North to Alaska 2022

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

21 August 2022 | Portland, Oregon
19 August 2022 | Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon
14 August 2022 | Friday Harbor, WA
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

Engine Update from Ketchikan

10 June 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska
George Stonecliffe | Rain and windy
After the mechanic spent a couple hours with our engine on June 6th, he quickly focused on the fuel injector pump. He removed a screen at the fuel return of the pump. Besides gunk, he noticed shiny metal flakes coming out of the pump!! Not good. In addition when cycling the pump, he noticed irregular pressure coming to each injector. Sometimes strong pressure, sometimes weak pressure. He commented that after doing his checks, he usually has coveralls covered with diesel fuel. Not this time. His pronouncement was 'You need to repair or replace your fuel injector pump'. With metallic chips and irregular pressure, it was easy to decide to replace the pump. That day we ordered a replacement fuel injector pump from Cook Engine in Portland. It shipped FedEx from Georgia to Portland where it arrives today, June 10. It will be shipped to Ketchikan to another mechanic who will install it on the 16th.
Meanwhile Sue has flown back to Portland for our granddaughter's graduation from U of Oregon. All works together for good!
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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Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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