Monday, November 26, 2007

USCG Charter Captain Yacht Captain for hire

"The Ringleader" Shakedown Cruise
August 3, 2007

The owner tells Capt. Terry after studying the cruising manuals onboard that she wants to go to either Nanaimo or Schooner cove north of Telegraph Cove. Capt. Terry explains that to do this "The Ringleader" must be at Dodd Narrows, 13.5KM north at the time of slack water in the narrows. That is worked out from tide and current tables, then the speed that the boat is going to run at is divided by the distance to the Narrows (13.5), that gives the time to the Narrows minus when it to be slack, and that give the departure time from Telegraph Cove.
All works out well, then the owner chooses to go to Schooner cove another 18KM north of Dodd Narrows.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

USCG Charter Captain Yacht Captain for hire

"The Ringleader" Shakedown cruise
August 2, 2007

In Telegraph Harbor at Thetis Is, the day is spent by the owners reading on the aft deck cockpit, launching and playing with the boats dingy exploring the local harbor, while Capt. Terry changes the oil and filters to the Generator, and plans for future places to go.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

8/1/2007 Ringleader shake down

Repairs having been made to electronic Navigational aids, new power cord extensions and adapters purchased, "The Ringleader" continues it's shakedown cruise.north inside of Vancouver Is.
After studying cruising manuals and books the owner chooses to go to Telegraph Harbor Resort marina, Capt Terry plots courses, explains and suggest looking to Ganges harbor, and Montague harbor enroute, to increase the owners awareness of the area, and show other safe harbors that can be used when transiting the inside of the Gulf Islands

Saturday, November 10, 2007

USCG Captain for Hire Ringer Leader Shakedown 7.31.07

7/31/07 ( 7 pictures)
"The Ringleader" Ups anchor Just after dawn, runs to Anacortes, clears into customs, makes repairs, buys additional Parts and supplies. Departs Anacortes and returns to Bedwell Harbor reenters through customs and anchors again Bedwell Harbor near the park mooring buoys, all this in 12hrs..

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cruising 7/30/07

Upon starting "The Ringleader" and it's electronic navigation aids, it is determined that the depth finder is not working.
They cast off and go out into Boundary pass to make phone inquiries to the Nordic Tug Company and the electronic
equipment providers. It is decided that if "The Ringleader" returns to Anacortes they will replace the unit. Capt Terry suggested that they anchor on the other side of South Pender In Port Browning, where they can depart at the crack of dawn the next day and do a round trip to Anacortes for parts and repairs. It is agreed and " The Ringleader proceeds to and anchors in 30 feet of water at Port Browning located between North and South Penders just north of Boundary Pass.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Next day

The next morning Capt. Terry arranges a mooring slip at the Poets Cove Resort Marina, and the owner makes the first small scratch on her new boats gelcoat as she doesn't read the cross current right. She is devastated, Capt Terry tells her it is only a small scratch, it happens, good to get it over earlier, and learn from it.
He spends the rest of the day reading boat equipment manuals and familiarizing himself with ship systems. The owner reads her book and enjoys the resort facilities. They both buy Canadian fishing licenses.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Back from two month outing

The last week in July Capt. Terry was contacted by the owner of a brand new 52' Nordic Tug "The Ringleader", she was referred to him by a friend of a friend to help her on a shakedown cruise up the inside of Vancouver Island, serving as captain, guide, instructor, mate,deck hand and guest as she learn to master her new boat.
While doing the over 2 month shakedown cruise Capt. Terry shot thousands of photographs with his digital camera.
Here is the start of "The ringleader"s shake down cruise.
Leaving Cap Sante's Marina in Anacortes they proceed to Friday Harbor and moor across the dock from the Town of Friday Harbor's fire boat, where Capt Terry loads his personal captain and cruising gear.