I phoned Deep Bay about a month ago and the Harbour Manager told me, there was moorage available for 24ft or less, no problem. I also informed him I would not probably need it till around February, he thought it still should be OK.
I did find out the current at the south entrance to Baynes Sound can run as high as 3 knots at spring tides, and a nasty chop can develop if the wind opposes the current. ( what ever that really means, I’m not quite sure ? )
I have worked in Desolation for 5 months a few years ago, but I really don’t know the area in detail, so I bought 2 books for the south coast ,
South Coast Of B.C. by Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway-Douglass
BC Atlas Coastal Recreation for Kayaking and Small Boat by John Kimantas
This is where I get most of my information.
I do like that Cal22 , it seems very similar to the O’day 222. Has that modern look to it
that I’m looking for. Question though.
I noticed the Cal22 draft on the fixed keel was 3.5 ft and the O’Day 222 swing keel down was 4.8 ft , wouldn’t the boats be similar in bad weather or would the Cal 22 with the fixed keel still have the upper hand ?