San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 04-07-2004 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

I''m planning a non-stop delivery between San Francisco Bay and Long Beach aboard a Pearson 424. I appreicate input from people who''ve actually made this trip. I''ve heard the horror stories about exiting the Golden Gate and rounding Point Conception. i''ve also heard people say, "oh it''s easy; you''re going downhill."

I''d love to hear from people who''ve actually made this trip. Any special insights would be greatly appreciated. How big a boat were you on? How far offshore? Did you have shipping lane or commercial fishing vessel concerns? How long did your trip take? Average speed of your boat? Mostly sail or power? Thanks.
pma_foyl is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-22-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

Am I too late? Have you already done the trip? I''ve done it both ways a few dozen times, in a variety of boats, and would be glad to put my two cents worth in...
BobIdyll3 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 07-01-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

Paul arrived in San Pedro in fine style but not without a tale or two to tell.

Jack
WHOOSH is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 07-02-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,457
Thanks: 1
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

Since most of the area he traversed has either been foggy or under small craft warnings for the last few weeks I would not be surprised if he had a voyage that was nothing like the idylic summer voyage in California many people imagine.
capttb is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 08-12-2004 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

As Jack (WHOOSH) stated, we did arrive safe and (essentially) sound in early mid-May. He is also correct that we do have some great adventure stories to tell for many years to come.

The trip was a blast. Parts were wonderful and other parts were aggravating and other parts were frightening ... NONE of it was a "SoCal Bikini Cruise." I didn''t get out of my foulies for 4 solid days, didn''t sleep for the last 36 hours, encountered 3 engine failures, reefing difficulties (2nd reef not cut properly) and an unscheduled stop-over in Monterey (sailed back UP the coast for 30 miles) to fix a raw water pump. We also battled 50 knot winds, 15 foot following seas and a oil pressure issue while rounding Point Conception (10 hours of gale force weather bearing down on us; worse weather reportedly behind us ... that kept us moving).

On the positive side, we saw great wild life (dolphin, grey whales, humpbacks, Dahl''s porpoise, Rizzo''s dolphin, etc.); we had a beautiful passage between Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands at mid-night with dolphin running along side creating bio-phosphur-blurs. This was also the first "calm" water we''d seen in a day or two (by calm I mean swells smaller than 6 feet).

Bottom line, we survived. As I told Jack when we first got home, I figured it''d all seem like a great adventure in 6 months; bit right then I was still pretty scared. Now 3 months later, it is in fact a great memory.

Just for the record, we NEVER got the "downhill ride" that everyone claimed. We battled headwinds coming out of SF Bay and NEVER saw a tail wind UNTIL we were in the gale.

But it was entertaining. I really do need to write a more detailed and comprehensive account. I''ll keep you all posted.
pma_foyl 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
How to stop a singing mast? e31 Gear & Maintenance 10 09-20-2004 04:52 AM
Diesel won''t stop stephens84 Gear & Maintenance 2 05-22-2004 04:53 AM
New to Los Angeles, need a place to launch from bottomfeeder General Discussion (sailing related) 1 12-27-2003 01:02 PM
Swinging Boom, How do you stop it???? coriffithq General Discussion (sailing related) 13 07-13-2003 07:16 AM
San Fran Liveaboard kaptaindave Living Aboard 3 02-13-2003 05:29 AM

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