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Old 03-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #21
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RE: Plans for 2011 - PNW and SE Alaska

Walt:

No offense taken, in fact, your "wagon train" comment earned a big grin at this end.

I understand that a trip North or South from San Diego, requires a different approach than I have adopted for my summertime extended cruises on a more protected Inside Passage route.* One of the great things about boating is that you get to choose your own way of going.* One of the great things about retirement and boating is that the time barrier is a lesser factor.

Are you planning a run up or down the West Coast this summer?

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:29 AM   #22
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I* think that the tail end of my trip may coincide with your trip.* We might be able to meet up, spill some beer, and swap lies about what great skippies we are.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:25 AM   #23
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Eric:

Those 2 trips sound pretty special.* When you are going around Baranof, I hope you take some pics to post here.* I have not seen the west side of Baranof and would appreciate reading all you have to tell about this trip.* I hope you get a chance to "soak" at Warm Springs and stay overnight at Red Bluff Bay (what a magnificent anchorage that is) while on the east side.* Any chance you would get to stop somewhere in Tebenkof Bay for a night or two?* Are you gonna' run Keku?*

On your second trip, if you need to "duck in" after leaving Lisianski Strait, I can recommend Kimshan Cove and Double Bay as 2 pretty secure overnighters.

If you see Alan in "Weekender" while you are in Sitka, please say "Hello".

Our last trip home west of the IP was 30 days from Foggust 1-30, 2008,*and we did not lose a single day of travel due to fog.* Go figure!

Have a great time.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #24
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RE: Plans for 2011 - PNW and SE Alaska

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I understand that a trip North or South from San Diego, requires a different approach than I have adopted for my summertime extended cruises on a more protected Inside Passage route. ...... Are you planning a run up or*down the West Coast this summer?
Your comment,* "requires a different approach", is very perceptive and applies to
different geographical regions throughout the world. We all love our boats and can't
quite understand why others can't see it the way we do. After all, water is*water!
Why won't my boat do equally as well as boats from a different region? When one
truly understands the actual mission of the boat, that's when the design elements
pay the biggest dividends. (ie: Range, speed, comfort, economy, etc.)

Conclusion: One design does not fill all requirements. (Missions)

As to your question about me planning to run up or down the coast this summer?
The answer is "no". I have the wrong boat for those trips! (I am, however, lusting
after a 42' boat that fits those trip requirements to a tee!)
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #25
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after a 42' boat that fits those trip requirements to a tee!)

Uh oh. Which one Walt?

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #26
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Years ago, my wife and I had a 42' Ocean Alex Sport Sedan which we cruised
throughout Southern Cal and Northern Baja. Back then we were still pretty new to
this cruising thing and didn't realize what we had. To this day, 7 boats later, the
Ocean Alex 42 Sedan is still our favorite boat for cruising Southern Cal. Double
wide, sliding doors to the cockpit, twin diesel, cruise in the high teens, great
salon, no exterior teak, 42' HDTV, water-maker, bow mounted RIB, 2nd stateroom
with side x side beds, generator, etc., etc., etc.,. I know, I know, it's not a trawler!
But when you consider that a route to anywhere in Southern Cal involves running on
the outside, the weather window and the boat's ability to complete the leg of the
cruise within that window becomes very desirable. 15-20 knots, add in grandkids,
friends, etc, and you are providing them with a very comfortable side X side
stateroom.

Wake up! wake up Walt! Your describing a Don Moon type trawler!






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Old 03-14-2011, 06:45 PM   #27
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LMAO
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:43 PM   #28
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Wake up! wake up Walt! Your describing a Don Moon type trawler!



A Don Moon Trawler? *The proper term I believe is actually called an "Expeditious Trawler." *This is NOT to be confused with a Expedition Trawler which is an entirely different type of trawler. *

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:52 PM   #29
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RE: Plans for 2011 - PNW and SE Alaska

Boy, If everybody keeps wanting to go faster, pretty soon we can start a new thread about Water Skiing!

JohnP--- I think I spelled skiing wrong!
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Don:
Of course you know I love your boat and your kind of "cruising." I used to do it your way and still miss it. Trawlering is "OK" but out here in Southern Cal, getting where you want to go in 3-4 hours is great! a boat with all the amenities and a cruise of 15-20 knots is where it's really at for me. (Fuel costs be damned.)

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Moonstruck wrote:LMAO
Don:
Of course you know I love your boat and your kind of "cruising." I used to do it your way and still miss it. Trawlering is "OK" but out here in Southern Cal, getting where you want to go in 3-4 hours is great! a boat with all the amenities and a cruise of 15-20 knots is where it's really at for me. (Fuel costs be damned.)

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Some of these guys woud be surprised to learn that you can actually breathe without supplemental oxygen at 30 knots.

Sometimes we like to cover allot of ground---as much as over 200 miles in a day.* Sometimes we like to slow cruise and hang out.* It is nice to have the choice.* Other than electric refrigeration (when cruising we turn the icemaker off), Moonstruck is set up a lot like a trawler.* She has AGM batteries, generator, inverter, LED lights, and a good dinghy.* We love to hang on the hook and moorings.* She has 8 overhead opening hatches to catch the breezes.* All this plus speed when we want it.* Love it!

Of course, fuel is not cheap----especially now.* It is not the major cost of owning the boat.* When you get down to it, it's tough to justify owning any boat on a financial basis.** When Lou asked me what was my major fault, I said that I spend to damn much money on my boat;*and that's not likely to change.* She was warned.

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Boy, If everybody keeps wanting to go faster, pretty soon we can start a new thread about Water Skiing!

*You don't need to go fast to water ski!

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Our schedule*has us departing Sidney BC around Memorial Day and heading north. We are going to be gone for 3-4 months and whether we do SE Alaska, Queen Charlottes*or stay south of Prince Rupert, the boat and crew are ready.

We cruised the west side of Pitt and Princess Royal on our way south last year - we loved it and not nearly as boring as the channels. We encountered few pleasure craft and lots of great anchorages.

Keep an eye out for the Sunchaser V.
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Our schedule*has us departing Sidney BC around Memorial Day and heading north. We are going to be gone for 3-4 months and whether we do SE Alaska, Queen Charlottes*or stay south of Prince Rupert, the boat and crew are ready.

We cruised the west side of Pitt and Princess Royal on our way south last year - we loved it and not nearly as boring as the channels. We encountered few pleasure craft and lots of great anchorages.

Keep an eye out for the Sunchaser V.
*Sounds like a great trip.* Take lots of pictures and keep us up on it as you go along. Do you have a blog?

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