Originally Posted by Shambaugh
I AM LOOKING AT A 117' FOOTER- WOULD IT BE SAVE TO LEAVE IT OUT AT ZUNIGA??
Have you looked at a chart?
Any swell or wave action from WSW thru South to SSE will roll right into Zuniga. Most swells from WNW south to WSW will refract and come into Zuniga as a very uncomfortable wave action.
I've only anchored there overnight a couple times, in what I thought was flat calm, and I've regretted it each time.
Every couple months a boat washes up on the beach somewhere between North Island NAS and the Silver Strand state park. The owner, when interviewed on TV says "I thought she would be safe anchored at Zuninga.
The jetty is 1 NM long and the water
is only 10' deep 0.75 miles S from Zuniga Pt. A boat with 8' draft
would have to be at the south end of the jetty to stay in water deep enough to have anything under the keel
And, I've heard the Navy chase people out of the anchorage when they had small arms live fire exercises at Zuniga Pt.
And, really big planes take off from North Island NAS all day long, most of them on runway 178 which takes them directly overhead the anchorage at less than 500'. They put out an incredible amount of nasty soot and black stuff. We know because we live on Harbor Island and the commercial
traffic at Lindbergh does the same thing. We have to wash the boat every other day to keep it from going black from the jet exhaust