I boated and dived in Southern CA for 7 years. Our boat
was 24'. It was our transportation, our dive boat
, and lodging. The option of taking the 27' Novurania borders on the sublime for a normal boater.
We tried to anchor in sand near the site but with steep drop offs and sandy bottoms that was not always possible. There were times we lowered the hook into the kelp bed
. I never had one drag. As a matter of fact getting the kelp to release the hook and give it back was the trick. Of course, we had no power windlass
and I had to haul it aboard by the armstrong method.
Ah for the good old days. I miss California
and kelp diving