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post #44 of Old 12-26-2013
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Re: Best U.S. city for sailing, living aboard, working

A couple of points about San Diego from someone who was raised here and moved back in 94. Liveaboard from 94 to 99, 2000 to 2011.

1. Weather is great - not too hot in summer particularly on the coast largely due to the California current keeping the surface water temps below 70. Winters are

2. Winds are generally mild, its rare that it breaks 20.

3. Traffic, lengths of commutes, number of people are no where near Los Angeles, OC.

4. Mostly day-sailing. Places to visit/anchor over a normal weekend are limited to spots in San Diego Bay and one anchorage in Mission Bay. San Clemete Island Pyramid Cove, Ensenada and Santa Catalina Island are all 60+ nautical miles away.

5. Marinas have opened up a bit, with the past economic downturn and raise in fuel cost. In the marina I am in the ratio of sailboats to powerboats have changed. The powerboats that remain seem to belong to dedicated fishermen and people from out of state using them as vacation cottages.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish, Crealock 37, Hull 207
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