Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Slowboat on Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm

adventres wrote:We are interested in the seminar as a youtube type post. We have a musical to attend at that same time.

On the Slowboat website they have webinars, which I have watched a few when we were planning for Desolation sound. We are planning a trip to the Broughtons sometime late June or early July due to commitments that line up too close to the pig roast in late July.

Our questions would be the places to stay, marinas specifically, for we are travelling with a dog (which he is still new to us!), so land is important for us. Other goal while up in the Broughtons is to find the white sided dolphin and orcas, our daughters favorite animals!


Lots of places to stay between Desolation Sound and the Broughtons! Here are some options with docks in no particular order:

Shoal Bay. This is a favorite stop. The dock is public, has no services, is first-come, first-served, and rafting is mandatory. Incredible view up Phillips Arm. Lots of walking possible, including a hike to an old mine. The "pub" is a fun spot to hang out, too!

Fisherman's Landing & Lodge. New owners are upgrading facilities. Not sure exactly what is going to be finished in 2019...stay tuned!

Denham Bay. Small family-run marina with cabins and fishing charters. Some hiking trails ashore.

Stuart Island Community Dock. Between Yuculta Rapids and Gillard Pass. Nice facilities, not fancy. Hiking trails ashore. Lots of boats skip it to get through Yuculta-Gillard-Dent in one go.

Blind Channel. Well-run resort with fuel, water, small store, cabins on shore, a good restaurant. Walking trail to giant cedar tree. Nice facilities and great owners/managers.

Dent Island Lodge. Stunning property and superb service. This is among the highest-end marinas on the coast, with spa, fishing charters, excellent restaurant, etc. A treat yourself kind of place...bring $$$!

All of the above are past Desolation Sound but before Johnstone Strait...lots more in the Broughtons!

Robson Bight (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_re ... nb_er.html) along Johnstone Strait is an ecological reserve. Orca are often spotted in the area...just make sure you stay out of the restricted zone!

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby adventres on Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Oh gosh! thanks for the tips! We will have to plan our route and back up routes due to unforeseen weather. Thank goodness we have 3 trips of Desolation under our belt. We can't wait to get up to the Broughtons. Per Slowboats video on the inside page of Johnstone Strait, we will most likely take the back route and not the highway, we love exploring. Looks like we will have to plan our trip to include the pig roast stop. My daughters would totaly die if they see dolphins on our wake!!
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby ANTIDOTE on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:51 pm

Count us in on attending Sam Landsman’s Seminar.
We look forward to being there.
Thanks, Gregory & Catherine Peña
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:00 am

This is exciting! The room holds 45 people, I think we'll hit it right on the money. We'll put boat show tickets in will call for the people that are coming to the Broughtons seminar. If you plan to come to the seminar, email me directly sambisset@rangertugs.com

We'll get the youtube video uploaded asap after the seminar and share the link in this thread. Sam has generously offered to answer questions for anyone who can't make it to the seminar.

After the seminar, the next steps will most likely be organizing smaller cruising groups within the large group and identifying the preferred route and stops. Does anyone have a knack for organizing communication between a group of this size?
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:20 pm

Hi all,

We have room #3 reserved at the Seattle Boat Show from 5pm-8:30pm on Sunday, January 27th. If you can make it, please come. It's going to be a lot of fun and it will be the first opportunity to get to know or get reacquainted with each other.

We'll supply you with boat show tickets for that day. Just email me your name and I'll have them in will call. The show closes at 6pm on Sunday so come early, see the show, then stay for the meeting.

We get kicked out of the room at 8:30pm so the plan is for Sam to speak from 5pm-8pm followed by a :30minute q&a/planning session.

Other than learning about the Broughtons, we are hoping to achieve four things at this meeting;
1. rough-out the departure schedule
2. identify some cruise leaders and coordinators
3. discuss a plan for group communication moving forward
3. If there is interest, discuss organizing another spring meet-up date/location

Currently, there are two confirmed dates for this cruise; Friday, July 26th is the planned arrival at Pierre's and Saturday, July 27th is the Pig Roast at Pierre's. I've been in contact with both Tove and Pierre and they are happy to have us. Here are a few words from Tove:

All Pig Roasts are on Saturday as indicated on the Event Calendar. Pig Roasts are “Potluck” so please bring a hardy potluck dish to share with everyone. Thank you. They all get placed on the buffet table – and we eat together like one big happy family! Vegetarians are more than welcome – Particularly by the Pig!

Reservation Information: Please reserve your moorage for arrival on Fri. before the Pig Roast events. We do not take reservations on Sat. so we can devote all day to the “Pig”! Can’t arrive until Sat.? Due to their popularity, moorages fill quickly. If there’s still room on the main docks, it’s first come; first serve. Otherwise, we’ll have room for you on the “Cliffside”; then just dinghy over.


I would recommend making your reservations with Pierre's soon. You will email pierresbay@shaw.ca and give them the following information:

Tell them you are with the Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats Group
Arrival day
Departure day
Boat name
LOA
Your names
How many for the pig roast

thanks, all. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Joan and Jim on Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:39 am

Thanks for all of your efforts on this Sam and thanks to those others who have provided such useful information.

We cannot make the seminar but hope that you might be able to post it on YouTube. One item that I hope might be discussed is what charts to take.
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:08 pm

Hi all,

I hope you can make it to Sam Landsmans' talk this Sunday 5pm at the Seattle Boat Show. It's going to be a good time, informative and we'll start getting some of the planning underway. I saw that several of you made your reservations with Tove at Pierre's, that's great! She's thankful for our good communication. They have a booth at the show so wander over and say hi to Pierre on Sunday before our meeting.

Remember to email me asap if you're coming to the meeting so I can put tickets in will call for you.

thanks.

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi all,

Thank you for your patience as I get caught up from the Seattle Boat Show.

We had a great time and gained a lot of knowledge at Sam Landsman’s seminar last Sunday. Brian is working through the footage now and will upload it when he’s finished. It's a few hours long so our goal is to have it uploaded early next week. We will post the link to the video in this thread.

I’ve had several boats tell me that they plan to meet up at Pierre’s and not cruise up in a group so I’m thinking we start by separating into two groups, a “meeting at Pierre’s” group and “buddy boating” group. The buddy boating group can discuss meet-up points and dates once we identify who that is.

Below is a list of those who've expressed interest in going. You can email me or respond to this thread and I will update the list with your choice of meeting at Pierre's or interested in buddy boating.

Brummit, Mike and Pat
Burnham, Tim and Lara
Champong, Robert and Gail
Cheney, Dan and Lois
Dawson, Robert
Donaldson, Brad and Carol
Elkind, Bruce and Debbie
Fraese, Roberta and Kurt
Gillespie, Dennis and Susan
Gizzi, Jim and Kelli
Gold Bob, and Cynthia Holdren
Goldsmith, Mark and Dea
Gronemyer,Mike and Holly
Happel, Paul and Sue McKay
Hayzelden, Nicola and Scott
Jamieson, Marie and Jamie
Jansen, Cameron and Marie
Johnston, Lynn and Bill
Jones, Bart and Lori
Jones, Bill and Theresa
Kidd, Patrick
Linne, Calvin and Elisabeth
Meyers, Shane and Mary-Ellen
Morris, John and Lois
Myers, George and Diane
Pena, Gregory and Catherine
Roney, Bob and Susan Harper
Rutkowski, Rich and Shirley
Seevers, Ernie and Mary Perkins
Vanstone, James and Joan
Walker, Jerry and Colleen
Williamson, John
Wilson, Tony and Carolyn
Zygocki, Dave and Rhonda
???, Bob and Erica

As you will see in the video (next week), Sam suggests taking the “back way” through the rapids instead of traveling up via Johnstone Straight. When taking the “back way” he recommends leaving Gorge Harbor about four days prior to the hopeful arrival date of July 26th at Pierre’s. That way the group can take their time heading up and keep an eye out for the right weather window for the 12 mile Johnstone Straight trip. Maybe Gorge Harbour around the 20th would be a good meet up point for some? thoughts?

thank you.

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby 1Harrison on Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:13 pm

Gorge is a good start, however we did the Broughtons the last two years and found Campbell River to be ideal. Great place to provision and best fuel prices for many miles. From there take long way around (not Seymour Narrows) to Octopus Islands or through Whale pass. Both are great routes that set you up to begin the rapids. Don't be in a rush, way to much to experience on the way.

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Ernie on Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:41 pm

That sounds like a neat plan
When were you planning to meet others at Campbell River?
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby 1Harrison on Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:26 am

The Lola B will depart Port Ludlow on or around June 10 and meander North. No solid plans other than to be in Echo for the rendezvous. As the date nears plans will firm up and others are welcome. We hope to go around Cape Caution and stop in Bella Bella and Bella Coola.
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:43 pm

Hi all,

the video of Sam's presentation at the boat show is up here: Youtube - Broughtons Seminar

In the video, the group is using a worksheet to time the rapids. You can download that file here: rapids worksheets

You will need a 2019 Ports and Passes book (or similar) to make the calculations.They can be ordered with a discount from the Waggoner Guide Book Store. If you put the 2019 Waggoner Guide and the 2019 Ports and Passes book in your cart and enter "tugnutscombo30" on the checkout page, you will receive a 30% discount. Note- this discount does not work with the combo package promoted on their webpage. You must put both books in your cart individually for this discount to work.

If you don't want to buy both books you can use the code "tugnuts2019" and receive 15% off anything in the store! This discount is good for all tugnuts by the way. The Waggoner Book store is a fantastic place for maps, cruising guides, cookbooks, adventure books, etc. They have it all!
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Olytuggers on Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:48 pm

What a terrific job putting together the video for the Broughtons cruise! This is going to be a great help for a lot of boaters. Thanks to the two Sams!

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Joan and Jim on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:58 pm

I watched the video of the Seattle Boat Show Seminar which is really helpful. Stated in it is that the authorities do not require operators to have paper charts. Personally, I want them by my side. I have not bought them yet. Can anyone list the chart numbers of those that one should have on board for this trip? Since boaters will be travelling through Desolation Sound, there is a great one, Chart # 3312, "Jervis Inlet and Desolation Sound". It is a spiral-bound 29 page booklet of separate charts for the entire area and costs $88 Cdn. There is a similar one at the same price, # 3313, for the Gulf Islands which includes the San Juans. The prices are vastly cheaper than they would be were the charts purchased individually. Too bad there isn't such a booklet for the Broughtons.

Keep in mind that, even if it is correct that paper charts are not legally required, someone posted recently that insurers may require them. Best if those who do not intend to use them check their policies to determine if not having paper charts will void the policy.

Ports and Passes also publishes "Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets - Topographical Planning Map and Distance Tables". It is a fold up map made of heavy duty material which provides an overview of the entire area which is great for planning. It overlaps in part with P and P's other similar publication, "Desolation sound and Discovery Islands". I think that P and P took over publication from Fine Edge Nautical Publications. Fine Edge still publishes, in similar form, "San Juan and Gulf islands".
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