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Old 23-04-2008, 12:16   #1
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Greetings from Alaska

Just wanted to share the excitement of possibly bringing our new sailboat home. DH has spent the last year looking for that perfect boat, and thinks we may have our "diamond in the not too rough", a Stevens 47. He is down in S. CA as I write, in the middle of the survey. Things are looking positive, so now thoughts turn to getting it up to AK. Having sailed Northward from S. CA in the past, we know it can be a slog, so are wondering about shipping.. sailing,vs Road vs barge. Ideally, I would like to get her to Seattle/ Vancouver,BC and sail her North. Of course all of this depends on the survey. Having been boat-free for a couple of years, and Looking for a couple of years, you all can imagine the excitement!
Would enjoy hearing feedback on options and esp. hearig from anyone with Stevens 47 experiences.
Fairwinds, following seas to all.

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Old 23-04-2008, 14:27   #2
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Hi, and welcome. We've got some PNW sailors on the Forum who I'm sure can give you some advice. Good luck with buying the new boat!

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Congradulations on a fine choice of boats. I amost bought one in Thailand before I picked the cat.

The perfect time to leave for Hawaii is coming up? I'd rather go that way than up the coast again, or truck it if it is possible?
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Would it take about 2 weeks to go from S.
CA to HI? Got some price quotes on shipping to SEA & with getting her ready then re-rigging it is going to be over 10,000. I will check with some Alaskan sailors on the time for the trip back. Going that way was my original idea, I just have to convince DH. ( Like a cat,Always looking for a warm spot.)
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Aloha Nootkarose,
Welcome aboard!! There was another boat wanting to get from SF up to PNW and my advice was to take the trip from CA to Hawaii and then from Hawaii to PNW. It would be about 2 1/2 weeks to HI and another 3 to PNW from here.
Your boat could easily make the trip to the Puget Sound from here in 18 to 20 days but don't wait past September.
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