I have been reading some books based on posts here about the inside passage, which seems pretty well documented. Can anyone recommend a source for getting the details on crossing the Gulf of Alaska? I would like to do some Southeast Alaska boating in the coming summers, and I am looking for information on how feasible it is to run down there vs. taking the ferry. I am looking to purchase something like a 30' Osprey or similar aluminum so I can trailer it on the ferry if I have to, although I think this would be pretty expensive to get there and back. I assume that picking the weather is key, and on the return I figure I could leave the boat there and fly home to Anchorage, and fly back down and get the boat when the weather looks ideal.