Sea Hunter III trip canceled, plus a question

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Sea Hunter III trip canceled, plus a question

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Just heard that my trip for tomorrow morning was cancelled due to mechanical issues :cry:

Does anyone know whether the store at Wendigo sells Esbit fuel? If so, I'm thinking of trying to book one of the seaplanes. C'mon guys, I know you want your trip report! :D

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I didn't see Esbit when I was there, but I wasn't looking for it specifically. Can you take the tabs on the seaplane? Could be better to do that if so. Sorry you're losing a day! That's frustrating.

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Eat a can of stew for breakfast and use the can to make a twig stove?

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I'm losing more than a day, there aren't any other ferry accomodations because it's peak season. I've read elsewhere on the forum that solid fuel tabs aren't allowed on the seaplane. I may wind up burning twigs in my Esbit stove. (If I get to the island at all, that is.)

The ironic thing is there's lots of partks, etc. on the mainland but I know nothing about then because I had my heart set on IR.

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I saw the Sea Hunter for the first time at Rock Harbor near the end of June. I guess they were doing a lighthouse tour.

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Any word what the problem was and if she's back in service? Don't see anything on their website or FB page.
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I heard it was an exhaust system clamp. Not sure when it will be back in service, but probably mid week. Not surprised it wasn't publicized by the owners, I have a hard time seeing the benefit for them from doing that.

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