Huzzah Cruising the Northwest

01 August 2018
27 July 2018
25 July 2018 | Gorge Harbour, BC
20 July 2018 | Prideaux Haven
19 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
18 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
17 July 2018 | Squirrel Cove, BC
12 July 2018
09 July 2018
06 July 2018
25 August 2017 | Roscoe Bay
24 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, Desolation Sound
21 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
20 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
22 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
20 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
18 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
16 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest

Silver Linings

20 July 2018 | Prideaux Haven
After our memorable sail down Waddington Channel and a good night's sleep behind us, we had to start fixing things. First up was to free Huzzah's propeller from the prawn trap line. Unfortunately, I've been too lackadaisical about contingency planning since our return from the tropics, and left all my SCUBA kit at home. Doh!

Being stuck in a popular harbor like Prideaux Haven can be a blessing if you're looking to bum tools or parts from other boats, so I slipped into a kayak and paddled to the closest boat. "Ahoy skipper", I called out. When the captain looked over the rail to see what the noise was, we immediately recognized each other from our local sailing community. Turns out, Dale and Diana from M/V Croys Creek are our neighbors in Gig Harbor, and had everything I needed. Always nice to start a project with a bit of luck. Twenty minutes later, the rope was freed from the prop, and we had an invitation to happy hour. Another great example of the cruising culture.

The dinghy repair was next. The foredeck provided a decent work platform, but such a gnarly hole was quite difficult and required lots of sanding, chemical wipes and multiple coats of two-part glue with precise drying intervals. After completing the patch, you have to wait 24 hours until you can inflate the boat to see how well you did. I can report the patch is still holding and we're being uber careful with the dinghy these days.

We try not to stay anywhere more than a few days, so were off to another harbor we've never visited.

Like is good aboard Huzzah!
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Vessel Name: Huzzah
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 45.2 built in '99 for the BVI Charter fleet. Purchased in 2011 in Seattle, and began an extensive re-fit.
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Gerry & Jody Gilbert
About: Retired professionals living the dream. Gerry & friends do the ocean passages, wife Jody & the kids fly in for the cruising. Departed the PNW for Mexico & So. Pacific September 2015, Returned to Gig Harbor July 2017 .
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Huzzah \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ : an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation — or shout of acclaim. Huzzah may be categorized with such interjections as hoorah and hooray. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or [...]
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