17' Grumman, Seattle to Alaska
Posted by: old_user on Mar-08-13 6:23 PM (EST)
My name is Jordan and I'm wanting to share/discuss my upcoming attempt at rowing an aluminum canoe from Seattle to Alaska, with a sail kit as well, going to be prepping the boat over the next few months for a June departure, here's a video from last fall when I was testing out my current setup...
Deck Rigging Gear
Overstock Outlet Foods
Full Size Sail Rig
Sport Cases (Electronics)
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looked like a lot of fun!|
Posted by: tdaniel on Mar-08-13 6:58 PM (EST)
Canoe in the Inside Passage|
Posted by: ppine on Mar-11-13 12:53 PM (EST)
Posted by: alexsidles on Mar-11-13 7:11 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Mar-13-13 1:29 AM (EST)
anyone know of resource that shows the directions the tides flow?
thanks for the good advice|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-13-13 1:33 AM (EST)
i do plan on creating more splash guard for the canoe, was even thinking of extending the rails out from the edges of the canoe, imagine a small visor surrounding the canoes rails to keep water from splashing over the freeboard, plus i have a boom tent setup for the days when it's calm and rainy, i'm expecting a few of those this summer
Posted by: alexsidles on Mar-13-13 6:26 PM (EST)
A comprehensive, user-friendly, easy-to-use, and free resource that shows the directions of the tidal currents does not exist. There are tons of free tide tables out there, as I'm sure you're aware, but very few free places that tell you the direction of the water's movement.
Leeboards on both sides?|
Posted by: Mattt on Mar-12-13 1:05 PM (EST)
you need them on both sides - I only saw one to starboard side ? might be I missed the other one.
Posted by: old_user on Mar-13-13 1:28 AM (EST)
why leeboards on both sides, it performs good with just the one, maybe because my outriggers keep the boat from heeling so much?
both sides are better|
Posted by: Mattt on Mar-13-13 8:33 AM (EST)
Posted by: ppine on Mar-22-13 6:29 PM (EST)
Matti is probably refering to Dixon Entrance. Around 2 1/2 hours on the 880 foot Alaska Ferry with intense rolling. It is maybe 35-40 miles exposed to the Pacific Ocean.
Seattle to Skagway|
Posted by: ppine on Mar-22-13 6:34 PM (EST)