Catalina 400 MKII
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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Re: First off shore coastal run
If you had experience you might get by leaving tomorrow (Thursday), but I don't think it's a good idea. The front is due to hit Friday, and they sometimes come in early. It just dosen't give you wiggle room. Weather is EVERYTHING (well the boat too!) in these crossings. Good weather can make it a great trip. Bad weather can turn a three hour tour into, well, we've all seen Gillagen's Island…..(sorry, a little humor). No, amigo, give it a few days (or a week or two) and go when the weather Gods are smiling on you.