Khutze to Kumealon

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

It took another 4 beautiful hours to get to the Grenville channel (aka -- the ditch) but it appeared that we were hitting the tides at the right time. Grenville channel tides are unpredictable (says the elderly local guy we asked. You cannot know which way it will be flowing because it is affected by the rainfall, the tides and the wind and barometric pressure. We whisked into the channel and found that to be true. The tides said we would be going into 2 knots of current but we were getting a boost. Then we slowed down in the middle.


The ferry passing us in this channel was fun -- a 398 foot ferry passing in a channel that is only 300 feet wide. He was doing 18.6 Knots and we were doing 15 Knots (up and down after he passed) his wake echoed off the canyon walls and and did not stop for a half a mile.



It was a great day and very calm in the narrow channels




We did not make it out of Grenville channel before we called it another day in an effort to slow down a bit.


We found a great little anchorage in Kumealon inlet in the very back of the bay where we shared a large cove with one other sailboat. Tonia Made a fine batch of crock pot lasagna and a very good night sleep was had by all.



And the techie data:


Area C (Butedale/Kitlope/Kitsumkalum) to Area C (South Skeena)

Time: 10 h 0 m ( 07:47 to 17:47 ) Distance: 76.02 nm

Fuel: 16.64 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.66 GPH Fuel Economy: 4.57 NM/G

Avg Speed: 7.91 kn Max Speed: 10.28 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2613.05 Hours Runtime End: 2639.60 Hours Fuel: 16.64 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.66 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 4.44 GPH Avg RPM: 1288.17 Max RPM: 1425.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.63 Low Oil Pressure: 31.33 Avg Temperature: 164.82 Max Temperature: 194.00




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