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Old 25-02-2013, 22:30   #1
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first time and not sure if this is the right spot to ask, but can anyone recommend when is the most suitable time in march/april to cruise from vancouver to san fran in a large powerboat? thanks
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i'm not familiar with the area,but you might try contacting capt phil who has worked the area for many years.
generally with large power vessels the M.O. is to wait for a weather window,go like hell to the furthest port along the route (with options to stop if the weather closes in),refuel and carry on or wait for the next window.
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first time and not sure if this is the right spot to ask, but can anyone recommend when is the most suitable time in march/april to cruise from vancouver to san fran in a large powerboat? thanks
The latest possible date you can manage. April will still be too early for reliable NW winds, but it is a bit more settled later in the month. Try to stay along the 100 fathom line, more or less, and avoid the sea mounts off the Oregon coast. Even though they are quite deep the seas can build up over them amazingly. Don't mess with the river bars. If they say they're closed, trust them, they are closed.
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Marine surveys, Captain Alan Hugenot San Francisco, CA White Papers

Scroll down to the articles on passagemaking. We came the other way last fall. SFO to Seattle. Stayed between 6-10 miles out. We were lucky with the weather the whole way. Stopped at Crescent City and Westport.
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