sailing from california to hawaii on 25-27 footer - Page 5 - SailNet Community
 44Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 63 Old 11-23-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
This thread amazes me.
How many pages do you think it will go?
How many days after the OP has moved on will people be spewing advice.

The question deserves an answer along these lines.
It can be done and it might be really scary.
Semloh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 63 Old 11-23-2011
Wannabe
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Since there are reading recommendations, I have to add this bit of inspiration from Paul Lutus:

Confessions of a Long Distance Sailor

He took a 31-footer, and started with zero experience.
dmcMaine is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #43 of 63 Old 11-23-2011
Senior Member
 
LakeSuperiorGeezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 551
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Most posts make the assumption the OP is not going to prepare, just hop in the boat and go. I doubt that was his intention, he just meant that he was thinking of sailing to Hawaii, as of yet had not done any preparation and was wondering how to get oriented and obtain the experience he needed to have a go at it. OK so get some instruction at the Cal Sailing Club, itís cheap and good. Learn how to handle a day sailor. Take some ASA courses dealing with the keel boat, buy a boat, sail for more experience maybe to Mexico, and then have a go at Hawaii.
LakeSuperiorGeezer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #44 of 63 Old 11-28-2011
Senior Member
 
CBinRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 919
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmcMaine View Post
Since there are reading recommendations, I have to add this bit of inspiration from Paul Lutus:

Confessions of a Long Distance Sailor

He took a 31-footer, and started with zero experience.
But he is a very bright guy and approached the project with a lot of sense and preparation. Not saying that the OP would not, just that not all people apply the same caution and preparation.
CBinRI is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #45 of 63 Old 11-28-2011
Senior Member
 
KnottyGurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Picton, ON
Posts: 162
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Semloh View Post
This thread amazes me.
How many pages do you think it will go?
How many days after the OP has moved on will people be spewing advice.

The question deserves an answer along these lines.
It can be done and it might be really scary.
Sure you could be right, the answers and experience that is begining to come out will make for a great sticky
So spew on please. I'm learning and having to really think some things through again oin this concept.

Sailing The Great Lakes in my "Bluewater" Grampian 26

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
KnottyGurl is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #46 of 63 Old 11-28-2011
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Instead of the big 20 day passage -

imagine some 1 day inshore trips (sleep in harbor),

then some 2 day inshore trips (1 night underway ),
then some 3-5 day coastal cruising trips (2-3 nights underway),
then a long 7-13 day passage 25-35 miles from shore (watch on, watch off); still able to dash in to a safe harbor should anything happen
then you might then try a 20+ day passage (SF to Cabo San Lucas and back)

at this point you'd be very ready to plan a 2,200 mile ocean passage
===================

by way of practice for a long passage try this for 7 days:

Rent a convertible
drive said with top down (even in the rain - especially in the rain)
drive no faster than 10 miles an hour, making sure to keep steering wheel moving back and forth always
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
watch incredible sunrise
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat
watch incredible sunset
switch positions, sleep in backseat for 4 hours
drive 4 hours with BF sleeping in backseat

repeat for 6 more days.
WDS123 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #47 of 63 Old 12-03-2011
young salt
 
Cruxandreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chesapeake bay area
Posts: 98
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
and people thought I was crazy for sailing a motorless 33 up the chessy..hhmmm..?
Cruxandreams is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #48 of 63 Old 12-05-2011
Senior Member
 
casey1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,322
Thanks: 21
Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruxandreams View Post
and people thought I was crazy for sailing a motorless 33 up the chessy..hhmmm..?
I think I remember your thread. I used to live in Annapolis, how is your boat going?
casey1999 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #49 of 63 Old 12-05-2011
Senior Member
 
n0w0rries's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
I wonder why you never see posts on offroad boards that say "I want to jump the grand canyon on a dirt bike but I've never ridden one before. Is it doable?"

I guess it's because most offroaders end up saying "hold my beer and watch this..." instead?

Caribbean 50 Ketch
n0w0rries is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #50 of 63 Old 12-05-2011
Senior Member
 
emoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
 
I think there's a webpage somewhere that reads, "Don't want to work anymore or have any
responsibilities.....get a sailboat, it's that easy".

Not saying that's the OP's ideology, but overall, not just in sailing, there's this thought process
that "you don't have to get a job or need to be tied down in any way" and that it's as
easy as making a decision to do so, without prior planning, etc. Most of the negative
responses come because ultimately, it's the folks "left behind" (for lack of a better term)
that will be asked to pick up the pieces and repair the damage should that plan fail.
There's also a segment of the emerging population that doesn't believe working towards a
goal makes any sense; they'd prefer to start at the end, instead of the beginning. I actually
heard a person say to me, "I could either live in a crappy apartment with a roommate, or
I could be cool and live on a boat for less money", with visions of a 60 foot yacht in his
head. Once he was introduced to what his savings of $1500.00 actually purchased, needless
to say, he was quite disappointed. He didn't care about sailing, or even boating for that
matter, it was all because he didn't want to "be like 'them'", whoever they are.
emoney is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sailing to hawaii from CA? ImpulseJC Crew Wanted/Available 11 02-07-2010 09:13 PM
Sailing to Hawaii northoceanbeach Seamanship & Navigation 11 08-19-2008 06:17 AM
Sail Hawaii to California pguatney Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 06-08-2008 07:00 AM
Corpus Christi yacht crew to race from California to Hawaii - Houston Chronicle NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-02-2007 12:15 PM
DAY SAILING IN HAWAII billsails Crew Wanted/Available 0 12-02-2003 08:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome