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Old 28-03-2017, 01:17   #1
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Hi all,
Just saying hello here and want to say that I've very much enjoyed this forum. I'm a 59 yr old male, lifelong power boater, recently purchased my first sailboat, a 1979 Gulfstar 47' sloop. She needs some attention and she is getting it. I recently brought her down from British Columbia with 3 other sailors, an 855 nautical mile trip and she performed very nicely. I recently passed ASA 101, 103, and 104 and look forward to gaining more experience with her on San Francisco Bay. I'm surprised how fast she moves for her bulk. She's a big girl but we've already hit 9.5 knots on the bay last week! Looking to find other sailors to join the festivities and particularly those that might be available on week days. Cheers, Rob
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Rob.
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Old 28-03-2017, 23:19   #3
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Howdy neighbor. Welcome to CF! Congrats on the delivery of your boat to SF Bay. You're in the right spot with lots of reasons to get out and sail every weekend. But hate to break it to you that your 9.5 knots might have been current assisted...it has been blasting lately. It also helps tremendously to have instruments that register both SOG and boat speed to figure out how the current is affecting things. Give a shout if you see a blue hull Freedom 38 (sail #38086) with "Kynntana" on the stern
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G'Day Rob, and welcome to CF and the world of sailing. Ann and I sailed SF bay and the California coast for years before setting off cruising... a great place to learn your boat and learn how to cosset her, repair her and love her!

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Old 29-03-2017, 14:32   #5
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Re: Howdy from Northern CA

Thank you Jim and Gamayun. Look forward to seeing you on the Bay. For the record, the 9.5 knots was SOG and was slightly current aided but not much. I have ways of measuring both SOG and Speed through the water and am familiar with both having 35 plus years in boating. Regards, Rob
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Welcome aboard Rob!
And it is not everyday I learn a new word! Thanks to Jim now I know what cosset means! When you decide to go out and turn left, give me a heads up when you turn the corner at Conception! I'll bring the six-pack, chips and salsa!
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I just did the reverse trip last summer. You'll love The Bay and The Delta. I sailed there from 1978 to 2016. Enjoy.
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