Thanks for all the great info. Hugely helpful.
Random question: are the green camping gas cylinders (1lb propane) generally available in Canada
? Like could I get them in Port Aux Basques?
My boat is not fast, unfortunately. Pearson
Triton. I'm living on her now in Baltimore
, so I think I'll be ok in Canada
this summer, I have a propane
heater if need be (that's one of the reasons I use the camping gas).
I'll be installing radar
this spring hopefully. I already have AIS
I have piles of charts
, originals and copies I've made. I have not really inventoried them, but copied everything a friend had from a previous trip. I have yet to figure out what I'm going to do for GPS
(I have a GPS
unit currently but don't have a Canada chip, I may end up using Open CPN
on a laptop
, at least partially, and supplement with tablet and phone
but I'm not totally sure yet).
I'll be single
handing unless I find some woman with low standards in toilets in the meantime. On March 1st I'll start outfitting the boat, will most likely leave the week of June 1.
If my goal was to be back in Baltimore
on September 30th, would that be a more rational time frame?
My dream was to get to Port Aux Basques, sail the west coast
, touch Red Bay and then come down the east coast
. But I'm pretty sure that's on the irrational side and might just be super fatiguing if not impossible. If I got to Port Aux Basques and saw a bit of the South Coast I would be satisfied.
If I suck it all and do the Maine
Coast for the summer I'll be ok with that too.
Spring projects are building a hard dodger
top (with removable Windows), a sea hood
, installing the radar
, lazy jacks, figuring out the navigation
situation and some interior
work. It's going to suck!!! (I've rebuilt most of this boat over the last couple years but it's amazing how much there is still to do).
Thanks again, this is great.