Your Home Port Pictures

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Easy Rider, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Easy Rider
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    I'm not from Ketchikan. I'm from Thorne Bay and TB is about 45 miles NW of Ketchikan Alaska. We are on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island across from Myers Chuck. It's a little cooler than on the ocean (west) side but we get a little less rain (100 in approx). The town of about 435 people is split in half (sorta). The "South Side" is across the bay, a bit under a mile where about 1/2 the people live. The rest live on float houses. Here is our harbor in "downtown" Thorne Bay.
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  2. larry larisky

    larry larisky Previous Member

    my home port is long gone.
     
  3. PAR
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    My home port is anywhere I place my pillow . . .
     
  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Todays home port......and first picture with my new LUMIX.
     

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  5. tom28571
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  6. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Those port webcams are dynamite modern tools for cruise planning. Real time views of traffic density and weather. Almost Big Brotherly but handy
     
  7. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    If home port means the port where the boat is registered, this is it!
     

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  8. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Ya, I saw Split radio forecasting force 9 southerlies...must be plenty of extra water in the Adriatic. Its one on the curses of that area. Floating on top of the dock in a southerly.
     
  9. mark775

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    Tom, thanks. The red boat looks nice - they sure have a different look on your coast. Say, do you think they have enough channel markers there? Maybe they could fit one in-between each of the others?! Nice looking place.
     
  10. Tad
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    View from the office on a greyer day.....lot's fewer boats anchored out today, the winter storms are gradually pushing them into the marina or up on the beach......but towing boats off the beach keeps us in beer.......:D
     
  11. tom28571
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    Mark,

    Unlike where you live, the land is low, the water is thin and there is no lunar tide but can be a substantial wind tide. No rocks though and if one is seen you can be sure that someone placed it there. That channel view is telephoto which makes the markers appear a bit closer than reality, although they are close. The channel leads to a large dug harbor and prevailing winds make it necessary to dredge fairly often and thus lots of markers in the shoal water. Incoming boats have to make a hard starboard turn between the first red mark and the marsh grass.

    While the other views show a river that is over 3 miles wide, it has a max depth of only 20 feet. Great sailing but can be nasty in a nor'easter with a 50+ mile wide open fetch to Hatteras. My dock is 3/4 mile up a creek to the left of the channel view.

    I'm sure that lots of us live in great places with good harbors. I like to visit and enjoy many of them but this one suits us.
     
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  13. Chuck Losness
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    This is where I call home most of the time. This is the Elipse in Puerto Escondido. BSC, Mexico. It is about 120 miles north of La Paz by boat and 15 miles south of Loreto.
     

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  14. MatthewDS
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    @Chuck, that brings back memories, we spent a couple of weeks there in 1992. At that time, only the concrete dock in the background had been built, and if my memory is correct, the spot you are standing to take the picture was a pile of rubble.
     

  15. Willallison
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    I live about 20 minutes away from where I keep my boat, but only 5 minutes from where I work. Hobart is in the south of Tasmania and IMHO offers some of Australia's best and most diverse cruising grounds... not too crowded either.
     

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