Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 08 July 2020, 13:40   #1
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Vancouver, BC
Boat name: Race Curtains
Make: Highfield
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 115 Outboard
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 23
Trip report - Sea to Ski in Princess Louisa

The ski season ended early this year so we thought we'd make one last bid for a few turns.

We boated up Princess Louisa inlet from Vancouver which is about 100 nautical miles. Spent the night, climbed 1100m with skis and spent another night in the rain. Sunday morning was sunny so we climbed more and we got some turns in before heading all the way back down and boating home with just enough daylight.

We were a little nervous about boating through the rapids to the inlet. We talked to the park ranger and she assured us that our boat would be good in most conditions through the tidal narrows.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0326.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	118.1 KB
ID:	134063   Click image for larger version

Name:	8B40FBC1-6BBC-46F4-940C-0AD9AACF5089.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	165.5 KB
ID:	134064   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5924.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	145.9 KB
ID:	134065   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6012.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	163.7 KB
ID:	134066   Click image for larger version

Name:	Foggy evening.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	74.6 KB
ID:	134067  

__________________

__________________
kerfoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2020, 14:26   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Excel 435
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6,129
RIBase
Beautiful trip any shots of the Rapids
__________________

__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2020, 14:42   #3
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Vancouver, BC
Boat name: Race Curtains
Make: Highfield
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 115 Outboard
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 23
It was close to slack when we went through. You can see some movement in the shot with the wake.

Here's an older video of a boat going through at higher flow
__________________
kerfoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2020, 00:23   #4
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,878
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
WOW!! Kerfoo... What a location! ....Amazing Shots! The Happy Hunting grounds or what??
No wonder we fought the French so long and Hard over it!
Thumbs!
__________________
A clever Man learns by his mistakes..
A Wise Man learns by other people's!

The Road to HELL ..is Paved with "Good inventions!"
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2020, 01:29   #5
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 7,005
That looks fantastic!
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2020, 01:54   #6
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,425
As everyone else, what a fantastic place to live and do your boating.

I've been lucky enough to travel extensively for work over the years, and have spent time in fantastic places around the world, but have always said that Canada is the only place I'd consider moving to permanently.

My two lads and I have a plan for a few years time to take a month off, hire 3 motorcycles and do a month travelling around starting @Vancouver.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2020, 12:45   #7
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Vancouver, BC
Boat name: Race Curtains
Make: Highfield
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 115 Outboard
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 23
Thanks for all the kind comments.

I'll be the first to admit that we have it pretty good here. I don't have to travel far to be boating in the forests.
__________________
kerfoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2020, 17:57   #8
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Girdwood, Alaska
Make: Zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: 50hp 2 stroke
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 5
Looks awesome. Can't wait to get my Rib all sorted for ski trips into Prince William Sound a bit north of you. Thanks for sharing!
__________________

__________________
1990 Zodiac Hurricane Pro 530 work in progress...
Hutchcab is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.