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Old 28-08-2013, 12:29   #1
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San Francisco Bay -- Belvedere Cove

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I grew up racing on SF Bay and now have a cruising boat. I'm looking for anchorages and am interested in Belvedere Cove. I've looked it up on Active Captain and it says that it is a good anchorage but when I look at the charts it shows depths of 4 or 5 feet. I draw 6'2". Does anyone have any up to date info on anchoring in Belevedere Cove?
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Old 28-08-2013, 17:07   #2
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Re: San Francisco Bay -- Belvedere Cove

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Old 28-08-2013, 17:13   #3
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Re: San Francisco Bay -- Belvedere Cove

G'Day Charlie,

Has been a long time since I sailed on SFB, but I remember anchoring in Belvedere cove a few times, but IIRC it was always with the aid of some tidal height. Didn't use it for overnight anchorage. Usually went around the corner to Paradise for o'nights. No depth worries and good shelter from the W'lies.

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Re: San Francisco Bay -- Belvedere Cove

Thanks Jim I'll have a look over at Paradise.
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Jim had an excellent night at Paradise Cay. Really nice weather. Went to Angel for the day and then to China Camp and back to Napa Valley Marina.
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Re: San Francisco Bay -- Belvedere Cove

Belvedere is too exposed for overnight. Summer west winds get ya. Winter south winds get ya. Ferry wakes get ya. Either use Sausalito, Angel Island or Paradise or China Camp. I've been anchoring out on The Bay for the past 30 years and wouldn't even consider it for a day stop. No one else does either, which should tell you something.
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