Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted
November is the best time of the year to travel north on the west coast – The pressure gradient on the east side of the North Pacific High begins to flatten out (prior to the high breaking up for the winter). This lessens the winds on the Oregon coast and all but eliminates “Hurricane Alley”. The downside is there is a lot of motoring involved with transiting and you need a lot of extra jerry cans or you are committed to stopping at every little port and dog hole on the coast for fuel ups. My biggest concern is the condition of a 40-50 year old boat. It probably makes more financial sense to truck after you factor in all the “wear and tear” type repairs.