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    #76
    12.5 hrs. Another long day! How are you holding up? It’s one thing to sit at the helm all day but it’s easy to forget that solo you must also handle all of the other logistical support duties as well! Are you eating good food? Pre making and packaging microwaveable meals and sandwiches? Able to find quality restock? After a long day it’s easy to restaurant it but not always available. Laundry? The back story interests me. 👍
    Jim Gandee
    1989 3888
    Hino 175's
    Fire Escape
    [email protected]
    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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    • Cool Change 4788
      Cool Change 4788 commented
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      The back story interests me too! I bet a lot of study and planning is done for this adventure

    #77
    Originally posted by Jim_Gandee View Post
    12.5 hrs. Another long day! How are you holding up? It’s one thing to sit at the helm all day but it’s easy to forget that solo you must also handle all of the other logistical support duties as well! Are you eating good food? Pre making and packaging microwaveable meals and sandwiches? Able to find quality restock? After a long day it’s easy to restaurant it but not always available. Laundry? The back story interests me. 👍
    Ok, if the sea is smooth I can live life as normal. That means i can go below, make whatever I want for food, put in a load of laundry, etc...
    If the seas are rough not so much. I can heat up a can of soup or clili, make a sandwich, and that's about it.

    On a normal day I make a decent breakfast, snack for lunch, and then have a good dinner. As a single guy I generally eat a piece of meat and a can of veggies for dinner. I really like the BBQ if that is possible.

    What I am trying to do is leave at first light and anchor or dock around 6:00. I find that makes a decent balance to the day.
    I am a morning person so that best suits my lifestyle.

    I provisioned up very well before leaving on this journey. Now 10 days later I am starting to run out of the things I like the most, so it's time to re provision. I am hoping to do that in Port Mcneall this evening.. I have plenty of food, but I am out of eggs, and down to just a few pieces of bread and a package of tortillas.

    This was yesterdays breakfast. This morning I'm gonna make some stuffed jalapeños wrapped in bacon for breakfast


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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


    Whats the weather like on the boat
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    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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      #78
      Looks delicious! Too bad you’re out of eggs as that’s the perfect addition to that meal! 👍😁
      Jim Gandee
      1989 3888
      Hino 175's
      Fire Escape
      [email protected]
      Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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        #79
        Originally posted by ksanders View Post
        Good morning!!!!

        The plan for today is to make it to Port Mcneill BC 112NM away anc across Queen Charlott Strait.
        In order to make it in a reasonable amount of time I am increasing my speed to 9 knots which is about the fastest I can go at hull speed.

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        Tracking for a 1845 landing - impressive!
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          #80
          Originally posted by Nikko View Post

          Tracking for a 1645 landing - impressive!
          Thanks! I'm pretty happy. I will actually make port at around 18:45 with my delays.

          Today went very well! I ran in to about 20kt of east wind in the strait but was able to get across.

          I'll re-provision in Pt Mcneill before the store closes at 8:00 and will be headed out at first light.

          This has been a long trip, but I am glad it went well and that I can after my haulout on wednesday take it easy for the rest of the voyage.

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


          Whats the weather like on the boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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          • Cool Change 4788
            Cool Change 4788 commented
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            You deserve a little “take it easy” to say the least! Good work Kevin

          • Nofacey@yahoo.com
            [email protected] commented
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            Was watching wind as you came across open water above the tip of Vancouver Island - you did great.
            - sad to see you’ll likely be blowing past Campbell River tomorrow….we’ll wave!

          • Jim_Gandee
            Jim_Gandee commented
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            Take it easy the rest of the voyage? You mean until you get outside of Neah Bay! At least it will be downhill! 😁

          #81
          Are you not installing Rolling chocks in Nanaimo now that you were talking about
          just courius
          cheers
          Roy
          Ketchikan
          1988 3818
          EH 700
          Custom hard top enclosed

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            #82
            Originally posted by RDH3818 View Post
            Are you not installing Rolling chocks in Nanaimo now that you were talking about
            just courius
            cheers
            Roy
            Ketchikan
            I will come back to nanaimo for those.

            I feel a strong need to get my survey done before I install rolling chocks.

            My worry is that the surveyor Might see the new installation and ask for engineering studies, etc...

            What I am going to do is call Roy this morning and discuss this with him. He might even know a surveyor who can survey the boat while he is installing the rolling chocks

            KEVIN SANDERS
            4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


            Whats the weather like on the boat
            https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


            Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              #83
              Good morning!!!

              I am making way from Port Mcneall and heading for places South, where I am not sure right now.
              Certainly Campbell River, and hopefully much further than that.

              Where I end up is dependent on my discussions this morning with the nice gentleman who installs the rolling chocks.

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              • Cool Change 4788
                Cool Change 4788 commented
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                Safe travels today! How were the winds and waves yesterday during your straight crossing?

              • playdoughted
                playdoughted commented
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                Kevin - just had my 490 surveyed 2 weeks ago. He was very positive about the rolling chocks but then he was familiar with Roy's work and the use of them in the fishing fleet.
                Take care, looks like Johnstone Strait will be kind to you. Ted

              • Simonsen
                Simonsen commented
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                How are they going to install them? My guess is screw/glue them on? Can you take pics? I think these would be beneficial for all of our boats.

              #84
              Here is a great photo from this morning

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              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              • Cool Change 4788
                Cool Change 4788 commented
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                so cool, wish I was there!

              • kwb
                kwb commented
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                One of the most memorable runs I had was heading north up that stretch of water. You're on path for a much more pleasant run today.

              #85
              Kevin, I'm sure you're WAY ahead of me but ss of now you have approx 65 nm distance to Seymour Narrows and at your current speed (8 kts) that gives you a run time of just over 8 hours, which in turn puts you at the narrows at appx 1530. At that time the estimated current is 3.19 kts flood (which is max flood for the afternoon).
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              1989 Bayliner 3270 - SOLD-

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              • Nofacey@yahoo.com
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                Seymour Narrows floods south, so the current will be beneficial through to 18:45. 🥳

              #86
              Originally posted by Nikko View Post
              Kevin, I'm sure you're WAY ahead of me but ss of now you have approx 65 nm distance to Seymour Narrows and at your current speed (8 kts) that gives you a run time of just over 8 hours, which in turn puts you at the narrows at appx 1530. At that time the estimated current is 3.19 kts flood (which is max flood for the afternoon).
              Correct, I am hoping catch the ebb tide this morning which should speed things up a bit but right now I am pushing against 2 knots of current.
              I have thought a lot about the narrows and with todays currents I'm not too worried. The great thing about the 4788 is that i have 660 horsepower to use if need be.

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                #87
                Not sure where you’ll be stopping tonight Kevin…..there’s a dearth of good spots immediately after Campbell River. Plus not sure how often you’ve stopped in area; Just in case:
                - best Campbell River transient marina is Discovery. Good docks and easy walking to multiple restaurants, grocery & liquor store.
                - excellent anchorage protection in Gowland harbour, should be fine in Quaithisaki Cove tonight, both opposite CR on Quadra.

                Past CR - I’d go anchor in Blubber Bay, on northern tip of Texada. Easy in/out, should be comfortable in existing winds. You will need to anchor east of the ferry dock, lots of room, you’ll see them at 19:40 and 22:00.

                If you’re pressing on, shallows off Comox are well pretty well marked - but it’d be pretty late by the time you got to them, not something I’d be comfortable doing solo in the dark….

                Norm
                1985 Bayliner 3270
                110 Hino/Hurth 360A
                previous = built own Roberts V495, circumnavigated
                previous = Apollo 27
                previous = Folkes 39, sailed to Hawaii
                + few more before that..

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                  #88
                  Originally posted by [email protected]
                  Seymour Narrows floods south, so the current will be beneficial through to 18:45.
                  That’s what I see also, looks to flow at a fairly high speed as well.
                  😳
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                  Edmonds, WA
                  "THE FIX" '93 2556
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                  • Nofacey@yahoo.com
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                    Lol….there’s something goofy going on with the current forecast - it simply doesn’t get to 17 mph. But he is flying thru there right now - current might be doubling his cruise speed

                  #89
                  Weee!!!

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                    #90
                    Originally posted by Nikko View Post
                    Weee!!!
                    You can make pretty good time through there if you use the current. You just don't want to meet an emerging log at an inopportune moment. And right now is a bad time for logs on the BC coast - seems like every spring there's a new hatch to bother boaters until they finally get themselves deposited on the shoreline. Southbound through Johnstone is easier because the change is always right ahead of you. Northbound is a little more challenging if you want to ride the current.


                    R.J.(Bob) Evans
                    Buchanan, SK
                    Cierra 2755
                    Previously 43 Defever, Response LX
                    Various runabouts, canoes & kayaks

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