Originally Posted by Alaskahick
Ksanders. Keep an eye out for us on your way up. I am bringing up my Californian from Everett and should be on our way on the 15th of April. I've been planning this trip all winter and am taking along 3 friends. Since I'll be docking Spirit in Seward we'll have to look up each other after the trip and compare notes.
Fantastic! Another Alaskan bringing their boat home.
Are you actually leaving Everett on the 15th?
Is this going to be a boat delivery, or are you taking allot of time off along the way?
I assume you'll be cruising at 7 knots, daylight hours only?
For us, I get off the slope on Thursday, and am headed for Anacortes on Friday the 20th. The boats been checked out pretty thuroughly, and I spent a week on her in november getting everything situated and learning the systems.
We plan on departing Anacortes at 0 dark 30 on the 21st.
This is a relaxed boat delivery for us. I have new engines to break in so we'll be putting some load on for the first couple of days at least, then dropping back to a more leisurly pace.
Our plans are to cruise sunup to sundown, but not push the weather. Our weather holding points are Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Elfin Cove, Yakutat.
Are you planning on doing your Gulf of Alaska crossing from Yakutat directly to Seward, or are you planning on going into Prince William Sound to limit your exposure?