I am new here (CF) but I have sailed the So Cal
areas years ago. I started out in a 7' sailing dingy on pudding stone lake (LOL, more like a large puddle), I sailed there a few times as a kid, then as I grew up surfing I always longed to sail. As a young adult (mid 20's) I bought a venture 21, restored it and had a blast day sailing
it, but the wife wanted a bigger boat to haul the kids
to Catalina Island
so we sold the Venture 21 and bought a MacGregor
25, we sailed that for 4 years and migrated to a Catalina 30
. We had the 30 for 5 years and sold it in 97' to invest in something that didn't give a return. We all miss the Catalina 30
so now I am once again looking for a boat in the 30 foot range, I have no plans for ocean crossing
(yet) so a coastal cruiser is Ok for now.
Nice to have a place like this to gather info and read about others adventures.