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Old 24-04-2009, 07:15   #16
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A good site for weather in the channel is SailFlow.com - CA- san diego ext Wind Data.
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Old 25-04-2009, 16:19   #17
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Thanks Guys & Gals

Nice Forum I am Reffered to as OP ??? The only thing I can think of is OLD PERSON or ONE POST. Thanks for the thoughtfull responses....I cant wait to wake up in Costa Rica in a few months
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Old 25-04-2009, 16:44   #18
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Dear Orininal Poster, or Old Person.....

Thanx for the chuckel.
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Nice Forum I am Reffered to as OP ??? The only thing I can think of is OLD PERSON or ONE POST. Thanks for the thoughtfull responses....I cant wait to wake up in Costa Rica in a few months
Nah . . . bigalcalbisque (Original Poster / thread starter) . . . Costa Rica has already been done - you have to go for a new record! Sure, Panama would do it, but I think you need to make a statement and really move the bar higher - I say you should drift past the equator into the southern hemisphere! Really make those who helplessly drift in your wake have to work to knock you off of the top perch.

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Old 25-04-2009, 19:26   #20
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I am always up to raising the bar

Unfortunately its usually by accident
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Old 30-04-2009, 12:50   #21
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bigalcalbisque, there is a man named Bill McNeely who has a book and video on cruising Catalina with some very useful information. He also teaches classes occasionally at Aventura in Dana Point.

If, when you get to Catalina, they give you a mooring beginning with H, you don't want it. H is for Hamilton Cove and it's rough. We picked up a mooring there last year and made the mistake of spending an hour on the boat as it rocked and pitched before finally climbing into the dink. The experience made the airline pilot friend who was with us turn green and now, where doing getaways in San Diego because he doesn't care to repeat the experience.
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We are fairly new sailors and would love some insite to getting to Avalon from Dana Point. Can we sail all the way and if so how? if it is a combo of sailing and motoring what is the best way to do this?
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Leave early at first light or before. Fall and spring are best. In summer it is best to leave on a Thurs or Fri as to get a mooring. Leaving early from Dana Point can set you up with a light wind behind you at times. On a 30 foot sailboat it is about a 6 1/2 hour trip over, with a lot of motoring. The prevailing winds and current come right at you. Coming home, I like to pay for the extra night and leave at about 11am so the wind will be up a little. (you have to clear your mooring by 9am the morning after the night you pay for) Seems like a long time but it is a nice trip.
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Re: Dana Point To Avalon ( Catalina Island ), California

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This thread is two years old. If he hasn't made it by now it's not happening.
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it's always refreshing to take a break for a mid channel swim along the way.
Sounds scary, I heard there were a lot of sharks out there! Maybe I'm just paranoid because I'm a surfer..
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