This is a lively video of our visit to Southern California small boat harbors on board our Down East 38 cutter...
When it's like summer in So. California in the middle of the winter, BEWARE !!! North east winds (Santanas) make what is normally the lee side of our Channel Islands a DEATH TRAP !!
OUR DOWN EAST 38 ON 30 MILE RUN TO NEWPORT BEACH. SINGLE REEF ON MAIN TOO MUCH SAIL, A DOUBLE WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECT AND WOULD HAVE STABILIZED THE BOAT BUT FELT IT TO RISKY TO PUT THE 2ND REEF IN MAIN. ALMOST 6 KNOTS WITH ONLY OUR SMALL STAY'SL...
More ca$h changed hands in four hours at our boater's swap meet than in a month in VEGAS !!! A HUGE SUCCESS...
We won't take the winter covers off the boat for a couple of more months. Hope you enjoy this little video of harbor hopping in Southern California last summer. Ernie & Marty