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Catalina Trip 15 Aug 2008 02:35 #1

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Here's a few short videos I upped to Youtube of our Maiden voyage over to Catalina Island. We are heading out on a 10 day trip next saturday 8-23-08 and should get some better video of the Island and surrounding waters....

http://www.youtube.com/user/wellcraft21sx

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Catalina Trip 10 Sep 2008 00:03 #2

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How do boats hooked up to mooring buoys stay so straight?

Cool videos.

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Catalina Trip 10 Sep 2008 00:58 #3

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SEADOGII;196225 wrote: How do boats hooked up to mooring buoys stay so straight?

Cool videos.


Sand lines.

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Catalina Trip 10 Sep 2008 16:45 #4

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I have always wanted to tow our boat down to SoCal and run out from Long Beach to Catalina.

My Admiral grew up in Hermosa beach and Catalina holds a special place in her heart. Her Mother passed away when my wife was 17 and the dolpins came to great her mother's ashes as her father and brother spread them on the ocean on the way to Catalina.

When my wife and I were dating we found a necklace, similar to this one.

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Attached to it was the name Nehalennia.
Nehalennia is the Celtic Goddess of the Seafarers, represented by the Dolphin...and the reason for the name of our boat.

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Catalina Trip 10 Sep 2008 21:47 #5

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Nice story, Todd. :)

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Catalina Trip 10 Sep 2008 22:49 #6

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SEADOGII;196225 wrote: How do boats hooked up to mooring buoys stay so straight?

Cool videos.



There is a concrete block buried in the sand with rope attached to a float. You put the nose of the boat near the float and your crew mate stands on the bow, grabs the float and attaches the rope to the bow cleat. There is a sand line attached that you run down the side of the boat and attach to the back cleat. This will hold your boat straight..

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Nehalennia;196462 wrote: I have always wanted to tow our boat down to SoCal and run out from Long Beach to Catalina.

My Admiral grew up in Hermosa beach and Catalina holds a special place in her heart. Her Mother passed away when my wife was 17 and the dolpins came to great her mother's ashes as her father and brother spread them on the ocean on the way to Catalina.

When my wife and I were dating we found a necklace, similar to this one.

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Attached to it was the name Nehalennia.
Nehalennia is the Celtic Goddess of the Seafarers, represented by the Dolphin...and the reason for the name of our boat.


That is a great story and thanks for sharing that. I hope you guys get to make the trip, Catalina is a special place. I grew up on my dad's Skipjack spending alot of time over there as a kid so I know what she is talking about.. If you ever make the trip let us know!

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Catalina Trip 11 Sep 2008 03:53 #8

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Thanks, I always wondered how to do that. I am more of a lake boater, thus i am trying to learn more ocean procedures. One Day, i would like to skipper a Bayliner Avanti command Bridge, possibly out of long beach.

Thanks for the Help.

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Catalina Trip 12 Sep 2008 02:33 #9

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JohnL;196562 wrote: Nice story, Todd. :)

FishingFool;196583 wrote: That is a great story and thanks for sharing that. I hope you guys get to make the trip, Catalina is a special place. I grew up on my dad's Skipjack spending alot of time over there as a kid so I know what she is talking about.. If you ever make the trip let us know!


Thanks Guys. I will definitely let all three boating forums I belong to know if we drag this thing south.

It would be a great trip

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Catalina Trip 12 Sep 2008 04:31 #10

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FishingFool;196582 wrote: There is a concrete block buried in the sand with rope attached to a float. You put the nose of the boat near the float and your crew mate stands on the bow, grabs the float and attaches the rope to the bow cleat. There is a sand line attached that you run down the side of the boat and attach to the back cleat. This will hold your boat straight..


When your crew mate grabs the float, it's best to wear gloves, as the lines are rather slimy. :cool:

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Catalina Trip 12 Sep 2008 16:20 #11

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FJR;197125 wrote: When your crew mate grabs the float, it's best to wear gloves, as the lines are rather slimy. :cool:



Agreed! It is usually the Admiral on the Bow and the stick that you have to grab is actually a fishing rod blank and thre have been known to splinter with age!

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