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My last little bit of planning

As some of you may know, I have recently purchased and done my best to outfit a 1971 Ranger 23 in Port Townsend Washington.

I got hit by a couple of late winter storms in late march and early april and I have returned to Eugene Oregon to get the title switched to my name and registered. While here I got insanely lucky and just happened to check craigslist Eugene and that morning a Avon 8 was listed for $100 firm. It's in great shape and now I have a uniquely tribal painted dinghy.

I'm returning the end of April when the forecast shows 66-68 and sunny. I picked up my passport that arrived at home while I was gone so now I can get into Canada. I dropped my road bike and 60 pounds of road bike clothes off because I thought my little boat could take it, but it turned out to be too much of a pain and it took up the entire v berth.

I plan to go to the San Juans, specifically Lopez Island May first, then the Gulf's, and up as far as I can, which I think will be Desolation Sound.

Here is how my boat is outfitted and please recommend things I need, because I should get them here. I know I don't have everything, but I am doing better than I thought.

Sailboat, newer sails, deck hardware and lines, older but good looking standing rigging.
2006 Yamaha 6hp, 6 gallon tank(how many extra tanks should I bring?), seafoam
8 foot dinghy, neatly folded in bag, footpump
Smallish dog with food, water and lifejacket, Corgi
All safety equipment required by law, nothing more
Good selection of charts from Bellingham to Victoria, down to the bottom of Whidbey Island
Washburns Tables, Tide Book, and book with pictures of the currents that complements the tables. Goes from Port Townsend to Powell River.
Butane Stove, backup tiny backpacking stove.
Pot, pan, silverware, dishes.
2 sets of coastal foul weather gear
5 quick dry camping pants, 5 shirts, 4 jackets, 5 wool socks, 5 camping underwear, 2 wool hats, sun hats, 2 pairs sunglasses, sailing gloves, hiking shoes, Sperry deck shoes.
120 amp newish battery([B]no charger[B])
150, 130, 90 jibs. Spinnaker. Main with one reef.
Boat hook, spinnaker pole(most likely use as backup boom in case...)
Portable Vhf
one book!
Porta potti
led interior battery powered lights
Tool box, some spare hardware, Epoxy kit, rig tape, electric and plumbing tape.
22 lb. Bruce anchor, chain, 150 feet rode
big and small danforth, chain and rode

So that's about it. How does my plan sound, anything that you have found indespensible that I just have to have??

Any ideas on places I need to stop at? I plan to mostly anchor, and dinghy ashore for showers, hikes, visits and supplies.

I hope to learn alot of skills so I can one day cross the ocean or sail all the way to Alaska, or both.
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