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Old 02-02-2015, 20:04   #1
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Hello From Yellowknife NT Canada

I have been reading through the forums for some time now and figured I would say Hi. I have always wanted to circumnavigate. I became a pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer with the hopes of doing it in an airship. I came to the realization this year that I probably will not be able to do that in my lifetime so I should settle with a sailboat.

I have family near Vancouver and I work 2 weeks on/off. What's the best way I can get out on the ocean to see if this is for me before spending any more time thinking about it?


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Old 02-02-2015, 20:13   #2
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I am glad you want to see if sailing is for you because the statement that you are settling for a sailboat is not good. Circumnavigation requires a healthy love of sailing because you will be confined in a relatively small space for long periods between ports. My suggestion is to charter a boat of the type you are thinking of traveling in. A trawler, sailboat or cruiser. Charter all three. Spend a few days to a week on each and see how you feel. Go to this website, they have all types of boats for charter and sail out of Hudson Bay.

Hudson Bay superyacht charter boats - Canada charter yacht rental.
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Yellowknife ? Every time I see a Canadian weather chart Yellowknife is the coldest place in Alberta.

Brrrrrr !
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Yellowknife ? Every time I see a Canadian weather chart Yellowknife is the coldest place in Alberta.

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Darn, you must be using those electronic charts!

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, although Yellowknife is situated north of Alberta. The 60th parallel is the border.

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Well quite clearly it isn't the coldest place in Alberta - it's colder than that !

I've never been north of Banff. Does it show ?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Slamjunk.
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Welcome to CF Slamjunk!

Why don't you find a few couples to join you on a skippered charter in the usual tropical glossy brochure places???

It won't cheap, but you'll likely know right away if this is something you need to keep dreaming about...
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I have been reading through the forums for some time now and figured I would say Hi. I have always wanted to circumnavigate. I became a pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer with the hopes of doing it in an airship. I came to the realization this year that I probably will not be able to do that in my lifetime so I should settle with a sailboat.

I have family near Vancouver and I work 2 weeks on/off. What's the best way I can get out on the ocean to see if this is for me before spending any more time thinking about it?
Welcome Slamjunk from Northern Ontario . An easy first step might be to take some CYA courses out of Vancouver. Lots of options there. Great cruising grounds, and the courses are usually week-long live-a-boards (CYA Basic, Intermediate, Advanced).

If you're 2 in 2 out, will they fly you from somewhere wetter? If you still like sailing after taking a couple of courses or chartering, I'd then move to the west coast and get yourself a boat.
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I will be moving to the west coast! I actually grew up near Vancouver. I was too far inland to get much ocean and I don't really know anyone to get me out there and into it. If chartering a boat is the way to do it then that's what I'll do.


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After spending 5 days on a 31ft Dufour Sailboat I bought a 26ft Nonsuch!


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Two and two is a fantastic schedule for boating. In fact its just a fantastic schedule, I did it for about 4 years and loved it. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to try some sailing on Great Slave Lake, I think that would be awesome, no need to go to Vancouver to try your hand at it. Unfortunately two weeks is nowhere near enough to make the 800 mile or so trip down the MacKenzie to the Beuafort Sea, but if you were able to figure out a way to do it, you would be the envy of many of us southern boaters.
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Go to this website, they have all types of boats for charter and sail out of Hudson Bay.

Hudson Bay superyacht charter boats - Canada charter yacht rental.
This is a joke, right? There's not really someone chartering out of Hudson Bay? For one thing the season would be about three days long.
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This is a joke, right? There's not really someone chartering out of Hudson Bay? For one thing the season would be about three days long.
That is the kind of website you get when you build everything by template, and not limit it.

Credibility?

Right in the dumpster. Why would I be interested in looking at anything else on there if they serve up garbage like that.

OTOH, maybe a good web developer sees an opportunity to do a revamp of the site.
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