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“Rain Rupert”

Date/Time: Sunday, September 7, 2014 Location: Prince Rupert Rowing & Yacht Club Weather: Mostly Cloudy, calm Plan: Depart tomorrow, southbound to Grenville Channel area.

Today Prince Rupert lived up to its nickname. Our reasonably nice morning weather changed to steady drizzle and heavy fog with moderate breezes by mid-afternoon, as a weather front passed through […]

Inside Passage | Places | Ship's Log

Foggy Bay to Prince Rupert

Date/Time: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Location: Foggy Bay to Prince Rupert Weather: Light winds, Fog Plan: 2 nights in Prince Rupert to provision; then south via Grenville Channel

Weighing anchor in Foggy Bay

With a forecast of fog dissipating later in the day, we took our time and left foggy Foggy Bay about 1100 […]

Inside Passage | Ketchikan Yacht Club | Places

The Docktopus

Date/Time: Thursday, September 4, 2014 Location: Ice House Cove Weather: Light Drizzle, light fog, calm Plan: Head south to Foggy Bay, relax and prepare for entry into Canada

Today we started our journey.

Just before departure we were visiting with some new friends, Michael and Susanna Sharp (s/v Bluewater) and learned a new term. We […]

Ketchikan | Maintenance | Preparation

Spring visited us today

Barb tidies up the halyards

Occasionally Ketchikan sees spectacular boating weather, even in winter. Today was one of those days–warmer temperatures and blue skies were too much to pass up today.

We dressed up CAMAI in her sails and removed most of the winter covers so we could take her out for a shakedown […]

Ketchikan | Maintenance | Weather

Winter arrives…

That’s right, winter snow started falling the day after we arrived. Our friends tried to convince us that it really WAS a nice winter, until we brought the cold and snow with us. Oh well, there’s plenty to keep us busy for the rest of the season…like fixing the furnace.

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Ketchikan | Ketchikan Yacht Club | Maintenance | Weather

Welcome Back?

Walking on ice is easy…it’s getting to the fish that’s tricky.

So it’s a little early to reappear in Alaska, but for a number of reasons we needed to be back in early February. Besides, all of our friends told us what a beautiful winter they were having in Ketchikan. And with a summer […]

Ketchikan | Ketchikan Yacht Club

Ketchikan

WEATHER: 55 F., Cloudy, Calm, 1019.1 Mb FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of rain

Ketchikan Yacht Club in Thomas Basin

After six years of living in quiet Haines, our first impression of Ketchikan was of extreme activity and business. We had forgotten how incredibly busy the harbor is in the summer time–Ketchikan is still a blue-collar […]

Clarence Straits | Ketchikan | Ketchikan Yacht Club

Dora Bay to Ketchikan

WEATHER: 57 F., Overcast, Calm, Pressure 1019.7 Mb & rising FORECAST: Wind SE 10 to N 10 by afternoon; seas 3ft.

We spent a day in Dora Bay visiting with Floyd and Darlene, and prepared to sail on the 20th.

After the morning radio net, took the dog to the beach, and they invited […]

Boats | Dora Bay | People

Dinner aboard ALICE J

LOCATION: Dora Bay WEATHER: Warm, clear, calm

Boaters benefit in many ways from the Great Northern Boaters radio net, including the chance to get acquainted with folks we wouldn’t otherwise meet. Over the past few weeks we have been hearing Jim (AF6JL) and Betty (AI6QP,) aboard the ALICE J, with reports of their travels on […]

Dora Bay | Ham Radio | People

Ham Radio Net
Great Northern Boaters Net keeps cruisers in touch

TIME: Daily, 0630 Alaska time; 0730 Pacific Time, summer months FREQUENCY: 3870 KHz Lower Sideband REQUIREMENTS: Operator must have an amateur radio license

Darlene and Floyd Minor

“Good Morning, this is Darlene, KL0YC, along with Floyd, WL7CUO, northern net control for the Great Northern Boaters Net.”

Each morning at 0630 hours, as regular as […]

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