City: Edmonds, WA
Vessel Name: WESTERLY
Vessel Model: 1974 Pacific Trawler 37
Join Date: Oct 2007
Summer in SE Alaska
Just got back last week and finished up my trip summary. Enjoy.
2016 SUMMER CRUISE
WESTERLY: 37' Pacific Trawler, 34.4' LOA W/L, single 210hp Cummins, cruise7.35 kts at 1650 rpm
LEG 1 SUMMARY: Edmonds to Ketchikan via Discovery Passage, Lama Passage, Grenville Channel: Edmonds, Shoal Bay, Silva Bay, Westview, Forward Hbr, Potts Lagoon, Port McNeill, Fury Cove, Codville Lagoon, Bottleneck Inlet, Klewnuggit, Pillsbury Cove, Ketchikan. Apr 29 to May 11, 13 days, 699.8 miles, 106.0 engine hours (6.60 kts).
LEG 2 SUMMARY: Ketchikan to Sitka via Cape Chacon, El Capitan, Rocky Pass, Peril Strait: Ketchikan , Kassa Inlet, Soda Bay (Shelikof I), Craig, Sakar Cove, Shaken Bay, High I (Rocky Pass), Keku Is, Takatz Bay, Appleton Cove, Baby Bear Bay, Magoun Is, Sitka.May 14 to Jun 1. 18 days, 472.4 miles, 71.5 engine hours (6.61 kts).
LEG 3 SUMMARY: Sitka to Juneau via W Chichagof I, Lisianski Strait, Cross Sound, Icy Strait: Sitka, Falcon Arm, Klag Bay, Kimshan Cove, Baker Cove (Goulding Harbor), Pelican, Elfin Cove, Hoonah, Neka Bay, Flynn Cove, Blue Mouse Cove (Glacier Bay), Reid Inlet, Hoonah, Couverden I Cove, Juneau (Auke Bay).Jun 6-20, 15 days, 431.7 miles, 67.5 engine hours (6.40 kts).
LEG 4 SUMMARY: Juneau to Juneau via Lynn Canal, Icy Strait: Juneau (Auke Bay), Echo Cove (Lynn Canal), Skagway, Haines, Sullivan Bay, Hoonah, Fingers Bay (Glacier Bay), Reid Inlet, Blue Mouse Cove, Beartrack I Cove, S Sandy Cove, Hoonah, Couverden I Cove, Juneau (Harris Harbor).Jun 26 to Jul 12, 17 days, 507.1 miles, 77.7 engine hours (6.53 kts).
LEG 5 SUMMARY: Juneau to Juneau via Lynn Canal, Icy Strait, Cross Sound: Juneau (Harris Harbor), Couverden I Cove, Excursion Inlet, Reid Inlet (Glacier Bay), Blue Mouse Cove, N Sandy Cove, Fingers Bay, Hoonah, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Dundas Bay, Couverden I Cove, Juneau (Auke Bay). Jul 17-30, 14 days, 550.1 miles, 82.9 engine hours (6.64 kts).
LEG 6 SUMMARY: Juneau to San Juan Islands and Puget Sound via Stephens Passage, Wrangell Narrows, Zimovia Strait, Principe Channel, Laredo Sound, Meyers Passage, Fisher Channel, Discovery Passage: Juneau (Auke Bay), Taku Harbor, Fords Terror, Windham Bay, Petersburg, Wrangell, Vixen Harbor, Ketchikan, Nakat Harbor, Prince Rupert, Gasboat Cove, Devlin Bay (Estevan Group), Tate Cove (Aristazabal I), Rescue Bay, Ocean Falls, Kwakume Inlet, Port McNeil, Sointula, Cordero Is, Gowland Harbor, Campbell River, Boho Bay, Clam Bay, Port Browning, Friday Harbor, Fisherman Bay, Anacortes, Pleasant Bay, Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham, Oak Harbor, Edmonds.Aug 1 to Sep 6, 37 days, 1123.8 miles, 172.2 engine hours (6.53 kts).
TOTALS: Apr 29 to Sep 6, 131 days (4.4 mo, 18.7 weeks), 3784.9 miles, 577.4 engine hours (6.56 kts).
FUEL SUMMARY: Fuel Locations: Anacortes ($2.08/gal), Ketchikan ($2.31/gal), Sitka ($2.22/gal), Juneau ($2.66/gal, $2.62/gal, $2.76/gal), Ketchikan (2.57/gal), Campbell River (2.96/gal), Oak Harbor ($2.15/gal). 2.63 gal/op hour, total 1518.6 gal consumed, average $2.49/gal, total $3781.31, 2.6 miles/gal, $1.00 per mile, $6.55/op hour. (Includes incidental fuel use for Northern Lights 5kw gen, Espar hot air furnace and Dickinson cabin heater)
WEATHER SUMMARY: NR=NO RAIN, SR=SOME RAIN, MR=MOSTLY RAIN
APRIL NR: 1, SR: 1
MAY NR: 18, SR: 10, MR: 3
JUNE NR: 16, SR: 13, MR: 2
JULY NR: 14, SR: 15, MR: 2
AUGUST NR: 25, SR: 5, MR; 1
SEPTEMBER NR: 3, SR: 3
Cruising delay due to high winds/rough seas: none
MECHANICAL ISSUES: Alternator mounting bolt broke when arriving Petersburg. Installed spare.
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: Transiting W coast of Chichagof I between Sitka and Juneau. Three trips into Glacier Bay with 3 sets of guests. Ride the WhitePass Yukon RR out of Skagway. Trip into Fords Terror.