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Packing and Provisioning for Extended NW Cruising

Before you embark on an extended cruise in the Pacific Northwest or up the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska, you might want some tips about what to pack. This presentation offers helpful advice on what kinds of things to bring along on your boat for a trip up the Inside Passage to…

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Rounding Cape Caution

Traveling the Inside Passage in British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes getting around Cape Caution (and dealing with open Pacific Ocean) easy and stress-free. In this episode of “Mastering the Inside Passage,” Sam Landsman and Laura Domela from Slowboat.com share the lessons of numerous trips along the Inside…

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The Rapids and Johnstone Strait

Traveling the Inside Passage in British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes getting through Johnstone Strait and the Rapids easy and stress-free. In this episode of the “Mastering the Inside Passage” series, Sam Landsman and Laura Domela from Slowboat.com share the lessons of numerous crossings – leading flotillas up…

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Clearing Canadian Customs into BC by Boat

Planning to travel to British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes clearing customs easy and stress-free. Sam Landsman and Laura Domela from Slowboat.com share the lessons of numerous crossings – leading flotillas up the Inside Passage from Anacortes, Washington through British Columbia to Southeast Alaska. Links: Canada Border Services…

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Nine Boats to Alaska: Failure Analysis

Last summer I took eight boats (nine including mine) from Anacortes to Southeast Alaska. Naturally, we experienced a few failures along the way. Below is an accounting of those failures, how we addressed them, and what lessons can be taken away. Failure: Inverter cabling This “professionally-installed” inverter cabling was woefully…

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Safe Harbour to Alaska | Day 8 | Pierre’s Echo Bay to Fury Cove

Rounding Cape Caution can be a challenge. Queen Charlotte Sound is one of the few places where the Inside Passage goes outside. Normally we go to Port McNeill before rounding Cape Caution. This gives everyone a chance to resupply (there’s a supermarket!), fill boats with fuel, and catch up on…

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