Originally Posted by zeehag
there are lee shores and there is florida.
rocks and currents can truly screw up ones day.
west coast usa is a looong rough lee shore. i think mebbe one might want to sail it before commenting about how easy it is....there is a big difference between west coast of the north american continent and west coast florida. i know. i sailed both at least long enough to learn that...
fred--your boat is awesome gorgeous, and beautiful under sail--your water spouts are impressive---beautiful shots!!
Thanks zeehag, it would be an honor for me if you'd look up my profile and peruse my first 3 albums. I designed and hand built the Daedalus myself in Santa Barbara and launched her in '77. After that it was at the 20 fathom line along the West Coast of California
many times. The West Coast of Florida is not quite like the North Coast of the Gulf. In the winter during the Northers, sailing close in toward the beach is a blast. No rocks or coral
at all, only sand bars. You can see the bottom and if you touch bottom you get blown back into deeper water immediately. This is the most fun sailing area I've found in the USA. Deep quartz sand bays and bayous. Go West and It's mud go East and it turns to coral
further down in Florida I sold my Daedalus in 2002, but anxiously observe her daily activities. In my albums you'll see my leaky teaky a Choey Lee Lion, which I bought in San Francisco
, mindlessly sailed to Santa Barbara, lucked out and got a job at USCB. I built the Daedalus and then learned how to sail. Haw1961...Yes! I now sail a Modified Rob Roy 23.