Here are some quick tips if you are going to take a sail trip to Catalina. We learned these during our first “test” trip to the island. There is not a lot of information online about trips from San Diego to Catalina, so here is a quick tear sheet for more »
I don’t have many pictures to share. I think we acidentally left them on Short Sail. Bummer huh? Anyway…. Beth and I took her brother Matt out to the ocean to see whales. Or at least to go see whales. We didn’t see any. The other goal of today was more »
We really need more places in San Diego to dock. Also, we took two boats out, and crashed both into the ferry landing dock! Sunday-motha-friggen-funday. Unless we leave nicky rotten and they’ve sunk.
Here’s our track in OpenCPN. Northbound on the right, southbound on the left. At some point we figured out the GPS was mucking with the autopilot, so I think they turned it off.
Our trip to Catalina from San Diego this past weekend was a gas… literally. We were forced to motor almost the entire way. Our plan was to leave on Friday afternoon, head out west, turn north, and then at some point decide if we were going to go more »
January 23 – 26th at the Sunroad Resort Marina. Come see Capt. Jim and his boat, S/V HardFin exhibit the wonders of electric propulsion married to diesel. Recently tested on a trip to Catalina Island, this system proved remarkably efficient and useful for getting in and out of Avalon quietly more »
Fun times. Took from 230pm to 8am to motor here. Already went mini golfing.
Okay, according to BouyWeather.com, the weather looks pretty good for our trip up tonight to Dana Point, and then tomorrow across to Catalina. We’re leaving around 3pm, and will motor up the coast to Dana Point. That should take awhile. Anyway, looking good!
So, the boat is going to be stocked tomorrow. Jim and Dan are picking up fuel and food. We installed the new solar panel today, so TV should be awesome. The weather looks nice, and I don’t have papers to grade yet! Catalina here we come!