Originally Posted by St Anna
What an incredible place to cruise. What are the depths like - for a draft of 6'6"? What is the cruising season in BC - when should you head south?
Draft issues?!?!!? what are those?!?!!? There are places here that you can put your bow up to a cliff, and still have 200' below you! There are some issues here in this part of NA, but being as the area tween Vancouver Island on down to Puget Sound here in Washington was carved by glaciers that would upwards of 5500-6000' in depth, a 6.5' keel is nothing!. My next mid 30' boat if I find the one I like, will be in the 6.5-7' range. You can go aground in some area's, but generally speaking, depth is not an issue.
I think you would find plenty of moles, mountain beavers, a marmot or two or three around here that you could covort with, and be plenty happy. Altho the Mrs wombat is probably more phun!