:57 PM   #9
Guru
 
Scary's Avatar
 
City: Walnut Grove Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cary'D Away
Vessel Model: Hatteras 48 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 884
When I came down from Neah Bay to the mouth of the Columbia it took 23 hrs at 7knts.
Scary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 06:05 PM   #10
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,155
Weather permitting I plan at least 12kts. My boat sweet spot is 14-15kts, but that is a chevron moment.
__________________
1988 M/Y Camargue Yacht Fisher
Alaskan Sea-Duction
MMSI: 338131469
Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/
Alaskan Sea-Duction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 10:30 PM   #11
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction View Post
Cool. Did you hit Jaun De Fuca at slack? What time? Thanks for the response. I have mapped my route on Active Cap't to be at least 20nm off shore for the trip up and around the horn. As I get to know the aera better, I will take the "short cut" around Cape Flattery. I am figuring I can do Astoria to Neay Bay in about 13.5 hours.
We saw ebb and flood currents. It took us about 10 hours at 7.5kt average so we inevitably saw a couple of tide changes. We left at 1430 on 4/7/15 at the tail end of an ebb. We saw the next flood and the beginning of the following ebb before we rounded Cape Flattery. The currents weren't that large - maybe 1 kt or so max. The advantage of being in a slow trawler is that the currents tend to average out over a day!

We turned south about 6-7 nm beyond Cape Flattery and then gradually eased offshore to around 20-30nm depending on what the coastline was doing.

I hope that helps

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 10:38 PM   #12
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Here's what San Juan de Fuca looked like at sunset that day

Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 11:04 PM   #13
Newbie
 
City: Prince Rupert
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Ai Tu Taki
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 30 sedan
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1
Hello Richard. I met you on the dock at Rushbrook. Glad that the trip went well. You may not remember me but I enjoyed meeting you (and the crew) and I'm happy you are home safe and sound. Take care and be safe.

Ted
TedB-BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 11:59 PM   #14
Al
Guru
 
Al's Avatar
 
City: ketchikan, Alaska
Country: usa
Vessel Name: 'SLO'~BELLE
Vessel Model: 1978 Marben-27' Flybridge Trawler Pilothouse Pocket Cruiser[
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,694
Richard, Pleased to hear that the trip was successful. Amazing time given the season, truly a fine sea trial!! Sorry we had not the opportunity to meet, came to the boat on an occasion however nobody home. Trust you enjoyed the area as you could in the short time.
I am passing your post on to Dave Johnson. He will be pleased.
Best Regards,
Al
Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:04 AM   #15
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by TedB-BC View Post
Hello Richard. I met you on the dock at Rushbrook. Glad that the trip went well. You may not remember me but I enjoyed meeting you (and the crew) and I'm happy you are home safe and sound. Take care and be safe.

Ted
Ted,

What a small world (or a large forum). Yes I remember you - how was the apple pie?

You met us after the trip across Chatham Sound - we really shouldn't have been out there that day as you well know. We had a nice day recovering in Prince Rupert and visited all the local sights - Rona hardware, Saanich Plumbing and Napa! We were real cruisers that day. To be fair we ate a wonderful dinner that night at the Cow Bay Cafe. I had the duck - it was wonderful - and a creme brle afterwards. The next day was a pleasant jaunt down Grenville Channel and a night in Coghlan Anchorage just off Wright Sound. A Nordahvn 60 joined us for the night - they were on their way north to Ketchikan.

All the best

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:10 AM   #16
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al View Post
Richard, Pleased to hear that the trip was successful. Amazing time given the season, truly a fine sea trial!! Sorry we had not the opportunity to meet, came to the boat on an occasion however nobody home. Trust you enjoyed the area as you could in the short time.
I am passing your post on to Dave Johnson. He will be pleased.
Best Regards,
Al
Al,

I'm so sorry we didn't connect. It was a busy time trying to get us ready to leave. We had a rather aggressive schedule and much to do before setting off. Our shakedown cruise in Rudyerd Bay and Punchbowl Cove was in itself the trip of a lifetime. Quite amazing. Here's a picture



Thanks for letting Dave know - I'll drop him a line too. Mike and Molly Benson were terrific too. Mike spent 11 hours on the Friday to fix our Hynautic controls and do a full engine service. He's exceptionally thorough. I was very glad to have a reliable engine, very happy indeed.

I'll be back to visit again - I loved Ketchikan. I'll likely fly back next year for a visit.

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:16 AM   #17
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,372
Richard

I like your style. Just do it, with a minimum of fuss and chatter. Enjoy the Bay area and the fine folks down there.
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 12:29 PM   #18
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,155
Hey Richard,

Thanks. You seemed to hit San Juan De Fuca at the right time! I have heard some horror stories about that area......
__________________
1988 M/Y Camargue Yacht Fisher
Alaskan Sea-Duction
MMSI: 338131469
Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/
Alaskan Sea-Duction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:16 PM   #19
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction View Post
Hey Richard,

Thanks. You seemed to hit San Juan De Fuca at the right time! I have heard some horror stories about that area......
I guess I got lucky. How bad does it get? I saw 15'-18' wind waves and 50kt winds in Chatham Sound. After that I wasn't worried about this part of the journey...

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 01:25 PM   #20
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Ketchikan, AK to San Francisco, CA

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
Richard

I like your style. Just do it, with a minimum of fuss and chatter. Enjoy the Bay area and the fine folks down there.

Now that he has the boat down here we'll try to help him enjoy it. Missed him at Pittsburgh and I missed the USCG tour but we Bay Area TF'ers tend to get together a few times per year.

Congrats on the successful delivery run Richard.
__________________

__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012