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Re: My last little bit of planning

Well I am back. I think I'll leave tomorrow. Now have solar panel and regulator and equipment for a sheet to tiller system.

I'm on the boat. Unloading. Beautiful sunset. Much warmer than when I left.

I'm looking at my anchor chain and rode. I'm realizing that I am taking a boat that has been well maintained but a racer, day sailor. Maybe some overnighters and turnin ino my mini cruiser.

So the chain and rope. The main one.

I brought a 22 lb Bruce anchor. Kong swivel an whichard anchor shackle. What should my chain and rode look like. It doesn't look bad. But it doesn't look like its eel used in a while. Specifically how do I know if I can trust this chain. I'll look at the ripe really good. The chain looks good I think, some white crust, probably salt. The shackle currently on it looks pretty rusted. I'm goin to have trouble getting that off. Otherwise if the gain isn't ruste will it be fine? Anything to watch out for? To I new o look carefully link by link?

Glad to be back. But gosh I have sailboat OCD.

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IMO Newcastle Island park in Nanaimo harbour is not to be missed. Harbour police notwithstanding, the park, it's floats, the trails, the history, the wildlife all make it a terrific stop for crews of all ages. Nanaimo itself has a good chandlery, nearby provisioning and quite a nice waterfront promenade and park of its own.

I'd put it on your itinerary and judge for yourself....
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IMO Newcastle Island park in Nanaimo harbour is not to be missed. Harbour police notwithstanding, the park, it's floats, the trails, the history, the wildlife all make it a terrific stop for crews of all ages. Nanaimo itself has a good chandlery, nearby provisioning and quite a nice waterfront promenade and park of its own.

I'd put it on your itinerary and judge for yourself....
Ron how could you forget the Dinghy Dock Pub, unless you want to forget the Dinghy Dock Pub, or cannot remember the Dinghy Dock Pub.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

Ok thanks. I'll put nanaimo on my list. I think I answered my own anchor chai question. It looks pretty new and unused except for rust on the shackle.

I've hot I learn more about where to go in Canada. I know nothing about nanaimo.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

If the chain only has some white dusting, its probably fine. Replace that shackle. Also be sure you wire tie the clevis pin, so it can't back out. That's what the little hole on the tab is for.

As for the rode, its the splice to the chain that always makes me nervous. Even when new, that splice has something like half the strength of the rode itself. It is the weakest link, and if it's been sitting around and dried out, I might consider cutting it off and having it redone. In the end, I substantially prefer all chain for this and other reasons.
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Ron how could you forget the Dinghy Dock Pub, unless you want to forget the Dinghy Dock Pub, or cannot remember the Dinghy Dock Pub.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

Mansons lagoon on the south side of Cortes Island is a great place in summer. On a high tide with less than 5 ft draft you can sail right up inside the lagoon , along the northside and anchor at the SE corner, with 8 ft of water at low tide. A short hike takes you to Hague lake , a white sand beach with 79 degree water in august( Bahamas North). Store, good hamburgers and chicken burgers for around $5. internet access, post office, and Credit Union. They even have a nude beach ( blubber rock) where single handers go to reassure themselves they aint missing much.
Around the corner is Gorge Harbour, good internet access, store, gas dock and the Whaletown commons, good hiking.
Go to Heriot Bay on Quadra for groceries , too expensive on Cortes. Great music in the Heriot Bay Inn on friday nites
When you get to Comox, look for me west of the marinas where my twin keelers dry out. I may be still there, or in Mansons, Heriot Bay, etc ..
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Re: My last little bit of planning

Where should my first two stops in the gulf islands be? I'm getting a lot of good places, but where would you go the first and second days from Friday harbor?
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Re: My last little bit of planning

My first stop wouldn't be in the Gulf Islands. Go to Stuart Island (Provost Harbor). There is a really nice hike there up to an old school house and the island is beautiful.

Then I'd go to Sucia.

Then I'd go to the Gulf Islands.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

You dont want to be going back and forth across the border.
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