A 400DB goes North

Discussion in 'West Coast' started by SR400DB, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    We are currently on a trip from Anacortes North in to Desolation Sound and beyond.

    A few pics:

    Turn Point Lighthouse (last time we saw the USA):
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    Exiting (east bound, going into the Marine Park) Malibu Rapids. Current flow was a tad over 5 knots:
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    The reason to go North:
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    The best part of me:
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    Malibu Rapids at dead slack: (sorry, a bit of rain this morning)
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    Took a hike today to Skookumchuk Rapids:
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    We had to leave one dog at home, but this is most of my family:
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    So the dog at home does not feel left out. The baby sitter comes daily to swim and tend to her needs:
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    Hope you enjoy
     
  2. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Was thinking about you the other day. You had mentioned a while back that you were heading out in June. Great shots. Enjoy your trip and keep us posted, Safe travels
     
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Yes, the dog at home is not suffering at all. The dog on the trip is my wife's search and rescue/demo dog. Very highly trained and HATES it when I call his name. Very much my wife's dog. Just before the pic, I of course called his name so that he would look like that in the picture. Drives my wife and the dog crazy. But I enjoy it. It's the little things of course.
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Great pics all. Thanks for sharing them with us. We'll make that trip one of these days but not this year.
     
  6. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Great trip enjoy!!!
     
  7. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member GOLD Sponsor

    171
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    Great pics, I'm going to make it to Canada this year, probably not as far up as you, but that is definitely on my list to get to Desolation Sound. Malibu Rapids looks pretty tight, I think I'll probably wait for slack to make it a little less of a pucker factor!

    Post more pics when you can, love seeing them.
    Kevin
     
  8. majoma

    majoma Member

    250
    Oct 10, 2008
    San Francisco
    2000 340, V drive
    Twin 7.4
    Great trip, great location and great pictures. More pictures when you can!!!!!
     
  9. FeLizDream

    FeLizDream Member GOLD Sponsor

    216
    Jun 28, 2015
    Marco Island Yacht Club, FL
    2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, with engine synchronizer.
    Cummins 6cta 450 HP, prop 22 Lx 23" L cup.
    Amazing pictures, please keep us updated on your trip, how long will be your voyage.
    what camera you use, your pictures are great, have fun.
    FeLiz Dream.
     
  10. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Seems like you have zero regrets for leaving your boat up North! Absolutely beautiful waters up there. Enjoy!
     
  11. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Here are some more pictures:

    Sadly after our transit through Malibu Rapids at slack, a 19 year student was lost during the ebb tide change. This is one of the many boats dispatched to perform the recovery

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    In Egmont

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    Some scenery:

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    My electronics upgrades have worked far better than anticipated

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    I generally use my iPhone 6plus for photos. But I also carry a Nikon coolpix aw130 that is a rock solid waterproof camera that takes outstanding images as well.

    Humph, you are correct there are absolutely no regrets. The boss is even planning next years trip already!
     
  12. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Some more photos:

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  13. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Wonderful photo's.
     
  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Do you clear customs going into Canadian waters? How does that work, what's involved?
     
  15. Westie

    Westie Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Calgary
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    7.4 L Bravo III
  16. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.

    Yes, you have to clear customs. There are several designated clearance locations throughout the Islands of British Columbia. For us, we have Nexus cards that allows us to clear at off hours and additional clearance locations. Pretty simple, declare everything you need to as directed on the Canadian Customs website. We carry our passports and the Nexus cards, I have found that the officer on the customs phone line will vary in their questions and document numbers during the phone clearance portion. We cleared via phone, went to the designated dock at the appropriate time. Their was no officer waiting for us so we were able to continue on our way. Pretty simple.
     
  17. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Some more photos:

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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016
  18. Carpedmman

    Carpedmman Member

    627
    Feb 24, 2007
    Portland, OR
    2003 460 Sundancer
    Custom Cockpit interior, Cockpit AC/Heat & Thruster.
    Cummings 480CE,
    Sure looks like a beautiful trip you have going on. I love the photos! How long are you out for this trip? Smooth waters....
     
  19. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Yes. This trip has been amazing. Sadly we are heading South already. We will be gone about 20 days in total; we will travel about 650 NM and burn some diesel.
     
  20. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Just another terrible day:

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