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    Default inland passage- what boat?

    I'm planning a trip up the inland passage from Prince Rupert to glacier bay.I bought a 30ft tollycraft sport cruiser to make the trip.I recently thought this would be to much boat for me and my buddy to make the trip.I think I want to be more challenged by the trip,so I'm looking at 25-27ft boston whalers with a cuddy cabin.I'm a very experiance boater with alaskan boat time.The debate is comfort vs.adventure.I'm only going to make this trip once so I want to make it memorable.any thoughts?

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    Are you serious? You own a 30 foot tollycraft sport cruiser. Why rough it when you can "smooth" it?
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    spoiled one nailed it!! what exactly you looking for.....30' tolly go for it!!!
    i grew up commercially fishing southeast what you looking for??

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    Take the Tolly...
    If you want more adventure, sleep on the beach once in a while.
    “Nothing worth doing is easy”
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    adventure and exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akgramps View Post
    Take the Tolly...
    If you want more adventure, sleep on the beach once in a while.

    OMG That is great! But if you do this, take some tourist bear bells with you first (so we can identify you) and it would also be OK to leave me the Tolly in your will....

    I agree take the Tolly and have the adventure of your life but be comfortable while you do it!!

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    Assume you're talking about the Inside Passage. If you want to make it more memorable, more of an adventure, suggest you start in Bellingham vs. Prince Rupert. That would double the length of the trip. Also, IMHO, the sections of the Inside Passage in British Columbia (i.e., South of Dixon Entrance) are among the most interesting and memorable.

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    Thank you all for supporting my wife's opinion of this debate.She has'nt stopped laughing at me for just asking the question.I thought the whaler would have gone over better,But I do love my tolly.Twin gas guzzlers vs 4-stroke economy,1/3 the cost in fuel. Worth the risk?

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    I just did this trip last spring. Here is a thread with an overview of that trip:

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=55843

    I don't think there is anything too challenging on this trip with a planing boat that is relatively fast. I was concerned about some of the tidal currents, but I think that is mainly an issue when you are in a displacment hull boat. If you want to make more interesting, I agree with starting further south, and you could take the west side of Vancouver Island if you really want some adventure.

    If you have any specific questions, I would be glad to answer them. Feel free to PM me.
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    If the weather is right it won't seem to big.

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    Default if you really want adventure and memories.....

    take a skiff and kegs of fuel. I has been done. I've heard of guys running from juneau to POW,ketchikan, and hyder all the time. That'd be a fun trip--lots of memories!!
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