I have lived on the Oregon
Coast for 35 years. Surfing and fishing
for a living. I prefer the Aleutians over the Oregon
coast to work in the winter. I quite working here in Oregon 30 years ago because I hated the Bars so bad. Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands are more friendly. The "Ports" in Oregon are 60 miles apart on average. They are all river bars. The suck bad on an ebb tide. I mean really suck
. You can have calm conditions and a big lumpy swell that will do you in if you cross those bars at the wrong time.
April I brought 37 Trimaran
up the coast (with useless 10 H.P. outboard) Had a fine trip, light southerlies, no stopping along the way. I could not make it in Sept. Gale NW day and night. Oct. became Gale SW.
is in the crossing of the bar, the rest of it you can figure out. DO NOT CROSS A BAR ON THE EBB.....EVER
. Even if it is flat. You will spend twice the amount of time on the bar fighting the current
, just waiting for a bad one to swing you around. No fun.
I Do not know your situation. But try to price
in the cost of trucking your boat up with the sales price
. Try to negotiate that in. You could easily spend MONTHS picking your way in and out of these lousy river bar ports
, and get a good whacking along the way.