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09-20-2012 12:03 AM
Armchairsailor2
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

Yup. great post. Makes me want to get that boat and get on the water, but probably not this summer, sadly... Hey ho.
09-06-2012 02:24 AM
americanfrog
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

Fantastic post, thanks for sharing. We did not have time to cross Gorgia Strait this summer. Instead at look at still waters under the sunset toward the broughtons from Silva Bay thinking about next summer. Can't complain, still spent close to three weeks on the boat.
08-20-2012 10:50 PM
blt2ski
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

If you want a mid 30 footer, A fellow I know from the Jeanneau owners forum chartered his Sun Fast 35 out of Desolation sound charters IIRC. That puppy has a 7 someodd foot draft! so an issue for them east coasters, out here.....not so much!

marty
08-20-2012 10:40 PM
tdw
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

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Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Canadians cannot do it, but you should have no problems.
Why ? Because I am so sweet and loveable ? Yeah, that must be it.
08-20-2012 09:32 PM
jackdale
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
btw ... if we did charter out of Washington, how problematic is it to take a charter out of the US into Canada ?
Canadians cannot do it, but you should have no problems.
08-20-2012 08:53 PM
tdw
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

Guys, thanks for the tips. If we do it , either spring or autumn next year I guess then I'd definitely want to allow three - four weeks. As JRD says, if you are travelling half way around the world etc etc ...

DS would be nice for the view but reality is they are a bit big for a two person charter. Mid 30's would be perfect.

btw ... if we did charter out of Washington, how problematic is it to take a charter out of the US into Canada ?

Marty .. thanks for the 48North tip ....
08-20-2012 07:55 PM
blt2ski
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

Andrew,

EACH of the last two if not three years, the owner of the local Jeanneau dealer has done a 2-4 week cruise leaving the 3rd weekend in June athe jeanneau roundezvous up to alaska and back. Something to toy with. Not sure of how many DS Jeaneaus are in the local fleets, there are mixes of others.

As mentioned, there is in Wa state, Bellingham, Anacortes, Seattle that have charter companies that I know of. If you go online to 48north.com the last 2 yrs or so of the monthly rags have been put online. IIRC March or April, maybe february has a listing of ALL or most of the local charter places, then the month later or before is a listing of places that have sailing lessons. Also in the back of that rag is a bunch of charter options also. Both in BC and wa st. Yachting IIRC is another local freeby rag with some info on chartering too. I'll try to look up that website at some if you need it.

Marty
08-20-2012 01:30 AM
jackdale
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
I would recommend that you charter something down south (north WA, or Vancouver, BC) so you can make the trip north through the BC Gulf Islands and then cross the Strait of Georgia to the Sunshine Coast, then up to Desolation area. You would want to take the time to go see Princess Louisa inlet at any rate (IMHO) and you could easily do that either on the north or southbound trip. Might as well get the whole enchilada if you're going to travel half way round the planet. Pilothouses are not required during the summer months (July & August) :-))
There are some charter companies in Sidney - 10 minutes from Victoria International Airport. Sidney is at the south end of the Gulf Islands. Some charter boat have full enclosures; not my favourite.

I would also recommend getting up to the Broughtons, north of Desolation.
08-20-2012 01:05 AM
jrd22
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

Andrew- I think there is a Moorings charter outfit in Bellingham, WA and I know there is something in Anacortes, WA. I would recommend that you charter something down south (north WA, or Vancouver, BC) so you can make the trip north through the BC Gulf Islands and then cross the Strait of Georgia to the Sunshine Coast, then up to Desolation area. You would want to take the time to go see Princess Louisa inlet at any rate (IMHO) and you could easily do that either on the north or southbound trip. Might as well get the whole enchilada if you're going to travel half way round the planet. Pilothouses are not required during the summer months (July & August) :-))
08-20-2012 12:16 AM
tdw
Re: 2012 Desolation Sound Trip. Pictures.

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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Andrew,

Reality is, I can think of probably a dozen or so charter companies tween seattle and desolation sound. Most that I can think of are south of the border per say. But would imagine that Victoria, Vancouver and north would have a number of places, one or two may even have a PH, or at minimum, something with an enclosed dodger/bimini option.

Marty
Marty,

The mob that Bilge linked to look to have enclosed cockpits on most of there boats. I hear that it rarely rains up your way so I reckon we'll be OK.

It something I keep thinking about. I know that if I did lob into Seattle there are plenty of you I can come and annoy but if we did visit I'd surely want to take off for a couple of weeks cruising and that would be up into Canada. Damn it all, I'd love to go all the way up to Juneau but that would be somewhat ruinous financially I'd reckon.


Cheers

Andrew B
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