Hi Hank, good luck with the project, it looks interesting. I just noticed you are located at Bella Coola. I drove out there the summer before this past summer and launched my SIB at the Harbour. From there I went to the Eucott hot springs, then overnighted at Ocean Falls. What an amazing location!!! I bumped into a couple of guys from Iowa who had taken their truck by ferry to Ocean Falls, who then rented a fishing boat. They told me it was a 6 hour ferry ride
(doesn't sound right). In any case they couldn't wrap there heads around the fact that I had zipped over there in a 16' SIB. The next day, I went over through Gunboat Channel to Bella Bella to refuel, then had lunch in Shearwater at this nice hotel that overlooked the harbour. It was a great trip, even if added an extra 2000 km of driving to my round trip from Winnipeg to Vancouver. My only regret was that the weather was drizzly during those 2 days, so my photos were not as nice as they might have been.