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June 4, 2018

Boat trip – day 2

Filed under: boat trip — admin @ 11:46 pm

Today went pretty well. Since I’ve owned the boat the most I’ve done with it is drive it around the harbor and I went fishing once outside the breakwater. Because of this I didn’t have total confidence in the engines and propulsion systems so we took it nice and easy at a leisurely 10 knots. The boat did great – all systems ran well and she purred along the whole way. The only thing that didn’t go well was it was fricken’ cold and we had to change from shorts to pants and put on layers and hats around Oxnard.

We saw hundreds of porpoises, lots of pelicans, and clusters of sea lions sunbathing and some were even bounding into the air like the porpoises having a good old time.

It took us 7.5 hours, but we made it to Santa Barbara and found a slip for the night. I asked the harbor patrol dude what the weather was supposed to be like up the coast tomorrow, he said, “I talked to one of the fishermen today on the docks, he said he wasn’t going out for the next three days”. So I got the slip for three days just in case. Looking at the weather, it doesn’t seem to improve until the weekend….. We may be stuck here for a while, but we’ll leave at the first opportunity. The next leg of the trip is 105 nautical miles (120 miles) and we’re going to try upping the speed to 15 knots to see how she does.

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