Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-22-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Boisesailor is on a distinguished road
Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

I'm planning to motor from San Francisco to Seattle this Spring/Summer. Does anyone have suggestions on weather sites other than Passage Weather and NOAA(?) AND what are the best months for this venture? I know the storms, bars, and breaking seas are outright dangerous. I am on a 51 foot, 50,000 pound Fraser sailboat with a 120 Hp auxilliary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 2
Thanked 114 Times in 112 Posts
Rep Power: 8
dabnis is on a distinguished road
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boisesailor View Post
I'm planning to motor from San Francisco to Seattle this Spring/Summer. Does anyone have suggestions on weather sites other than Passage Weather and NOAA(?) AND what are the best months for this venture? I know the storms, bars, and breaking seas are outright dangerous. I am on a 51 foot, 50,000 pound Fraser sailboat with a 120 Hp auxilliary.
Here is one that combines some of the bouy locations in real time:

Northern California NOAA/CDIP Buoy Data

Paul T
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-22-2013
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,830
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 15
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

Since that is an uphill trip (fighting current and wind generally) I would guess later the better at least for the northern portion of the trip. Winds are lightest and the weather is the best starting in July and on into Sept. Going earlier you'll just have to be more careful and plan on it taking longer, possibly having to duck in to avoid a storm, etc.

Fraser built a nice boat.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-22-2013
Water Lover
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
Posts: 711
Thanks: 3
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 5
rgscpat is on a distinguished road
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

Hawaii might be a nice stop "on the way". It would not be quite so much of a just kidding if you were coming back from a Baja Bash.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-22-2013
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,953
Thanks: 27
Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

You should be far enough offshore that the World Wide Web is out of the question. Use a SSB for weatherfax and a sat phone to get grib files through email.

Summer would be better than spring, but it will be a slog.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 02-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Deer Harbor, Washington
Posts: 215
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 6
mitchbrown is on a distinguished road
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

A Friend of mine did that trip a couple years ago. they tacked out away from the coast at night and toward the coast during day. They did it during the winter and had some pretty rough conditions. These are some pretty rugged sailors, capable for sure. they would get 100 or more miles from shore during the night which i felt was a really smart way of doing it.

Last week in July thru august is the what people usually do when they want the best chance of decent conditions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 02-23-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,898
Thanks: 58
Thanked 55 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

A family friend who built a Maple Leaf 42 brought it back from Mexico by harbour hopping the whole coast. He claimed he did it the whole way from San Francisco in day trips.
__________________
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 02-23-2013
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,195
Thanks: 2
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 10
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

Fraser 51! I remember looking at one on Yacht World a few years back. It had a washer/dryer in it. IIRC, only three were made.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 02-23-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,898
Thanks: 58
Thanked 55 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

Quote:
Originally Posted by erps View Post
Fraser 51! I remember looking at one on Yacht World a few years back. It had a washer/dryer in it. IIRC, only three were made.
There used to be one parked in front of a house on the channel I took out of Thunderbird. It looked just like a Fraser 41 until you got close and realized how big it was.
__________________
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 02-23-2013
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,770
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: Bashing North up the US Pacific Coast

WHile I have not down that slog, The Ca to Hawaii to the NW is a common route vs straight up the coast. I could also see an earlier trip in the year, as at least you could then have some sw oriented winds so you would be going down wind. Altho the strength would be higher than in the summer. But then, you are literally going against a lot of north to nw winds, so all head winds!

Not sure what to say, higher winds from the south earlier in the year, or light from the north later.....better weather later too.......

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would you cross the Pacific to Australia in a Morgan North American 40? Dennisail General Discussion (sailing related) 33 10-24-2010 10:56 AM
Sail down the Pacific Coast? hesseroni1 Learning to Sail 10 09-24-2008 10:59 PM
Crew wanted Pacific North-West to southern California cruisingnet Crew Wanted/Available 2 08-27-2008 03:15 PM
Cruising to North Pacific dreamerfl Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 06-17-2008 07:30 AM
Cruising the US Pacific Coast aurorahs Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 07-07-2005 03:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.