Thread: Pacific NW
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
ktdtx
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City: Galveston, Texas
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Name: Howdy
Vessel Model: 52' North Pacific
Join Date: Nov 2014
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Pacific NW

Close to retirement and in shopping mode for comfortable, reliable boat for Pac NW and Inside passage. I have researched a lot, and understand every boat is a collection of compromises.

For those who have done the inside passage is there a sweet spot for boat size?
45'?
is 60' too big for a lot of anchorages and small fuel docks?
Can a larger dinghy compensate for a little less access?-leave the big boat at anchor and run the dinghy a little farther for shore excursions, poking around?

Would just like to discuss the pros & cons of size--obviously bigger = more comfort, more expensive, more fuel, etc.
Smaller has it's virtues also.
What size is too large?

Thanks

Ken-wannabe Inside passage guy
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