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Old 09-03-2010, 08:37   #31
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Well that somewhat answers one of my questions, the Delta then will have to be discarded, my next area on the west coast would be around Vancouver, a bit cold still in the winter, and then there is still coastal Texas, at least I can handle that part of the country after living in Houston for three years.
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He'll be right at home in the Delta.
you forgot to mention the constant earthquakes. and the horrible tule fog during the winter months. and the intense summer heat.
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Not that it will make any sense Alaska has more earthquakes than California, we just ignore them unless the ground falls out from under our igloos.
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Old 11-04-2010, 19:46   #34
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I am a fire fighter and will retire this yr thinging about liveing aboard on the delta but not sure. is there shuch a thing as leaseing a boat for a year to see if it works for me
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I am a fire fighter and will retire this yr thinging about liveing aboard on the delta but not sure. is there shuch a thing as leaseing a boat for a year to see if it works for me
...you might look into purchasing a boat that's already fully depreciated, with the idea that you'll be able to sell it in a year for close to what you paid for it.

One caution here is that the boat market is still depressed, and it's not as easy to sell a boat as it was three or four years ago.
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you forgot to mention the constant earthquakes. and the horrible tule fog during the winter months. and the intense summer heat.
Yeah, what Bash says... and the bugs. the bugs are just terrible, can't hardly come out from under the screens for weeks at a time. And smog, lots of smog. And wave riders. almost as many wave riders as mosquitoes. and water skiers. really, the delta is just awful...

have I forgot anything?

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I am a fire fighter and will retire this yr thinging about liveing aboard on the delta but not sure. is there shuch a thing as leaseing a boat for a year to see if it works for me
Sometimes you might just lock into something.. I live in one of the upper end marinas here in the delta and run my business
www.stitches-n-snaps.com here across from the marina office.
Alot of the crap you hear about the delta is a ploy to keep people out of the jewel we we have here to injoy..
It does get warm in the summer but in the afternoon the breeze picksup and it all cools down..
I grew up here in the delta, in shorts year round, and when I wasnt fishing for bass, I was catching craw fish..
If your ever comming this way, give me a shout and weel go out for a sail......
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Alot of the crap you hear about the delta is a ploy to keep people out of the jewel we we have here to injoy...
The part about the hillbillies and meth labs- that's all real though.
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Alot of the crap you hear about the delta is a ploy to keep people out of the jewel we we have here to injoy..
...then how do you explain the HUNDREDS of boats that have ventured into the Delta NEVER TO RETURN???

one theory is that agricultural runoff has spawned a mutated subspecies of MONSTER CRAWFISH that hang out just south of Little Potato Slough.

and I don't even want to think about the MAN-EATING CARP that escaped from Frank's Tract.
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Yes bash, you've got me there.... and an elected group of us regularly go out at night and move the sholes around to surprise new sailboaters..
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and now that you mention it, those carp are getting kinda big
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well that noy helpful but interestingwas interesting.
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Isn't there a marina called Owl something that is almost all sail boats? No covered berths there and some houseboats too, I believe. Try that.
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Yes, there is a marina called Owl Harbor... bout a quarter mile off the main channel on seven mile slough.. really nice people run the place.. and home of Andreas Cove Yacht Club..
Spent about a month there until our side tye was avalable at OxBow......
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