Gift Boat--Worth it?
To get it up to Juneau, my brother sailed his J/30 from Seattle. Currents and the typical (lack of) wind made the trip last a LONG time, with much motoring. Getting from Homer to SFO on your own boat''s bottom would likely take weeks. If you wait for good weather windows, perhaps months. On our trip to visit him last summer we noticed that most of the boats in Alaska looked pretty tired. It may be a case here of looking this gift horse in the mouth and finding out the Vet bills won''t be worth it.