Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising the Pacific Northwest as COVID dies down.

16 June 2021
02 June 2021 | Portland, Oregon
24 March 2020 | Portland, Oregon
29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama

The Admeasurer Cometh

03 March 2018 | Panama City, Panama
George Stonecliffe
The first full day in La Playita Marina was a full one We were washing down the boat with fresh water. Always an 'Ahhhhhh' experience, removing the thick salt spray from sailing in an active sea. A marine specialist dropped by to pick-up a small repair job that we had. The metal sail for our steering wind vane had some metal fatigue that needed some positive reinforcement. So he hopes to finish the repair by Wednesday. Our laundry was picked up, and will be ready on Monday. But most important, our agent had arranged to have our boat measured -- a requirement for passage through the Canal. We are officially 48.67' long with our anchor extension on the bow to our steering wind vane and davits on the stern. Then finalizing the paperwork, the Admeasurer assigned the boat a Boat Identification Number for transiting the Panama Canal. He said that any future transits will use the same Boat ID number. So the process for us coming back through in March 2019 will be that much simpler. Now we are ready to be assigned a Transit Date. Our agent will be letting us know what the date will be soon! The balance of the day was spent with Sue washing our salon seat covers, and my climbing the main mast to clean the main sail track with acetone to remove a sticky film left by old T9 lubricant, as well as aligning one of the spreader lights and using Loctite to keep the light aimed properly.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Summer 2021 finds us buddy-boating with Ken and Ruth on sv Misty Blue in the San Juan Islands, WA and Puget Sound. Vaccinated, we are waiting expectantly for COVID to subside, and Canada to open their Border to boaters once again. Cheers to all!
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