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iajet posted 11-21-2005 11:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for iajet   Send Email to iajet  
Sheila posted 11-22-2005 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Casey McCann and I have discussed it. We were hoping to put a Catalina trip together in October, but I had unexpected family obligations that took me out of the picture.

I still think we should do something. Did you have any thoughts on what might make for a fun outing?

mikeyairtime posted 11-22-2005 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
Avalon in the winter time? No crowds and plenty of moorings.
iajet posted 11-22-2005 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for iajet  Send Email to iajet     
Logistically I think Catalina would be easiest.
Sheila posted 11-22-2005 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
And we should have gone this past weekend. Conditions were amazing.

Any thoughts on when we should plan to go?

iajet posted 11-23-2005 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for iajet  Send Email to iajet     
Anyday during the past 2 weeks would have been ideal. West Coast boating is new to me, I grew up on Long Island Sound, so I may not be much help with the when or where. But my vote is for Catalina sometime before the summer madness begins.
funhog posted 11-23-2005 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for funhog  Send Email to funhog     
Mission Bay and San Diego harbor would be great. You can harbor-hop between the two. They're big enogh to explore. If the weather isn't perfect, there's plenty of shops, bars and hotels to keep timid busy.It's freeway close!
iajet posted 11-25-2005 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for iajet  Send Email to iajet     
San Diego could be good as an alternate depending on the forcasted weather/sea conditions.
Sheila posted 11-27-2005 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
How about a little poll:

1.Where are you located?

2.How far would you travel for a SoCal meet?

3.Would you prefer a one-day or multi-day event?

4. How much lead time do you need to plan to attend?

My responses:

1. Oceanside

2. 300 miles

3. Either would work

4. Two weeks.

funhog posted 11-28-2005 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for funhog  Send Email to funhog     
I for got o mention is that Mission Bay has a an area that you can pull your boat in close to the beach and have a BBQ. Lots of picnic tables. I think it's by the hotel(Hilton)next to the freeway.

#1. Dana Point
#2. Sandiego to Santa Barbara
#3. Single day
#4. 4 weeks

iajet posted 11-30-2005 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for iajet  Send Email to iajet     
1. Torrance
2. As far as the Colorado River
3. multiple days
4. as much heads up as possible
Chuck Tribolet posted 11-30-2005 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The solution to the single day/multiple day question should
be "both of the above". We've done this for the NorCal
Rendezvous. Those that want can show up Friday and leave
Sunday. Some show up Saturday a.m., cruise and leave, or
stay for the BBQ, then leave. And lots of other combos.

Sheila: Beau sez hi.


Sheila posted 12-01-2005 04:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Chuck, thanks for reminding me how well that worked up north (single/multi days, I mean).

Give ol' Beau a good scratch for me. I've been thinking about you two.

mikeyairtime posted 12-02-2005 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
Mission Bay has Campland on the bay, a full campground with docks, ramp and slips.

I'm locateds in Lomita

Santa Barbara to San Diego

Multi day would have to be a campground but it's all good

Several weeks notice would be good (2nd or 4th weekend of the month prefered)

elaelap posted 12-04-2005 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Though we NorCal rendezvous folks had to establish a Steering Committee and meet in solemn conclave for a series of secret ballots, when the white smoke (or was it black?) finally issued from our Vatican--actually Castagnola's Fish & Crab restaurant on the Wharf--SoCal Whalers Sheila, first mate Jeff, and a crew member were granted special dispensation to attend our last rendezvous.

Yes, there were angry dissenters who complained about polluting our NorCal streams with southern blood, but all turned out for the best--Sheila and Jeff and their neat little Menemsha were worthy, if humble, honorary additions to the festivities.

This being said, I request recriprocity in return (not to be redundant about it). I get down to the smoggy, overpopulated southern reaches of our fair state every couple of months to visit my 87-year-old father, and if acceptable to y'all (isn't that how you southerners talk?...I'm trying to show that I can fit in) and if I'm given some lead time on the final date, I'd love to be part of your doings, much as anthropologist Margaret Mead participated in and was fascinated by the strange-to-her habits of the Solomon Islanders.

I promise to try my damndest to behave.


Sheila posted 12-04-2005 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
You showed me such gracious hospitality when I was in your town last summer (as did Steve (17Bodega), Marc (HalibutHunter) and Warren (WT) and I hope I'm not forgetting could we not reciprocate?

Personally, I'd be delighted to see anybody within shouting distance who wants to make the trek. And if anybody wants to come but not drag the boat, or wants to fly in, we have an extra boat, or room for guests aboard the Revenge.....

Let's think about when this should happen. At this point it clearly needs to be after the holidays (only three weeks til Christmas, everyone!). Since I have a grand total of one winter's experience on our local waters, I will gladly seek the advice of those of you who've been boating longer. When's our best bet for decent conditions?

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