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Peregrine F235
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Catalina Island - best launch spot

We are trailering our boat from Utah back "home" to California for a week long trip to Catalina island. We are excited but having second thoughts on a launch location. Originally, we were going to leave from Dana Point. After checking the prevailing wind direction, it seems like it would be better to leave from points North of Dana Point. We are headed to Avalon so I thought Long Beach would be a good launch location. I thought we were set to leave from Davies launch in Alamitos Bay but it looks like the 2nd street bridge is too low (google earth). So, I thought it would be best to ask those who sail in the area. Where is the best place to launch for a smooth passage to Avalon? If Long beach, what ramp is best? We plan to launch the Beneteau F235 on Sunday August 14th. I am also interested to hear any "must do's" for the passage and/or over in Catalina. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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