Originally Posted by Richard5
There's one in Oregon for sale
. I'd be all over that if I had a shop. In my opinion, it is not a west coast
, at least above Pt. Conception. With respect to crossing the Gulf Stream
, as always take note of the wind
I've sailed the W. coast above and below Conception fairly extensively, and on several boats, including an S&S Swan 41. From Conception's Cojo anchorage jumping-off point, with the prevailing summer 15-20kt NW'erlies, you will be beat up thoroughly in a daytime passage
well before you reach Monterey, and take refuge at the San Simeon anchorage about 90nm N of Conception. And sensibly either wait for a coastal trough with calm to mild SE winds, or go for it at night under power when the NW flow lays down as those in-the-know do.
I'd have no qualms at all doing this in my old Meadowlark w/ 25HP Westebeake, leeboards up, with it's 7.5' WL beam and 35' WL length. W. coast weather
is far more predictable than summer E. coast with it's violent thunderstorms, which I know way too much about...