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Yep, that's Buddy, the one eyed Boston. He snores and he farts, just like a regular guy.
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In general to all you PNWers.......how much sailing do you get to do ? Just moving into Autumn now..will you still be out and about come October ?
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I have sailed every month of the year in British Columbia. I will admit that December, January and February are a bit cool.

My last trip this year end on Oct 6. My first trip next year starts March 29.

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We too try to get out year round... our club has events throughout the winter, including a New Years eve get together at Bowen Island, a short 10 nm sail for most of us....

Given the generally light air during summers, particularly in the popular cruising areas, some of our "best sailing" is in the so-called shoulder seasons and winter.
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How far north does the nearly all year round zone extend ?

I need to get some good cruising guides to the PNW.

Charlie's Charts is the obvious and I've just ordered a copy.

Not a cruising guide but Jonathan Raban's "Passage to Juneau" was the book that first turned me on to the area.

Anything else ?

(hmm...this should be its own thread and I bet someone else has already covered it....time to hit the search engine wombat)
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I need to get some good cruising guides to the PNW.
My favourites, but pricey:

Dreamspeaker - Books

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Northwest Boating Northwest Boat Travel On-Line

The Waggoner Cruising Guide, Annual Guide to Northwest Boating from Weatherly Press
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