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Old 15-10-2007, 14:09   #1
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Still delayed...

I have decided I hate installing new systems. There are a billion and one things which get in the way of finishing the job. I spent $800 on the new heater and various hardware, $400 on new tools. Over the course of a week. And I was a week late for my departure when I'd started.


But, as of this morning, I have a working cabin heater and I'm ready to do Desolation Sound and the Jungles a month or two after the end of the usual sailing season. With a 5-day forecast of three approaching fronts, 5 days of rain... <deeper sigh>

The goal is Port Hardy, on the NE end of Vancouver Island, with a minor side voyage down into the states for a night or two first. Nothing like dancing two steps back for every one forward.

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Old 15-10-2007, 15:09   #2
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Good luck with it Amgine. It should be nice as long as the storms aren't too bad. The heater should make it fine anyway.
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Old 15-10-2007, 15:10   #3
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Brings back memories. I sailed from Sidney to Port Hardy in late August, 2000. Beautiful country, especially the farther north you go. On second thought, we mostly motored since there was no wind and what there was was on our nose. Still a beautiful area with some great anchorages. Wanted to go around the island but there was a strong front coming in from the Pacific and the Captain (not my boat) did not want the hassle of the predicted high seas. Hope you have some good breezes so you can sail.
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