Congratulations on your trip Michael. Ninety-five percent of the time passages are routine, if not boring. Itís the other 5% you have to be ready for and you were, and will now be for future trips.
Regarding the cold, its a fact of life on passages in SoCal as is motor
sailing. However, here's a little jewel that can make life easier and more comfortable:
Install one of these Heater Craft Auxiliary Cabin Heater
's in the forward portion of the main cabin
, below one of the setee berths. You won't regret it. By adding a simple on-off valve to the feed line, you can block the flow of water
to the unit when you don't need additional heat in the cabin
. We have one that's work's like a charm.