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Old 01-06-2020, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello! In my haste to post my first question, I now see I skipped the intro referred to, so Hi from BC.
Iím looking to buy a GB, Island Gypsy or ? Fiberglass Hull, . Really the GB 32 is what I want. I suspect I will become more active on this site once I narrow it down and buy one.
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Welcome! Lots of fellow PNW trawler fans here!
Pssssst...

PNW = Washington State

South coast, central coast & north coast = BC

(Pet peeve )
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PNW = Washington State

South coast, central coast & north coast = BC

(Pet peeve )


I share your pet peeve but it is a losing cause, even in the lower mainland and Van Isle, the term is being used more and more. I've always got a kick out of the south coast being above the northwest. And as you can imagine, numerous Americans have educated me as to why it is called the Pacific Northwest. And I always say, Alaska is the Pacific Northwest!

But I chase after windmills.

I am a Grand Banks lover but instead of settling on one or two brands, why not haunt all the used boat places on Facebook Marketplace, and Craig's list. There are more than two girls you can marry in the world, check out what's out there.

How about a 34 Tollycraft, for example:

https://victoria.craigslist.org/bod/...048664845.html

This might be out of your price range and it is wood though beautiful, I have a special place in my heart for wooden boats, as mine is but with a fibreglass covering over the wood hull (original build). This is a Bill Garden designed wooden trawler that has extensive reno's and is 46 feet.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van...051266959.html

This boat needs a little TLC but the price is decent, CHB Sedan Trawler 34 for $30,000, throw another $30,000 in and you will probably have a great boat:

https://nanaimo.craigslist.org/boa/d...027256157.html
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Actually, Alaska is in the Northeast Pacific

Don't get me going about Manitoba being in western Canada
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PNW = Washington State

South coast, central coast & north coast = BC

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Blame the term PNW on the dastardly English mappers under Cook and Vancouver. Vitus Bering, a good Dane as I recall, and the Russians even got confused and referenced the PNW as they laid claim to present day Oregon. Then the centuries old term Cascadia confuses things even more.

God forbid, Wikpedia now says BC is part of the PNW.
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Pssssst...

PNW = Washington State

South coast, central coast & north coast = BC

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https://nanaimo.craigslist.org/boa/d...027256157.html
Wikipedia disagrees :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Northwest
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So, locals have got it wrong?

I agree as far as Cascadia goes, but doubt someone in Williams Lake BC thinks of themselves as being from the PNW
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So, locals have got it wrong?

I agree as far as Cascadia goes, but doubt someone in Williams Lake BC thinks of themselves as being from the PNW
When I lived in Williams Lake we called it the Central Interior. When boating in the ocean waters we called it the salt chuck. During the winter we called it the frozen north. I worked in the bush. In the summer we called it the Cariboo. It really got confusing as to where I was at times.

Back then we didn't have GPS or smart phones so road signs and George Vancouver's charts were important. We even used a compass. Charts never said South Coast, Central Coast or North Coast. They still don't.
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I prefer the term Salish sea. That added confusion to my insurance agent that kept wanting to use Puget sound for that area of coverage.
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North Coast BC https://weather.gc.ca/marine/region_e.html?mapID=01

Central Coast BC https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecas...1&siteID=02300

South Coast BC https://weather.gc.ca/marine/region_e.html?mapID=02
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So I just looked up Salish Sea on Wiki, just out of curiosity, where do you think it northern boundary ends. When I talk about "our" area, I get tired of typing, Washington, coastal BC and Alaska Panhandle.
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From what I understand (and I'm no geographer) the Salish Sea includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia. I don't think it covers any area north of there including the Alaska Panhandle. Here is the Wiki link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salish_Sea

Not sure why it doesn't include all the protected areas behind Vancouver Island.
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So I just looked up Salish Sea on Wiki, just out of curiosity, where do you think it northern boundary ends. When I talk about "our" area, I get tired of typing, Washington, coastal BC and Alaska Panhandle.
The name is derived from the Coast Salish First Nations people who are indigenous to the area: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_Salish
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The Salish sea includes up to and including the northern, eastern and western edges of Desolation Sound. At least that is what I read when the name was first Applied.
Note it is an overall name of the whole area, not a name change for any of the individual waterways so Georgia Strait, Juan de Fuca Strait, Rosario Strait and so on remain as they were named before Salish Sea was applied.

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/ar...ish-sea-change
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(our poor OP has probably turned tail and ran the other way!)

He wants to buy and Grand Banks or something and cruise these waters with us, whatever they're called!

Thank goodness rsn started pointing him at something! He should be pouring over that dratted useless yachtworld search rather than worrying about how badly Americans are taught their country is in the middle of all the maps they're shown!

(And Alaska is always down in the lower left of the map, really small, next to Hawaii and Mexico, to save space, isn't it?!)
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