Re: anyone who's done the trip from long beach to catalina. feedback please
Apparently I've been doing it wrong for many many years. All I started using when I was a kid was a compass and a VHF - just in case. Seemed to work just fine.
Now you need a apps, radar, charts epirb.... jeez. It use to be so simple....
Seriously though, its a 90 min? ride in that boat and a straight shot out of the harbor for you. Watch for other boats and check the weather. You'll be fine.