- That is the key is it not? If the weather
is bad you would not cross the Bar to start with. I've made that mistake and ended up in 18' seas and 45 kt winds. No time to enter Greys harbor or La Push let alone return across the Columbia
And in good weather the sailing (or motoring) is nice 15 miles offshore
. And if you are lucky, Tuna or Salmon.
You can get into Neah Bay in any weather. And if the weather is nice take hole in the wall and cut off a bunch of miles.
In general we plan for a 24 hour passage
. I've single
handled it but more typically my wife and I do 4 hour shifts at night and get extra sleep in the day.
Ditto for the return. With a good NW wind
I've hit 11 kt for hours in an Ericson
39. Just time it so as to arrive at the Bar near slack in daylight.