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Old 10-10-2011, 22:16   #31
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Congrats on stepping into reality! Cruising is living!

Be sure to watch Captain Ron a few dozen times before you cut the dock lines.

I'd recommend hiring a good local delivery skipper and maybe even an experienced crew member for the trip from SF bay to Ventura.

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Thanks, we have certainly watched Captain Ron several times. We have certainly learned a lot over the last 2 years.
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Old 10-10-2011, 22:42   #32
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Congrats on stepping into reality! Cruising is living!

Be sure to watch Captain Ron a few dozen times before you cut the dock lines.

I'd recommend hiring a good local delivery skipper and maybe even an experienced crew member for the trip from SF bay to Ventura.

Read everything you can get your hands on... right now.

Take classes.

Have fun
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...
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:57   #33
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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...
WOW. We have some friends that sailed through there and they said it was as smooth as glass and they had to motor due to no wind! Our other friend that just left didn't mention anything about the P.C. so we assumed it too was uneventful.
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WOW. We have some friends that sailed through there and they said it was as smooth as glass and they had to motor due to no wind! Our other friend that just left didn't mention anything about the P.C. so we assumed it too was uneventful.
I too heard that it wasn't bad. We motored up to Point Aquello w/ dead calm, In less than one minute we were slamed. Just be cautious of this area. Many boats were damaged for a two week period. Then back to mild conditions. Local fishermen told us that these conditions are not uncommon and can happen out of the blue. Next time I round this point will be 60 miles off and come back to land fall between Santa Cruz Is. & Anacapa Is. to Ventura or Channel Is. Harbor. This point made Cape Mendocino & Punta Gorda look like a Sunday sail. Hope you find it smooth and friendly, Best of luck to you & your crew......Michael...
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Any spot on earth can be anything at any different time. I have sailed south at the Point with a tiny scrap of headsail doing 8 1/2 knots in a 30ft. Columbia. 2 years later when returning it was like a mill pond same time of year. I took the pic of the dolphins in the smooth water......i2f
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Yeath we brought our Hudson 50 north from Ventura and hit some heavy weather at Pt. Conception. We waited until after midnight until things quieted down a bit and stayed about 3 miles off shore and worked our way north into heavy seas and strong headwind. I had the staysail and the mizzen up but mostly just to steady things. Next time I would be much more careful about choosing a weather window.
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Hello to Hudson Force 50
Years have passed since I last connected.
I am back again, and looking for the right Force 50.

I recently learned that there is a good boat yard in San Carlos, MX
and they had a reasonable quote for installing a bow thruster.

I would love to hear how you have made out with your Froce 50.

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