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Old 11-09-2017, 08:32 AM   #1
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Good Morning! I'm researching trawlers, 32'-36', for San Juan Island/Puget Sound cruising, mooring at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim. I spent 3 weeks cruising canals in Burgundy, France on a dutch barge that my childhood friend bought & is cruising for two years & realized that it's not beyond the capability of a single woman!
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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No it’s not. I know a single woman who went from Seattle to Alaska and back this summer in her 31’ ranger tug.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:42 AM   #3
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No itís not. I know a single woman who went from Seattle to Alaska and back this summer in her 31í ranger tug.
We found a log book in a small log cabin on Burnette Bay beach (a bit south of Cape Caution) and there were notes in there from a 65 year old lady from Hawaii who was going to Alaska from Seattle in an inflatable kayak. She'd been doing it annually for years.

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Old 11-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #5
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A Nordic Tug 32 is easily single handed and is a stout reliable boat. There are many found in your cruising neighborhood and several used ones on the market in Anacortes. The owners' association is active, but not as active as the Ranger Tug group. Nearly all NT 32s have Cummins engines but there are a few with Volvos, which I would avoid. Good luck!
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:04 PM   #6
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There is also a fairly new Nordic Tug 26 that just came on the market. It would also make a great boat for single handing.
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Welcome!

We cruise mostly from Sequim, keeping IRENE on the trailer. Sequim is a great place to access the islands. Please say hello if you see us around the marina - we will do the same. Anacortes is worth a trip if you wish to view numerous brokerage boats in one place. Good Luck!
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We live on Toadhall at the John Wayne Marina, Slip B-31

Stop by and say Hi and lets talk boats.

PM me and I'll send you my phone number

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #9
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I'm staying in a cabin at the RV resort & walk my dogs 2-3 times a day, including walks on the marina. I'll swing by your slip & we can talk boats...my number is 541.499.8610..
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:30 PM   #10
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We found a log book in a small log cabin on Burnette Bay beach (a bit south of Cape Caution) and there were notes in there from a 65 year old lady from Hawaii who was going to Alaska from Seattle in an inflatable kayak. She'd been doing it annually for years.

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Audrey Sutherland- Murray, she was a several years annual guest in our Bed and Breakfast. She made several kayak voyages throughout Southeast Alaska over the years.

Carol and our Granddaughter made a special trip t Hawaii to visit Audrey as my Granddaughter is into kayaking big time.
They had a delightful time with Audrey.

Story- She related after reading our Bed and Breakfast guest book, noting a name of another frequent guest, a visiting orthodontist who also had a 65 foot charter boat that he used as a traveling floating dentist office visiting the various logging camps around Southeast Alaska. During one of those charter voyages, the dentist was anchored in a distant bay when two ladies (Audrey and a friend of hers) paddled up along side. Seems the guest of Audrey had failed to purchase a pair of rubber boots and was in dire need of same. Audrey asked if by chance the dentist has an extra pair. He did and in the correct size. He lowered them down and wished the two ladies a fair trip. Audrey related that in each boot was a bottle of Chardonnay wine.
Reading of his visiting our Bed and Breakfast, Audrey purchased a case of wine and instructed us to present same to the good dentist on his next visit.
Audrey's last paddle from our place, she launched off our sandy beach, was to Skagway. That was some 5 years ago.
I fear at her age then the voyage would be a hard pull. We have not heard from or about her.

By the way, there are notes written in several similar cabins along the coast, She is an institution for inflatable kayaks, She use to give symposiums for L.l.Bean the catalog company. Quite the lady and tough as nails she is or was.

Good catch Murray, good memories.

Murray- Update. Here is the latest and history as well on Audrey.
https://www.rapidmedia.com/kayakangl...rey-sutherland

http://www.sit-on-topkayaking.com/Ar...ws/Audrey.html

https://www.amazon.com/Paddling-Nort.../dp/0980122759

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:46 PM   #11
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Yup, that's her. Small coast, eh?

Point being...dreams can be fulfillable, even they seem crazy to yourself at first.
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Yup, that's her. Small coast, eh?

Point being...dreams can be fulfillable, even they seem crazy to yourself at first.
Correct, Murray, as a fellow kayaker, you would I believe, enjoy the time to read her story: ( Murray, the site is one of those who are 'Picky' about access for some reason. Try this, or type in her name in Google-Thanks

http://www.topkayaker.net/Articles/I...dreyAloha.html

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Old 11-10-2017, 12:14 AM   #13
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Welcome to TF.


Someone already recommends Nordic tug 26-32-34 models. Fits well with the sailor alone, as the side doors facilitate the dogging boat. These are safe and robustly built, of course, other boats in this whole class, so lucky to find a suitable boat for you!


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