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Title: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet 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.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on March 08, 2018, 04:07:14 PM
This would be a blast, but I have to work.  :llam:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 08, 2018, 04:10:55 PM
Ah, you were on my short list Boss.  I know you got ocean chops...
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Boss .300 winmag 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.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Special T 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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Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet 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:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet 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.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Ridgeratt 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:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: TVHunts 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!
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Encore 280 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.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: BUTTER on March 08, 2018, 06:59:11 PM
Maybe ill pass ya
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: quadrafire 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!!!!!
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: pd 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.

I thought you might just volunteer for this.  Wrong again!
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Ridgeratt 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!!!!!

Alas no!!

Not sure I have enough barnacles.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: quadrafire on March 08, 2018, 07:21:22 PM
  family might make it a bit much :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Ridgeratt on March 08, 2018, 07:52:33 PM
Perhaps this is where you watch for the obstacles.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: CastleRocker on March 08, 2018, 08:37:35 PM
Have a safe trip!  Made it many times to Kodiak, and twice out west and back many years ago.  We always made it a fun trip.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on March 08, 2018, 08:40:38 PM
Perhaps this is where you watch for the obstacles.  :dunno:

Thatís a good vantage point to see the mail Bouys from!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 08, 2018, 08:57:28 PM
Maybe ill pass ya

You heading up for halibut or sac roe herring?
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 08, 2018, 09:01:18 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!

I'll never forget that you're one of the guys that helped me put the pieces in place to make this happen.   :tup:

 He still have the boathouse?

Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 08, 2018, 09:03:42 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!!!!!

Ridgeratt is on the short list, whether he likes it or not! I'll Shanghai him one of these days.

We are NOT painting my boat pink, tho. 
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Dan-o on March 08, 2018, 09:14:57 PM
I'd have done it.

I've done the inland passage cruise several times.

I love when we come back to tour room and the towels are folded into animal shapes.

What shore excursions do you offer?
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Angus on March 08, 2018, 09:17:30 PM
I've made this trip a couple times on the Alaska Marine Hwy, would love to do it again on a smaller vessel. If you ever have another opening like this, I have 22 years S.E. AK guiding experience (Ketchikan and Craig area) and a 100t capt. license.
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 08, 2018, 09:32:07 PM
I'd have done it.

I've done the inland passage cruise several times.

I love when we come back to tour room and the towels are folded into animal shapes.

What shore excursions do you offer?

 :chuckle: 

I have a different brochure than the ones you've been reading Dan-o!
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on March 08, 2018, 09:38:55 PM
I'd have done it.

I've done the inland passage cruise several times.

I love when we come back to tour room and the towels are folded into animal shapes.

What shore excursions do you offer?

 :chuckle: 

I have a different brochure than the ones you've been reading Dan-o!

Thatís not fair, in all the cruises I made I never got my towels back from the ships laundry folded in animal shapes.  >:(

But I did have some great shore excursions.  ;)
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Calvin Rayborn on March 09, 2018, 01:06:32 AM
Victim HAHA - Sounds like fun!  :tup:
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Special T on March 23, 2018, 01:33:21 PM
So have you made it?

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Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Misawa on March 23, 2018, 05:24:36 PM
Dang I wish I could work for ya but I don't get out of college till June  :(
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 25, 2018, 12:06:41 PM
So have you made it?

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 :tup:

Was a great trip, pulled in Anacortes early hours of Saturday AM.  Went outside from Milbanke Sound around Cape Caution, had a little wx in the Straits of Georgia Thurday night/Fri morning, but pushed through. 

588 nm in in 88 hours, not too shabby.  Visited my dearly missed family, ready to take on my final leg to Seattle starting tomorrow.

If anybody is interested in bringing the boat up through the Ballard Locks on Tues evening, I could take a couple of folks. Probably pick ya up at Shilshole, up through the locks, then tie up in Fisherman's Terminal.  Celebratory beer at the Highliner and an Uber ride back to your car at Shilshole is on me.

Requirements - some boat handling experience preferred, but I can coach greenhorns through it if they're willing to listen.  Looks like it's gonna be rainy.

Pm me if interested-
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Special T on March 25, 2018, 02:36:48 PM
Cool offer especially for anyone whom hasn't been through the locks on a boat before.

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Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: Skillet on March 25, 2018, 04:06:44 PM
Got it covered, thanks!

Cool offer especially for anyone whom hasn't been through the locks on a boat before.

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I think so, and we always have some fun on the boat. 
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: jackelope on March 25, 2018, 06:44:12 PM
Whereís all the pics from the inside passage?
Title: Re: Ketchikan to WA via Inside Passage
Post by: TVHunts on March 26, 2018, 03:47:31 AM
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!

I'll never forget that you're one of the guys that helped me put the pieces in place to make this happen.   :tup:

 He still have the boathouse?


Yes sir he does,

I have all my vacation days spent already on hunting this fall or I would have been begging to float her back with you!

Be Safe!