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Old 24-11-2012, 13:37   #1
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Moved Our Boat

Yesterday we moved our 30 foot sailboat into the San Francisco Bay to further enhance our sailing skills. I hope we made the right decision?

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Old 25-11-2012, 17:14   #2
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Re: Moved Our Boat

Since nobody else has chimed in, I will give my 2 cents worth. Sailing on San Francisco bay during the winter is beautiful. The wind are usually light and the bird life and marine mammals are seen more often. You will develope your skills at estimating currents since you will be moving slower and be more affected by them. There are nice places to anchor that wont be crowded like they are in the summer. Hope you have a cabin heater since it can be pretty cold and damp overnight. When spring comes around you will get a preview of what heavy wind sailing is all about. Practice reefing early and making a windy afternoon fun rather than an ordeal. When you are getting more confident, go out the Gate and up the north channel and spend the night anchored at Drakes Bay. There is a lot of good local cruising within the Bay , or within a days sail of the Gate. You dont have to be an ocean crosser to be a real cruiser, but San Francisco Bay can give you a lot of the skills to venture forth upon the sea.____Good Luck._____Grant.

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Re: Moved Our Boat

I am full of sailing envy.
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I am full of sailing envy.
Right behind me.
W.I.B. Crealock when asked what he thought of the easily trailerable Clipper Marine sailboats by a naval design collegue, Gentelman Bill responded, "I am very proud of them". &
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