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Offline davidsea

Missing BC
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:42:44 PM »
  Really missing my annual late-summer trip to BC - hope the border situation is resolved by next year.  It would be fun to do a multi-day group cruise. If you haven't been, you have no idea what you're missing.
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 09:18:49 AM »
Me too!  We count on Nootka to provide our salmon stash each year, but not 2020 :  (
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline GregE

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 09:40:37 AM »
It would be fun to do a multi-day group cruise.

that has previously been discussed-  great idea. 

Also timing to be at Critter Cove with others is an option








« Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 09:44:50 AM by GregE »
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
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Offline hurstian

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 11:12:40 AM »
Wow, beautiful place. Where exactly is this? Lower mainland BC or Vancouver island? Nootka sound is in Vancouver island.
Salmon is my next goal in life.

Offline davidsea

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 11:55:03 AM »
  1) Narrows Inlet  2) Princess Louisa Inlet  3) Salmon Inlet  4) Tsibass Inlet     All are on Mainland side.  Princess Louisa is 75 miles NE of Vancouver.  Salmon and Narrows are branches of Sechelt Inlet (famous for the Skookumchuck Rapids), 45 miles NE of Vancouver. Tsibass Inlet is 250 miles ENE of Vancouver, due North of Port McNeill 
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline hurstian

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 12:50:04 PM »
Found all of them in google maps. How do you get to sechelt inlet? Take ferry with the boat to the town of Sechelt first, then launch from there?
Salmon is my next goal in life.

Offline davidsea

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 02:51:05 PM »
  My choice for Sechelt/Princess Louisa:  Tow through Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay, ferry to Langdale, drive coast highway North 40-50 miles to launch at either Pender Harbor or Egmont.  Princess Louisa is approx. 45 miles by boat from Egmont, Narrows and Salmon 15-20 mi.   My house in Shoreline to Egmont = 200 road miles + 40 min. ferry ride.  In mid-summer, if I leave home early and don't have a border delay or long ferry wait, I can launch at Egmont, run at 30 mph for an hour and a half, and make it to the dock in Princess Louisa before dark.
  Further North is tougher - Cross the border to Tsawassen, ferry to Nanaimo/Duke Point (2 hours), then up the road to Campbell River, Brown's Bay,  Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill, or Port Hardy, depending on where I'm headed.  For Tsibass, it's 220 miles from Nanaimo to launch at Port McNeill,  12 mi. across Queen Charlotte Strait , then winding passages about 35 miles to the lagoon.  Really 'out there' and completely uninhabited, I spent 2 days there without seeing another boat.
   Best ferry travel is weekdays Tues.- Thurs.  Worst is Fri. night, Sat. morning, all day Sunday, and Mon. morning. Once you leave Vancouver, these roads are nearly all 2-lane, and have much commercial traffic.  Don't plan on averaging more than 35-40 MPH getting anywhere.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 06:17:02 PM by davidsea »
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline GregE

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 01:38:56 PM »
Nicely laid out info!   :clap:  Hopefully Next year!!

When my son and I went on a group scuba dive trip we caught the ferry at Horseshoe Bay to Sechelt.    Wonderful dive sites with the steep glacier cut and we did a drift dive thru the rapids.
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline neild

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 05:48:25 PM »
We got to spend a few days in Heriot Bay on Quadra Island BC. We had some work to do while we were there but got out on the boat a few days.

One morning we went all the way around Maurelle Island. There's some close navigation in some of the straights but we had a local with us to help guide.
We spotted three Humpbacks within a few minutes of leaving the dock.
Calm Channel is aptly named, we stopped for lunch and didn't move more than a foot in an hour.
The day after was socked in with wildfire smoke.

Quadra Island and Heriot Bay have some great people. They make everyone feel welcome and at home. It is right on the edge of all the wild inlets of the mainland and the islands of the North Georgia Straight so if you have an opportunity to visit I highly recommend it!
Allons-y!
1991 19' SR
2017 140 Suzuki

Offline davidsea

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2020, 09:05:14 PM »
  More of BC:
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline davidsea

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2020, 09:08:54 PM »
 And again:
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2020, 11:23:25 PM »
Wow, that last pic of mirror images is amazing!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

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Re: Missing BC
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2020, 02:36:18 PM »
  Really missing my annual late-summer trip to BC - hope the border situation is resolved by next year.  It would be fun to do a multi-day group cruise. If you haven't been, you have no idea what you're missing.

What brand of center console is that in your first picture?
Iā€™m thinking a LAVRO or a TRULINE maybe?
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Offline davidsea

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 10:24:55 PM »
   SK - you could keep guessing a long time and still not come up with this one.   It's a VERY customized Duroboat 16.  Larry McPhail, owner of Duroboat, is a friend, and was willing to let me do a lot of the build at the factory after hours and on weekends. The  hull was built in 2009, and a lot of it isn't stock.  It had 4 degrees of extra deadrise in the bottom, transom reinforced for a 5" setback powered engine jack, and seats moved to allow 18 gal. fuel capacity.   The console I built from scratch, with a Lexan windscreen and stainless grabrail, big enough for full instrumentation and some storage inside, and everything sturdy enough to drive standing up.  It was very light - boat, motor, trailer, and full fuel, ready to tow - 1050#.   Best speed, light load, was 41MPH, normal setup 36-37MPH,  at 21 MPH would make just shy of 11 MPG(!)  Not bad for a Honda BF50.  Lots of fun, great tidal rapids boat, but rough ride and no weather protection.  I sold it in 2018 and bought my 'old guy boat', SR 19 hardtop - no more foul weather gear and beach camping for me !!   
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Offline Mooch

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2020, 10:44:52 PM »
That ain't your grandaddy's Duroboat that you see pulled up on the beaches where I come from.  Sweet tinnie, David.
2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

Offline Peddler

Re: Missing BC
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2020, 09:13:09 AM »
Wow, that last pic of mirror images is amazing!

AGREED!  That's INCREDIBLE! I can not imagine what it looked-like in person.  WOW.  Sechelt and Desolation are two places I've been, and are on my list for taking the kiddos someday.
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