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Old 11-03-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Getting ready to bring the Emily B back to her "home port" in San Francisco after our summer adventures in Marina Del Rey, Catalina and San Diego.

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Small weather window Thursday/Friday between systems.

Plan on a Thursday AM departure from Marina Del Rey. Grinding up the coast with planned re-fuels (and maybe some food fuel) in Santa Barbara and Monterrey. Hoping to pull "under the Gate" Friday Afternoon/Evening.

Will pass VicTrawler as they continue their trip down hill. My guess is around Concepcion at the Harvest Platform. We shall sea!
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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I would plan more time

Unless your lucky I would expect the trip up to go slower than the trip down. Also expect to use more fuel on the way back. A friend of mine sunk his boat pushing it too hard rounding Point Conception. Take it slow, leave early and quit early.
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Wifey B: Too bad you don't have the equivalent of the Gulf Stream on the west coast.
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Unless your lucky I would expect the trip up to go slower than the trip down. Also expect to use more fuel on the way back. A friend of mine sunk his boat pushing it too hard rounding Point Conception. Take it slow, leave early and quit early.
Excellent advice. Check you insurance with regards to navigation- that, if you have your policy set for navigation north of Pt. Conception during this time of year.
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CeeBee,
Just checked Passageweather, and you are correct--conditions look very good for Thurs and Friday. With your speed I suspect you won't have a problem. Look forward to seeing you in the Bay sometime.
Safe travels...
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:05 PM   #6
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Unless your lucky I would expect the trip up to go slower than the trip down. Also expect to use more fuel on the way back. A friend of mine sunk his boat pushing it too hard rounding Point Conception. Take it slow, leave early and quit early.
Take it slow, leave early and quit early. Scary that's How We Roll! Yes coming uphill San Diego to Marina Del Rey we had to slow to 6-8 knots for a couple of hours after the afternoon wind picked up. We've got until Monday AM before the window closes.
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Excellent advice. Check you insurance with regards to navigation- that, if you have your policy set for navigation north of Pt. Conception during this time of year.
Pau Hana "All Good" you did remind me to print off the new policy before leaving Thanks
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Just checked Passageweather, and you are correct--conditions look very good for Thurs and Friday. With your speed I suspect you won't have a problem. Look forward to seeing you in the Bay sometime.
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Dawdler, Thanks! Yes looks like a Sweet Window, that's why we're rolling on Thursday, plan to round Concepcion Friday AM. The uphill climb. looks great until Monday. We scored the Guest Dock at Santa Barbara Yacht Club Thursday PM to hang in SB to time the rounding the Point.
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Dawdler, Thanks! Yes looks like a Sweet Window, that's why we're rolling on Thursday, plan to round Concepcion Friday AM. The uphill climb. looks great until Monday. We scored the Guest Dock at Santa Barbara Yacht Club Thursday PM to hang in SB to time the rounding the Point.
I may be down in the harbor Thursday afternoon. I've got to remove some electrical items from a boat down in Marina 1 before Friday. Drop me a PM if you need land based transportation for anything.
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Wifey B: Too bad you don't have the equivalent of the Gulf Stream on the west coast.
They do. But on their trip, it's in the wrong direction. That and the prevailing winds is why the coastal trips are described as "uphill" and "downhill".
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I may be down in the harbor Thursday afternoon. I've got to remove some electrical items from a boat down in Marina 1 before Friday. Drop me a PM if you need land based transportation for anything.

Cool thanks for the offer!
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Yes Sir. Great smooth beautiful run Marina Del Rey to Santa Barbara. We topped of the tanks and are chillin' in SB waiting for Miss Concepcion to get a bit more period between the swells.Click image for larger version

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Yes Sir. Great smooth beautiful run Marina Del Rey to Santa Barbara. We topped of the tanks and are chillin' in SB waiting for Miss Concepcion to get a bit more period between the swells.Attachment 46275
Heh, I almost plastered myself against that bouy one morning. It was in the wee hours, and I was getting back late. I didn't have any nav beyond a compass in the cockpit, the GPS was down below. I couldn't for the life of me spot that thing. I could hear it, and the sea lions, but with all the lights in the background I just couldn't pick it up. I popped below for one last check, and I was right where I wanted to be, on a track a hundred or so feet west of it. I went back up, still couldn't see it, so I decided to go forward for a better look. About the time I got to the shrouds that #&$^@&ing thing went right by, less than 5 feet away. I could have leaned out and almost high fived it. I was so surprised I almost soiled my foulies.
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Heh, I almost plastered myself against that bouy one morning. It was in the wee hours, and I was getting back late. I didn't have any nav beyond a compass in the cockpit, the GPS was down below. I couldn't for the life of me spot that thing. I could hear it, and the sea lions, but with all the lights in the background I just couldn't pick it up. I popped below for one last check, and I was right where I wanted to be, on a track a hundred or so feet west of it. I went back up, still couldn't see it, so I decided to go forward for a better look. About the time I got to the shrouds that #&$^@&ing thing went right by, less than 5 feet away. I could have leaned out and almost high fived it. I was so surprised I almost soiled my foulies.


Yeah Santa Barbara is a tough arrival in the dark even when you have familiarity with the harbor. On the way down in August we pulled in at 3am. Buoy SB's faint light gets lost in the lights. The Red and Green traffic signals align perfectly with the channels small buoys and it gets super confusing.

Another thread but sailing in the Gulf of Mexico in a storm with driving rain at night that ripped the Mobile Alabama Buoy A off station......we found it. And thats a MUCH larger buoy than SB!
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Getting ready to pull out of Santa Barbara for the uphill climb. We have that whole "Red sky at night" thing workin Click image for larger version

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