Originally Posted by s/v Beth
Fascinating. According to that chart Friday Harbor actually stays colder that Ketchikan Alaska.
We currently home port out of Seward Alaska. This is hundreds of miles north of Ketchikan.
Even being so far north we have very rainy winters. Little to no snow pack at sea level. I have to have my boat shoveled a couple times a year is all.
Go a hundred miles away to Whittier, Alaska and they get like 20' of snow per year and it stays. There you have to pay a crew to constantly shovel your boat.
Go 50 miles inland and its a whole different climate. True arctic conditions. Cold to -50F. Real cold, like -35 for weeks on end. There the lakes freeze solid by mid november and stay frozen until the first week in May.
Thats why were planning on moving the boat south as I get close to retirement
. The current
plan is summers in Alaska and winters cruising down south. Ensenada, La Paz