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Old 17-05-2015, 07:55   #1
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Greetings From the Pacific NW.

I'm relatively new to sailing. I purchased a Catalina 22' for cruising the inside channels of the Pacific NW. I will be mooring part of the year in Bella Coola. The rest of the time (when the water isn't hard) I'll be trailer sailing on some of the larger lakes in British Columbia.

I have visited this forum a number of times and look forward to any guidance you can provide.
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Old 17-05-2015, 13:48   #2
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Re: Greetings From the Pacific NW.

Aloha and congratulations on your choice of boat.
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Old 17-05-2015, 14:05   #3
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Re: Greetings From the Pacific NW.

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I'm relatively new to sailing. I purchased a Catalina 22' for cruising the inside channels of the Pacific NW. I will be mooring part of the year in Bella Coola. The rest of the time (when the water isn't hard) I'll be trailer sailing on some of the larger lakes in British Columbia.

I have visited this forum a number of times and look forward to any guidance you can provide.
Howdy and Welcome Aboard the Forum Old Gregg!

I wish I could be cruising the channel islands this summer!

What follows is written in a truly friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you. 

There have been threads posted on the forum discussing many topics at length, with differing opinions. But quickly finding the right thread and the right answer could take a while, if one just browses the forum.

Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the green menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. It is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.

Good luck and have fun sailing!
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Re: Greetings From the Pacific NW.

Welcome from SW Florida!
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Re: Greetings From the Pacific NW.

Welcome aboard Gregg!

I'm from Kitimat originally and sailed the Douglas channel extensively. Some beautiful and challenging sailing there. You'll have a blast.

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Old 17-05-2015, 16:52   #6
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Re: Greetings From the Pacific NW.

Thank-you for the tip on searching. This forum is huge, with many postings. I can see navigating it will take some time.

Goat: I fished the Douglas Channel a number of years ago but not from a sail boat. This year I plan on cruising the Burke, Dean, Fisher etc. Primarily around King Island.
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard the Forum Old Gregg!

I wish I could be cruising the channel islands this summer!

What follows is written in a truly friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you. 

There have been threads posted on the forum discussing many topics at length, with differing opinions. But quickly finding the right thread and the right answer could take a while, if one just browses the forum.

Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the green menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. It is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.

Good luck and have fun sailing!
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