Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-16-2015, 10:54 AM   #261
Guru
 
hollywood8118's Avatar
 
City: Port Townsend Washington
Country: USA
Vessel Name: " OTTER "
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Europa 40
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,435
Dark hulled n46.. I will stop by later.
Hollywood
__________________
Advertisement

hollywood8118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 12:01 PM   #262
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: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
Congratulations!!!

Yes, you have shown the naysayers that you can make a very long journey along a coast line in any boat you want to make the trip in.

Great Job! You didn't put your lives at risk, heck you didn't even go through any really bad seas. You took your time, and from your reports along the way you had a great time of it!
I agree! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. You and Eden have given us the confidence that we too can make that trip to Mexico in a safe and enjoyable way.

To all the naysayers.....
__________________

__________________
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 11-16-2015, 12:39 PM   #263
Guru
 
dhmeissner's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: North America
Vessel Name: The Promise
Vessel Model: Roughwater 35
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
Congratulations!!!

Yes, you have shown the naysayers that you can make a very long journey along a coast line in any boat you want to make the trip in.

Great Job! You didn't put your lives at risk, heck you didn't even go through any really bad seas. You took your time, and from your reports along the way you had a great time of it!


As one who sailed from SF Bay to Seattle with The Promise with no prior Ocean experience.

I have followed the thread with interest and have enjoyed it. The next leg could be named something like "On to "XXX", or "and now something completely different". I am interested in this because we might decide to do it ourselves someday!

Fair winds
__________________
Dave & Suzie - Roughwater 35
http://thepromiserwb1029.org/2012/09...the-promise-2/
dhmeissner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 02:20 PM   #264
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,426
I have also followed this thread, with the intention of making the very same trip, although it will probably be in a few years after retirement.

This has been a great inspiration!

We have the section from Seattle north to Seward Alaska covered, having done it twice, once in a 34' Bayliner, and again in our current boat.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 03:10 PM   #265
Senior Member
 
Nsail's Avatar
 
City: Benicia CA
Country: USA
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 490
Who are the naysayers you keep referring to?
Nsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 04:17 PM   #266
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,580
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nsail View Post
Who are the naysayers you keep referring to?
Just a guess, maybe those who wish to do the trip in about 10 days and possibly non- stop if weather permits. In my sailing days to get to San Diego from Portland or Port Townsend this was often preferable as compared to trying to time bar crossings for sight seeing. Also, this 10 day or so non stop served as very good training for Transpac Race which I unfortunately missed out on.
sunchaser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 04:24 PM   #267
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 9,125
We took 50 days. Actually elapsed time was 76 days but we flew home for 25 in the middle.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 04:48 PM   #268
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nsail View Post
Who are the naysayers you keep referring to?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
Just a guess, maybe those who wish to do the trip in about 10 days and possibly non- stop if weather permits. In my sailing days to get to San Diego from Portland or Port Townsend this was often preferable as compared to trying to time bar crossings for sight seeing. Also, this 10 day or so non stop served as very good training for Transpac Race which I unfortunately missed out on.
I was wondering who they were too. I've read many posts on the subject on TF and don't remember many, if any, posts that said this kind of coastal trip couldn't be done safely in a wide variety of boats.

I did Ketchikan to San Francisco in 14 days in early April but I'm certainly not one of the nay-sayers.

I wonder who they are?

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 06:06 PM   #269
Guru
 
Bob Cofer's Avatar
 
City: Bellingham
Country: US
Vessel Name: Ebbtide
Vessel Model: '72 Grand Banks
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 794
Going to the Sun?
__________________
What kind of boat is that?
Bob Cofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 08:46 PM   #270
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: 8,812
I don't think he was referring to anyone specifically on TF, but there are plenty out there in the real world who worry about doing just that...including me sometimes. I know it's important to pick your weather and not have a strict schedule, but it's good to see it done with relative comfort, ease and fun.

If you'd like this thread's title to be changed, let me know and I can change it.

Great job on your journey so far and thanks for taking us along.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 12:43 AM   #271
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nsail View Post
Who are the naysayers you keep referring to?

Without getting into specific people, or even specific threads... The "naysayers" are those that have indicated that it takes a boat with off shore, all weather capability to safely make this kind of trip.

If these nice folks had for example posted prior to their departure that they were going to make the trip in a 34' single engine decades old TT, there would have been a flury of posts warning them of the foolishness of their dream, and that they need a much more capable boat to make the trip.

The great thing is they didn't ask, they just went for it! For that my hat is off to them!

They , and every other person that coastal cruises long distances, in budget friendly boats show others that it can be done without spending a mint on a expensive passagemaker.

Other people considering the same type of trip, in similar boats can read of their safe adventures and know that their dreams, on their budget, in the boat they either own or can actually buy, are possible.

That is more powerful, especially to new members who come here with a dream than anyone could ever imagine.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 08:58 AM   #272
Senior Member
 
VicTrawler's Avatar
 
City: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Halcyon I
Vessel Model: 1984 36' Universal Europa Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Cofer View Post
Going to the Sun?
Yes, off to Mexico in about a week or so.
VicTrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #273
Senior Member
 
VicTrawler's Avatar
 
City: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Halcyon I
Vessel Model: 1984 36' Universal Europa Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
I don't think he was referring to anyone specifically on TF, but there are plenty out there in the real world who worry about doing just that...including me sometimes. I know it's important to pick your weather and not have a strict schedule, but it's good to see it done with relative comfort, ease and fun.

If you'd like this thread's title to be changed, let me know and I can change it.

Great job on your journey so far and thanks for taking us along.
Our pleasure! And yes please, replace San Diego, CA with "the Sea of Cortez."
VicTrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 10:49 AM   #274
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
...
If these nice folks had for example posted prior to their departure that they were going to make the trip in a 34' single engine decades old TT, there would have been a flury of posts warning them of the foolishness of their dream, and that they need a much more capable boat to make the trip.
...
Actually that's exactly what they posted (read the first two paragraphs of post #1 in this thread.) The only flurry of posts was from well wishers telling them that their plan to take it slowly and wait for the weather windows was a good one.

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 11:03 AM   #275
Senior Member
 
mahal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
If these nice folks had for example posted prior to their departure that they were going to make the trip in a 34' single engine decades old TT, there would have been a flury of posts warning them of the foolishness of their dream, and that they need a much more capable boat to make the trip.
I doubt the above would would happen. Please stop minimalizing the OP's vessel, as if it were a small lightweight planing go fast boat - it is a 34' heavy trawler that is built for the kind of cruising they are doing (not crossing an ocean). My boat is similar and I have no doubt it is capable of doing long distance coastal cruising. Let's not derail this nice thread with this "naysayer" business.

Getting back to the thread: Great job Victrawler!!
If you stop in Ensenada, Hotel Coral Marina is nice. You can use the hotel facilities (indoor & outdoor pool, spa, gym, ping-pong table, pool table...) as a marina customer.
mahal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 11:28 AM   #276
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by mahal;
Please stop minimalizing the OP's vessel
Good grief.

Kevin was their biggest, prettiest cheerleader from to git go.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 01:05 PM   #277
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
Good grief.

Kevin was their biggest, prettiest cheerleader from to git go.
Thanks!

and yes, I have been a fan from day one!
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 01:12 PM   #278
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by mahal View Post
I doubt the above would would happen. Please stop minimalizing the OP's vessel, as if it were a small lightweight planing go fast boat - it is a 34' heavy trawler that is built for the kind of cruising they are doing (not crossing an ocean). My boat is similar and I have no doubt it is capable of doing long distance coastal cruising. Let's not derail this nice thread with this "naysayer" business.

Getting back to the thread: Great job Victrawler!!
If you stop in Ensenada, Hotel Coral Marina is nice. You can use the hotel facilities (indoor & outdoor pool, spa, gym, ping-pong table, pool table...) as a marina customer.
Mahl I am not minimizing their vessle, quite the opposite.

But, since you brought it up I see no difference between their 34' "trawler" and the 34' twin diesel "go fast" Bayliner that I used to make the 1500 NM trip from Seattle to Alaska many moons ago, for coastal cruising.

Thats the point, it does not taske a specific type of boat to cruise along a coastline. What it takes is the time to do it, and common sense when to go and when to stay in port.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 01:25 PM   #279
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 12,270
Many thousands of skippers have crossed Dixon Entrance and thought or said "hey that was easy".

Kevin,
If the weather woman (or man) is wrong and the seas are 20' and building and breaking the type of boat under your feet may be suddenly very important. A mater of life and death perhaps.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 01:36 PM   #280
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders
I see no difference between their 34' "trawler" and the 34' twin diesel "go fast" Bayliner that I used to make the 1500 NM trip from Seattle to Alaska many moons ago, for coastal cruising.
Ah yes, weren't those fun days and fuel at less than a buck a US gallon to boot.
__________________

Hawgwash 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 08:26 AM.


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