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Old 02-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #41
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Leaving tomorrow to explore Antelope Canyon, a tributary to the Grand Canyon (foot and boat trip). Will be back March.
Pack your long underwear, Mark. I just had a water pipe break at the street at my Sedona house. They've had a damn cold winter up there.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #42
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Walt, I'm fine as long as there isn't significant precipitation. Flagstaff, Page; here we come.

Goal for March: up the Petaluma River to the City of Petaluma. (Four-hour notice to lift the bridge!!??)
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #43
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Four hours minimum. I have the details locked in my steel trap! ...30 amp power, etc. we'll talk as the time gets closer.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #44
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We're all happy your parents were thinking <ahem> ahead.

The previous owners said it was like a stick of dynamite going off when they hit the power line, so it pays to know your air draft.
I have pictures some where of a schooner that didnt make it under the I street bridge in Sacramento Ca. and sank right there. The tip of the mast was sticking out of the water for years and then it disapeared. Not sure if the vessel was eventially salvaged or it just tore apart from the strong and heavy currents during the flood months of the year. Bridge clerance is nothing to mess with in an area of strong current for sure.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #45
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I went to high school for 2 years in Vallejo. Graduated from VHS. We lived on Mare Island. I know this bridge well. Great place to be a teenager and roam the historic island.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:55 PM   #46
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I'm fine as long as there isn't significant precipitation. Flagstaff, Page; here we come.
It will be warmer at the bottom of the Canyon but at the top is a different story. I've done the river trip a few times. I had a home at Forest Highlands, in Flag, for a few years. It's damn cold this time of year even when the sun's out.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #47
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That's why we have hats, scarfs, coats, and mittens.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #48
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That's why we have hats, scarfs, coats, and mittens.
We did too but decided to move down the mountain 2,500 ft & 27 miles to Sedona.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:01 AM   #49
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Certainly, but bet you'd agree coastal San Diego is the perfect climate.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:04 AM   #50
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Call when you return. Maybe I'll have a slip in your marina by then.
Still have a half dozen ice-cold IPA beers onboard the Coot.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:07 AM   #51
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We did too but decided to move down the mountain 2,500 ft & 27 miles to Sedona.
That's a "magical" view there in post 48.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:27 AM   #52
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That's a "magical" view there in post 48.
Here's some more... This is our mountain retreat (Trout fishing, hiking, wildlife photography, ....it's a nice change from the ocean.
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In my early 20's I spent a few years pretending to be a pirate on a tall ship sailing around the world.
A few times a year we would partake in sail training and tall ships races.
It was always a good joke to send the young trainees up the mast as we approached a bridge, armed with a fender 'just in case'. LOL brings a smile to my face just thinking about it!
Almost as good as sending them aloft to look for the way-point as we approached it!

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The reason we got a great buy on our sailboat several years ago is because the dreaded previous owner--an airline pilot--used to get liquored up after a long duty rotation and pass out below while his wife--not a boater--would motor all over the lake. The boat had a tall rig, with 45 feet of air draft, and one day she ran it into a power line. Not as much damage as you might expect--a burned genoa and partially melted forestay--but at least they weren't dismasted or electrocuted. Shortly after that, they had a "fire sale."
Reminds me of a July 1 celebration at our yacht club outstation several years ago. While we were having a fireworks display, a sailboat came into the outstation moorage by coming through the wrong channel. The forestay caught the power lines and slid them up and over the masthead, then all power to the outstation went down. The next day Hydro had to come out and reconnect us. To this day, the line with the big ball on it is wrapped around the other line. Amazingly, no serious damage to the boat. Lost its Wind indicator, that was about all.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #55
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Certainly, but bet you'd agree coastal San Diego is the perfect climate.
only if you like fog in june july
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looks pretty nice Walt......were's the beer?
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Four hours minimum. I have the details locked in my steel trap! ...30 amp power, etc. we'll talk as the time gets closer.
Yeah, it used to be the same guy that checked the parking meters around town and other chores. Since it leads to a dead end, it's not like there is a bunch of boat traffic requiring a full time attendant. I see you can also make a request on line now.

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Yeah, it used to be the same guy that checked the parking meters around town and other chores. /QUOTE]

Either Berry or Binkie.....

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