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Offline davidsea

2020 San Juan cruise ?
« on: February 22, 2020, 01:58:59 PM »
  Any interest in a San Juan cruise this summer?   Could be a one-day loop with lunch somewhere,  a 1/2/3-night beach/boat camping cruise, or a stay in rooms onshore deal.  Need to plan early if any reservations are required, and decide if it needed to be a weekend-only  or a midweek avoid-the-crowds plan.  This would be a great event for owners not familiar or comfortable with Deception Pass and points North to travel with people who are.
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Offline ATGEP

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 08:46:11 PM »
I am in. 

Offline GregE

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 10:18:56 PM »
Interested.  We've talked about cruising- never have done it....
Greg
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Online Mooch

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 07:30:14 AM »
Also interested, if not on the coast.   :gone_fishing:
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Online digitalfella

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 04:30:00 PM »
Greetings from La Conner.  I'd be happy to attend most any time.  For those transiting from Seattle, you would get a more sheltered passage to the islands going through out local ditch; aka the Swinomish Slough.  La Conner Marina hosts boaters rendezvous on a regular basis, so that is another thought.

DF
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 11:01:52 PM »
Sounds like a fun trip and I’m interested but we’re taking 11 days in Early August for Critter Cove and the wife may have to work on either side of that.  However, it would be fun if our schedules could align,   There’s awesome fishing, crabbing and shrimping in the San Juans that time of year.
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Offline Peddler

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 10:42:47 AM »
I would be interested as well, dates-dependent.  That-is, of course if you guys don't mind a SeaSport as part of the flotilla.  :redface:
Wishin' I was Fishin'

Offline Mile2885

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 05:39:57 PM »
I'll keep an ear to the ground. We're usually in the area.

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Offline Hunter

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 06:03:51 PM »
Sounds like a fun plan....    San Jaun's and Deception Pass just don't ever get old.    Happy to say that we've been under that bridge more times than over it.. 

Also have drift dived underwater through that pass multiple times..... The underwater life in the high current passes is amazing.. 






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Offline lloyds

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 12:04:18 PM »
I would be up for this, most anytime.
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Offline Redhawk

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2020, 05:29:48 PM »
We would certainly be interested. We have never tested our boat's fuel economy but we have done about 30nm on a little over 1/3 tank so if we brought extra fuel we would be just fine.
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Offline rclark4179

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2020, 10:30:41 AM »
Sounds like a ton o fun. Never having done Deception I would love to do so with some experienced boaters. Coronet Bay would be a great starting point. Good launch, dock, parking and facilities. Between Washington Park, La Conner, Swinomish Chanel, Cap Sante(sling launch) and Skyline Marina there are lots of launch and rendezvous options. We are on Orcas with the boat for 6 days at the tail end of July so we could conceivably be there already.
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Offline ATGEP

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2020, 06:17:10 PM »
I would propose a Fri departure with 2 nights in Friday Harbor.  Dock party Fri and Sat Night with a potluck Sat night.  Food, bathrooms, Showers ETC making the overnighting much more tolerable.  June is less crowded. Mid July would offer the best options for Shrimping, Crab, and Salmon fishing.

July 10,11, 12 looks pretty good for shrimp tides.

Offline Scottjohnson59

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2020, 04:04:51 PM »
Sounds fun when you figure the where and when out pm me I will try to attend that is if this is an open invitation.... :-)
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2020, 08:28:04 AM »
I would propose a Fri departure with 2 nights in Friday Harbor.  Dock party Fri and Sat Night with a potluck Sat night.  Food, bathrooms, Showers ETC making the overnighting much more tolerable.  June is less crowded. Mid July would offer the best options for Shrimping, Crab, and Salmon fishing.

July 10,11, 12 looks pretty good for shrimp tides.

We will be up there that weekend and probably the following week if they are open.

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
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1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 06:11:10 PM »
VT I understand the marinas were closed- what is their current status?  If someplace is taking reservations it would probably be best to go ahead and pick a weekend and book it for as many slips as we need, which would have to be arranged on an individual basis.
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Offline Peddler

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2020, 07:28:11 AM »
The San Juan’s are great, and it’s been far too long since I was last up there, but what about a more central Sound destination, such as Poulsbo or Eagle Harbor (Bainbridge) as alternatives?
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 08:48:07 AM »
Peddler we would be up for that as well. 

2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2020, 08:52:34 AM »
VT I understand the marinas were closed- what is their current status?  If someplace is taking reservations it would probably be best to go ahead and pick a weekend and book it for as many slips as we need, which would have to be arranged on an individual basis.

Friday Harbor is taking reservations for after July 1st.  I have reserved a week in July and in August with an option for another.  Also we have the WA Annual Moorage Permit as well.

Staff are available by phone 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week to answer your call or you can come to talk in person at the marina office door. 360-378-2688.
The marina is closed to overnight stays and day stops but if you’re traveling through, our fuel pier is open 7 days/week, 8am to 5pm, 360-378-3114. Our stationary pump-out station is open and available 24/7.

For me, I am more concerned about the bathroom situation.  Even with the pandemic I know a lot of people who don't wash their hands.  That is what scares me.  So with the pump out station being open 24/7 I am looking at making things easier for us to spend extended time on the boat without using the facilities.

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline Wiley

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2020, 09:24:50 AM »
Also have drift dived underwater through that pass multiple times..... The underwater life in the high current passes is amazing.. 


I’m not sure what that is but it sounds to me like you need an extra dose of courage to me...
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
Well after careful thought and planning my girls and I made the trip up.  Unfortunately shrimping was closed, but we managed to get a share of crabbing done.  Lot's of meals done on the boat and it was a very nice time.

Friday Harbor



Jones Island



Reid Harbor - Stuart Island



Sucia Island



VT

2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline Markshoreline

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2020, 07:21:34 PM »
Wow, that marina pic is awesome!
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Online Mooch

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2020, 09:32:50 PM »
Glad you were able to make it happen.  Not easy with everything going, but worth it I'm sure.
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Offline Peddler

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2020, 09:10:29 AM »
Well after careful thought and planning my girls and I made the trip up.  Unfortunately shrimping was closed, but we managed to get a share of crabbing done.  Lot's of meals done on the boat and it was a very nice time.

VT

I don't know how I missed the pictures earlier, but you hit many of my favorite spots in the islands!  I have great childhood memories from each of those places you pictured!  I fully intend to get my kids up there in the coming years.  They're just-now at the age where it'll be doable.

Question; did you tow that inflatable behind your SeaSport, or carry it on the roof? If towing, at what speeds?  I'm trying to decide the best method for taking a tender to the islands.
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: 2020 San Juan cruise ?
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2020, 12:28:07 PM »
Yes, my girls love it.  They are now 15 and 16 and still want to go every year.  So that makes me happy.  So with the inflatable I have done it a few different methods.  I had it strapped to the top and I store the outboard below the cockpit deck.  If I am lazy, I will just down it a 100 feet behind the Seaport at about 12 knots.  Also, I can mount it on the swimstep since I have installed davits.  Yours being and outboard I would either tow or if you can remote that lower rod holder just slide it on top.

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

 

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