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Old 09 February 2007, 20:02   #21
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grumpy, basically after you cross the atlantic, just work your way south through the bermuda triangle use the sun as your compass will NOT work, and pass through the panama canal (about 5$ i think). take a hard right and simply head north. once the sun goes away and fog and rain set in, take a right into the columbia. keep winding up til you see skyscrapers and people hugging trees. see you there!

donnie, thanks for the offer of the ride. i may take you up on that. i'm just a half mile from your route in portland. i'll see how it goes with the repairs.
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Old 09 February 2007, 20:05   #22
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Listening to you guys in the good old US of A its strange to hear the place names you talk about. A lot are english. Funny how they've managed to stay over the years and not change.

Just an observation from over the water.
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Old 09 February 2007, 20:14   #23
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Columbia just let me know if you have a towing bridle for it we could always tug it along and you can ride it when you want to and ride in mine when you donít. All though I donít know what the SIB would do at the end of a rope doing 40+ may not be a good ideaÖ.

Biggles Iíve never noticed and Iím not sure Iím smart enough to really know what a true English name is. Most of the names around here are either Native American or English from the first of the explorers out this direction.
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Old 09 February 2007, 22:00   #24
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i just couldn't stand it anymore.. i had to go out for a couple of hours... went down to cathlamet then back up to the lewis/clark bridge... watched an eagle swoop up dinner from the surface along with a couple of seals popping up and down plus a few salmon jumping... it was beautiful out there today the river was complete glass and a wicked sunset to boot.

hey biggles, cathlamet is just past skamokawa which is in wahkiakum county... you'll be quizzed on pronunciation tomorrow... hehe

sounds like the rib rodeo is eminent... cool

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As far as fuel consumption, for my RIB, 25 liters will get me about 50 miles cruising at 22 knots. This is with a 30 HP outboard. I don't how fast we will be cruising or going for that matter.

I will definitely bring some extra fuel for the trip. Going to try to get out tomorrow and round around the local lake here in east Vancouver.
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i was also going to say that chop's offer of lodging is great!! as there are precious few mooring for the public.... it's that or we're pulling on shore and waiting for the tide to free us again!

as far as fuel goes kalama has a pump then longview at willow grove then cathlamet then astoria.

jb i could always carry an extra five of petro on board in case wind or tide is against you.

after skamokawa are you thinking taking the prarrie channel (probably better for the smaller craft) on the inside to tongue point?? or out in the wide open in the main channel??

for a run later in the summer grumpy could hit a few of those north sea oil rigs to fuel then progress to the arctic passage cuz that $5 fee at the panama canal could be a bit steep ;-)
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hey biggles, cathlamet is just past skamokawa which is in wahkiakum county... you'll be quizzed on pronunciation tomorrow... hehe

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Thats okay we got so many Poles here now that sounds almost inglish
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As for fuel it looks like I will probably be going solo so there is plenty of room for extra fuel in my boat also. I can just about make it one way with out stopping so I won't need it but will have a spare 10 gallons on me. Iím also thinking that we have all day to make it 100 miles thereís no reason to jam it and burn the fuel to be there by noon. Iím on the water Iím in my boat life is good I could careless if we get there at noon or midnight

Grumpy donít burn the fuel hitch hike rope the back of a freighter and let it tow you across the pond! Look forward to seeing you out here late summer first part of next year :-)
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Iím also thinking that we have all day to make it 100 miles thereís no reason to jam it and burn the fuel to be there by noon. Iím on the water Iím in my boat life is good I could careless if we get there at noon or midnight

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Is the trip on for sure?

Is the date definite for me to put in my calendar?

I will defer to those that know the Columbia for the itinerary.

Given the season I support staying in a hotel (or someplace with a roof) near the river so I can sleep in a dry spot.

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