Montenido, I've chartered the Catalina 30 and 36 out of Channel Islands Harbor to the Channel Islands. It's a fine cruising grounds. I would say, don't mess with the fog if you don't have radar. Have a back-up plan, probably motoring or sailing to MDR. With a new boat, the job is to get it home, not pleasure cruising per se. Good luck and I'll see you there.
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