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Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:02:52 PM »
Just throwing this out there -

My buddy that has been planning on running my boat south with me just let me know he can't get the time off of work.  So, I'll either be running it south by myself, or taking on a victim er, passenger so I can run straight through.  Nice to have somebody on so I can take a nap and not have to anchor up.

The deal is:

Basically a nearly-free cruise through the Inside Passage of British Columbia on a 47' steel commercial troller.  Just get yourself to Ketchikan and chip in for your half of the food. Planning on leaving Ketchikan early AM on the 18th, ideally arriving Anacortes evening of March 22nd.  It's about a 110 hour run.  We'll push straight through, but if the WX is really bad we may get held up to wait for a chance to get around Cape Caution.  Delay could be from a few hours to a few days.  The entire trip will basically be out of cell coverage, so bring your movies and books with you.

Preferred candidate is someone I have "known" through the site for a while and has some ocean experience.  OR, someone who might want to work on the boat for this summer's salmon/tuna season.  This would be a good way for me to see if I think you'd make it, and for you to see if this kind of thing suits you.  In either case, it would have to be a person who won't be denied entry into Canada if we needed to land for whatever reason.  Ability to cook gets bonus points, as does willingness to do the odd chore on the boat while we're under way.  Deploying/retrieving stabilizers, dishes, etc.  You won't be a slave, but it's good to know I'll get a hand when I need one.

Going through the Inside Passage is easy, but requires a pair of eyes out front to keep the logs off of my paint.  There are some open-ocean transits that we'll have the standard winter swell to deal with, and it could get a little tall at times.  Safety is paramount, and I won't take unnecessary risks to meet a desire return date. 

If you're interested, please PM me.  I've got this offer out to a few friends and family, so if one of them can go I'll take them.  But looking to firm this up sooner than later, and if there's a serious HuntWa'er out there that I think I could hang with and wants to do it I'll take them.
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 04:07:14 PM »
This would be a blast, but I have to work.  :llam:
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 04:10:55 PM »
Ah, you were on my short list Boss.  I know you got ocean chops...
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 04:19:03 PM »
Ah, you were on my short list Boss.  I know you got ocean chops...

My longest st sea period was 108 days straight in the Indian Ocean summer time, It was like hell had found the ship it was so hot, and humid. 👹

I hear the Persian Gulf is worse though.
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 04:45:13 PM »
Man i would die to do that!

Before my uncle passed away we had discussed doing a turn and burn in his 26' Nordic tug that he totally refurbished.  It had more than enough range to reach Ketchican without refueling. Sadly I never made it happen.

How long with the vessel be in Anacortes?
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 04:49:55 PM »
I'll probably be in Anacortes for a few days, playing it pretty loose for the first week I'm home. 

A HuntWa get together in Anacortes would be fun -  :tup:
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 05:40:43 PM »
Spot has been filled, will be homeward bound in 10 days, and hoping Poseidon is in good humor.
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »
Just throwing this out there -

My buddy that has been planning on running my boat south with me just let me know he can't get the time off of work.  So, I'll either be running it south by myself, or taking on a victim er, passenger so I can run straight through.  Nice to have somebody on so I can take a nap and not have to anchor up.

The deal is:

Basically a nearly-free cruise through the Inside Passage of British Columbia on a 47' steel commercial troller.  Just get yourself to Ketchikan and chip in for your half of the food. Planning on leaving Ketchikan early AM on the 18th, ideally arriving Anacortes evening of March 22nd.  It's about a 110 hour run.  We'll push straight through, but if the WX is really bad we may get held up to wait for a chance to get around Cape Caution.  Delay could be from a few hours to a few days.  The entire trip will basically be out of cell coverage, so bring your movies and books with you.

Preferred candidate is someone I have "known" through the site for a while and has some ocean experience.  OR, someone who might want to work on the boat for this summer's salmon/tuna season.  This would be a good way for me to see if I think you'd make it, and for you to see if this kind of thing suits you.  In either case, it would have to be a person who won't be denied entry into Canada if we needed to land for whatever reason.  Ability to cook gets bonus points, as does willingness to do the odd chore on the boat while we're under way.  Deploying/retrieving stabilizers, dishes, etc.  You won't be a slave, but it's good to know I'll get a hand when I need one.

Going through the Inside Passage is easy, but requires a pair of eyes out front to keep the logs off of my paint.  There are some open-ocean transits that we'll have the standard winter swell to deal with, and it could get a little tall at times.  Safety is paramount, and I won't take unnecessary risks to meet a desire return date. 

If you're interested, please PM me.  I've got this offer out to a few friends and family, so if one of them can go I'll take them.  But looking to firm this up sooner than later, and if there's a serious HuntWa'er out there that I think I could hang with and wants to do it I'll take them.

I'm not seeing much for the Maiden head to stand on.  :yike:

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 06:46:07 PM »
What a incredible opportunity to see the inside passage.  Iím not surprised it was filled so quickly.  Be safe and enjoy...Iím am so damn jealous!
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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 06:59:01 PM »
Did the Inside Passage for 10 years working on tugs between Seattle and all over Alaska. Watch for mountain goats around the Buttedale Area on the N side way up high. Watch for drunk natives in Llama Pass. We t-boned a native gillnetter one night right in front of Bella Bella. They tried to cut in front of us a bit too close and didn't quite make it. Canadian CG showed up and sent us on our way and dealt with the natives. :chuckle: Have a safe trip.

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 06:59:11 PM »
Maybe ill pass ya

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 07:15:01 PM »
Don't tell me Ridgeratt is your mate on this trip? Haha.
If i was retired and could have an awesome anti emetic, i'd be all over that trip. Good luck. Sounds like a fun run!!!!!

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 07:16:50 PM »
Did the Inside Passage for 10 years working on tugs between Seattle and all over Alaska. Watch for mountain goats around the Buttedale Area on the N side way up high. Watch for drunk natives in Llama Pass. We t-boned a native gillnetter one night right in front of Bella Bella. They tried to cut in front of us a bit too close and didn't quite make it. Canadian CG showed up and sent us on our way and dealt with the natives. :chuckle: Have a safe trip.

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 07:20:34 PM »
Don't tell me Ridgeratt is your mate on this trip? Haha.
If i was retired and could have an awesome anti emetic, i'd be all over that trip. Good luck. Sounds like a fun run!!!!!

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Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
  family might make it a bit much :chuckle:

 

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