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Date registered: October 25, 2011

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  1. AAerial shot by drone #3 — September 15, 2016
  2. Pender Canal — September 14, 2016
  3. Heading to Wallace. — September 14, 2016
  4. One blade fuse please… — September 13, 2016
  5. First night ships meal.   — September 12, 2016

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  1. Trip planning, two weeks as far as Nanaimo  — 2 comments
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Sep
15

AAerial shot by drone #3

Steve Monrad grabbed an amazing aerial shot on our crossing Boundry Pass into Canada.  The data connections have been sporadic the last couple days, so no postings.  Wallace was spectacular, as usual.  Tonight in Telegraph with the Canadian Tollycruisers, going to try to make Dodd Narrows tomorrow morning.  There were reports on the vhf today of a nasty deadhead, just north of Dodd.  A deadhead is a log that has nearly sunk, they float straight up and down, with just the very tip hitting the surface.  You don’t want to hit one and very hard to spot.  

    

 

  

Sep
14

Pender Canal

SQUEAK!

     

  

  

 

Sep
14

Heading to Wallace.

Still morning, looks to be an amazing day.  Just transiting Pole Pass.

      

Sep
13

One blade fuse please…

Things can change quickly on the water.  One moment you have your generator running, stock being made in the pressure cooker and hot water warming for a nice shower.  The next moment, you find yourself at 336ah accumulated and no charging goings on.  

So far, the culprit looks like this.  A simple blade fuse. No problem, I pride myself on hauling around more tools, parts and, wait, what the heck, where, ahhh noooooooooo. Rats.   

 

  

Update:  fuse found, problem solved.  Had a high resistance connection on a 250 amp line from my dc generator at the 250 amp fuse itself.  Cleaned up the connection, cool as can be.  Ah counter back to 115 after charging.

Sep
12

First night ships meal.  

Chicken just came out of the oven.  Nessie thinks we need to eat now, not when we get to our anchorage.  Might be a tad bit done, but we won’t mind.   Still probably 45 minutes to Blnd Bay.  Decided to run as far as I had daylight.

   

Sep
12

And we’re off…

Mid Rosario straight, groceries on board, boat washed on the outside and a chicken roasting in the oven.  The inside of he boat is a disaster, pretty much more of a varnishing and electronics workshop more than living space.  But chugging along at 8.4 knots, the chicken starting to smell good and 45 minutes until sunset I should have just enough time to tuck inside Thatcher pass and find a place to hang on the anchor for the night.   

I’ll have all day tomorrow to get organized and put back together.  Right now, onwards literally into the sunset.

Ghost out. 

 

Sep
10

Waking up in Astoria. Heading to Newport this morning

Great views right from the shower.   

     

Sep
07

Trip planning, two weeks as far as Nanaimo 

Normally, I’m one to take on a couple hundred gallons of diesel and point the bow North.  This time, I’m trying something a little different.  We’ll just call it an outline.  Subject to change at will.

 

 

Scenery/Travel

Breakfast

Dinner

Supper

Daily Snacks

9/12/2016

Mon

Reid/Blind Bay

 

 

Ships oven roasted
chicken dinner. 

Peanut Butter
Pretzels, Jack Mountain Pepperoni.

9/13/2016

Tues

Reid/Parks

Soft boiled egg,
toast, Kona coffee

Sausage & eggs

Pot roast with
root veggies

 

9/14/2016

Wed

Wallace

Soft Boiled Egg
with Kona Coffee

Tomato  Soup with roasted chicken sandwiches

Kalua Pork with
cabbage.

Cougar Gold Cheese

9/15/2016

Thurs

Wallace

Ships Biscuit,
Butter, Honey, Ships Coffee

Beef barley soup

 

 

9/16/2016

Fri

Nanaimo

Bacon, farmers egg
scramble, toast, kona coffee

 

Hatch chile pork

 

9/17/2016

Sat

Nanaimo

 

 

 

 

9/18/2016

Sun

Nanaimo

 

Bologna sandwiches

 

 

9/19/2016

Mon

Telegraph

French Toast,
bacon

 

Rather large grass
fed T-Bone Steaks

 

9/20/2016

Tue

Brentwood Bay

Sausage gravy
& scramble

Cereal

Cereal

Reeses, Coke

9/21/2016

Wed

Sydney spit

Cereal

Cereal

Cereal

Reeses, Coke

9/22/2016

Thurs

Sydney spit

Cereal

Cereal

Cereal

Reeses, Coke

9/23/2016

Fri

Jones/Roche

Cereal

Cereal

Cereal

Reeses, Coke

9/24/2016

Sat

Anacortes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meals to Shopping
List conversion

Meal

Meat, eggs

Vegies

Fruits

Grains

Dairy

Condiments/
Spices

Ships Oven Roasted
Chicken Dinner

1 whole chicken,
sans feathers

 

 

 

 

 

Kalua Pork

Pork Roast

Cabbage

 

Rice

 

Soy Sauce

Pot Roast

Chuck Roast, bones
or broth.

Potatoes? ,
Carrots, onions(small)

 

 

 

Bay leaves

Ships Biscuit

 

 

 

Self-Rising Flour

Milk, Butter

 

Snacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone broth

Bones 2.5

Carrot, 2 leeks

 

 

 

 

Beef barley

3/4  chuck

Carrot, celery,
onion, tom paste, thyme

 

Barley

 

 

Sausage gravy

Maple jimmy dean

 

 

 

Butter, milk

 

Hatch chile pork

Pork chunks

Chiles, Nixon,
garlic, cilantro, tomatillos

Lime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bologna

 

 

Bread

 

 

 

 

Feb
09

Engine wrastlin

It looks easy in pictures, but I spent half the day jacking the engine round a little at a time.  Third try and she finally settled right in on her mounts.  Engines in!   

    

  

Feb
09

New harness, EFI computer.

with clear access to the firewall, it’s time to pull out the old engine harness and swap a new harness, quite a bit of wire routing and behind the dash mount the new EFI computer.  Unfortunately, this will mean starting from scratch with a new fuel map and tuning.  Since I swapped to a roller cam, I would have had quite a bit of new mapping anyway.  It’s time to get after all these things when access is available, but this also means many new things being tested together.  

   

        

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