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#570661 - 04/14/18 10:52 PM A much better trip this time.  
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We finally got started on our trip to Portland, OR today. We’re going down to get all new canvas made for the fly bridge. It needs it desperately.

We tried to make the trip about 3 weeks ago then I found out all the locks were going to be closed for annual maintenance. Bummer. Then we started out two weeks ago and ran into some strong winds so we turned back. We were looking at starting yesterday but, given our prior luck I didn’t think it wise to start on Friday the 13th.

So we pulled out of the slip about 10:30 this morning with light winds and the forecast was for them to lessen as the day went on. After a short wait for the railroad bridge to lift we got underway. The first leg of the trip was a 36 mile leg to McNary Lock and things looked good for us to make that without any issues. Winds were light, waves only 1’-2’ and the sun was trying to peek through a high overcast.

We were cruising along at about 11kts-12kts when we came up behind a tug with two barges of wood chips when we were about 15 miles from the lock. I knew the lockmaster would not let us go down then have to raise the lock for the tug so we had no choice but to fall in behind and follow him at 7.5kts for two hours to the lock. Bummer.

He went in first and took a stbd tie. We had been rigged for a stbd tie so we had to re-rig all the lines and fenders. Bummer. The good side of it was we took the forward most bollard and when we got the green light we left before he did. We got into the locks about 1:30 (we had planned on being there around noonish) and got out around 2:00.

From then on it was a pretty uneventful cruise all the way to Arlington, OR and we arrived a bit after 5:00. This is a nice marina and in the last year or two they have installed power at most of the docks. Their slips are short, about 25’, so we took a side tie. No problem. The power pedestal was right across the dock from us. They only had 30A 120V power so I used my “two into one” adapter. That gives me 240V and the boat makes the adjustments necessary to convert it to 120V.

No sooner did we tie up than my Admiral handed me a cold beer. Bless her little pea picking heart! We paid the $30 fee for the night and we’re set.

My track recorder on the GPS showed we cruised 73.6nm in 7:52. We would have gotten here sooner had it not been for the tug. Oh well, stuff happens. Tomorrow we will travel about 75 miles if we go to Hood River, 55 if we stop at The Dalles. We have two locks to pass through tomorrow so that will slow us down a bit even if we don’t have to wait for any slow moving tugs. I took some photos today but will wait until we get back home Monday night to upload them.

We’re having grilled pork tenderloin, sauerkraut and peas for dinner. And more beer.


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Cool. Are marinas this nice frequent on the river, or an exception?

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Well today was a much better day. We pulled out of Arlington at 8:30 on dead calm seas with hardly a riffle on the water. Light, thin clouds with the sun trying to peek through. A nice leisurely cruise to John Day Dam and only a short wait while they turned the lock around. What that means is that we needed the lock to be filled because we were going downstream, and the lock was at the downstream level. I called the lockmaster on the VHF about 20 minutes out and told him we needed to lock through and he said there would be about a 20 minute wait. No problem. We got into the lock just about 10:15.
We got the green light to enter the lock and went in without any issues. The ride down as the water level was dropped took about 25 minutes, dropping us about 85’. Then we took off for the next lock at The Dalles, OR. We got there about 1:15 and were able to go right in. Again, they dropped us about 80’ and the ride down took about 25 minutes. When the lockmaster opened the gate for us to leave I saw there was a tug and 4 barges waiting to get it. He was crowding the entry a bit but we got past him without any trouble.

It rained off and on as we cruised toward The Dalles Lock and that made seeing out through the old strataglass windows difficult. Fortunately there were zero other boat traffic on the river.

This stretch of river from Arlington to Hood River is our favorite. The countryside makes a transition from hills covered with desert-brown to hills covered with green, then a few small trees as we get closer and closer to the Columbia Gorge. Coming from our desert area in the SE corner of WA, it’s nice to see the hills covered in green.

After we left The Dalles lock it was a nice, easy cruise to Hood River, OR, our destination for the night. We pulled in there about 4:30 or so and tied up to the guest dock. Then we found there was no power to the pedestals, and that began the adventure from Hell. We finally got ahold of someone from the Port of Hood River who called someone from the fuel company who supposedly had the key to the power box. He came and then left without ever doing anything or coming down to the boat.


Then Bryan, a maintenance worker from the Port came down but he knew nothing about the docks or about power and how it all was supposed to work. He made a few phone calls to supervisors and finally got one who suggested we move the boat to a dock across their small harbor where the cruise boats dock. He knew they had 50A power there. So we did that, only to find out that our 50’ power cord was about 4’ too short to reach the power pedestal used by the cruise boats.

Now all this time I’d been suggesting to Bryan that maybe we could just move the boat to one of the open slips in the Port’s marina. Bryan didn’t have the authority to grant that wish so more calls to more supervisors and we finally got one who did and he gave his OK.

So Bryan and I drove over to the secure gate to the marina and walked the docks until we found a side tie that I could get into and had the requisite power. So we went back to the boat that was still tied to the cruise boat dock, and spooled in the entire 50’ of the 50A cord before untying and leaving that dock.

I got to the area I where I was going to side tie and had to back the boat down a fairly narrow fairway that was about 150’ long. I did that OK, and we tied up to the side tie and hooked up our power cord to the pedestal. We got that hooked up but as soon as I flipped the breakers on the boat to turn them on it tripped the main breaker to the whole dock.

By this time it was getting close to 6:30, we both were tired of fooling around with the power situation so we decided to bag it and stay in a hotel. There is a nice Best Western Plus across the road from the marina so after packing up a few clothes and things for the night and schlepping the bags about ¾ mile to the hotel we are now sitting here in our room. Now here’s another odd quirk…two of the plugs in the room have no power. Go figure.

So we’re having a drink and going to head for a restaurant for some dinner. At this point I don’t know if the initial attempt at hooking to shore power here buggered up something on the boat or if we’re just having a helluva time getting power. I have to think maybe their power setup (Oh, did I mention it was just put in and we were the first people to hook up to it??) was screwed up and did something to screw up the power on the boat. It worked just fine last night in Arlington (geesh, that seems like it was days ago!) but now doesn’t work.
I’m going to jump in the shower; trust me, it’s desperately needed! Then we’ll head out for a bit to eat. Another great adventure!

Well these power problems still are working against me. I tried to log into the hotel’s wifi to post this and I couldn’t get in. I ended up taking my laptop to the front desk and, as luck would have it, the desk manager used to work in tech support. Bingo. That’s all

We are now in the bar, my drink has yet to arrive but I’m sooooo ready. Nighty Nite!

Kelly, yes, there are several nice marinas along this stretch of river.


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#570671 - 04/16/18 10:28 AM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Glad to hear things worked out better this time around.


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Well, today was…..a day. It started off with a great breakfast at the hotel. Then we schlepped our bags back to the boat. I called Bryan and he came to the boat to get his access key card back. Now, a word about Bryan. On reading back through what I wrote yesterday I may have treated him unduly harshly. He was a guy stuck in a position he hadn’t been trained to handle. He came out on a Sunday when he could have been spending it with his girlfriend. He spent the better part of 4 hours with me trying to get things to work and the fact that we were unsuccessful was not his fault. So, my hat’s tipped to Bryan for his services and a job well done. Thanks Bryan,

When we pulled out this morning there was a stout wind of about 20mph blowing straight up the river. The waves were about 2’ and close together so a bit of spray to start the day. We got a ways down river headed toward Bonneville dam, the last dam of the trip. The further we got down the river the higher the winds blew. At one point the river narrows as it passes between the steep hills on both sides, creating a choke point. It was probably kicking up to gusts of 40 or better in one short stretch and the waves picked up to about 6’ to 8’. Waves were making spray that was blowing up over the boat and it was a helluva ride. Tina grabbed a very short video which she will email to me and I’ll post it.

That only lasted for about 2 miles then it calmed back down a bit to waves of about 2’-3’ and the closer we got to Bonneville the calmer it got. We had to wait about 20 minutes while the lockmaster turned the lock around but then we got in, down and out without any delay.
The last stretch of the Columbia between Bonneville and Portland consists of narrow channels and frequent turns. I made that last 20 miles without the aid of autopilot to give it a rest. BTW, I won’t ever own a cruising boat that does not have autopilot. It truly is a god send on lengthy trips like this one.

We finally got to Tyee Yacht Club and I had to back down another long fairway, about 680’ and had to make a 90* turn at the end to side tie to their dock. I’d been told that there was power at the dock but when I got there I found it was only 20A. Bummer.

The guy from Tyee gave me a ride to the Portland airport to pick up our rental car, which was very nice of him. When I asked the guy at the rental car counter for a map so I could find my way back to Tyee, he didn’t even know where we were at his office. I had left my phone on the boat so no way to contact Tina, no map program to find my way back to Tyee, and it took me over and houru to drive the 5 miles or so back to Tyee.

I had tried calling the guy who is going to do the canvas/eisenglass work but they’re closed Mondays and the phone message box was full so no way to leave him a message. Bummer. That kind of detailed work isn’t something I’d be comfortable with discussing with him on the phone so we were stuck getting a motel room for the night and I’ll strangle him, errr, I mean talk to him tomorrow morning.
By that time it was about 5:00 so we drove to the nearest bar, had a drink and an appetizer and we’re now safely tucked in the motel room. We may leave for dinner, but we’ll probably find a place we can just walk to.

So I’m still not home, don’t have my photos organized so I apologize but it will be another day for any of those.

Tired and weary Mike


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PHEW! We're home. Finally. It seems like it was a week ago when we left. That's just waaaaay too damn much fun packed into one long weekend.

I met with the canvas guy this morning and we set all the details. He's going to call me with the price and I'll give him the go ahead.

Then I met with the guy who did all the work for me 8 years ago when we bought the boat. The inverter batteries are 8 years old and it's time they went away and some new ones will take their place. They're golf cart batts and I probably could save some ka-ching if I did it myself but this tired, old body just ain't up to lugging those golf cart batteries down into the engine room and behind the port engine. He said he'd come up with a price and give me a call before he buys the batteries.

Then we jumped in the car and headed east. After a brief stop at Multnomah Falls to stretch the legs a bit we finished the trip. About 3.5 hours of driving in what it took us 2.5 days to do by boat.

It's good to be home, Tanqueray and tonic in hand. Some mail to catch up on and more gin to destroy then it will be off to bed.


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Here are a couple of videos Tina took. The first one, which I didn't know she took until we got home, from inside the cabin. The second is from the fly bridge. I'm not sure where the first one was taken, the second was taken on day two as we were passing the choke point at Thirteen Mile Point. At Thirteen Mile Point the river narrows from about 3/4 mile across to about 1/3 mile across. The current push we were getting was upped from about 2.4kts to about 5.5kts. Gotta love that when you're going with the current.

Here's #1
[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/AE9bg0JIE-8[/video]

and #2
[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/NWDvO8P76Yw[/video]

Photos will be loaded when I get them together and uploaded to my 3rd party hosting site.


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#570691 - 04/18/18 07:49 AM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Great videos. Those are some impressive waves that the boat seems to take very easy. Looks like fun.


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Kevin, I must say that the boat did much better than my wife. I'd guess they were in the 6'+ range as we moved through that narrow area of the river. Its funny, as we approached that choke point my wife was looking ahead through the binoculars and made a comment about seeing "Huge whitecaps". She wasn't wrong.

The only thing, I wish her video could have been about a minute long. That would really have given a more realistic view of what was going on.


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OK, I finally got some time to load the photos. There aren’t a heck of a lot of them, and Tina gets the credit for taking most of them. I had my hands full of other things most of the time. I'm not sure what was going on with my image hosting site but it took 2-3 tries for each photo to finally get them uploaded.

This is the tug and barges that we followed at a snail's pace toward McNary lock, but he was nice enough to let us go through the lock with him so I shouldn't say too much bad about him.
https://postimg.cc/image/qbfglkwqj/

Here we are tied up next to him in the lock. They don't let us tie up to the barge, which is fine with me. We tie up to the bollard that floats up and down as the water level changes.
https://postimg.cc/image/hcykznoi3/

This is looking over the side of the lock at the spillway. They're flowing TONS of water now to help the salmon get to the ocean faster.
https://postimg.cc/image/48t0mz463/

My deck hand waiting as we're getting ready to be lowered. You can see the water level behind the gate--it's 85' down to that level.
https://postimg.cc/image/6vd4hvi97/

When we got to John Day lock (Day 2) we got there ahead of a tug that was heading upriver. They turned the lock around for us and made him wait. He was a bit pissed (you could hear it in his voice on the radio) so when they got us down to the lower level and we got ready to leave, he crowded the opening to make it a bit tougher for us to maneuver out of the lock. Jerk.
https://postimg.cc/image/8aep6ngsb/

Here's my trusty deck hand doing what she does well.
https://postimg.cc/image/l9bwvo4cr/

This one is out of order, but it's a shot of Beachcomber sitting at the Tyee Yacht Club awaiting her new canvas.
https://postimg.cc/image/9wzbdwy8r/

On the way home we stopped by Multnomah Falls. It's supposedly the 2nd highest free falling falls in the US.
https://postimg.cc/image/c6s12lrh7/

See, I told you so....
https://postimg.cc/image/x3o979x7v/

Multnomah Falls Lodge
https://postimg.cc/image/7kvwu9ldn/

That's it. Not my usual number of photos and videos but I'll take more when we bring the boat home in about 3 weeks.

All things considered it was a good trip. I'm not sure Tina would wholeheartedly agree with that. She doesn't find the idea of spray coming up over the fly bridge as exciting as I do.

Then, on the way home we were on the freeway in a construction zone where the left lane was closed, the speed limit was 40mph and I had some arsehole come flying up on my rear. He was so close I couldn't see the hood of his car. I gave him a quick brake check but he didn't back off so I ignored him.

He stayed right on my tail until we cleared the construction zone then he raced around me into the left lane then pulled right in front of me (within a car length or so) and hit his brakes. He must not have liked the single finger wave I gave him as he went by. He did that a few times then took off.

I guess I don't understand that road rage thing. I mean c'mon man, we're in a single lane with traffic moving at 40mph. WTF does he think I'm going to do, pull off on the shoulder so he can go by me?

I promise to take more photos and videos on the way back upriver with the boat.


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#570701 - 04/19/18 07:17 PM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Great photo of Beachcomber. Every time I see her, I marvel at her beauty.

I wish I had some of your preparation, experience and captainship as you have. Since I was a kid, my boating has been limited to lakes whose hazards are marked quite well. No long trips except a few ocean cruises and some European river cruises--all enjoyable, by the way.


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Jack, thank you for your very kind comments. I've been very fortunate to have lived in an area where it's "easy" to be a boater. I've also been blessed with the experience over the years that has given me a good understanding and respect for what can happen on the water.

The trip I took from Seattle to Stockton, CA gave me a lot of open water experience I did not have prior to the trip. Since that trip I've also had the experience of being in heavy water ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtfsjCKmzRk ) and knowing how this boat reacts to it.

As to preparation for trips,, I'm VERY anal about that. I spend about as much time prepping for a trip as I do taking the trip. I try to plan for every contingency whether it's routine or an emergency contingency. I've long been a believer in the old adage: Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.

I've been in the process of planning for a summer long trip to Canada. The trip will be about 4 months long and I've enjoyed planning for it for a year or more.

As to the comment about the boat, I'm old enough to appreciate the lines of older boats much more than I do many of the newer designs, especially the European designs with all their sweeps and swoops and odd shaped windows placed wherever they can fit them in. I love the lines on Beachcomber and will shed many tears when we sell her.

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#570703 - 04/20/18 11:51 AM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Cool thread, thanks for putting the work into it. I LOVE planning and taking long cruises, it's just a blast. I have a 16 day cruise in Canada planned for this August, can't wait.

I'm curious, with no shore power, why didn't you just treat it like a night on the hook? We live without shore power all the time and we don't even have a generator. I imagine you could run the generator for cooking and showering, then run on an inverter for the rest of the night when electrical loads are low.

Does Beachcomber have a lower helm station? I plan to live aboard a boat some day and a fly bridge and a lower helm are must-haves. If it does not have a lower helm, would that be a priority if you had to replace the boat? My parent's 3rd boat had a lower helm station and though we rarely used it, it was awesome on crappy days. That said, the boat did not have a fly bridge enclosure so there was no incentive to go up there in bad weather.


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Dave, you're going to have a blast on your cruise. Are you cruising the Trent-Severn Waterways or some other eastern CA waters, or are you headed out to British Columbia. Either way it's going to be fun.

As to using the generator and playing night on the hook, we kind of had the perfect storm of electrical issues come together for this trip. The generator had been having some runability issues so the mechanic pulled off the injector timing pump to have it rebuilt. We still could have done the night on the hook thing but the boat's heat/air units run on 240V and the inverter only provides 120V. I could have done the trip and stayed on the boat without heat but subjecting mama to that would not have been possible. "Happy wife, happy life."

Add to the generator issue, the inverter batteries were put in when we bought the boat 8 years ago and are getting a bit long in the tooth. They don't hold a charge like they did when they were younger. That's why I'm having them replaced while the boat is on Portland.

Yes, Beachcomber does have a lower helm but doesn't have a GPS/Plotter. I could have driven from down below on the early parts of the trip where the river channels are wide and deep, but wouldn't have been comfortable doing that on the last day and a half of the trip.

Having a lower helm was a high priority when we bought the boat but I've only driven from there a few times in the 8 years we've owned the boat.

Add to the woes of this trip, the reason we took it down to Portland was to have the upper bimini and windows all replaced. They were getting hazy and hard to see through. Then when you add in the spray and rain that fell intermittently that made seeing through them that much more difficult.

After seeing how little I have driven from down below I'm not sure a lower helm would be a high priority if we replaced Beachcomber. I'd have to give that some serious thought. The visibility is so much better from up above that I'd have to be in an area where there were few or no hazards on the water.

Have fun on your Canadian cruise and be sure to post pics.

Mike


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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
Dave, you're going to have a blast on your cruise. Are you cruising the Trent-Severn Waterways or some other eastern CA waters, or are you headed out to British Columbia. Either way it's going to be fun.

Mike


We are doing a "Golden Triangle" cruise: Clayton, NY (1000 Islands) to Ottawa, via the Rideau Waterway; Ottawa to Montreal via the Ottawa River; and Montreal to Clayton via the St. Lawrence River. It's roughly 450 miles and we'll go through more than 50 locks. The vast majority of the locks are small and quick though. They vast majority also offer inexpensive overnight docking, so one can just keep cruising until the locks are closed for the day, tie up, spend the night onboard and be ready to go into the next lock when they open the next day. We were going to do it last year but Lake Ontario was flooded all Summer and it left the boat ramps in the 1000 Islands unusable (the parking lots and docks were under water). The Rideau Waterway has very little man-made canal and is made up mostly of beautiful smallish lakes and rivers that are connected with short stretches of canal and locks. It's gorgeous and where we intend to spend the majority of our time. The Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers are wide, easy to navigate, and typically great places to just cruise at 35 MPH between the infrequent locks.

Our next boat will likely be a Tollycraft 44 or 45 with a lower helm option and twin CAT 3208s. I hear they are quite popular out your way.

I totally get it now regarding shore power. Good luck with your repairs and upgrades. This probably true of other brands as well, but my Garmin 741xs chart plotter/NMEA display will effortlessly "cast" via bluetooth to a smart phone or a tablet. This allows the smart phone or tablet to operate as though it is the chart plotter. Would be a super easy and inexpensive way to add GPS/radar/sonar/NMEA2000 capability to your lower helm station without doing any wiring and would likely utilize something you already have (tablet or smart phone).


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That sounds like a great way to spend some time on the water. I'm thinking 450 miles, 50 locks, what a great way to cruise, see the scenery, relax in the evening. Wow, what a great way to go.

I'll have to look into doing a Bluetooth connection between my plotter and my laptop. If I could work that out it would be a great way to cruise from down below. Even my Galley Wench would be in favor of that. Thanks for that idea.


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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass


I'll have to look into doing a Bluetooth connection between my plotter and my laptop. If I could work that out it would be a great way to cruise from down below. Even my Galley Wench would be in favor of that. Thanks for that idea.


The newest Garmin plotters will also connect to active captain via an app on your phone so that you can display all the active captain data directly on the plotter. Mine does not do that, but I wish it did... Another option for a lower helm plotter would be to load the Navionics app on a tablet and use that instead. IT's very inexpensive and a great backup to your plotter. Does auto-routing too, so route planning is pathetically easy.


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#570719 - 04/23/18 12:43 PM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Dave, how does the Navionics on a laptop keep track of your position? I downloaded it to my phone just to try it before we went on that trip. It worked fine, but my phone has a built in GPS. I don't think my laptop has a GPS in it.


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#570720 - 04/23/18 02:12 PM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Nice adventure! Thanks for sharing.


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#570721 - 04/23/18 10:56 PM Re: A much better trip this time. [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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CB , thanks. I've already been told/warned by the Admiral that the next trip when we bring the boat home won't be so "fun filled". nono

If that's the case I think I'll have more time to take photos of the beautiful scenery along the river. And since I figured out how to post photos so people can actually see them (what a novel concept!) there should be a lot more of them.


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