Reality Check is a Catalina 36 pleasure sailboat owned by Rebecca Snyder and
reality check - something that clarifies or serves as a reminder of reality.
Reality Check on mooring W28 in Descanso
san diego to catalina
What's it take to go to Catalina in a sailboat? How far is it? How long does it
take? Answers to all your questions in the trip reports - various ways we went
to Avalon and Two Harbors, the usual sailing and motoring conditions, the
distance, and how many hours it actually takes.
And a quick little reference on the
magnetic course setting and nautical miles
to Catalina Island.
It's great to enjoy the "big city" and the boat, so we usually spend at least
one night. Sailing is one attraction but there's lots more to do when you have
little sailboat vacation home. Biking around town, the park or along the
beautiful beaches in San Diego is great fun. Some of our favorite places and
restaurants in San Diego...
What's a boat without maintenance? Reality Check's maintenance log is on the
The log is organized with an eye to getting to the information you want to know
about quickly. If we ever do want to sell Reality Check (not anytime soon) ...more
Some of the projects on Reality Check.
diesel service bulletins
Reality Check - 1100+ hours on the Universal M25 diesel after 25 years and no
big problems. And more on maintenance... relevant service bulletins on the
Other interesting docs on the
Reference pictures of the Universal M25 and more on the
The generator of choice is the Honda EU2000i - super quiet and light. Love it!
Check out the
page for links to so cal destinations,
boat manuals, docs, parts, people and forums.
racing on Runaway
Recreation? No - it's a race! ...
racing on Runaway II in Newport Beach
land based fun
Lots of fun in San Diego and Catalina aboard Reality Check, but a
vacation outside of the U.S. is a really fantastic. We've had some great trips
and itineraries and travel tips, on my travel website rebeccasnyder.com
how's it look in san diego right now?
Captain Eddie Harrison plaque at top of Hermit Gulch trail
how's it look in Avalon, Catalina Island right now?
the madding world
"But when I climb up to my island peak, escape awhile the madding world of
strife, I envy not an earthly thing. This life, which sometimes galls, is swept
clean of its cares by friendly winds, and once again I smile. Ay, truly, life
seems sweet - a thing worthwhile." Capt. Eddie Harrison Nov 24, 1912 - Oct 10,