For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #14: Small Boat Rendezvous at Montague Harbour

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 05-31-2017 07:40 AM 3715 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started going to this rendezvous in 2010 and this year’s was the best turnout I’ve seen. Lots of sun, friends, food, a small amount of wine, and several small boats.
I arrived Thursday after a decent sail from Cowichan Bay. The big day was Saturday culminating with a night at the Hummingbird pub. Sunday we went our various ways, four of us spending the night in the beautiful and peaceful Annette Inlet on Prevost Island.
The sail home on Monday was marked by big wind (~20 kn) for the first hour and a half followed by less and less wind, dead calm, and then light the rest of the way, ..... not at all uncommon in the Gulf Islands.

Friendship's cockpit with its awning deployed was a popular gathering spot.

Orkney Lass

Just Enuf





Sally Forth

Sunset at Annette Inlet video.

Thanks for looking in ….....


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 12:01 PM

Looks like a great weekend with friends!! Smooth water and good friends,how do you beat that.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 02:02 PM

That certainly looks like a fun weekend .
Love the pictures and video you took of the beautiful scenery .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 04:17 PM

Nice array of boats. I would love to sail that area on day. Would have to freshen tidal charts though.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 05:01 PM

Thanks for sharing your passion with the rest of us. What type of Sailboat is “Just Enuf” ? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 06:00 PM

You’re one lucky guy.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 06:33 PM

That big wind would have been a great start for the trip home. Flathead lake had the same pattern, a good
breeze in the morning that would settle into almost a dead calm later, making you real careful about judging
when to head home unless you wanted to set and get a suntan or use your auxilary motor to get home.
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with boating friends. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 05-31-2017 06:44 PM

Glad to see that a good time was had by all. Makes sense that Friendship would be a gathering spot. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 06-01-2017 04:38 AM

Nice boats… COOL get away… Glad you had fun & got home safely…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 06-01-2017 05:43 AM

Thanks guys, it was a nice time all around. Tom, Just Enuf is a very cool little power catamaran. It really gets its owner around in style for such a small boat. This is not, by the way, a sailboat event although most of the boats are sail.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 06-01-2017 08:15 PM

How could you not have a good time doing what you love with friends and that scenery.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#11 posted 06-02-2017 06:08 PM

Looks nothing less than wonderful.
So much joyfull time you get from that boat.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 06-04-2017 03:53 PM

Hey Paul, love the post! My uncle in law owns Trotac Marine in Victoria. I love it when we weave through those islands on the ferry. So beautiful. So happy summer is here.

I just got back from St. Thomas, USVI where I own a Tartan 37 that I do day sailing and snorkeling charters. Just put the boat on the hard in Puerto Rico for hurricane season and am back home in Seattle. Looking forward to the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, where I go every year for my birthday. Take care…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#13 posted 06-05-2017 09:52 AM

Thanks for the pictures…. It’s great to be able to see all those fine boats….

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