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Old 22-07-2013, 11:26   #1
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SF Bay sail mid August

Seeking experienced crew member to assist with relocation of Hunter 34 from Brisbane to Vallejo. Need experience with channels and tides. Recently purchased her and am not comfortable sailing her alone. Would prefer to not motor all the way. Compensation of meals and a day on the bay.
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Re: SF Bay sail mid August

Hi Mike:
Currently visiting family in Bay area and am experienced skipper. Can chart route/tides for you. Just require expenses and logistics of getting to Brisbane(BART?)and return help from Vallejo. Am out of Dublin at the moment. Placed my Beneteau 393 on hard in JAX, FL. awaiting my return early Sept. Reach me direct: yachtfinder@yahoo.com
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Send me a PM. I am a sailor and know the SF Bay quite well....it's where I work for a living.
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HI David,
I'm feeling tech challenged since I cannot figure out how to send a private message. If you will email me at deb-michael@comcast.net I'll return my number and we can talk.

Many thanks for your reply
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M- getting my fix on race nights for now. good luck on your trip
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If I needed to do it, I would overnight at a marina in Richmond (Marina Bay is nice and welcomes visitors) and then do the run from Richmond to Vallejo in the morning before the chop gets up. But that's just me, I'm a bit lazy and don't like pounding through chop for long periods.
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If I needed to do it, I would overnight at a marina in Richmond (Marina Bay is nice and welcomes visitors) and then do the run from Richmond to Vallejo in the morning before the chop gets up. But that's just me, I'm a bit lazy and don't like pounding through chop for long periods.
Crikeys, it is all of 30 miles... hardly needs to be broken down into stages!

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Crikeys, it is all of 30 miles... hardly needs to be broken down into stages!
33nm., as the boat sails. Probably best done on a day when you can catch max flood somewhere around The Brothers and ride it in. All reaching or broad reaching, probably.
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Make an adventure out of it! Go anchor out at Paradise Cove or China camp for the night.
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33nm., as the boat sails. Probably best done on a day when you can catch max flood somewhere around The Brothers and ride it in. All reaching or broad reaching, probably.
I totally agree. With the usual winds from the west, a flood reduces the severity of the chop, gives an added SOG push, and makes for a fun sail.

On the other hand, San Pablo Bay can be calm.



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So how is your experience of the afternoon chop on an ebb? I am assuming it can be considerable based on the large fetch, and what friends have told me (one told me a story about needing a snorkeling mask when working on the foredeck!)
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Hyperbole!

It can get very wet. Dress appropriately. I stay dry in the pilothouse and work the windshield wipers as needed.

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Typical conditions at the eastern end of San Pablo Bay.

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Sail bay every weekend. Brisbane not worse than leaving Alameda. If we start early enough with any luck, we start at a ebb slack and ride the flood and good hot day for wind and could make Vallejo by night. Otherwise lay up if you don't sail at night.
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