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Not bad water in Tsehum Harbour, good in Maple Bay, bleachy in Ladysmith, very bleachy in Sechelt and most of the Sunshine Coast, with arsenic concerns, exellent in Deep Bay, bleachy in Comox, excellent in Heriot Bay.

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Lol well I didn't weight it. But I had probably.

2 shoes
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5 hats, balaclava
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8-10 jerseys, some wool winter.
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Floor pump, hand pump, co2, pre an post ride vega drinks
Two extra tubulars, glue, Giles remover, extra SRAM chain, lube, degreaser
Wheel bags And... I think maybe I'm forgetting some.

That's why the v berth was so comfy last night. Miss my bike though. Just doesn't spoon well. And it's greasy. I keep it spotless but there's always grease. First one I took it out sort a half hour with shout to my cushion.

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It must be the 6-8 jackets. I only have one. Btw, if you don't even know how many cycling jackets you own you may have a serious addiction problem, I'm personally familiar with the symptoms.

I've been contemplating taking my bike with me when I spend weekends or longer on the boat, I may be able to stuff it in the aft cabin. Of course then I wouldn't have room for all the other junk I would normally stash back there.
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You don't need bike clothes to ride a bike. I bike all the time and have never owned "Bike clothes."
In Philadelphia you don't need any clothes to ride a bike:

Welcome to the Philly Naked Bike Ride

I would have posted a video but it's probably NSFW.
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I left this morning. I'm passing smith island off whidbey. Haven't had to use the motor yet. Tacking some. Trip odometer is 16.53. Avg. 4.3
Great weekend to get started! I was staying up at Fort Ebey on Whidbey this weekend, looking over towards both Port Townsend and Smith Island and thinking how nice of a weekend it would be on the water. Have a great trip.

Do enjoy the San Juans before you push into Canada. There are tons of wonderful spots in there. Lopez is my favorite "big" island, Stuart and Sucia are my favorite small ones (both have nice walks/hiking).

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I will. I'm heading to Friday harbor today. I didn't get hardly any food. It's alway hard to decide what to bring on "camping" type trips.

The solar panel is charging. I think it will take some time to get the battery topped off. My circuit panel has a control box with a switch for battery test. It's yellow on the bottom half and almost but not quite at the top of the yellow there is a bar. Then the top half is green. Where would a fully topped battery fall. So far it's always between the yellow bar and just touching the green. After sitting on the bar and charging for five hours it hit the green. Then I charged mt phone and now it is halfway between green and bar.

Second question thy has come up. I know I've talked about anchoring before but now that j am doing it. I thought I would have obvious wind or current. Point into that and then back down on the anchor, but the bays(fishermans) are so protected that I just float. Which way to set the anchor?

I sailed from harbor to harbor getting to Lopez. That made me happy. I want to 'sail' as much ad possible. It took 9 hours to mackaye harbor from port Townsend and 33.97 miles with the tacking. Glad I didn't leave later in the day because everyone told me five hours max. I think they motor more.

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There are pretty good big grocery stores on both Lopez and San Juan, in both cases it is about a 20ish minute walk from the marinas.

Anchor in the same direction as the rest of the boats. There might not be much current or wind, but there will be some. Don't forget to back down (either under sail or motor) to set the anchor.
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Thanks. I've been backing down. Maybe 1/3-1/2 throttle in reverse for 30 seconds and looking to see if I move. So far so good. I have been picking anchorages the books say have good bottoms.

Fun stuff. Sunburned the s out of my face though. Forgot about that.

Some 15-25 mph southwesterlies coming Monday night into Tuesday so hopefully that can zip me northwest fast.
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Personaly I would like 2 reefs for my main.
your standard 6 gal fuel tank should be pleanty of gas. I would recomend a small 1gallon reserve tank. it will fit in cockpit locker. and is easy to carry up road to gas stations.
Worked for me on a C&C 24 with honda 10hp.
I don't like boat water. a store bought water bottle is nice. refillable at potable water taps and can be taken ashore in dingy.
I found the square one with spigot worked well.
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Canadian tide and current atlas and tide tables.
There is also a Gulf Island, Desolation Sound, Crusing Charts
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Thanks. I actually did a great job of prep, and I'm not one to stroke my own ego.
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What are you doing for phone/internet on your trip?

I was looking into Canadian GSM pre-pay cards and am not finding the deals that I was hoping for. In the US it isn't hard to find unlimited internet for under $50/mo (and usually more like $30/mo), but in BC the best that I'm finding is 1gb for $60/mo.

I don't need the internet every day. Do most marinas have coverage?

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