Archive for December, 2010
December 14th, 2010
Homeport at Auke Bay, Alaska
We had a good trip home leaving Campbell River on Friday the 11th and arriving in Juneau on Thursday the 17th. So we did the trip in seven days, one of which was spent weathered in in Port Hardy, i.e., 6 days of actual travel. We overnighted in Port Hardy, Shearwater (near Bella Bella), Prince Rupert, Meyers Chuck (near Ketchikan), and Petersburg, on our way up to Juneau.
We were tested somewhat on the Queen Charlotte Sound crossing. A gale had moved through the previous day and the forecast was for Southeast winds to increase again that afternoon. But I thought we had a weather window and so we decided to go for it at about 8.00am. There was a big westerly swell left over from the previous day overlaid by a good chop from a stiff and freshening southeaster. I was pleased to gain the shelter of Cape Calvert as we moved up Fitzhugh Sound. The boat performed fine and notwithstanding the big seas I was able stay mostly on step at around 18 to 21 knots. My big concern was for the logs of which I saw plenty and I had to take evasive action a couple of times.
December 14th, 2010
Compliments of Roger McDonell- Ahead of the Parade Productions:
December 10th, 2010
Check out our new video of the sea trial for the 38′ Coastal Cruiser which was launched this July, courtesy of Roger McDonell- Ahead of the Parade Productions. Click Here
December 8th, 2010
Now Eaglecraft and aluminum boat enthusiasts can connect online. Browse through pictures, status updates, links to exciting articles, leave a comment or start a discussion forum. Check it out on Facebook
December 7th, 2010
As you are aware Lois and I took possession of our new boat in early May. The sea trials went well, although the weather did not cooperate as well as we hoped.
Gary did a great job of explaining everything and by late afternoon I was in circuit overload. Now we just need time on the boat using the various systems to have it sink in.
Our trip north to Port Hardy to move the boat to its new home went well, we slipped in between to weather fronts and other than some tidal changes up in Johnston straits the water was great. We left the boat in Port Hardy and head back to the U.S. so Lois could keep an appointment with the back surgeon.
Steve, we would like to thank you and your employees for all their professional attitudes during the construction of C-leggs. Like many other owners of Eagle craft boats we did our homework and spoke too many other boat builders as well as owners of other boats. I must honestly tell you in the end it was your employees that closed the deal on our purchase of our boat.
December 3rd, 2010
When BC Hydro started planning the Clowhom Generating Station upgrade, they knew that they would need a safe and reliable aluminum boat to transport crew and cargo to their remote location at the head of Salmon Inlet in the Sunshine Coast.
- Name: Clowhom Spirit
- 28.5’ w/10’4” Beam
- 4.8 Gross Tons
- Power: Volvo D6 330 Diesel w/DPH Drive- 1.76 to 1 Ratio
- Top Speed at 3600 RPM is 34 Knots
- Cruise Speed at 3050 RPM is 29 Knots
- Seating for 11 passengers and one crewman
- 500 lb capacity davit w/electric winch
- Raymarine C-120W multifunction display
- Zodiac 12 man life raft
- Icom 504 VHF Radio
- 2xKAB 515 suspension seats
- Bus heater and defrost system
- Fire suppression system
- Bennet trim tabs
- 600 ltr. Fuel tank