Voyages North

03 June 2018
22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Haulout at Juneau July 3, 2013

24 July 2013 | posted at Craig
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Osprey 's bent propeller

In Juneau Steve arranged with Harri Commerical Marine, the owners of Juneau's only haulout facility, to have Osprey taken out of the water to replace the propeller. He considered hiring a diver instead, but remembering how tightly the propeller had fit when he put it on, was concerned a diver wouldn't be able to get it off.

When Osprey came out of the water and we saw the propeller, we discovered it was not only bent but it had cavitation erosion from the 30 hours of running after we bent it. We would not have made it to Seattle on that prop.

It took only a few minutes to replace the propeller and put on a new zinc (the one we had had put on in Seattle in May was completely gone, apparently fallen off.)

The whole thing cost $600, less than the $1,000 Steve had estimated. The facility had only one price for a haulout and that included pressure washing the slime off the bottom so Osprey went back cleaner than it came out. We were back in the water and in our slip within three hours.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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