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7 Hours Ago 04:57 PM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, same offer if you get to this part of the world. The boat has all the conveniences. I'm still weeks from being well enough to sail.

9 Hours Ago 02:37 PM
Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

By far the best place in the world is Vancouver Island. I'm in Naniamo ,Jumping back to the continent at Victoria to Port Angeles puts you back on 101 ,the coast road to San Fransisco
11 Hours Ago 01:23 PM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike if you go West...When you get to Vancouver do a small detour to the North and come to Lund...It is the start or end of Highway 101 the other end is the tip of South America...My boat is in the harbour and you are welcome to roll out your sleeping is a warm dry place to sleep and has cooking facilities...Later...
1 Day Ago 11:30 AM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
Fantastic riding in Arizona. Check out Jerome.
Thanks Sal, just looked it up. Looks like a great place to ride.

We're stopped in Thunder Bay for a day or so to finalize our junk storage and catch up with friends. Then it's off to Alberta for a few weeks, and then either west or south depending on weather.
1 Day Ago 08:17 AM
Sal Paradise
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
We have a rough plan to drive down the west coast through the fall and then somehow get over to Arizona area as it gets colder and wetter. The

Fantastic riding in Arizona. Check out Jerome.
3 Days Ago 04:59 PM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Congratulations newhaul! We went south from California in December '93 with waterline lowering months of food aboard in our 1961 Gurney 35 RORC masthead sloop. We rebuilt her from the frames up and trusted. We and the master frame builder rebuilt/upgraded all except had "professionally" installed a couple fancy electrical circuitry that quickly died - no not tossed overboard - and our too weak Volvo also being "professionally" replaced (who the bus mechanics in Acapulco properly repaired/placed). We fished by dragging a line or two while offshore and spear fished at anchor. Our Power Survivor 35 and a couple solar panels rail mounted kept us going with engine charge about every three to four weeks. No marinas for the trip saving tons of money and having a wilder far more enjoyable experience. Have a great trip north next year and keep the tankers out of the Great Bear Sea while gorging on all that salmon, halibut, ling & black cod, shellfish - molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms, yum.
3 Days Ago 01:57 PM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I know and that's what I said in my post I already have charts from Adak to San Diego and beyond in electronic and hard copy. As far as beating in heavier winds not a problem also I'm the guy that uses a spinnaker as a Genny when the winds go away I have semetrical and asemetrical ones for my lil islander. Actually I am planning to go north in the late spring on the outside and come back in the fall inland. Stopping to fish here and there along the way. I carry at least a six month supply of food and have a survivor 35 water maker. With fishing to sup.iment I won't need to purchase any supplies along the way. I trust my vessel and my abilities.
3 Days Ago 10:23 AM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

New haul, good weather and route planning will get you a lot farther than cahones. I was headed that way this summer happily cruising on a budget of $400.00 per month. We made it as far as Desolation but the 100 degree temperatures got to my old dog so we turned around and headed south looking for colder water. Make sure your rudder will stay on and your mast will stay up, your boat is the perfect boat for this trip. Its funny how many people told us we couldn't sail the inside passage, we sailed everywhere and only used the engine a few times when we needed an emergency potty break for the dog. Met lots of super keel people on small boats having a great time. Take Len's generous offer for charts, we had been collecting charts for years but still had some pretty big gaps where we were sailing blind. Never in your life will you find a better cruising ground. There are good protected anchorages everywhere. We would sail in after of a long day beating in 25 knots and it would be so calm I would wake up in the middle of the night in a panic thinking we were aground because it was so still. We had all the usual wild life encounters including a Sasquatch in Jervice inlet, met over a dozen engine-less sailors and even people out there on budgets smaller than ours. Provision well, Canada is expensive. Have good ground tackle and a stern hook and leave early April or May at the Latest. The number one piece of gear I missed on the trip was a good light air sail but I still made good progress with all plain sail.
3 Days Ago 09:00 AM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks Christian, Krisscross. That's very kind of both of you. I'd definitely love to drop in, and may do so if our journey takes us your way. It's really hard to know where we'll go right now. We have a rough plan to drive down the west coast through the fall and then somehow get over to Arizona area as it gets colder and wetter. The Oregon coast is beaconing right now, but I'm not sure how long we can linger there before the cold and damp will drive us inland. It's all uncertain ... and too much fun.

Of course right now we have to get to Alberta by Sept. 1 (memorial service to put on), and the good old northern Ontario summer is giving us 10 to 13 Celsius temperatures and rainy conditions to motorcycle through. Fun fun...

Why go fast, when you can go slow
4 Days Ago 12:25 AM
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Originally Posted by Capt Len View Post
Newhaul, if you are serious about Alaska, I just dropped off all the charts to Skagway at Boater's Exchange in Sidney.Been trying to give them away for a while but seems like few have cohones to go past Desolation.
Not so much cahones as having confidence in my boat and my abilities also knowing if my islander sinks I'm out 300 bucks for the boat and 25 bucks for the motor I've been in conditions that would make a washing machine look like a calm day ( I wear depends on those occasions because I know how bad I will be scared at times )
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