Well I completed my trip up without any real incidents. I left La Conner WA with two friends on May10th:
and completed the trip to Juneau to meet the ferry on May 24th.
THe trip was pretty uneventful, with the boat being more than capable, and it was nice to have some flexibility where I got fuel since I have over 600 miles of range. Price varied from 1.89 per gallon in La Conner all the way up to about 5.50 per gallon in Canada.
We were too early for Kings, or they were too late, or a combination of the two, but we did get plenty of rockfish, ling and halibut on the trip.
I really liked Baranof Warm Springs as a scenic stop. I think Hole in the Wall on Prince of Wales Island was the neatest anchorage. We took two weeks, but we could have easily done it in 10 days. If I were to do it again, I would cosider doing it a bit later in the summer for the fishing to heat up, but then the tradeoff is that I now have my boat at home here in Anchorage with lots of summer in front of us. I would strongly recommend it to anyone bringing a boat of from Washington.
We shipped the trailer from Bellingham to Juneau for about $2000, and then shipped the boat and trailer together from Juneau to Whittier for about another $2500. There are towing companies in each port which will load and unload your boat or trailer for you. I fortunately had a friend in Juneau that let me use his truck.
Hope to see you all out on the water in Whitter and Seward this summer.