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If you decide to do this trip, I have three pieces of advice for you:
2. Liferaft
3. Survival suit

Wildcard is right about the conditions, your biggest environmental concern this time of year will be a NW swell and fog. Other than that your concerns will be extreme boredom after day two, and a boat that I would not take on that trip. That Cat30 was designed as a family cruiser/beer can racer for the lakes and the bays.
Nodoubt - The three wrecks you referenced were within a stones throw of land, hopefully they would have enough sense to stay outside. I would rather ride out a one day summer storm than try to head for shelter on that particular coastline, it is unforgiving.

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Sure but Im not sailing back to Calif for three years yet and Im going home to Alaska first, from hawaii.
We realy dont know anything about the boat or the skipper. Thats why I suggested going down and meeting the guy and checking out the boat.
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I've sailed some of those waters and while it's certainly do-able in a Catalina 30 in TOP SHAPE you need a captain who's willing to wait in port days and days for the right conditions for some of the areas you've got to cross.

If you've never been offshore, please try it first, Giuletta is right on about sea sickness -- it is no laughing matter and even the very best of us get it.

A sunfish does not compare to a 30 footer -- A 30 footer is easier (on a calm day) but you generally don't go sailing in 40 knot winds, either.

Does he have a liferaft? An EPIRB? I wouldn't make the trip without them...
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