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Old 02-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #361
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Tag you are it, stopped and left my card we are 336
Haha, we probably walked right by each other! We were just walking on your dock. We'll try you tomorrow! It's almost cruiser bedtime after all.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:42 PM   #362
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Yep you guys were talking to Harry as I got on my boat small world see you tomorrow
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:07 PM   #363
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Just a little over a year ago we were there for a couple of days. Nice place.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:15 PM   #364
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Yep you guys were talking to Harry as I got on my boat small world see you tomorrow
Great meeting you guys yesterday! What an amazing boat you have!
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:59 PM   #365
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Thanks great meeting you guys as very,stay in touch and good luck.
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So, it's starting to get toasty here in La Paz. 30C every day. It cools down at night but not until about midnight or so. As a result, I want to install a fan in the quarter-berth - one that I bought in San Diego.

I thought I had a 12V DC outlet in the quarter-berth that I was going to disassemble and wire directly to the fan. I pulled out my trusty multi-meter and measured 30V AC across the socket (what?). I then isolated the shore-power breaker and measured 13.1V DC across the socket. What the bleep is going on? Is this AC or DC? Sounds like a wiring issue... Anyone ever see something like this?

I took the socket apart and it's got two wires, but it just looks like an old-school AC outlet that doesn't have a dedicated ground. Why the heck would it pick up 12V DC???
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:14 AM   #367
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So the ride is over, at least this one anyway, and the kids are coming home. What a great adventure they had.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:14 AM   #368
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Yup, it is AC time. The Baja is dry and hot, has been for a long time.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:51 PM   #369
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Just to wrap things up, I wanted to mention that our trip has come to an end. We spent the last couple of weeks cruising in the Sea and now Halcyon I is on the back of a ship, heading back to Victoria (ETA approximately a week from today).

What an awesome trip we had, and now we can't wait to cruise the PNW with all the knowledge we've acquired!
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:12 PM   #370
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Glad to hear it. I have enjoyed reading about your adventures. I missed the part about having it shipped back North. Sounds like a great idea.
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Just to wrap things up, I wanted to mention that our trip has come to an end. We spent the last couple of weeks cruising in the Sea and now Halcyon I is on the back of a ship, heading back to Victoria (ETA approximately a week from today).

What an awesome trip we had, and now we can't wait to cruise the PNW with all the knowledge we've acquired!
Mark & Eden
Thanks for posting here and on FaceBook, it was fun following along. Hope to run into you cruising the Gulf Islands one day and maybe share a bottle of wine........
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:38 PM   #372
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I am glad you had a great voyage!

Is Alaska next?
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Congratulations on what sounds like an amazing voyage of discovery. You're well set for your next adventure. You must be feeling a great sense of accomplishment.
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Is Alaska next?
Not this year, but that would be a great trip for next year.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:23 PM   #375
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That would be awesome! I'm looking forward to getting to know other boaters up here, just as we met so many on the trip down.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:24 PM   #376
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Congratulations on what sounds like an amazing voyage of discovery. You're well set for your next adventure. You must be feeling a great sense of accomplishment.
Hugely so! Now we just have to figure out this fishing thing. We finally started putting a line in the water towards the end of the trip, but no dice.
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Congrats on the successful trip! It was great catching up with you guys TWICE on your way down. Glad we were able to help out with a bay area "home" for you for a couple of days and then the second time passing each other rounding Conception. Which was classic.

Look forward to picking your brain as we're thinking about bringing her up to the PNW either this summer or next.

Funny, we were also just talking about needing the learn the "fishing" thing

Take care, talk soon and again CONGRATS. Chris and Emily
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Congrats on the successful trip! It was great catching up with you guys TWICE on your way down. Glad we were able to help out with a bay area "home" for you for a couple of days and then the second time passing each other rounding Conception. Which was classic.

Look forward to picking your brain as we're thinking about bringing her up to the PNW either this summer or next.

Funny, we were also just talking about needing the learn the "fishing" thing

Take care, talk soon and again CONGRATS. Chris and Emily
Definitely drop us a line if you head north, and if you have any questions about getting up here!
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Would you do it again and if you did, what would you do different.
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Would you do it again and if you did, what would you do different.
There's a lot of coastline left to explore, so I don't know if we'd do the pacific coast again (except for the parts we didn't get to yet), but we'd definitely recommend it to anyone with a capable boat.

We were certainly in a rush to begin the trip, so there are some things I'd have done differently:

- Get a full mechanical inspection of the powerplant and resolve any issues before departing, as opposed to trying to deal with them on the way. There will always be new problems, but try to depart with a clean bill of health, at least.

- Complete major projects prior to departure (water-maker, SSB, solar installation, etc).

- Depart earlier. We started down the coast on August 15th. I'd say leave by the end of July at the latest, otherwise you might find your weather windows closing. We certainly got stuck in a few places for longer than we had expected (Astoria, Newport, and Morro Bay come to mind).

- If you can afford it, have some sort of stabilization capability, maybe flopper-stoppers or a steady sail. The rolling wasn't too bad, but it could definitely be a more comfortable ride

- I was very happy to have my AIS receiver, but in hindsight I'd have gone with the full transceiver. Knowing you're seen by almost anyone, regardless of your radar cross-section, brings real peace of mind.

And it would've been nice if we had some fishing experience before we left. We're still working on that one, actually.
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