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    #31
    Kevin, those shores are most beautiful. I must say they are even more beautiful from the road than on the sea. Once you settle down in Mexico you should take a trip back to the US and travel up CA Highway route 1.

    Have a safe trip
    Retired, computer expert / executive
    Bayliner 285 Cruiser / Mercruiser QSD 4.2L 320 HP Diesel
    Live in the Bay Area, CA, USA, boat in Turkey
    D-Marin @ Turgutreis in Bodrum/Turkey
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      #32
      If you plan to upload fuel in Morro Bay you might give thought to ledger boards or horizontal fenders as the fuel dock is vertical pilings only and can be pretty rough on your boat. Also, watch for a swirling eddy on the south side of the fuel dock if the tide is running, can be tricky.
      Jim Gandee
      1989 3888
      Hino 175's
      Fire Escape
      [email protected]
      Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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        #33
        Originally posted by Jim_Gandee View Post
        If you plan to upload fuel in Morro Bay you might give thought to ledger boards or horizontal fenders as the fuel dock is vertical pilings only and can be pretty rough on your boat. Also, watch for a swirling eddy on the south side of the fuel dock if the tide is running, can be tricky.
        Thanks Jim!

        My plan is to refuel in Santa Barbara or somewhere south. I am not a fan of warf type fueling

        KEVIN SANDERS
        4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


        Whats the weather like on the boat
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          #34
          You will be in some epic kayaking territory soon.


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          Esteban
          Huntington Beach, California
          2018 Element 16
          Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
          Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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            #35
            Tonight gentlemen I am safely and comfortable anchor'd in Morro Bay

            The sun is out, the seas were perfect today, and I'm relaxing with a nice cold beer and a hot dog for dinner.

            This is the life. Southern California! Warm weather at last!





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            KEVIN SANDERS
            4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


            Whats the weather like on the boat
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            Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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            #36
            Nice!!

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              #37
              Kevin, you are blowing through the dino's today. Almost 15kts! Enjoy Santa Barbara.
              Tally and Vicki
              "Wickus" Meridian 341
              MMSI 338014939

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                #38
                Originally posted by talman View Post
                Kevin, you are blowing through the dino's today. Almost 15kts! Enjoy Santa Barbara.
                I am getting after it.

                The reason is that there are two open slips for a 50' boat right now, and they are first come first served with no reservations accepted.
                Since I was a kid playing around the SB harbor and the warf in the 60's I have dreamed of parking my boat in the harbor.

                Today the dream comes true, 50 years later
                The 60's were a wonderful time. As a boy I was allowed to walk from my grandma's shop in the El Paseo down to the warf to fish.
                I explored all of downtown, and the entire harbor area before I was 10 years old.

                Something unheard of today. My granddaughter is now 16 and had none of the freedoms I enjoyed as a child.


                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                Whats the weather like on the boat
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                Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                • Cool Change 4788
                  Cool Change 4788 commented
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                  Truly a bit sad for our kids today, I too enjoyed freedom like that as a kid! Glad your now officially in SOCAL... Enjoy the stay in SB, its a great place....

                #39
                I am happy to report that I am safe and sound in Santa Barbara California. I have a nice end tie for up to 28 days, and intend to be here for a full two weeks.

                Well over 2500 nautical miles, all by myself. Only one day with really rough weather!


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                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                Whats the weather like on the boat
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                Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                • Nikko
                  Nikko commented
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                  Fantastic! And thanks again for sharing this journey with us.. Bet you had no idea your boat could hold so many people

                #40
                That is spectacular, Kevin. I have a great view from my slip. This rivals it, completely. Tell Mama Sanders hi for us.
                Tally and Vicki
                "Wickus" Meridian 341
                MMSI 338014939

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                  #41
                  Such an amazing trip!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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                    #42
                    Obviously no issues rounding Pt. Conception! Enjoy SB and family! Whenever you make it further south, you know I’m in Alamitos Bay. If you need anything, logistical support, wheels, tools, etc, give a shout out. 562.587.9939
                    Jim Gandee
                    1989 3888
                    Hino 175's
                    Fire Escape
                    [email protected]
                    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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                      #43
                      Originally posted by Jim_Gandee View Post
                      Obviously no issues rounding Pt. Conception! Enjoy SB and family! Whenever you make it further south, you know I’m in Alamitos Bay. If you need anything, logistical support, wheels, tools, etc, give a shout out. 562.587.9939
                      Thanks Jim! Are there transient slips available??? I will be needing a place to tie up for the night on the way to San Diego in a couple of weeks.

                      KEVIN SANDERS
                      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                      Whats the weather like on the boat
                      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                      Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                        #44
                        Yes, there are transient slips, usually end ties but they have 30 and 50 amp power. Also, suction hydrants for cleaning the black water tank. Hose Carts are strategically place around the docks that you roll up to your boat to pump out. No need to reposition the boat to a specific pump out dock. I’d suggest calling ahead for a reservation. If you need me to run interference I can talk to the marina office personnel. Also, if you’re a yacht clubber there are several clubs at our marina that can probably provide reciprocity.
                        Jim Gandee
                        1989 3888
                        Hino 175's
                        Fire Escape
                        [email protected]
                        Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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                          #45
                          Originally posted by Jim_Gandee View Post
                          Yes, there are transient slips, usually end ties but they have 30 and 50 amp power. Also, suction hydrants for cleaning the black water tank. Hose Carts are strategically place around the docks that you roll up to your boat to pump out. No need to reposition the boat to a specific pump out dock. I’d suggest calling ahead for a reservation. If you need me to run interference I can talk to the marina office personnel. Also, if you’re a yacht clubber there are several clubs at our marina that can probably provide reciprocity.
                          Thanks jim, I'll give them a call. Perhaps we can share a beer?

                          KEVIN SANDERS
                          4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                          Whats the weather like on the boat
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                          Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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