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Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-23-2019, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Durant F
Merry Christmas to everyone here! Hope you all...

Merry Christmas to everyone here!
Hope you all have a nice time with family and friends!
Happy cruising in 2020
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-06-2019, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Durant F
Just looking over pictures from this season... ...

Just looking over pictures from this season...
I know several of these are posted but thought Iíd do a ďbest ofĒ
The PNW is so picturesque!
Hereís a few of my favourites
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 12-04-2019, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Durant F
Totally agree with rsn48! Currently keep my...

Totally agree with rsn48!
Currently keep my boat in Cambel River, just a bit away from him.
Truly are so close to N or S cruising grounds!
Great place to start from!
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-04-2019, 04:08 PM
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Posted By Durant F
Talk about ďalternate realityĒ Just 2 mornings...

Talk about ďalternate realityĒ
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,...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-04-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Thanks and yes, it is the journey isnít it. My...

Thanks and yes, it is the journey isnít it.
My ďto doĒ list log for 2020 amung maintenance items states ďpoke around more, find new anchoragesĒ
Iím looking forward to explore the Broughtons more...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-04-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Thanks and Yes, it would be great to meet you...

Thanks and Yes, it would be great to meet you along the way!
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-03-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
For anyone that’s interested... Here’s the...

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...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-02-2019, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Durant F
I must say thatís a pretty awesome vessel you...

I must say thatís a pretty awesome vessel you have as well!
Yes...kind of bittersweet. Itís been a good fall.... not much rain, lots of sun and not too cold. Canít complain at all.
Had everything...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-01-2019, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Durant F
Well... Emma B is ready. Cleaned in and out,...

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.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
All I know is it’s an immaculate steel hulled...

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...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-01-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Thanks for all the comments. Appreciate them... ...

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...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-30-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
I’m somewhat later than last year, hauling out...

I’m somewhat later than last year, hauling out and to storage on Monday. It’s been a good run...
Enjoy yourselves!
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-30-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Durant F
Here we go..... “Need 35 ft”..... I spend 3+...

Here we go.....
“Need 35 ft”.....
I spend 3+ months a year on my Camano and could easily do way more.
If I was a “looper”... I’d take it in a second.
You asked..
Answer is YES!
Less fuel if you...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Totally agree! Last year with the cold and wet,...

Totally agree!
Last year with the cold and wet, by the end I could hardly sleep my arthritic should and knees were so bad. This year Iíve barely felt them.
Aging isnít for the weak 😄
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Spent a few days relaxing at Heriot Bay and...

Spent a few days relaxing at Heriot Bay and getting several good walks in after being “boat bound” for quite a while. Nice to get off and stretch your legs. Treated myself to a good meal at the Inn...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-29-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 614
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Posted By Durant F
Well.... fall cruise 2019 is winding down. From...

Well.... fall cruise 2019 is winding down. From those last pictures, Iíve anchored in Handfield Bay, off of Cameleon Harbour which is off of Nodales Channel. Very quiet and protected. From there,...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-28-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Durant F
Just tried again...

Just tried again...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-28-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Durant F
Just sent you a personal message

Just sent you a personal message
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-28-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
Had a bit of a foggy start headed back... ...

Had a bit of a foggy start headed back...
Visited from a sea lion along the way...
Still pretty out here
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-28-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
Such a beautiful area to pass through..

Such a beautiful area to pass through..
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-27-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
I love my bus heater. Fan is noisy on high...

I love my bus heater. Fan is noisy on high setting but very good on low or medium. Had it vented up to defrosters as well.
4000 I believe and yes, you’d be undersized with a 2000. I had a similar...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-27-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
I believe that’s the view on the turn just before...

I believe that’s the view on the turn just before Shoal Bay

Have a “bus heater” underway (engine heat)
A Wabasto forced air diesel in evenings
Electric if at marinas...which is rare up there..
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
Pretty all the way down to Shoal Bay

Pretty all the way down to Shoal Bay
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
Anchored by the derelict tug at the entrance to...

Anchored by the derelict tug at the entrance to Forward Harbour, just before Whirlpool Rapids. Brighter and shallower there than inside. Always nice to have the solar panel functioning better at...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-25-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 43,369
Posted By Durant F
Just checked.... yep, blowing 18 there now

Just checked.... yep, blowing 18 there now
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