I recently purchased a 49' Defever pilothouse (power boat), and plan on bringing her up the coast to Victoria, BC in the next couple weeks (would leave around the 24th).
Would love to hear any input/suggestions/firsthand experience as a passage
of this scope
is new to me. Most of my experience is in Desolation Sound and the Georgia
My plan is to do the trip in several legs, anchoring
the first night in the Channel Islands, then continuing up to Monteray, then San Francisco
, then Astoria, and finally Victoria.
The longest leg would be around 560nm and is SF to Astoria. I may skip some stops (the boat carries enough or nearly enough fuel
to complete the whole trip in one go but i think that will be too tiring on the crew)
I am hoping to complete the trip in two weeks (10 days planned travel time, with 4 days for weather/setbacks).
The boat cruises at around 7-8kt, depending on seas.
My plan is to do most of my cruising around 30-50nm off shore.
I know there are several other posts regarding this trip on here, but they mostly focus on sailing vessels, so it would be great to get some perspective from power boaters who have done the trip, or are familiar with the areas along the route