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02-09-2011 11:13 AM
neoxaero i think i smell a troll..
01-30-2011 06:43 PM
dabnis
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Originally Posted by Jace2 View Post
Thanks guys. Thought as much. Oh well, guess it's the Northwest Passage. Always wanted to check out Hudson Bay, anyway. I'm in a '68 Coronado 25, I might wait till I ". . . get a bigger boat."
I think Jace thought it would be fun to go trolling. Looks like he
did pretty well. I Had a Coronado 25 for 10 years on and out of
San Francisco Bay, nice day sailor.

Dabnis
01-30-2011 05:42 PM
mitiempo Northwest Passage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

S.S. Manhattan breaks through the Northwest Passage - CBC Archives
01-30-2011 02:28 PM
DwayneSpeer
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Originally Posted by Jace2 View Post
Is there any way to sail/motor from Oklahoma (Arkansas river-R. S. Kerr lake) to S. California, eastern seaboard, on the ICW without taking the Panama Canal or the Horn? Even going along the gulf coast is fine, I'd just like to stay on U.S. 'soil,' so to speak.

Thanks.
This is a joke, right? You really can't be that dumb.
01-30-2011 02:23 PM
Jace2 Thanks so much for your help, sailors (and or sailorettes). Do any of you know about the civilized areas up there along the coast? I mean, is there a navigational way through the Northwest Passage that you can take that has ports, supply stops, that sort of thing every so many - but not too many - miles? Or is it all miles upon miles stretch of barren, wilderness coast?
01-30-2011 01:39 PM
mitiempo even with up to date charts the hard stuff keeps moving around.

On the other hand the food keeps well without refrigeration.
01-30-2011 01:33 PM
Boasun A minor detail: Unless you are cutting close to Greenland, the Northwest Passage is all Canadian until you are directly north of Alaska.
Another minor detail: The charts for that area are very few and have very little detail.
Another minor detail: IT will be very cold up there even in the summer. So you won't be laying out on deck soaking up rays....
01-30-2011 12:23 PM
Jace2
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With global warming and modern navigation equipment its easier to do the Northwest Passage than it was in the days of yore. Its still a very difficult task to accomplish and very few people have the time, resources, and skill to do it.
Well I have the time and resources. I'm not rich, but I have a pittance of a financial income, but if I'm careful, it's enough. As far as the skill, well, I've sailed my Coronado 25 five or six times, before. Ya' think that covers me?

I know I need more skills, and over the next couple of years, I hope to gain that experience, and perhaps head out. It's good I'm a Christian because I'll definitely need God on that one, huh?
01-29-2011 06:52 PM
MarkCK
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EEEEEKKKK! Hmmm, looks a little too adventurous to me. But I thought if you go at the right time of year, although cold, you could make it through without being iced in. Is that not the case?

By the way, is that really you stuck in the ice, Brian? If so, tell us a brief account of what happened there.
With global warming and modern navigation equipment its easier to do the Northwest Passage than it was in the days of yore. Its still a very difficult task to accomplish and very few people have the time, resources, and skill to do it.
01-29-2011 06:34 PM
mitiempo It's not me.
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