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Re: My last little bit of planning
We lived and sailed in Squamish for over 20 years, it's another long inlet (20-24 NM) with daily inflow winds in summer and frequent overnight and winter outflow winds. These can often get well into the 20 knot +range on a normal summer sunny day, and often with a noted increase at the head of the inlet. The outflow overnight winds can catch you unawares esp when you've anchored in a perfectly sheltered cove at 4 PM, watched the wind die to a dead calm at dusk.. only to be rudely woken up at 1 am when it's blowing 20 knots from the opposite direction... makes life interesting! Like the Gorge Squamish is a kiteboarding/windsurfing mecca.
Winter outflow gales are plain nasty.. zero to subzero temperatures, winds to 50 knots or better...
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)