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Red Bluff

Red Bluff is a deep bay with a narrow passage into the back harbor. The banks of the entrance are brick red and I suppose that is where the name comes from.

The bay was foggy as we entered the narrows to the back of the bay. It is a bit hard to see the color of the banks because it was overcast.

As usual, we took an anchorage at the very back of the bay and took a dinghy ride around. There is a river that flows into the back of the bay and we waited for high tide and went up the river as far as we could go.

As always I got the dinghy just shallow enough for Matt to step out and flood his boots. This seems to be his modus operandi. Fortunately he bought a boot dryer in Katchikan so we only had to listen to his boot squishing for the day.

Looking back at the anchorage at the boats from up the river.

Technical Data:

Warm Springs to Red Bluff

Time: 3 h 10 m ( 10:20 to 13:30 ) Distance: 21.04 nm

Fuel: 6.20 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.95 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.40 NM/G

Avg Speed: 6.94 kn Max Speed: 9.43 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2804.40 Hours Runtime End: 2807.60 Hours Fuel: 6.20 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.95 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 8.45 GPH Avg RPM: 1163.25 Max RPM: 1746.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 50.54 Low Oil Pressure: 31.91 Avg Temperature: 183.58 Max Temperature: 192.20

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