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Old 12-06-2009, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
Just get a trailer for your Wellcraft, it would work fine and you can save a lot of money, maybe spend some time ashore in hotels. Life is too short to go 8 knots.
Cruising the pac NW is not anything like cruising in S.Florida or tropics.
The small population is sparse and spread out as are the available services and limited services are more regular than full service marina (but the vast isolation, pristine and remoteness that is a huge part to the draw to some of the cruising and exploring the pac NW). Ever heard of "Desolation Sound"? Although more and more boaters are discovering it every year. Very difficult to explore with a trailerable boat and not miss a huge amount of incredible scenery, vistas, and fishing experiences en route. This is not to say it can't be done, but doing it at a nice slow relaxed pace in a comfortable all weather boat with great range is IMO the best way to go.