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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Florida
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    Sea Ray
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    Boatless
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    Boatless
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    1,257

    Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    Just got the details worked out on a bare boat charter in the NW.

    Spent a week there last summer which we absolutely enjoyed. This trip will be July 8 - 14th.

    Float plan is undetermined at this point. Couple of places we visited last year will probably be on the repeat list - and want to try some new places.

    Anyone from CSR going to be out cruising during that time period?

    Mark
    Previous Boats:

    Sea Ray 47DB
    Sea Ray 340DA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tri Cities, WA
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    Sea Ray
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    1995 550 Sedan Bridge, 2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport, 1971 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
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    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
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    6,337

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    Mark, we're going to be in Seattle that weekend, but I'm taking my Galley Wench and her daughter and SIL to Emerald Downs to watch the ponies run. Unfortunately we (a) won't have time to get together and (b) won't be on the boat. Otherwise I'd love to get together with you.
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge "Beachcomber"
    'There is nothing-absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
    Proud dues paying Charter Member of the Hole In The Water Club!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Marysville, WA
    Boat
    Searay
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    2000 260DA w/Garmin 545s GPS with Standard Horion GX1500S DSC VHF
    Engine(s)
    5.7L EFI with New Gen Bravo III Merc
    Posts
    10,000

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    You'll have a blast. What did you charter?
    Skål, Todd

    ~Nehalennia ∆~ Celtic Goddess of the Seafarers
    2000 ~ SeaRay ~ 260DA, 5.7L EFI, Bravo III

    www.vikingbay.co

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
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    Sea Ray
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    450 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    3126 Cat's
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    1,854

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    Not sure where we will be at but we should be out on the water....
    Mark & Lina Flaten "Lina Lina" Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Dancer 3126 Cats
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
    Theodore Roosevelt

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
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    Florida
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    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    After our wonderful experience last summer we are excited about returning this year.

    We will be picking up a boat in Bellingham on Friday July 7th. Returning to Bellingham the following Friday July 14th.

    Still thinking about float plan. Last year we wound through the islands, went over to Victoria, then back hitting some more spots.

    On our shortlist is going to Vancouver for a night. Not to explore the town - we have been there before. More to see what it looks like from the water.

    Question for the boaters from the area - that is the week after 4th of July - how booked up will Marina's be? How far out should we have reservations?

    Last year we had our first night locked down in advance as well as the Victoria reservation since we wanted to be directly in front of the Empress hotel.

    Did not have any difficulty picking up other nights wherever we wanted.

    The boat we will be on is a late model Sabre which has a fairly high cruising speed if we need it. Going to Vancouver does not limit us to just staying in that area.

    Will post more about float plans as they unfold. Would alter our float plans if it meant meeting up with other CSR members that might be out cruising during the time period.

    Mark
    Previous Boats:

    Sea Ray 47DB
    Sea Ray 340DA

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Seattle, WA
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    Sea Ray 390DA
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    2005 390DA, dual C120's, Ray Marine GPS, Ray Marine Radar
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    T-VD-Cummins QSB 380
    Posts
    226

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    We prefer Quayside Marina there in Vancouver. Been there around the same time you are targeting and its pretty stacked up and busy so I would recommend that you lock in your slip reservations now if you can. We also own a Sabre (48 Salon Express). I assume you are chartering with James Kuran up at Bellingham Yachts? We're based out of Roche Harbor ourselves.

    Tom

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tri Cities, WA
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    Sea Ray
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    1995 550 Sedan Bridge, 2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport, 1971 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    Engine(s)
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Posts
    6,337

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    Mark, There are sooooo many places to see up there that I wouldn't even try to start a list. You've been there before so you have an idea of what the distances between spots are. Many are within a few miles of each other so it's usually just a short hop from one island marina to another. If you're a member of a boat club or yacht club in FL, take your membership cards along. Many yacht clubs have reciprocal moorage that's free to traveling club members. Friday Harbor is one of our favorites.
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge "Beachcomber"
    'There is nothing-absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
    Proud dues paying Charter Member of the Hole In The Water Club!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
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    Florida
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    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tman View Post
    We prefer Quayside Marina there in Vancouver. Been there around the same time you are targeting and its pretty stacked up and busy so I would recommend that you lock in your slip reservations now if you can. We also own a Sabre (48 Salon Express). I assume you are chartering with James Kuran up at Bellingham Yachts? We're based out of Roche Harbor ourselves.

    Tom
    Thank you for the tip on Quayside Marina, will check it out. We were in Roche Harbor last summer, nice place.

    We are chartering with NW Explorations in Bellingham. That's who we used last summer, had a GB Europa. They were fantastic, probably the best charter company we have ever used (10+ bareboat charters over the years).

    The Sabre is such a nice boat. We went to the Rockland, Maine boat show for a couple of years, that's where we first ran into them. We saw a late model available and grabbed it. The boat we have chartered is the 38 - so will be tight quarters for the two of us - but its just a week. Will be my first hands on experience with Pod drives.

    Mark
    Previous Boats:

    Sea Ray 47DB
    Sea Ray 340DA

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Coast Florida
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    Sea Ray
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    300 Sundancer
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    5.0MPI Bravo III
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    1,480

    Re: Pacific NW: Returning this summer

    you will love the 38......its an awesome layout - it is very open with light from above and a "pass through" between the galley area and the stateroom - can't wait for your impressions.....have a great trip!

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