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Most people leave the PNW mid-August to to mid-Sept. This gets them down to CA before fall storms might start. The trip from PNW to San Fransisco will usually give you a full range of weather -- including a few gale days to test the crew and boat. After SF, they work their way down to San Diego. Leave SD around beginning of Nov to avoid late season hurricanes. Then get lost in Mexico.

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I thought I was bad at forum edicate? I took the trip down from Sequim to SF about ten years ago in a 46 racer/cruiser.
1) We left in early August
2) Took our time
3) SF
4) About 2 weeks (it was ten years ago and my memory isn't great), but we made a few stops:

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Port hopped up the straight: Port Angeles, Neah Bay (dry town bring beer)
Next stop was Newport OR, highly recommended because of relatively nice entrance, Humboldt (can't remember the actual harbor name) not recommended, should have stayed out and kept going.

5) Neah Bay is a dry town
6) Yes
7) Would have stopped in Newport and then moved on straight to SF. Would have posted an extra watch when transversing the shipping lanes off of Portland. Would not have fished (caught a bird, no fish). Would have a functioning auto pilot or vane (we hand steered)

taken the trip down from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbabra several times: Main lesson is to not underestimate Point Conception and Point Sur. Conditions can change very quickly at both points any time of the year and, just like the PNW coast, you have no where good to hide.


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When did you depart? Did you make haste, or take your time?
Did you have a particular destination in mind? How long did it take you to get there?
Surprises? Were you happy with your itinerary? Or do you wish you had done differently?
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Nice 2nd post Mate. Enjoy your trip.
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