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......In that second club raft-up photo, what is the boat at the center of the raft-up?
Do you do much swimming in that water?
Did you say 6-7 weeks?!? Wow. Someday....
The center boat in the second raft is a VERY well kept but basically out-of-the-box Catalina 34 MKII. I've said before that I think that Catalina's redesign/tweak of the 34, 36, and 42 in the early 2000s was ingenious. Park an original 34 next to a MkII and you'll hardly believe they are essentially the same hull. Same with the others. We have at least 3 of the newer 34s in the club.
We swam everywhere, with water temperatures ranging from a chilly 63F to personally in 76, and heard reports of water temps into the 80s in Pendrell Sound, another part of Desolation known for warm water.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)