A Glacier Bay 2690 Goes to Glacier Bay

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LastHurrah
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A Glacier Bay 2690 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby LastHurrah » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:33 pm

I had the "Last Hurrah" built in 2004/5 for coastal cruising in the Pacific Northwest. She's a model 2690 Glacier Bay with twin 150hp Yamahas, dual station control, a very robust electrical system and cabin heat. For electronics she uses Nobeltec's navigation software including RADAR, chart plotter, AIS, depth sounder and a DSC-VHF radio connected to the GPS.

I'm a 72 yr old engineer who has a defective boating gene (there is no cure and treatment is expensive). The Last Hurrah had several predecessors which were also fine boats, some twice as large. However, after 50 years being married to a person with this disorder my spouse decided enough -- thus the name "Last Hurrah".

We've cruised as a couple for probably 8 or 10 thousand miles but when I told her I wanted to go to Glacier Bay she said no thanks (she'd already been there on a cruise ship). However, since my brother has the same genetic deficiency he and his son volunteered to crew for me so off we went.

I live in the middle of Washington State on the Columbia River so we towed the Last Hurrah over the Cascade Mountains and launched her at Blaine, WA which is just south of the Canadian Border. Not sure how much detail to include but suffice it to say we were in Juneau Alaska in 11 days later including weather delays.

It was a spectacuclar trip, some 2500 miles of awsome scenery, unbelievable wild-life and great weather most of the time. The Last Hurrah performed like a champion. Twice we turned back because of seas we didn't want to take (crossing Queen Charlotte Sound) but overall we were not limited by her capabilities.

Here is a link to the trip webpage https://m6gl018blzcyzmpwjmuniq-on.drv.tw/alaska/The%20Great%20Adventure.html
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DIVER
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Boat Year: 2008
Boat Mfg: GLACIER BAY
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Re: A Glacier Bay 2790 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby DIVER » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:01 am

Give as much detail as you want. I am listening and interested in all the adventure details!!!! :) Nothing like water adventures. I have the same disease; doctor said there is no cure.
2008, 3070, Yamaha F250, jack plates, 15-1/2 x 19 SS Yam props, Islamorada Florida.

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cneames
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Re: A Glacier Bay 2790 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby cneames » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:58 pm

I'd love to hear more too. I'd like to make that trip some day myself.
Caleb Neames
Seattle Area
2008 2685 with 150 Hondas
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LastHurrah
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Re: A Glacier Bay 2790 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby LastHurrah » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:53 pm

Thanks for your encouragement. I've decided to create a webpage of our "Great Adventure" so I can include some of the photos and videos. I'll post a link as soon as it's finished.

John Honekamp

LastHurrah
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Re: A Glacier Bay 2790 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby LastHurrah » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:41 pm

I just added a link in the original posting to the web page about our trip on the Last Hurrah up the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay. Inbeded in this web page is a link to some of the videos we took. The videos are hosted on YouTube so you'll need a YouTube account to view these videos but that is free.

LastHurrah
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Re: A Glacier Bay 2690 Goes to Glacier Bay

Postby LastHurrah » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:03 pm

Sorry my previous web-page host discontinued their service so I had to find a new host. The new URL now works.


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