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Re: virgin

I used to be a big adrenaline junkie too.... until the ocean showed me otherwise. A lot of people like to think of California as being a fair whether state... its not like that all the time and if your rig isnt straight man and you hit that peninsula at the wrong time you can get into a decent amount of trouble.

Ive been through this myself and have seen so many others told. Its like people have blinders on, the ocean is a different kind of place, your playing with different stakes here.

I hope you inspect everything and I really do hope you know what your looking for when you do.

Dont cut corners man, youll regret it.
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100 miles in 10 to 12 hours, don't think so. For planning purposes assume 5 knots and you should be in the ballpark. Someone mentioned that there are places to stop. This is two long days. Have fun.
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well hell, now i have to do it just to prove i can. wish me fair winds and a stout ship. ill keep you posted
Prove it to who....yourself I guess. Even a broken watch gives the correct time twice a day.

You already proved something to me. I wish you luck and safety. Stay well.

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Safety is always a major consideration, which includes the general condition of the vessel as well as safety gear. You may consider having a coast guard safety inspection. Pay special attention to the marine forecast and plan accordingly and know the weather forecast is not always spot on. Everyone has a starting place for off shore cruising and this is clearly yours. Enjoy your first voyage, take pictures for the memory book and others, and enjoy.
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Prove it to who....yourself I guess. Even a broken watch gives the correct time twice a day.

You already proved something to me. I wish you luck and safety. Stay well.

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and to that ,Dave i will say adue. i wont tolerate a smug smart ass. to everyone else who gave sound helpful advise, i thank you. goodbye sailnet

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Re: virgin

Seems like what would make sense would be a nice long day's motor and then sail to Marina del Rey (LA harbor or King Harbor if you run out of daylight), then a very early morning motoring start westward from MDR in calm conditions... likely carrying extra fuel. This is a heavy traffic part of the world, so you most likely don't want to overdo it and beat yourself up.
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I recommend you take a Glock .40 with you.
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Too bad Siz, you should stick around here a bit. There is a lot of good advise, most of the negative stuff is just others jealous of your adventures.

Anyway, if you can spend more than a few days, I'd suggest heading to Catalina for a night. Either Avalon or Two Harbors would be a fun run. Both are really dead this time of year but the weather is in the mid 70's for the weekend. Not too bad for March. Then head up to Santa Cruz island for a night. That would be a good stop. Never been there personally but have read about it and will be stopping there myself this summer. Your final day would be a short run to Ventura. Have no idea whats in Ventura so you're on you own there.

Oh, both Avalon and Two Harbors have moorings you can rent. It's $20 or $30 a night this time of year I think. You can book online if you want. Santa Cruz, you'd have to anchor I'm pretty sure.

One more note. Your are going to be motoring most of the way unless you get lucky. Winds don't pick up until the afternoon and you're heading straight into them it appears.

Above all, Have FUN!!!

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Re: virgin

As GMFL said, prepare to motor. I sailed from Ventura Harbor to MDR in 11 hours with mostly good wind and current. The last 2 1/2 hours were under power, as the wind dies around 7 pm pretty consistently. With that said, going uphill, twice the distance will definitely require a stay over. I would suggest Marina Del Rey or King Harbor. Rounding point Dume is no easy feat and you want to hit that around 1:00 pm, so a nice morning sail through Santa Monica Harbor would be really nice.
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Re: virgin

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Too bad Siz, you should stick around here a bit. There is a lot of good advise, most of the negative stuff is just others jealous of your adventures.

Anyway, if you can spend more than a few days, I'd suggest heading to Catalina for a night. Either Avalon or Two Harbors would be a fun run. Both are really dead this time of year but the weather is in the mid 70's for the weekend. Not too bad for March. Then head up to Santa Cruz island for a night. That would be a good stop. Never been there personally but have read about it and will be stopping there myself this summer. Your final day would be a short run to Ventura. Have no idea whats in Ventura so you're on you own there.

Oh, both Avalon and Two Harbors have moorings you can rent. It's $20 or $30 a night this time of year I think. You can book online if you want. Santa Cruz, you'd have to anchor I'm pretty sure.

One more note. Your are going to be motoring most of the way unless you get lucky. Winds don't pick up until the afternoon and you're heading straight into them it appears.

Above all, Have FUN!!!

Gerry
Funny I did not think the advise was negative...just realistic.

Never sailed the boat
Buys it after survey gets on it with no ocean experience
Heads out into the ocean for a 100 mile trip ALONE
Has never sailed the area he wil be traveling and obviously
Hasn't done the research
Comes on SN and asks about it
Doesn't like advice unless it pats him on he back

Yep that's negativity. So what's wrong with telling the truth and why would you support it. Think carefully. If your daughter or son came to you with this scenario would you cheer them on or tell them its risky. Jealousy hardly. Common sense maybe.

How about you walk the talk and offer to help him and go on the mission.
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