Yesterday was a Good Day (cruise up Indian Arm)

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  1. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Cruised up Indian Arm yesterday which is BC’s southernmost glacial fjord, and just around the corner from our marina. We anchored at one of our favourite local spots which is near a waterfall at the northern tip of the fjord. It’s about 15NM from home base. It was a good day!

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  2. strange weather

    strange weather Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Lake Mead
    320 Sundancer 2005,Raymarine C80 GPS SmartCraft System w/Auto Pilot 5kw Kohler Generator
    T-VD 350 Magnum MPI Horizon
    Sweet spot-very nice pictures
     
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  3. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Awesome
     
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  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Wow that's some awesome scenery to cruise around in - looks very peaceful and relaxing.

    -Kevin
     
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  5. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

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    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2008 Meridian 341
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    6.2's
    Stunning scenery.....
     
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  6. Sarah

    Sarah Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Norfolk, VA
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Absolutely beautiful! Cold water!!!
     
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  7. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Thanks all ...we do our best to never take this for granted. And yes, the water is freezing here right now. Hovering right around 55. No swimming. Although interestingly enough there's a place about 100NM north of here called Desolation Sound (maybe you've heard of it). This is where the tidal streams coming around the north and south side of Vancouver Island meet. As a result, there's very little tidal movement in that particular area allowing time for the water to warm up. It's the warmest Pacific water north of Mexico with temps in July and August anywhere from 75 to 80 degrees. Perfect for swimming. We're headed up there for two weeks next month, and looking forward to that.
     
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  8. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

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    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    very nice! beautiful area!
     
  9. Timeflys

    Timeflys Active Member

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    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
    A couple of marinas in the Canadian Thousand Islands are up to $1.80-90/ltr....what’s gas in BC marinas?
     
  10. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
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    I paid $1.62 this past weekend in Vancouver Harbour. That’s usually the cheapest around though. I’m sure I wouldn’t need to go too far and I could price match that.
     
  11. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

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    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    What a great spot. Wow!
    okay..1.62 a liter-3.79 liters in a gallon that's.....uhhh...Wait....
    <vomit>
    6 bucks a gallon? Holy crap on a cracker.
     
  12. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    It's getting ridiculous. Running to this little local spot and back cost about $200 in fuel alone. Going to do about 500NM during our trip next month. Maybe we'll just hull speed the whole thing. :)
     
  13. Timeflys

    Timeflys Active Member

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    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
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    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
    “6 bucks a gallon? Holy crap on a cracker.”
    Despite what the world may think of our “leader” Justin Trudeau..he is not shy of taxes and making the rich pay just a “little bit more”...
    We have taxes on everything, either from a federal or provincial level...a 24 of beer costs about $44!!
     
  14. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Hard to believe Canada has the3rd largest oil reserves of all countries on the planet .
     
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  15. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Looks like you've had a great season so far hats off managing young children boating we are making the best if it this year our youngest is 20 months and it's not easy on the admiral . We didn't boat at all last year . This year a bit more and hopefully build on that next year . Our 4 year old is pretty manageable and I get out with him for day trips quite a bit . Happy boating
     
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  16. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    Wow! hike up a fall from your boat...very cool!
     
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  17. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    It's been challenging, but he's loving it now. We have a high chair which he sits in while we're underway and docking, and he's really into watching the surroundings while we cruise. We have roughly a 2 hour threshold before he gets really bored and wants to do anything other than what we're doing, so we plan our trips accordingly. Having Paw Patrol and Peppa available via cockpit and cabin TV's also helps ...and he actually sleeps better on the boat than at home. Must be the rocking? He's 27 months now, and actually way more into it than he was even 5 months ago.

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  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Wow! Beautiful scenery.
     
  19. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    We were in BC in July with 17 days of fantastic weather. We started in Roche Harbor and went north, I needed fuel so I checked with Roche and then called Van Isle Marina on Vancouver Island. I did the math, liter to the gallon, the currency conversion and we filled in Van Isle as it was cheaper than Roche (USA). 2018-07-13 13.27.36.jpg 2018-07-16 21.40.04.jpg 2018-07-20 11.25.49.jpg 2018-07-23 09.01.20.jpg 2018-07-25 19.39.58.jpg 2018-07-25 18.16.56.jpg 2018-07-27 20.11.54.jpg
     
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  20. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Beautiful pics Mark and one of our favorite areas to go to. We just recently returned from Portland Island down that way. Really gorgeous uninhabited provincial marine park with excellent hiking and beaches.
     
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