Well I am new to the site and looking for some tips on boating to Catalina for the first time. Finally got the boat running good so were thinking of going to Catalina to get in on the YT fishing. 1972 22ft Pennyan Tunnel drive deep V. 350 Chevy motor with volvo penta direct drive trans. We are pretty close to Newport, Long Beach, Marina Del ray, Huntington. etc. I have never been to Catalina so I dont know what I should be prepared for when it comes to the waves. We have Vessel Assist in case of an emergency however we dont want it to come to that obviously. How are typical water conditions at different times of the day on the way there? When is the best time to leave? Come back? Is there any signs that it may not be a good day to go? Is our boat big enough to safely go to Catalina on a average day. Has a 35 gallon gas tank so I know we will be fine on gas. Only worried about waves in relation to the size of our boat. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.