Is there anyone in So. Calif. out there???

Discussion in 'West Coast' started by JoAna, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. mmcguire2002

    mmcguire2002 Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    547
    Mar 3, 2008
    MDR, CA
    2003.5 Sea Ray 340 DA
    8.1 Horizons
    Easier yes. You may get moved to descanso or Hamilton, which is less protected. You can always try Avalon and then cruise to two harbors if nothing good is available.
     
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  2. ynot

    ynot Member

    83
    Feb 14, 2010
    s ca
    400 sedan bridge
    454 mer
    San Diego Hyatt regency marina Ocean view sedan bridge I was wondering too ,I guess they are all boating
    cheers
     
  3. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    ???
     
  4. ynot

    ynot Member

    83
    Feb 14, 2010
    s ca
    400 sedan bridge
    454 mer
    Joe Ana
    What are the ??? for?
    I am in the Hyatt marina San Diego
    Where are you docking?
    Enjoy boating
     
  5. hynespa

    hynespa Member

    76
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    With my old Sea Ray (a 290 Sundancer), I never had a problem at either Avalon or Two Harbors getting a spot (sometimes due to my smaller size they harbor master would tuck me in close to shore which was great because it was much less rolling). I just traded up to a 420 Sundancer, so it will be interesting to see how the larger size affects availability and placement.

    My standard M.O. is to have the family sleep on the boat the night before (home port is Marina del Rey). I then set an alarm for (before) the crack of dawn, and start driving over to Catalina with the rest of the family asleep below. That way I am there as soon as the Avalon or Two Harbors harbor patrol is starting to assign moorings. I have never (knock on wood) been turned away to date!
     
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  6. Mrlippy

    Mrlippy New Member

    7
    Dec 12, 2016
    Huntington Harbour, Ca.
    2006 320 Sundancer. Full electronics, a/c, Kohler generator.
    300 hp, 350 Mags. V drives. Currently 450 hours
    Hello Cali people, and, particularly SoCal Sea Ray owners! As stated before, where is everyone? I bought my 06 320 2 years ago. Was excited to find this site, but, it really surprised me that the world of owners, and in particular, the SoCal offshore crowd, doesn't exist. I have much better luck on the Facebook page than I do hear when needing any type of info.

    Anyway! My wife and I would love to get together with other boaters and exchange destinations, mechanical and all other things under the sun. Can we meet in Avalon? Side tie off shore somewhere?

    We're in Huntington Harbor, "Pour Us", radio channel 69.
     
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  7. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    would love you meet up - I'll advise when we're planning to go to Avalon. Cheers!
     
  8. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    Looks Like I misunderstood (as I was reading on my cell phone) it didn't come out clear for me. But to answer your questions... We too are in the Hyatt Marina and since our boat is only about a month old (new to us) we're still fine-tuning things. We are hoping to dock out to Glorietta or maybe even mariners cove real soon.
     
  9. Magic34

    Magic34 Member SILVER Sponsor

    147
    Jul 7, 2015
    Live in AZ, Boat in San Diego
    Former 44 Sundancer Owner
    Currently Self Powered
    I was a San Diego boater until last Friday, sold out 44 DA. :( We were regulars at the Glorietta Bay beach on the golf course. Love every single second we boated there from 2013 until just last week.
     
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  10. searayghini

    searayghini New Member

    2
    Jul 13, 2018
    Sea Ray SLX 280
    Mercruiser 8.2 MAG
    Hard to believe very few So. Cal. boaters on this forum. I am in the New Port Beach area. Cheers Gentlemen.
     
  11. hynespa

    hynespa Member

    76
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    Two weeks ago we did our first trip to Catalina in our new Sundancer 420. It was weekend of July 7/8. Couldn’t get online reservation, so went to far side (Cat Harbor). Turned out there were plenty of free moorings. That weekend was super hot (broke record for highest temp ever on Catalina - over 100F) so think a lot of people bailed.

    Will never go to Cat Harbor again without a dinghy. They have shore boat service, but each time you call for it they have to send a captain across the isthmus on his bicycle.

    On the plus side, Cat Harbor is extremely calm with no waves or rocking. Next time will reserve a spot @ Howlands Landing through CYC (LAYC) and will bring a dinghy.

    @Magic34 glad you finally sold your boat. My wife and I really appreciated you driving all the way from AZ to SD to show us. That was by far my wife’s fav as it was so clean and well maintained. Unfortunately with the hydraulic swim platform it brought your LOA to 50’ and the CYC had 45’s available - but year wait for 50’. Did you sell your tricked out dinghy with the boat?
     
  12. TechDoc

    TechDoc Member

    59
    Jun 10, 2016
    San Diego
    2005 390 Motor Yacht
    Twin 480CE Diesel
    San Diego here. We keep our 390 Motor Yacht at the Marriott Marina downtown. We frequent Glorietta Bay and venture offshore regularly to see the dolphins and whales. We’ve made the crossing to Catalina on a friend’s boat, and plan to make the first crossing in our boat this September, soon after Labor Day.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  13. 230weekenderUSC

    230weekenderUSC Member

    85
    Sep 6, 2013
    Mission Bay, San Diego
    1988 230 weekender
    5.0 Mercruiser EFI with Alpha 1
    Campland in Mission Bay here! Headed to Catalina September 21.
     
  14. Magic34

    Magic34 Member SILVER Sponsor

    147
    Jul 7, 2015
    Live in AZ, Boat in San Diego
    Former 44 Sundancer Owner
    Currently Self Powered

    You guys are so welcome, it was awesome meeting you. Thanks, it's back up in Marina Del Rey again, he's got it in a 40' slip. Great guy bought it, hope him and his wife love it as much as we do. He has the dinghy too!

    I appreciate the kind words. We'll be back out there, more in the Channel Islands area with some weekends in Catalina as my great friend has moved back to So Cal from Erie and the 45' Sundancer is coming too. I'm his favorite boating friend. lol We're heading out that way for Labor Day, dont think the boat will make it though, transport is still a few weeks out.
     
  15. Craig Phillips

    Craig Phillips New Member

    7
    Aug 20, 2018
    Crested Butte, CO
    Boatless
    Boatless
    We are not from SoCal, but we have been looking for a 390 MY (or maybe Sundancer) in San Diego and plan on spending at least 4-6 months a year there once we purchase the boat. It is a great place. We will still winter (ski) and summer in Colorado, but the plans are to spend the rest of the time in San Diego.
     
  16. Sand grown

    Sand grown New Member

    1
    Sep 13, 2018
    48 sedan bridge 2001
    Cat 660hp
    Been in SoCal for decades had sailboats then Ocean Alexander trawler bought Searay 48 sedan bridge (2001) June of this year. Presently in Chula Vista marina that turns out to be surprisingly nice.
     
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  17. Brock Chobar

    Brock Chobar New Member

    18
    Jan 9, 2018
    Long Beach, CA
    1992 370DB "Kara Jane" twin 7.4 Merc's. 10'6'' INMAR rib tender with a 20hp Honda.
    7.4 454 Mercruiser with Hurth trans
    Hi JoAna,

    I (we) are in SoCal. Long Beach! We dock in Shoreline marina. Currently have a 370 Sedan Bride and in the middle of buying a 550 Sedan Bridge this week. We frequent Catalina, Newport and several other costal marinas. Now that we'll have the 550 we plan on going to SD for weeks at a time.
     
  18. Jon Paul

    Jon Paul Member

    107
    Sep 24, 2013
    Phoenix
    2006 Sundancer 340
    8.1 V drives
    Moving soon from AZ to San Diego Marriot marina. Any advise?
     
  19. Brock Chobar

    Brock Chobar New Member

    18
    Jan 9, 2018
    Long Beach, CA
    1992 370DB "Kara Jane" twin 7.4 Merc's. 10'6'' INMAR rib tender with a 20hp Honda.
    7.4 454 Mercruiser with Hurth trans
    Yes.. ENJOY SD!! awesome place. That marina is nice!
     
  20. Brock Chobar

    Brock Chobar New Member

    18
    Jan 9, 2018
    Long Beach, CA
    1992 370DB "Kara Jane" twin 7.4 Merc's. 10'6'' INMAR rib tender with a 20hp Honda.
    7.4 454 Mercruiser with Hurth trans
    I have a really nice 370 Sedan Bridge for sale!! New engines, fridge, gps, tint, ac ect ect. 55k!
     

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