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07-06-2012 12:02 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Thanks for the video's IslanderGuy, enjoyed them. Hope you don't mind me adding that you have a lovely family there.
The secound video of you going into Victoria harbour brought back a lot of memories. At about 4:13 in the video you can see a point of the port bow that looks to have a hotel or condo on it. Back in the late 80's, when I was there, it was a small military base called Work Point Barracks, home of 3rd Bn. PPCLI. Used to live in a big white house built in the 1890's, and supposed to be haunted. Great view and great location, I was lucky to live there for three years. I must be getting old because just writing this is getting me all nostalgic.
Anyway, thanks for the video's.
07-04-2012 05:04 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Have a great trip Ron. Our transmission is in the shop, won't know what the prognosis or recovery time will be until after the operation:-)) I'll let you know.
07-04-2012 04:55 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Flying off to Nova Scotia Thursday for a couple of weeks.
NICE, grew up there in Prospect, just east of Peggy's Cove. should be fun...enjoy Ron.
07-03-2012 07:03 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

WOW! THAAAAANK YOOOOUUUUU for the pics & vids. With this martini I honor thee(s).
07-03-2012 06:52 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

We got our SE winds, John, and sunshine for a day.. after that it was probably the wettest trip in recent memory, and unfortunately the SE winds hung around for our return to Vancouver..

However we still had a 19 boat raft up in Smuggler Cove for the weekend!

Flying off to Nova Scotia Thursday for a couple of weeks. See you in Comox??
07-02-2012 12:51 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

I forgot to mention that when we left Barkley for Sooke it was during ebb, which Dreamspeaker guide said would give us a southerly current to ride. We didn't find it and had about one knot against us until we got to around Port San Juan when it started to flood and then we enjoyed a nice push. We were able to sail most of the way, except during lulls in the NW wind, lots of wing on wing. The next day from Sooke home we had strong gusty NW winds which made for some interesting sailing through Race Passage and across Hein Bank where the ebb current was hitting the wind hard.
06-29-2012 11:28 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Also, I have a few more videos up, I'll likely add links to the first post later, but for now you can check out my channel if you want to see them...

The "recap" videos are us re-hashing and talking about stuff, not as much actual sailing stuff....
06-29-2012 11:25 PM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Dylan, Here's a quick closeup vid of my hokey tiller pilot setup, no, this is not a permanent solution but I thought since you where interested, you might get some ideas from what I have going so far. Hopefully someday i'll get a real good setup for it, but you know how that goes...
06-25-2012 01:28 AM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

Thanks for the link Jack, that helps a lot. I think we'll scoot outa here on Tuesday. The anchor set well (once I got it down, having windlass trouble as well as transmission problems). The channel is straightforward with 3-7 fathoms through the middle. If you stay in the channel there is only one rock that wasn't charted but it was pretty obvious, and close to Haines Is. I wouldn't want to be here if there were strong winds predicted from the NW or W, but it's a beautiful spot (and they're catching some nice kings right around the corner).
Fast- Jedidiah, that's on the list for this year. Hope NOAA is wrong for you.
06-25-2012 01:25 AM
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

We anchored in Dodger channel when we went around in 2009. If you're looking for another good anchorage, check out Wood's Nose in Port San Juan (we anchored there next). Here's a link to a video we made up the north end:

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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