I recently bought a Catalina 30
which has an intermittently reliable atomic 4 engine
. The engine
works reliably for up to around 40 minutes, at which point it likes to take a little rest to cool off before starting up again
I will need to sail the boat
north 90 miles to the Brisbane
Marina during the first week of October.
If anyone is available to crew over the Colombus day weekend, I am happy to leave from Moss Landing anytime beginning on the evening of October 3rd. I will need to be in the slip at Brisbane
by Monday, Colombus day, October 9th.
Last night I motored out with the boat
, about two miles, until the engine stopped. (likely a heat issue). After a pause, the engine consistenly starts right back up. I was able to easily sail the boat back into the slip with a good wind
and bit of rudder
waggling during the last few feet
The boat has recently undergone a survey
and is in fine sailing condition. For this and the aforementioned reasons, the trip will be a SAILING trip north, tacking against the wind
I am open to sailing and resting in shifts the whole way, or to stopping. Possible stopping points with amenities would include Santa Cruz
, Monterey, and Half Moon Bay.
The boat is equipped with all of the necessary safety equipment
beacons, PFDs, flares, etc extra fuel), as well as an inflatable dinghy
on the bow and I do have vessel assist coverage the whole way in case of a 'real emergency', but she sails
so beautifully that I really don't foresee any actual need to use it. We will also be within cell phone
coverage during many portions of the trip as well, adding yet another layer of safety
I am new to sailing and would really like to make the trip with at least one person who has solid sailing skills. The boat has a comfortable queen-sized bed
in the main cabin
, as well as a good sized v berth, and a comfortable rear berth for sleeping, so it could accommodate up to four people total, however two or three seems like a better number to me.
This trip will be a crash course for me in sailing, and I'm very grateful for anyone with the appropriate skills willing to make it with me.
Thanks a whole lot for getting back to me ASAP if you may be interested!
503 446 7067