Port San Luis

Discussion in 'Destinations' started by Kings Gambit, Apr 1, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
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    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis


  2. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,094 posts, 723 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    That is a good read! We had similar winds here in So Cal and Central Cal just this past week— > 45 kt. Not ones we’d generally venture out in!
     


  3. Johnb

    Johnb

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,090 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 37-cutter
    US Richmond CA
    I am wondering in very general terms what the extent of the area is.
     

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  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,006 posts, 3,921 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    This is the area in question that has history of being a challenge to navigation.
     

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  5. jeepbluetj

    jeepbluetj

    Joined Jan 18, 2016
    482 posts, 148 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Dana Point
    Yup. "Challange" is the right term. From a nice peaceful sail around the islands to holycrap weather in an instant.

    As the United States Coast Pilot publication of 2012 notes:

    Point Conception has been called the Cape Horn of the Pacific because of the heavy NW gales encountered off it during the passage through Santa Barbara Channel. A marked change of climatic and meteorological conditions is experienced off the point, the transition often being remarkably sudden and well defined.

    Hence why my tale of it being flat, glassy, and windless is a very boring story.

    Also why KG's plan of motoring around in the early AM is the right one - local knowledge (what little I know) says to do that, not try to sail after the winds pick up towards the afternoon. Going N in Calif is almost always simultaneously upwind and up current.
     


  6. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,094 posts, 723 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    The weather in Port San Luis today was mild. Sunny, a light westerly breeze, low seas, and a lot of beach-goers turning lobster red! Evidently, today was the first day in a month and a half that did not see cold, high winds w/clouds and/or rain, etc. We’re all looking forward to a great spring and summer.
     


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  7. Johnb

    Johnb

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,090 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 37-cutter
    US Richmond CA
    Are you there already?
     


  8. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,094 posts, 723 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    Merely “recon” over the weekend:biggrin:.
     


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  9. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,094 posts, 723 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    So, installed a couple of cockpit jack lines today. These run the 7-ft length of the cockpit stb & port, attached to pad eyes fore and aft. The pad eyes were in the boat when purchased. These are in addition to the jack lines that run along the deck. The cockpit ones are custom made of very strong flat nylon 1” wide (the blue stuff), looped through the eyes at one end and lashed w/ spectra line at the other end; 6,000# strength each. As long as the Wichard pad eyes don’t pull out, we should be good taking a hard roll w/boarding seas. Can hardly wait:yikes:! Also made new wash boards of polycarbonate. Not too sure about those; 3/8 in.

    Got the self-tacking feature of the ST6000 autohelm tuned up. This will be helpful if I need to stand watch alone. Also got the injectors rebuilt. Diesel runs good! There is more to do.:beer:
     


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  10. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,094 posts, 723 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    Testing the bilge pumps’ clearance rates. My 1800 GPH (rated) electric bilge pump as installed cannot keep up with an influx rate of about 360 GPH. If I get on the gusher and start pumping at a moderate rate of perhaps 1 stroke per second, dewatering gets ahead of the influx. So, I get a brief respite of maybe 40 sec b/f I have to start pumping again.:( I may need to install a new one.
     


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