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02-18-2014 04:43 PM
Faster
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

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Originally Posted by Haberdasher View Post
Thanks for the input guys, this site is a treasure trove!

I decided to have it moved by truck. .........
I think that's a good decision, to maximize your time available to work on and enjoy the boat before summer. Could easily prove to be the 'easiest' on the boat, crew, and equipment too, while absolutely avoiding any risk of calamity along the way.
02-18-2014 04:12 PM
Haberdasher
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Thanks for the input guys, this site is a treasure trove!

I decided to have it moved by truck. Simply can't deal with the 3 hour(or 5 in traffic) drive to work on the boat anymore! Sailing it this time of year sounds like a suicide mission.

I've actually sailed from Seattle and down the coast several times on a container ship. I'm familiar with the much of the area but from a completely different perspective.

I Took ASA 101 and found it useful for things like learning the points of sail. I'm familiar with interesting nautical terms like bow and stern. I was planning on taking 103/104 but I'm not sure I would benefit from much of the curriculum. It will be different on a 27' sailboat but Navigation, weather, rules of the road, radio ops... these are all things I do for a living and I have spent years studying them.
02-12-2014 02:35 AM
Uricanejack
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Congratulations on your new boat. I bought mine in Portland about this time last year. And brought it up to Point Roberts in June. May or June you are more likely to have fair winds.
Like said it’s a bit early though the past couple of weeks weather would have been ideal. You certainly cant bet on it at this time of year.
As an experienced 3rd officer in the merchant marine you have the required knowledge to get your boat safely to Portland by sea.
You just lack a bit of knowledge on sailing and the boat.
I would suggest your first step is to find a berth for your boat in Puget sound on a monthly basis. Daily rate is far to expensive.
Mooring is almost twice the price in the PNW as it is on the Columbia River. I was paying about 220 a month in Portland and about 400 in Point Roberts for a forty foot dock. A 30 ft dock about 300

Once you have a monthly dock.
Take the boat out a few times to get the feel of it. Also it will give you an opportunity to get a few important jobs done to get the boat ready for the trip.
If you had a survey done prior to purchase. It should give you a good idea what is needed.
Personally I found this harder than anticipated. Just the sheer time and distance involved in getting to the boat.
A sailing course is well worth the time and expense. You will learn interesting nautical terms like bow.
More importantly you will get the low down on what those funny white rags are for and how they work.

Having done so you will be ready to take her down as skipper your self.

You will enjoy the trip.
02-11-2014 10:22 PM
newhaul
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

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Originally Posted by capttb View Post
Cheaper moorage near by while you prep the boat and wait for weather seems like the best option to me also. Since the engine appears inoperable some sort of "tow" might even be prudent.
I would not advocate sailing an unfamiliar boat that may have issues down the Oregon coast in winter.
Actually, not a good idea any time of year.
That's the main reason I'm recommending getting it up to snuff and waiting for a couple months while he learns his vessel. The columbia bar can be a monster this time of year its likely a minor issue with the Volvo that is in his boat that's not allowing it to start easily. They are usually quite reliable
02-11-2014 09:51 PM
CharlieCobra
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Nope, certainly not a trip for an unknown boat with issues. Not a trip for this time of year at all unless ya have a death wish...
02-11-2014 03:41 PM
capttb
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Cheaper moorage near by while you prep the boat and wait for weather seems like the best option to me also. Since the engine appears inoperable some sort of "tow" might even be prudent.
I would not advocate sailing an unfamiliar boat that may have issues down the Oregon coast in winter.
Actually, not a good idea any time of year.
02-11-2014 03:28 PM
Alex W
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Personally I'd just move it by truck. That is a challenging trip on which to learn your yacht.

You should be able to get a month to month spot in Shilshole. At this time of year they almost always have 30' slips available. It isn't as cheap as Bremerton (or Oak Harbor or Everett), but would be easy to move.
02-11-2014 02:23 PM
newhaul
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Haberdasher View Post
Rob, if you are ever in the neighborhood maybe you would be interested in stopping by and determining for yourself if the boat is fit for the voyage? I can't PM since I'm new to sailnet.
That wouldn't be a big issue for me however I would like to point you to the bremerton marina as a close location to move I lay about two hundred a month here and they have many slips available while we get you and your vessel ready for the trip down the coast I take it you live in Portland or at least that area. Shoot me an email at rnewby1@ hotmail and welcome to sailnet keep posting you will get there. Faster than you think
02-11-2014 02:16 PM
Haberdasher
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Rob, if you are ever in the neighborhood maybe you would be interested in stopping by and determining for yourself if the boat is fit for the voyage? I can't PM since I'm new to sailnet.
02-10-2014 12:48 AM
newhaul
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

I'm also a retired shipwright as well
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