Stu - good chance I'll be out that way on Friday. Heading to Miguel with 30 extra gallons and will take a look if weather permits. I'll probably spend the night at Rosa and will try get you on the radio to let you know how we did. What do you guys monitor? 68?
More like 87 to 90 NM about 8.5 to 10 hours on our boats and still be able to have fuel enough to troll around and have a reserve. I have run to the 311 (about 62 nm) went out Friday evening overnighted at Rosa then finished up to 311 before daybreak. Fished Saturday and came back the same way Sunday.
If the weather was flat enough so time I'd like to start at the 311 troll up to the Rod then come back down swell inside the channel that way if fuel became an issue I could run into Santa Barbara to refuel.
Seabiscuit is out there on a crew trip as we speak. 10-20 Saturday afternoon. Still on a holding pattern until tomorrow. SB is an easy run to the Rod. Low is now forecast to go right over Ventura. Nice 70% chance of rain with T-storms. I hate cut offs. Will see what tomorrow says.
I've got kids soccer on Saturday. If you get on them please report and I might run Sunday. I did a freedive trip to Cruz on Monday and the weather was PRIMO. Arguello Canyon would not have been a problem. Hope the nice weather holds up. Craig.
Call and see how the Biscuit did. 10 knots or less! LOL. You must be on the sauce there. Itâ??s going to come up in the afternoon. Also marine weather statement for all waters for lightening and funnel clouds in that area. Bring red cups! The A. Canyon was dirty last I checked.
Had a buddy call from Rosa last night. It was so bad he had to come down to Smugglers just to spend the night.
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
936 AM PDT FRI OCT 13 2006
EAST SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL FROM PT. CONCEPTION TO PT. MUGU
INCLUDING SANTA CRUZ AND ANACAPA ISLANDS-
INNER WATERS FROM POINT MUGU TO SAN MATEO PT. CA INCLUDING SANTA
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
WATERS FROM PT. PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO PT. ARGUELLO AND WESTWARD
WATERS FROM PT. ARGUELLO TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD
60 NM INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
OUTER WATERS FROM SANTA CRUZ ISLAND TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND TO
60 NM OFFSHORE INCLUDING SAN NICOLAS ISLAND-
936 AM PDT FRI OCT 13 2006
...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT..
A RELATIVELY WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS CENTERED APPROXIMATELY
140 NM WEST SOUTHWEST OF PALOS VERDES POINT THIS MORNING. THE
SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AND DISSIPATE THROUGH THE EVENING.[font color=red]
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH OCCASIONAL DANGEROUS CLOUD TO SURFACE
LIGHTNING...BRIEF HEAVY RAIN WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES...AND
LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS WILL PERSIST NEAR SHORE THROUGH THE EVENING.
CONDITIONS ARE ALSO FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF WATERSPOUTS. IF
A WATERSPOUT IS SIGHTED IMMEDIATELY HEAD AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE
FROM THE APPARENT MOTION OF THE WATERSPOUT.[/font]
BEFORE SETTING OFF AND WHILE UNDERWAY ALWAYS LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO FOR THE LATEST WARNINGS AND FORECASTS.