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WT posted 02-28-2007 05:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for WT   Send Email to WT  
I'm thinking of making the run from Sacramento (Garcia Bend Park) to the Golden Gate Bridge this Saturday.

My last trip took about 9 hours. I'm thinking of leaving the ramp at 6 am and getting back by 6 pm. Perhaps we can stop for lunch in Saulsalito and putt around San Francisco's landmarks. I'm bringing my camera this time.

Anyone want to run with me?


towboater posted 03-01-2007 01:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
Near miss Warren.
Dad and I planned to pick up a new to us 2002 24 ft SeaSport XL in Carson City Friday but due to snow conditions on the passes we are holdin off til Monday.

You would lap us anyway.
Thx for the invite, would be a great trip.


WT posted 03-01-2007 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
How about me giving a little more notice? I'm game for next Saturday if this weekend is inconvenient.

My last trip to the Golden Gate Bridge and back totaled just under 200 miles. There are plenty of marinas for fuel stops and snacks along the way.

Let's roll!


elaelap posted 03-01-2007 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
I'm tempted to hook up with you in my OR 18 after you hit the Bay, Warren. Weather has been miserable out here, with snow down to 1500 ft on the hills around my home. It's supposed to be better this weekend, but it's still freezing cold in Sonoma County right now (Thurs 10:30 a.m.). I'll give you a call. I'd be running down from the Petaluma marina, just like we're planning to do at the NorCal rendezvous in May.


fishinchips posted 03-02-2007 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Tell me when your doing this warren. I can meet you under the golden gate bridge.


Chuck Tribolet posted 03-02-2007 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Your forecast looks good:



WT posted 03-02-2007 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I'm making an executive decision. Since it's 37 degrees this morning and has been cold this past week, I'm going to tow my 170 Montauk to Petaluma.

Tony and Ken, we can do a dry run of the up coming NorCal Rendezvous.

Since this trip is less crazy, anyone interested is more than welcome to join us.


elaelap posted 03-02-2007 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Sounds pretty good, Warren. Looks like we're on for sure this coming Sunday to finish up the Revenge rubrail replacement up in Placerville, and I'm checking out a ketch for sale in Rio Vista before I head up to Matt's, so it's gonna be a long, active weekend. I might end up just riding along with you tomorrow if you decide to leave from Petaluma, rather than towing my 18 down there...Cetaceous is pretty much wrapped up for winter and I don't know whether this weekend is the best time to break her out, with more bad weather sure to come along in the next week or so. Anyway, I've longed for a ride in your MT 170, especially with her new Veradito. The weather looks great down here today, by the way, and the forecast is real good for tomorrow in the Bay. I'll give you a shout via telephone today to finalize the trip.


WT posted 03-02-2007 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Game plan:

1) Meet at Petaluma Marina ramp at 9 am.

2) Cruise Angel Island, Alcatraz, Raccoon Straits and have lunch in Sausalito.

3) After lunch head for San Francisco, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, AT&T Park aka Pacific Bell Park aka SBC Park....

This should be a pretty fun cruise!


Chuck Tribolet posted 03-03-2007 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
How did it go? The forecast (and wind) kicked up in Monterey
today, then it laid down nicely in the afternoon.

For the NorCal Rendezvous, Linda and I will bring our drysuits,
let it blow.


WT posted 03-03-2007 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     

I'm downloading pictures and will post them soon.

My 170 Montauk trip data.

1) 17.30 average speed
2) 38.86 top speed
3) 5 hours, time running over 5 mph.
4) 86.94 miles total trip
5) 16.25 gallons of fuel used
6) 5.78 mpg.


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WT posted 03-13-2007 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I'm thinking about another boat ride this Saturday from Sacramento to San Francisco. I hope the wind forecast for San Francisco Bay improves.

I should have my new prop installed and want to check my gas mileage.

Any others want to meet in San Francisco Bay this coming Saturday?


elaelap posted 03-13-2007 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
You're a freakin' animal, Warren. Save your back for salmon season...only about three weeks away!


WT posted 03-16-2007 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I'm leaving my ramp in Sacramento around 7 am tomorrow. I should be in San Francisco Bay by noon.

I'll be on channel 77 or cell phone 916-952-3333.

I hope to see some CW'ers.


WT posted 03-18-2007 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
A very enjoyable cruise until I got to the delta. After 30 drenching minutes of fighting into wind and white caps at 9-10 miles per hour, I aborted my mission at Pittsburg. :-(

Trip data:

1) Average speed 19.6 miles per hour.
2) Max speed 45.56
3) Time running above 5 mph, 6 hours 22 minutes.
4) Trip distance, 124.77 miles.
5) Fuel consumed 20.50 gallons
6) 6.08 miles per gallon.


cwolf posted 03-18-2007 05:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for cwolf  Send Email to cwolf     
WT, Martinez is my home port and I know exactly what you ran into. You judged right as it would have only gotten worse. Personally, I'm hoping a new pair of trim tabs will help with those days when the incoming tide and the wind join forces. Had a Coast Guard Aux. old timer told me he once experienced 9 ft chop just before the Carquinez. bridge and he wasn't pulling my leg.
WT posted 03-18-2007 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     

The further west I went, the uglier the chop got.

Going downhill (downwind) was a piece of cake, comparatively.


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