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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by Frank on February 26, 2021, 12:57:04 AM »
Kurt... it’s not for everyone...
It’s cold
It’s “solo”
It’s windy and rough at times
But
It’s beautiful and lots of wild life so many forms..
I do love it up here!

Hope you’re doing ok in these crazy times..
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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by CapnK on February 23, 2021, 07:18:36 PM »
It truly IS beautiful....
Feel blessed... often...

Not hard to see why... :)

Hauling out soon...it’s been 4 months living aboard.

It strikes me that that's an entire 1/3 of an Earth orbit.  :o Time flies! ;D
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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by Frank on February 21, 2021, 12:31:22 AM »
It truly IS beautiful....
Feel blessed... often...
Hauling out soon...it’s been 4 months living aboard.
My cabin, family and friends are calling...
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Gear Here / Re: Cheap 4500 psi 12V compressors
« Last post by Norman on February 18, 2021, 08:23:52 PM »
That is a pretty expensive and complex alternative to a cheap 22 and CBee shorts.  730 FPS, 29 gr. gives a very quiet shot, and effective on small critters.

Another alternative is standard velocity shorts, 1100 FPS, 29 gr. and subsonic, so quiet too.

A friend has a high end spring air that is noisier than the CBee's, and less accurate than the shorts.
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Boat Discussion / Re: Small boat suggestions for a couple + potential kids
« Last post by Crazer on February 18, 2021, 05:19:06 PM »
For what it's worth, I have a Cape Dory 28 and I cruise with a good friend quite regularly, and I think it's about perfect for us. I'm slowly optimizing the boat for that use. I'd highly recommend a Cape Dory, if I were to do it again I'd get a 30 or 33 only because they both have bigger galleys with an oven and more counter space, which is something I miss on this boat. I may yet upgrade to a 33 when my wife and I have kids. I'm not sure I could handle having kids on the 28. We have spent the weekend on the boat with four people and it was a lot of fun but for extended cruising I think it would be too crowded. An Alberg 30 should be just fine for two people, provided you get along reasonably well. One thing that really helps us is having a clear idea of who does what. I drive, my friend handles the sail raising and reefing, he cooks, I clean up, etc. That's the key to staying out of each other's way.

The used boat market is pretty quiet right now. Choose a well maintained boat that you can focus on updating instead of a boat that needs a lot of TLC before you can enjoy it. I had to learn that lesson repeatedly. There's plenty of work to be done even on a really well maintained boat!

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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by misfits on February 17, 2021, 06:48:28 AM »
Looks beautiful up there.
As always great pictures!

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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by Frank on February 17, 2021, 05:38:07 AM »
Tim, those Orca pics were between Bond and Thompson.... right befor Qwatsi. You’ve got the right area!
I’ve got 5 short videos and a ton more pictures from that day. Hung around watching for over half an hour.. loved it!
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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by Frank on February 17, 2021, 12:35:22 AM »
Up there was
High 30s-low 40s day
High 20s-low 30s night

I’m back around Desolation Sound and noticibly warmer by 5-10 degrees

All worth it!

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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by CapnK on February 16, 2021, 07:26:23 PM »
What's the air temp there, when it looks like this? I bet it isn't as warm as it looks. :)
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Routes and Destinations / Re: Back in PNW
« Last post by Tim on February 16, 2021, 06:27:05 PM »
Ahhhh! memories. Thanks

This Orca shots look just like in the same place I took on the way up to Quatsi Bay.
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