Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Vancouver to Hornby?
I am looking for "alternative" routes to get me from False Creek to Hornby Island. I like to anchor in Ford Cove.
I usually head up the Sechelt side, stopping in Plumper Cove or heading all the way to Pirate Cove or Secrect Cove. Then I head to Lasquiti, usually stay in Scottie Bay and then head to Hornby. I single hand and my boat (Centurion 32) has an enconomical cruising speed of about 4.5 kts. I think I am under-propped or something because even when I crank it wide open, I can just barely get over 5.2 kt. Anyway, these factors limit my daily range (lack of speed and fatique at the tiller). Since the wind direction, if there is any is usually either NW or SE (and it never seems to blow in the direction I want to go), I usually end up motoring a lot. It occurred to me this summer, though, that I might be better off heading to Silva Bay the first day, heading to Lasquiti, perhaps, the second day and then to Hornby. That way, if the wind is blowing, I will more likely be able to sail and get somewhere.
Does anyone have comments on this route or suggestions for other routes that might be fun to travel?