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Personal Data: William Dwyer II, williamdwyer@usa.net, 330-388-7270, w/m, single, divorced, one child, retired firefighter age 65
Nautical Training: Basic and adv. Piloting, Basic and adv. Sail, Power Squadron Jr. Navigator and Navigator. I can do celestial nav.
Nautical Experience: One month sail on 43Ft. sloop as first mate. I am a great cook!
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Licenses: Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Ex. Paramedic (25yrs.), Ham Radio (General Class), Ex Journeymen Firefighter/Paramedic (25yrs.)
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Objective: Crew now / Skipper later
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Interested in your trip to SF. Live in seattle. Captain 100 Masters. email at bagleychar@comcast.net
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i have my own trasportation if it is one way only
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I am very interested. My brother live in silverdale and would also be interested. Do you have specific dates and ET in route?
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I doubt that the OP is still interested in crew... since the trip was supposed to take place in August.... and it is now September.
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Actually I'm now curious how it went after reading this thread.
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Man it was f-ing crazy. Being green as hell and this being my first offshore, single handed in a big schooner I had no idea what I was up against. And even more, I had no idea how rough the straight of juan de fuca could be. I ended up out there having nearly no sleep completely exhausted in 30kt winds with seas 6 ft at 3 seconds (ebb into the headwind) unable to get away from the helm for more than a moment (or atleast I thought -- green). Lost one of my sheets over the side when I was power sailing and it got wound up in my prop. I ended up getting pulled into port angeles by the coast guard.

Then I picked up some drifter, and took off again. That guy ended up being a real handful - and completely useless as crew. But I drove on...picked a clam day (2 days later at 4 am) and motored out of the straight. Then when I got out (following two very light days and minimal progress) all of a sudden I heard on the weather radio a report that there was a gale (60kt winds, 20+ seas) approaching. That night in came the leading squalls and thunderstorms and I made 125nm in about 18 hours! Then it happened...my dinghy took a light breaker over the stern and the hooks holding it to my davit broke and I ended up with a dingy full of water, flipped her around and instructed the drifter to help me tear down the sails. He whined about how much work it was so I said **** it and sheeted them out. Started bailing out the dinghy, tried to get it back on the davits but it was too rough for that given the hooks were all broken and I was fed up with it so I decided to tow it. I grabbed the jib sheet ready to haul it back in so I could continue, and low in behold...the jib had come apart at the seams. So I decided in a moment to flip around and head toward shore for repairs (no sail making skills here -- at least not at that point). Took me over night and I ended up in some real nasty squalls preceeding the gale. Finally saw land the next day and after spending several hours getting my ass kicked in the spits off of long beach made my way to the columbia river bar. I crossed it and took port in ilwaco (had I realized how close astoria was, I would have just gone there...) Rolled into ilwaco overheating and almost out of oil (she started leaking at some point through the night and I had already fed her all 9 quarts I had on board) and took to resting for the weekend. Found out there is NOTHING in Ilwaco. Luckily I found some sailing twine and a needle, a sailmakers palm...and I stitched her back together myself. Put some oil in her, hunted down the leak to be the oil pressure sensor but good luck finding one of those in Ilwaco so after spending 3.5 days there I head out.

Made great time, several hundred+ mile days in a row and while being hove-to at night. I ran into a nasty little storm though, 45kt winds, 17ft breakers with 8 ft swells coming the other way. Taxi Dancer (my boat) handled it all beautifully, which is something I suppose you could expect from a horn-veteran. Anyway I ended up blowing out more sails. Found an old sail bag which indicated that they were made in 1978, not very surprising that 3 out of 4 of my most used sails blew out, one of them blew out twice. Last round, the jib got a new tear in it. So I pulled her down and started stitching her up while drinking a beer on the deck (it was a fairly calm that day) and of all the things the eye breaks of my needle. Of course I didn't have another one.

Thew some duct-tape on it and put it back up and got underway. I decided to head more east than south at that point (off the coast of Mendocino). Then my main blew -- and it blew in a really, really big way. Basically came in half. So I'm out here, 150 miles off shore in light air. Low on electricity so I start the engine. Turns out in that storm, one of the few waves that broke over the stern turning the ****-pit into a bathtub also managed to fill my saddle tanks with salt water (I didn't know the deck plates inside my dog house leak, because they obviously don't get rained on ever). So make that no sail, 150 miles off shore, no engine. And no power.

But I got here in here. Needed some help getting in. I saved my starter battery, and just continued on. Used my bottled water since my water down pump wasn't working, and ate everything in the fridge as fast as I could. When I finally got in, I disconnected the house bank and crossed over the starter bank, used it to use my radio to get a hand getting my boat through the bridge and across the bay to my slip.

Various other minor things went wrong (head got broken, drawers that fell out and broke, battery charger got wet and fried) but all in all, I got here in one piece. I now have a long list of repairs and various to-dos before my next trip (like get at least two back-up mechanisms for generating power. Currently thinking a wind generator, and maybe a small gasoline generator -- also get a better light air sail rig, back up running lights, a new auto pilot, radar...the list goes on).

I strongly suggest anyone making this trip should have radar. Foggy nights of the California coast without it are down-right scary.

But that was incredible, I never knew the water would be so blue. :-) I'd definitely do it again.
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Tag...thanks for the update. Great tale. ....and what would you say to those who want to do the trip in a Catalina 27?? (g)
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I'd say buy a bigger boat :-)
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its interesting how simple your thinking becomes after a trip like that.
Had a simular experance my first time out... Someone asked me what I did first after dropping anchor.. my reply was " took the dinghy to the bar and had a drink"
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