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Old 11-23-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
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Pacific Northwest cruising guides

Hi to everyone,
I am looking to buy some cruising guides of the Pacific Northwest - Vancouver - Juneau for my Christmas reading.
These guides will be secondhand copies purchased online probably through AbeBooks and similar as I'm in Australia.
Without wanting to start a protracted debate like ( which anchor is best 😄 ) would there be a couple of all time favorite author/issues ?
I prefer something powerboat/trawler centric if possible.
Thx regards BGJ
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:28 AM   #2
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Waggoneers is the “go to” cruising bible of the PNW
Tons of info and pictures
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:00 AM   #3
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Waggoneer is kind of the jeep of cruising guides for our areas. Not only does it list much about everywhere but it has great articles within the guide as well.
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Fine Edge Publishing. They do the mentioned Waggoner Guides as well as an Ports and Passes (tide and current info from South Puget Sound to Glacier Bay Alaska as well as numbers, addresses etc for marine services, Moore ge fuel in that vast area). Don Douglass & Renee Hemingway Douglass eExploring Series is published by them also.a must. It breaks the BC and SE Alaska coasts into logical pieces in different volumes. Very valuable. They have a nice web site which details the items mentioned and more. FineEdge.com. You won’t find better.
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Pros and cons: Waggoner does not cover much of AK, and focuses more on marinas. Douglass guides offer much more anchorage info, and cover all the Inside Passage.
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Hi to everyone,
I am looking to buy some cruising guides of the Pacific Northwest - Vancouver - Juneau for my Christmas reading.
These guides will be secondhand copies purchased online probably through AbeBooks and similar as I'm in Australia.
Without wanting to start a protracted debate like ( which anchor is best 😄 ) would there be a couple of all time favorite author/issues ?
I prefer something powerboat/trawler centric if possible.
Thx regards BGJ
Thank you to the four gentleman that responded.
I managed to obtain the Hemingway guide -Gulf islands to Blunden Harbour copy and bought the Robert Beebee Bible as well. Both delivered to my doorstep for under A$40 .... obviously not brand new but gotta love the internet.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:23 PM   #7
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There are a number of cruising guides which I didn't mention as I'm not sure why you are reading these books. If it is for charter up here in God's country, then I get it. The reason I mention this is it determines what I recommend, here's one example: Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage (second edition) by Anne Vipond and William Kelly, published by Ocean Cruise Guides.

Anne Vipond also writes articles for Pacific Yachting magazine and I highly recommend this mag as it always has excellent articles about various anchorages, communities, gunkholes, hidden away goodies, great places to eat on the coast and islands, wineries on the coast and islands, great hiking on the islands, etc.

https://www.pacificyachting.com/

In fact I find I like to read mags, even if its an area I may not visit, for example I'm a big fan of Up Here, a mag for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut primarily:

https://uphere.ca/
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There are a number of cruising guides which I didn't mention as I'm not sure why you are reading these books. If it is for charter up here in God's country, then I get it. The reason I mention this is it determines what I recommend, here's one example: Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage (second edition) by Anne Vipond and William Kelly, published by Ocean Cruise Guides.

Anne Vipond also writes articles for Pacific Yachting magazine and I highly recommend this mag as it always has excellent articles about various anchorages, communities, gunkholes, hidden away goodies, great places to eat on the coast and islands, wineries on the coast and islands, great hiking on the islands, etc.

https://www.pacificyachting.com/ [I just checked this link to make sure it worked and I think there site crashed so I'll leave the link up and check back to see if it works again]

In fact I find I like to read mags, even if its an area I may not visit, for example I'm a big fan of Up Here, a mag for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut primarily:

https://uphere.ca/
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Dreamspeaker are a great resource, well illustrated. About a half dozen guides covering most NW cruising Dreamspeaker Guides - Explore the Pacific Northwest
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There are a number of cruising guides which I didn't mention as I'm not sure why you are reading these books. If it is for charter up here in God's country, then I get it. The reason I mention this is it determines what I recommend, here's one example: Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage (second edition) by Anne Vipond and William Kelly, published by Ocean Cruise Guides.

Anne Vipond also writes articles for Pacific Yachting magazine and I highly recommend this mag as it always has excellent articles about various anchorages, communities, gunkholes, hidden away goodies, great places to eat on the coast and islands, wineries on the coast and islands, great hiking on the islands, etc.

https://www.pacificyachting.com/ [I just checked this link to make sure it worked and I think there site crashed so I'll leave the link up and check back to see if it works again]

In fact I find I like to read mags, even if its an area I may not visit, for example I'm a big fan of Up Here, a mag for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut primarily:

https://uphere.ca/
Hi RSN,
Answer to the question why I'm reading these guides is - I want to see where Durante is cruising and anchoring in his travels in the Helmsman JD.... LOL he's out there !!!
The other reason is as I have been to Canada a few times - seen the Maritines and Newfie loved it, and visited B.C. - Prince Rupert and briefly in Alaska.
I have this wild dream that I just might buy a trailerable boat (purely for ease of winter storage) and go do some gunkholing around the inside passage. (Not interested in charter - could buy a boat after a few months expensive charter fees.)
Would be kinda nice having Nimiane on the east coast of Australia and another boat in Canada. Just need something with HEAT !! Lol.
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Not exactly a cruising guide but a great read about the area. The book is called, The Curve of Time.
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Trailering is a great way to cover the vast area from Seattle up to Alaska and save moorage fees. My suggestion is you keep it where I keep my boat in Courtney (Comox) BC as you are very roughly halfway to everywhere. Go South and you can go to Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Gulf Islands. Or you can just cross the Strait of Georgia and you are close to Jarvis Inlet and Princess Louisa Inlet, or cross and go north into Desolation.

Go further north and you are into the Broughtons, further North and Prince Rupert, etc. And you can jump all over with your trailered boat to jump off points that are close to your desired destination.
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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!
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And along the same vein, "Fishing with John", by Edith Iglauer.

These two books give a good idea of the coast.
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I managed to obtain the Hemingway guide -Gulf islands to Blunden Harbour copy and bought the Robert Beebee Bible as well.
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