Less than 25 hours to go!!
Been prepping the boat for Catalina…
First Aid Kit, check
Check engine fluids, check
Fill up tank with Diesel, check
Wash the boat, check
Wax transom (was VERY oxidized!), check
My list of things to do is getting shorter and shorter! This will be the 3rd trip across the channel for me on Cuajota and may be the most challenging. Gale force warning will be in effect for part of the trip. I’ll have my heavy 125 jib up on the boat and will be prepared to reef the main. The plan is to get across the channel early in the morning, get settled in at Two Harbors and if the weather permits do some sailing in the afternoon. The next day enjoy a nice breakfast, do some exploring, then head back to the mainland in the afternoon and be back around sunset. In putting my list together there are a few things I just have never had on the boat. Flares…never had them, so I got a nice gun and day/night flares. Spare winch handle…Really? I only have had ONE working winch handle on the boat for 3 years…being mostly a singlehanded sailor, I can only grind one at a time, but what if I dropped it??? Yeah, better have a backup, better yet, how about use a brand new one and use the current one as a backup. So got a nice new floating winch handle. First Aid Kit…had bandaids and things like that, but never a general purpose first aid kit in case someone got hurt. So added that. Gotta be prepared for anything right?