Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
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Jordan, I can only speak from experience from San Francisco north, however I have read that getting around Pt Conception can be pretty severe. The whole trip will be "uphill" and depending on the weather it can be pretty rough. I took some approximate mileages off of a road map, not a chart.
SF(Pt Bonita) to Point Reyes which is exposed to the south, 25 miles. Pt Reyes to Bodega Bay, good entrance, 25 miles. Don't try Tomales Bay to the south, it can be treacherous. Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg, a pretty good entrance, but can break in heavy weather, 90 miles.Nothing but some coves in between. Fort Bragg to Eureka, which like San Francisco, has a breaking bar in heavy weather, 100 miles. Some small coves in between but all exposed to the south. Eureka to Crescent City, 70 miles with some coves exposed to the south.
I owned a Coronado 25 for 10 years out of Sausalito. Started with a 6 hp
then went to a 15 hp which could pretty much punch through anything I wanted to be out in at hull speed, about 5 1/2 to 6 knots, I think. San Diego to SF is about 575 miles. Trip time? you do the math. Please remember, I took the mileages off of a road map, and they are approximate. I am wondering, why doyou want to do this?