Hello all. Hoping to find some wisdom here. I'm from Europe
, but will be visiting the Vancouver/Island area this summer with my family
(wife plus two girls, 4 and 7 yrs old). We will be joining relatives on a 40' Grand Mariner motor
To start off with, we need to make a trip to Vancouver (Port Moody/Coquitlam to be precise) - within two days, to make it to a wedding.
My questions are:
- is this at all possible? I don't know the cruising speed of the Grand Mariner yet, have asked the person who rents it to find out; i would expect 8 knots is not unreasonable.
- what to expect tide/weather wise? I have never been to the area, and am not a yachtsman, but professionally - as a master mariner, and a marine
pilot nowadays - I know to respect the forces of nature
- what would be the best route
? What is a good stop-over point?
- any tips and tricks to keep little children
occupied on a boat. And any other tips for that matter.