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Old 08-07-2010, 16:02   #151
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Current forecast for Sucia is 10knt winds S-SW and temps in the 60-70s during the day for Sunday and Monday. (Sail flow) Looks like the wind will die a bit Tuesday. I better bring out the drifter.
Anybody interested in seeing the whales on the West side of San Juan Island on Tuesday?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:58   #152
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If I'm lucky I will be anchoring in Echo Bay tonight just before complete darkness. If late, well, I hate anchoring in total darkness but it's been done before. Gotta leave Sunday mid-day. Hope to meet some of you on Saturday.
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Old 09-07-2010, 14:20   #153
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I'll be heading out Sat. morning, motoring the whole way (motor brake-in) so I should get there late afternoon Sat.
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Old 09-07-2010, 15:14   #154
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Spent last night at Echo Bay but had to return to Friday Harbor today to drop off a guest. Furnace crapped out this morning but when it gets cool tonight I hope to find and fix the problem. (no hot water, no Admiral). Gotta pick her up in Bremerton on Tuesday afternoon so will depart Monday.

41' Cat Walking On Water. (Newt, you're going to Shallow Bay?) Do we have a list of boats by name/type compiled yet?
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Old 09-07-2010, 21:16   #155
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Still in Garrison Bay, but for a reason

We just met up with a couple who have a brand new Dragonfly 35,
the replacement model for our 15 year old DF 1000.

We'll be here another day.
I think you can see why.

The new hull and ama design borrows heavily from Catana catamarans for which I have always lusted.

Fast, or what?
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Old 09-07-2010, 22:10   #156
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Great shot Steve.... I have always wanted to sail one of those... looks like great fun
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Old 10-07-2010, 00:18   #157
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NOAA forecast

Looks like we won't be lacking for wind.

NWS Seattle, WA
Zone Forecast: Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands (PZZ133)Mobile Weather Information

Last Update: 900 PM PDT FRI JUL 9 2010

Synopsis...HIGH PRES OVER THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC WILL MAINTAIN ONSHORE FLOW ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL GENERALLY OCCUR EACH DAY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.
Tonight...SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Areas of fog after midnight.

Sat...SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Areas of morning fog.

Sat Night...S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.

Sun...S wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 or 2 ft.

Sun Night...SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

Mon...SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

Tue...SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.

Wed...SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 or 2 ft.
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Old 10-07-2010, 00:40   #158
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We're anchored in Honeymoon Bay for the night and it has been breezy w/ winds 15-20 kts out of the N (still got winds at 11:30 pm). Not the best spot for N winds...what happened to the "light and variable" winds that are supposed to dominate when I go to bed? :P

Hiracer, glad you liked the crab. Our pot is soaking as I type. Your dishes sounded very nice. I wish we could have made it up for a fun cook-off!
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:01   #159
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That is a great sailing forecast. Monday in with the tide!
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We're not going to be able to make it. Alas, the-worst-four-letter-word ("work") has interfered. Have a cold one for me and enjoy the sailing, though! I'll be thinking of you.

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Old 10-07-2010, 21:36   #161
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I'll be looking out towards the islands while I work on the boat. Ya'll have fun...
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Looks like I missed you all. Spent last night (Sat) at Echo Bay but no one what looked like a CF'er. Gotta be in Bremerton with the boat on Tuesday so headed out today. Blowing 25-30 here on the East side of Lopez island. Note to self: Watmough Bay is NOT a place to be in strong westerlies. (went back up to Lopez Sound) Might try Deception Pass at tomorrow's low water slack.
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Old 12-07-2010, 18:55   #163
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I was in Echo Bay Friday and Saturday night parked way out because we got in so late Friday night. Had the both hammocks up Saturday afternoon. Used one stargazing until midnight Saturday night. Caught an amazing falling star; lit up the sky as it blitz nearly from horizon to horizon.

Sunday had a great sail back until the current shifted on me. My boy got sick so I ended up single handing in 20 knots, but thankfully I had already gone through all the sail combinations until I settled on full main and staysail. That was an easy combination to tack singlehanded.
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The sign said "Week of the 12th."
We got to Sucia Sunday afternoon. President Channel was a wild reach. We hit 16 knots while Janet was down below cleaning up after a seasick cat. Averaged about 12 for the trip from Jones Island.

People we talked to had seen you.
You missed a night from hell in Echo bay though, Honking out of the East, and we couldn't even think of going to bed before about 1AM. Wind did a 180 and moderated, but was still bumpy in the AM today (7/12).
We left Delmarray there.

If there is a next time, it ought to be in Garrison Bay. Totally protected from all sides, holding like no tomorrow, easy access to the bus to take you all over the island, Friday Harbor for ice cream, West Marine, Canada customs etc.
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The sign said "Week of the 12th."
Yes I know but I'm so far behind at work that I can't see straight. No way I could take time off this week.

My boy and I spent most of our time kayaking and reading. Was the perfect antidote to the stress at work right now.

I did a kayak tour of the bay in the evening just to see if I could bump into anybody. Mainly looked at pretty boats. Makes my boat jealous and keeps her on her toes.
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