Friday August 17th.
Hike Ford in AM. Delapitaded ranch house at top of jeep road. Over grazed look to the land. Who ran this?
Motor to Santa Cruz. 3.5hrs. Lots of
boats, including pendragon the fellow trimaran with friends onboard.
Spend the night calm seas. We entertain ourselves watching Robby try to surf at night with a waterproof headlamp.
12:30pm depart the bluffs.
Test engine to 2500rpm speed 8.5-9 knots; back down to 1800 for 7 knots and 1700 for 6.5; cruising speed.
Pass San Pedro point at 1:45, channel is very smooth, wind 10 knots out of NW, poor heading of 350 for a desired bearing of 315.
To make it in time for David’s work in ventura tonight we need to motor sail. At 4:30 pm with 13 miles to go crank engine and make 310 heading for desired bearing of 300 with genoa and main, 5.8 knots 1600 rpm.
Arrive SB harbor 6:50pm. 105 nm total in 3 days. Max speed 10.6 knots. Anchor east beach by 8:10pm.