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I'd pass
Posted by Paul H on Mar 10 2006
Just as an assesment, I'd say if you were confident in taking the trip, you wouldn't have asked advice, as you'd expect most folks to suggest against such a trip.  Only you know what your abilities are, and how much risk you are willing to take.

I personally would be unwilling to take such a trip in such a small boat.  It's one of those situations where if everything works out perfectly, you're ok, but I'm honest enough with our water and weather conditions to never put myself in a sitution where perfect conditions are necessary for the trip.

You have no reserve power, no reserve fuel, no reserve food supplies for the trip, and you don't even have a radio to call for help should you get in trouble.  If you think you'll make any headway with the paddles should you run out of fuel or your engine conks, load up the boat, motor out a mile from the harbor in a bit of chop, and see how long it takes you to get back.

There is plenty of good black bear hunting in Unit 7 and 15 from the roads, and not alot of pressure.  I'd say that would be a much better plan.  I'd say your odds of success are higher for such a hunt, and risk is way, way down.

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