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Old 06-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
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So, I contacted Tara at Discovery Harbor and have a slip reserved for 3 weeks, starting at the end of July. I'm paying the high season monthly rate of ~$968, for 48' which is still spendy but significantly less than the daily rate. I might use this same marina later in Sept. and Tara said she would likely offer me the low season rate at that time.

I've also added stern line to my ever-growing shopping list & will be making a run to Fisheries Supply before I depart. I read through previous strings about stern tying & such and plan on purchasing a 600' spool of polypropylene line, either 1/2" or 5/8". That length might be overkill, but it's fairly cheap and I'd rather have more than I need.

Now to research crab & shrimp pots...

Thank you all!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #22
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Now to research crab & shrimp pots...
Speaking from experience (I used to live in Brownsville and Kingston, WA) Canadian built prawn traps are way better than the American shrimp traps. The SS ones are nice, as they don't stain your deck. Crab traps, about the same.

Make sure you get and use a Canadian crab gauge though...

Ocean Pacific is a pretty nice chandlery in Campbell River.
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I read through previous strings about stern tying & such and plan on purchasing a 600' spool of polypropylene line, either 1/2" or 5/8". That length might be overkill, but it's fairly cheap and I'd rather have more than I need.
I would think 1/2" should be find. You are sharing the load with your anchor when you deploy a stern line. I have 600 feet of 3/8" on my 38 footer and it has never had a load where I couldn't pull on the stern line. I like having 600 feet so I never worry if I will have enough when heading to shore with the line in my teeth.

I bought a fancy reel this year for my stern line but in the previous years I suspended the stern line reel on a boat hook that was supported with 2 chairs. This worked just fine.

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Hi there Mary,

I completely missed the last part of this thread - out cruising last summer I guess. How was your experience? Hopefully it "made you"!
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