re: sailing vs motoring. Everyone who said I'd have to motor
a lot was right. However it worked out a little surprising. I sailed 2/3 of the way up to Juneau. But on the way south as soon as I left glacier bay I got into SE winds. I had SE All the way down Chathum thru Rocky Pass. I reached down Sumner past Wrangell and down the backside to Anan. Then back on the nose to Ketchikan and no wind
crossing Dixon... none. We did beat into it some but often we had a deadline to make a narrows or a destination
before the tide cycle ended so we just had to motor
or motor sail. I think we sailed 1/4 of the way back and mostly that was from Johnstone Strait. I did make it back to oly basically on one fill up from Port Macniel.