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    Default Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    After a four month marathon of full time boatwork, the day has finally arrived. The tanks are full, we are loaded heavy, and hopefully everything we might need is on board.

    We've moved out of the apartment, and ditched the vehicles in Portland.



    The boat isn't really done, but we picked the date months ago and its time to go. It's also my birthday.



    The library is on board, the liquor bottles stowed, and enough food for a while.



    The first passage is a whopping 4 miles to Blake Island for a specially stowed dinner. After that, we will see...

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    Looks great! Have fun!! HB!

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    Looks shipshape from here. Have a great cruise and Happy Birthday!

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    Jonathan I was hoping you'd post some trace of your
    adventure. Have the grandest of times, and stay connected. We'll keep in touch. Bon voyage!
    Chuck and Diana
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    where ya goin ?

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    Hard to say exactly.
    Or maybe scared to say...

    Potential for failure seems very high.

    Canada's closed though.

    Plan to spend about six weeks in the San Juans and related waters. Then it will be the middle of August and decision time.

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    Happy Birthday and Fair Winds!

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    Good on ya, Jon! Maybe the border will be open by mid-August. Following good take-up rates for vaccinations and drastically declining case counts here in BC, many provincial restrictions have eased. Perhaps the federal government will follow suit by then.
    Alex

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    Gonna be a fuggin zoo in the San Juans when the yahoos get out.
    Until the world comes back...it's tough timing.
    I see no steering gear so I was wondering if south or west was on the menu.
    Boat looks a treat !

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    Stop in to B'ham sometime. Julia looks great.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    looking forward to following this thread.
    Elect a clown expect a circus

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    Wish you both well.

    Fair winds.

    Jeff

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    Thanks all, will try to avoid the yahoos. Self steering is sheet-to-tiller. Couldn't bring myself to install (or pay for) a windvane.

    Lots of fog at Port Townsend this morning.


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    Good luck, I'll be following along!

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    Have a good one.

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    Fair winds Jonathan, the boat looks terrific - I look forward to following your adventures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Hard to say exactly.
    Or maybe scared to say...

    Potential for failure seems very high.

    Canada's closed though.

    Plan to spend about six weeks in the San Juans and related waters. Then it will be the middle of August and decision time.

    I like the sound of this ! Greater the risk, greater the reward.

    Fair winds,
    Mark

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    My ketch steers herself pretty well with sail trim and sometimes a becket on the wheel.

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    Enjoy

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    Island life is the good life.




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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Island life is the good life.




    A tough job, but somebody's got to do it
    Alex

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    well done

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    Very nice. Looking forward to following along.

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    Early morning and pre first cup of tea. The first thread I open is yours and glad I did, that is one beautiful boat.
    Fair winds and good sailing.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    The San Juan Islands were the first place I ever sailed, at age 13 on the schooner Zodiac. I've wanted to spend real time here ever since, but have only ever made it for a few rushed holiday weekends.

    It has been everything I hoped for so far.

    Perfect breezes every day, cool dry summer weather, stunning anchorages everywhere.

    Passing Jones Island



    Stuart Island in the distance.




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    Mmmmmm

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    One more shot of perfect sailing before I head back off grid.


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    Happy with your anchor so far?
    Alex

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    It's a joy to follow along. Fair winds.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJZimm View Post
    Happy with your anchor so far?
    Yes, very.

    I dig it in hard and then sleep well. 55 lb rocna, with 330 ft of 3/8" high tensile chain.

    It is holding me right against the rocks now, and I feel good about it. Ewing cove, Sucia Island.







    We had a great sail here from West Sound. Set up the self steering and it worked pretty well through varying wind strengths on a broad reach.


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    Beautiful.
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    Thanks for the affirmation on the Rocna. I'm pretty sure that is the anchor I am going to acquire for the boat I am currently building.
    Alex

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    Subscribed! Love it up in the San Juans! Haven't been there since the '70s. If your adventure ends up south and you find yourself in the Columbia PM me if you need transport, showers, etc.

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    The SAN Juan’s are such a great cruising destination at this time of the year enjoy.

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