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Old 08-13-2019, 03:35 PM   #21
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Great story, will have to hit some of these locations when boat arrives this fall.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:38 PM   #22
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Thanks Al. My family goes way back in the Delta, a great grandfather was involved in developing it back in the late 1800's early 1900's. Still have family with a ranch and farm on Ryer Island. My dad who grew up in Sacramento spent his youthful summers with family on Sherman Island. One of the things I am so glad I did was take him on a cruise there when he was in his 80's, and then my son and I took him on a car trip in his last year. Lots of lore. I always count it as one of my failures is not being able to get him and Hal Schell together, that would have been priceless.

What is the clearance on that new bridge?

The removable spans typically have a set of heavy duty pins that can be pulled, then the span lifted by crane kinda like you see it in the pic. You better have some pretty special reason to need and be able to pay, for that.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:53 PM   #23
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I love the Delta history and have several of Hal's Delta books. Oddly, much still looks the same. I would have loved to hear the stories. Let me know if you ever get to town. Maybe a day on the water would be possible.

I don't have the specs on the new bridge but I'd guess the clearance was 20-25 ft. Caveat emptor: I'm not very good at judging vertical heights. Makes sense that an external crane would support the span removal for special circumstances.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:38 PM   #24
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Thanks Al. I get out there two or three times a year, so I'll take you up on that offer sometime.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:02 PM   #25
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I don't have the specs on the new bridge but I'd guess the clearance was 20-25 ft. Caveat emptor: I'm not very good at judging vertical heights. Makes sense that an external crane would support the span removal for special circumstances.
I need 33 feet.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:13 AM   #26
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I love the Delta history and have several of Hal's Delta books. Oddly, much still looks the same. I would have loved to hear the stories. Let me know if you ever get to town. Maybe a day on the water would be possible.

I don't have the specs on the new bridge but I'd guess the clearance was 20-25 ft. Caveat emptor: I'm not very good at judging vertical heights. Makes sense that an external crane would support the span removal for special circumstances.
The specs say 30 vertical clearance with bridge in place. Sorry, Mark! Maybe you could tie a heavy bag of sand to your mast and tilt your boat 20 degrees or so.
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Here's a link to additional info on the Woodward Island Bridge. As mentioned above by Ray, it calls for 30 ft of clearance at midspan. (Figure 1-4)

https://www.sjgov.org/WorkArea/Downl....aspx?id=23682
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Today I finally got all of the 3400+ photos properly sorted into folders. The FB page will update first. I'll try to find some boating videos for you guys in the meantime.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:14 PM   #30
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Sacramento River Cruising I, II, and III

This started out as a boring video of a nice day on the water. That lasted about a minute or two before I turned the corner on the river into the face of opposing winds and following tide. It got wet in a hurry for the first time during my 2 weeks on the water. I like to think of it as God's Free Freshwater Boat Wash! My boat looked gritty after the long journey without a bath. That all changed in an instant.

The 3rd video shows my anchoring technique. Pretty simple and reliable for single handing.

Gotta love the California Delta!!





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Old 08-15-2019, 01:20 PM   #31
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