North to Alaska 2022

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising through Canada up to SE Alaska!

10 August 2022 | Todd Inlet, BC, Canada
08 August 2022 | Lesqueti Island, BC, Canada
04 August 2022 | Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
31 July 2022 | Lagoon Cove, BC, Canada
30 July 2022 | Echo Bay, BC, Canada
28 July 2022 | Port McNeill, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Oliver Cove, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Windy Bay, BC, Canada
19 July 2022 | Hartley Bay, BC, Canada
18 July 2022 | Kumealon Inlet, BC, Canada
17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
16 July 2022 | Foggy Bay, Alaska
15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
14 July 2022 | Dora Bay, Alaska
13 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska
12 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska
06 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska
05 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska

Repairing Boats in 'Exotic?' Places

21 May 2022 | Shearwater BC
George Stonecliffe
Cruising is all about repairing your boat in exotic places, as the saying goes! While working on the replacement of my diesel engine's fuel injectors, I had an ongoing conversation with another cruiser at the dock. I mentioned that we thought the ultimate cause was bad fuel and or rusting
forty year old fuel tanks. In the course of the conversation I mentioned that we had two other fuel tanks made of stainless steel that we didn't use because they weren't totally plumbed for use. A fuel tank needs a pick-up tube to supply the fuel from the tank to the engine. The engine uses
most of the fuel it accepts, but returns some unused fuel back to the tank. These two tanks don't have this return feature. The attraction to the stainless steel fuel tanks is that they are less than ten years old, and are in good shape in side. They wouldn't send any bad fuel to the engine.
So my next plan when in Prince Rupert is to seek out the hose, and creation of a return port in the inspection cover plate of the tank. Then we should be able to shift our use to the stainless steel fuel tanks. Although leaving out some details, this was an ah-hah moment! It's wonderful to
have other boaters helping boaters!
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Fully vaccinated, we are positioning ourselves to head north through Canada to Alaska's amazing Glacier Bay NP and back. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers to all!
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