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Old 24-01-2010, 06:30   #1
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Introduction - Pacific NW

My wife Cindy and I have been cruising since 1991, primarily on the Pacific NW coast and for shorter periods on big lakes like Lake Powell. First 7 years in an outboard C-Dory 22, and the next 12 in a Bounty 257, a 26-foot planing hull with Volvo 44 diesel and sterndrive. So far we've traveled more than 32,000 miles, in about 1,100 days on the water. Eight whole summers in the PNW, ranging from Puget Sound as far north as Skagway and Glacier Bay. Also many other trips lasting 2 to 6 weeks. We anchor in fairly to very remote coves the majority of the time.

Since we live in Utah, a trailer boat is what works for us. If we were starting over, we'd probably consider the North Pacific 28, or something along those lines. We've come to appreciate traveling slower (and quieter), thoroughly enjoying the beauty all around us. Spending most of our time at 6.5 knots, our diesel boat generally gives us 3.5 to 4 nmpg. Our little boats don't have grand lounging areas, and can't make long ocean passages, but they have made cruising (and fishing) affordable for us, and a whole lot of fun.

We've also done a few bareboat sailing charters in the Abacos, and have one scheduled for the BVI in May. Bigger boats and the warm and mild weather tend to spoil us, but we still love the Inside Passage the best. Some cruising photos: ... askaAndBC#

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Old 24-01-2010, 07:33   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Richard (& Cindy).

Thanks for linking to your great photo album.
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Photos are fantastic

Hi Richard and Cindy,

Thank you for the link to your photos.

Nice to see so many smiling faces.

Looks like you know how to fish and make a nice meal of it.

Just flicking through the photos makes me feel good inside.

I think life is very sweet for you both.

Thanks for sharing your boating life with the forum and welcome aboard.


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