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

Dinghy Repair

07 August 2018 | Old Saybrook, Connecticut
George Stonecliffe
Our inflatable dinghy is our water taxi, when we are at anchor or a mooring away from a dock. What we became aware of in New York City while at anchor, the dinghy had a substantial water leak. The inflatable tubes were fine. But as we sat on the tubes, our weight would open a seam between the tubes and the fiberglass flooring, allowing water to seep in. At the NYC dinghy dock, we would return after a day's activities, and find 4 inches of water in the dinghy!!!! So we asked the local marina in Connecticut where they would suggest our having the dinghy repaired. We called this company and found out they would come to us (50 miles away) while delivering another repaired boat in the area. We arranged for pick-up Thursday afternoon. They repair boats on Saturday, re-float them on Monday when the glue is dry, and hopefully all is good and finished for pickup. Our hopes are high! (We think the cause has been UV exposure to the bottom seams while the dinghy rests upside down, deflated on the back deck of 'Julia Max'.)
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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