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Old 12-01-2019, 11:00 AM   #601
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Frank - thank you so much for having us along for the ride. Taking pics and posting details can sometimes be a PITA, especially with iffy wifi. We sure appreciate (and enjoy) your efforts!
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:46 PM   #602
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Thanks for all the comments. Appreciate them...
Im up doing boat laundry prepping to haul out to storage.
“So this is Christmas “ comes on the radio.
This beautiful ketch is two boats down from me.
Figured an appropriate time to share
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:43 PM   #603
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Thanks for all the comments. Appreciate them...
So, doing boat laundry prepping to haul out to storage.
“So this is Christmas “ comes on the radio.
This beautiful ketch is two boats down from me.
Figured an appropriate time to share

Frank,
I share the others' gratitude for your efforts to share your late season trips with the rest of us. Yours is such a well found plan to cruise this area at this time of the year and it seems you are rewarded handsomely for this plan.

The ketch is indeed beautiful lit up like this, but what caught my eye in that photo was the very interesting MV Pacific Song in the background. Other than vesselfinder, I could not find out much about her.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:50 PM   #604
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All I know is it’s an immaculate steel hulled vessel and it’s owner is a very nice gentleman. Spoke with him earlier on in the season. Currently not aboard.
PM me with any questions or comments on Pacific Song
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:06 PM   #605
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Well...
Emma B is ready.
Cleaned in and out, laundry done, fridge defrosted and cleaned, radar arch down and dingy up.., ready for the trailer ride to inside storage.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:44 PM   #606
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Will miss your “en voyage” posts until next year. Hoping to do Octopus islands area this winter....you are an inspiration!

Must be bittersweet to put such a fine vessel away until next year....

Cheers,

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Old 12-02-2019, 03:16 PM   #607
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I must say that’s a pretty awesome vessel you have as well!
Yes...kind of bittersweet. It’s been a good fall.... not much rain, lots of sun and not too cold. Can’t complain at all.
Had everything pretty well ready...
Met Chuck at the ramp at 9:30, by 10:30 it was bottom sprayed and tucked in, by 11:30 I had everything switched off, a final once over and waved goodbye.
Funny how your world changes so quickly in just 2 hours...
After 3 months afloat I’m driving a car again..

You’ll enjoy Octopus Islands late.. Crabbing is always good and take that inlet hike on a sunny day. Post a few pictures as well.
Enjoy yourselves.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:56 PM   #608
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For anyone that’s interested...
Here’s the “fall cruise 2019” numbers.
Realize I’m a lifelong sailor and going 6 knots in a straight line is awesome!
Most often I was in the 6-6.25knot range unless playing or fighting tide. I always tried to play it...
As well, there was warm ups, the odd “quick charge” on a dull day, idling in looking for an anchorage in new places, all included in engine hours and the diesel heater at night included in fuel burn.
Cruise was:
1263 nm
231 engine hours including the above
1031 litres of fuel
Approx 1.23 miles per litre including warm ups etc
Approx 5.5 nmpg imperial
Approx 4.5 nmpg USA
“All in” numbers including warm ups, idling, anchoring, the odd charge and diesel heater.
A final note is I’m in no hurry...
To go 15% faster costs me over 50% more fuel

Pic is “view from the helm”
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:06 PM   #609
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Thanks so much for sharing your trip again, it was a highlight of the day to read your post (s).

Safe travels. Hopefully we can meet next season.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:18 AM   #610
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Thanks and Yes, it would be great to meet you along the way!
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:49 AM   #611
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Frank: You have again proven that slow and steady will get you there quickly enough. Think of all of the places in your 1263 nm trip that you wouldn't have stopped had you been in more of a hurry. Not to mention all of the sights along the way that you had time to appreciate.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:15 PM   #612
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Thanks and yes, it is the journey isn’t it.
My “to do” list log for 2020 amung maintenance items states “poke around more, find new anchorages”
I’m looking forward to explore the Broughtons more that way...
Speed not required 😄
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:08 PM   #613
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Talk about “alternate reality”
Just 2 mornings ago I was floating.
For the 3 previous months I had spent the majority of the time in remote destinations surrounded by water and mountains...
Now, just 2 days later, this is driving a “vehicle “ home from the airport.
Buildings, fast moving cars, people everywhere...
Almost seems surreal...
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:28 PM   #614
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Just looking over pictures from this season...
I know several of these are posted but thought I’d do a “best of”
The PNW is so picturesque!
Here’s a few of my favourites
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