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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?
Depends what you mean by "off shore" I would think it could mean "in the ocean, about twice as far off shore as you can see.? My "off shore" experience between San Francisco & Victoria, B.C. was in Destroyer Escorts. I have some experience in Northern California ocean waters from San Francisco & Fort Bragg, & some limited excursions out of some of the inlets on the Oregon Coast. The waters "close to shore", like in the picture below, can be extremely rough.
One of our boats was a Coronado 25, bigger than a Catalina 22, & it did pretty well in ocean waters. Although for long term voyages I would think space for extra water, food & fuel would be limited.
I guess it all depends on where you are. If you want to live on peanut butter & tortillas as in the video, & you can keep the boat "zipped up" from breaking seas, You might survive.
The breaker in the picture is inside the Bonita channel marker, which is about 15' high. IIRC