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Old 13-02-2017, 12:06   #31
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Mike, it's still cheaper and easier to go southabout. Later, if you can get to Barrow, you can make the milk run back to Labradour
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You guy's are nuts. How often does someone make it? Do many, any get trapped?
The Polar Sea | TVO.org
this is program with 10ish episodes on NW passage making by Sailboats....more like motor sailing on a sailboat.
Based on the link below 32% of all boats attempting the NW Passage are small vesel adventures( <20m)
7.3 Trends in shipping in the Northwest Passage and the Beaufort Sea | Environment and Natural Resources
Hope this helps. It would be a great adventure.
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Wow, I just made a reply to a post that disappeared. Sorry about that.
I know! I saw my first-ever post disappear, then thought, "okay, just re-post, but leave out anything construable as political"... and made the same (albeit wrong) basic observation.

thx for explaining that
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I'm definitely considering it, but it will be a few more years in the future, got plenty of the north Atlantic and most likely the Med to explore before that. Thanks for keeping the thread active.
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More Fake News?
what's with the "thermometer" equivalencies in that image... sorry Washington Post (and the "Climate Change Institute/University of Maine"), but Farenheit "zero" and Celcius "zero" do not equate... back to the drawing board[/QUOTE]

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No problem. For a while there I thought I was losing it. My wife says there's not doubt

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Mike, it's still cheaper and easier to go southabout. Later, if you can get to Barrow, you can make the milk run back to Labradour
Im sure youre correct TM, but neither of us like crowds or touristy areas. And I hate the heat. I find Lake Ontario sailing (where weve been this last two years) to be Way Too Hot! I fear travelling further south.

This is one reason why were headed for to the Atlantic via the St. Lawrence, instead of taking the well-beaten route down the canals to NY. Its a lot harder, although possibly cheaper.
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I went through, W to E in 2000. Challenging but not impossible. We saw a few boats that summer. It's LONG though - with a long way between gas stations and grocery stores.
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I went through, W to E in 2000. Challenging but not impossible. We saw a few boats that summer. It's LONG though - with a long way between gas stations and grocery stores.
Congrats. It must have been quite an achievement back then - did you have to do anything special to evade detection by the authorities. It looked like there was only one sailing vessel transiting W-E that year?

I had not realized that transiting is more common than records indicate....
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More Fake News?
what's with the "thermometer" equivalencies in that image... sorry Washington Post (and the "Climate Change Institute/University of Maine"), but Farenheit "zero" and Celcius "zero" do not equate... back to the drawing board
mooka2, mooka2, mooka2...[/QUOTE]

Not to spoil your sarcasm but you missed the "delta" which has a specific meaning in science
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what's with the "thermometer" equivalencies in that image... sorry Washington Post (and the "Climate Change Institute/University of Maine"), but Farenheit "zero" and Celcius "zero" do not equate... back to the drawing board
Sorry Deep but you're misreading the graphic. The color range shows the DELTA, in degrees. Zero degrees delta in centigrade is zero degrees delta in farenheit.
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Mooka2 is the poster who missed the delta. His post then disappeared(?). The others are only quoting Mooka2 who has realized his mistake. No harm other than a little embarrassment.

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CYAN - This year
RED - Last Year
GREEN - Record-setting 2012

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Both Arctic sea ice volumes and extent are at record lows.

"Arctic sea ice extent for January 2017 averaged 13.38 million square kilometers (5.17 million square miles), the lowest January extent in the 38-year satellite record. This is 260,000 square kilometers (100,000 square miles) below January 2016, the previous lowest January extent, and 1.26 million square kilometers (487,000 square miles) below the January 1981 to 2010 long-term average."



Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with one-day lag

"2017 is currently 1571 km3 below the previous record lowest number for January 31st, which occurred in 2013 (the year following record smashing 2012). That's almost 10% lower."



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The Polar Sea | TVO.org
this is program with 10ish episodes on NW passage making by Sailboats....more like motor sailing on a sailboat.
Based on the link below 32% of all boats attempting the NW Passage are small vesel adventures( <20m)
7.3 Trends in shipping in the Northwest Passage and the Beaufort Sea | Environment and Natural Resources
Hope this helps. It would be a great adventure.
letoile, how do you access TVO.org? It doesn't seem to work on the US side and we're just a few miles from the border.

M. O'Reilly, we're with you. Wilderness and high latitudes make us happy.

Here is another interesting one,. The youngest crew to transit so far, 8 months old!
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