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Old 14-02-2013, 13:26   #16
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

The Maptech chartbook for the Bay has a couple of pages in back that sorts marinas and some other marine businesses by general location/chartbook page and gives phone numbers and a table of features.

Kimball Livingston and Brian Fagan both have books with lots of information about the area.
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Brickyard Cove in Pt. Richmond has a long wait list so I would not even try, plus their slips are narrow. Richmond Marina Bay always has openings but is open to the wind screaming in from Angel Island.
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I heard that they have small craft advisories just for inside the Richmond Bay Marina.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

It can get a bit bouncy at marina bay. Less so on D dock then E which has a really long fetch The outer slips On E can really be rolly when the winds are over 35.. The inner docks on E are fine though. So if you have a 38-40 foot boat, go to D dock.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

Another thumbs up for Alameda. Weather is great, little of the fog and winds that made for Mark Twains quip, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." I have a Bike Friday folding bike and rode to the BART terminal in Oakland to get anywhere in the Bay Area. The Bike got me to all the places I needed for outfitting the boat.

I 2as at Fortman Marina. It's a bit Funky but has all the amenities and sailmaker and repair, metal fabrication, canvas work, etc were all in walking distance at the old Alaska Packers building.
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Old 21-02-2013, 21:12   #21
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Richardson Bay Marina, Sausalito. 35' @ 395/mo. Near WM, and 10 minutes to the best sailing on the bay. Regards.
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:56   #22
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

You can head up into the Sacramento Delta, plenty of places to anchor out, many marinas too, not expensive. I see it more like camping, rural towns, very different than big city lights of sfbay.
See Delta Doo Dah Official Web Site

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

Check out Activecaptain.com. It lists virtually all of the marinas as well as anchorages. Registration is free. Be advised that winter in SF can be quite cold, wet, windy and miserable (it'll fee just like home!). Alameda has much to recommend it as previously mentioned by others. You might also think about the anchorage in Clipper Cove at Treasure Island. You can remain up to 21 days without charge (as far as I know).

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You can head up into the Sacramento Delta...

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Surprised no one else has recommended this yet...
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Be advised that winter in SF can be quite cold, wet, windy and miserable (it'll fee just like home!).
March 2nd and I'm wearing shorts. Winter is over.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

Lived in Berkley marina until we moved the boat to Ventura. Berkley is a pretty chill place with stores and BART within walking distance. Was pretty affordable compared to So Cal. for our 30 foot slip with 2 people living aboard it was right around $400 i think... Get on the waiting list now.

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March 2nd and I'm wearing shorts. Winter is over.
It's California. Some of us are in shorts all year long.
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March 2nd and I'm wearing shorts. Winter is over.
Until weds, when the high will be 59, low 46 and rain predicted..

I worked in Berkeley for 5 years before moving to Sacramento.
It is surprising cold, I wore shorts too until I wised up.
The wind in the bay is great.. if you want to practice foul weather sailing!

I grew up in LA, it is even cold there in the Winter, don't believe the propaganda from Hollywood.

You want to go to Mexico in the winter.
See Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers Rally: Sailing from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas

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Only fat people in SF Bay Area wear shorts. The rest of us wear long pants in the fog to keep away the flying leeches.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Marinas

We cruised around the Bay Area in our SeaRay 280 every chance we got a few years ago when we lived in Sacramento, loved it so, so, so, so much, we're planning to live aboard in the delta upon retirement, 3-4 years from now, depending on how quickly the real estate market recovers. BUT, BUT, BUT !! One of Jack London Square's most unique landmarks remained unnamed! If any of you out there get into the Oakland area you absolutely MUST visit the 'First and Last Chance Saloon'. It's gotta be in the top five of most unique taprooms on the planet!
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