Originally Posted by aajimb
Congrats on stepping into reality! Cruising is living!
Be sure to watch Captain Ron a few dozen times before you cut the dock
I'd recommend hiring a good local delivery skipper
and maybe even an experienced crew member
for the trip from SF bay
Read everything you can get your hands on... right now.
we just rounded Point Conception a few weeks ago. Don't trust the cruising guides
on this place, stay well offshore
of this point.... we hit the point at sunset, within 1/8 mile of Point Aquello we hit 45-50knt wind
, had to beat offshore
and heave to till daylight. then sailed w/ a double reef in the main only travelling at 9 knts made good with a boat that only has hull speed
@ 7.5 knts. a lot of surfing. Cruising guide said stay within 3 miles, never again..My masthead antenna
is pointed straight back now... Michael...