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Old 03-31-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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First raft-up of 2014...

Pictures #1 & #2 passed by the Canadian navy on the way to the raft-up. #3 & #4 the raft-up with just one sail boater who, in good taste, not once mentioned how little fuel he burns. #5 sun-up facing south and the Amphib Base on Coronado. #6 The Coronado Bridge showing the curve the builders put into the bridge to meet the minimum required length o get federal funding. #6 Spanky enjoying the view from the fly bridge.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Hi, Not to induce Thread Creep but I love the cat! We will be hopefully cruising with TWO cats! Does she (he) travel well?

Re the Bridge: Often a nonsensical curve on a roadway is due to the length between fixed points being lengthened to maintain a designated grade, or slope of roadway. For instance Pt. A being the end of the land-based roadway and Pt. B being the location of the shipping channel where height above water is also fixed. Probably too technical but in my past life I was an Civil Eng. Probably should never invite one to a dinner party as we often try to explain sewage treatment plant operation.

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Spanky is a one year old he and travels well. We named him after Spanky McPartland of the "Our Gang" series, as he was a handful as a kitten.
Re the bridge: have often been told that the center span of the bridge can float. In the event of an attack, the span can be recovered and bolted right back up again.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Good looking raft up with a view that's hard to beat.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #5
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I had a cat for 18 years that looked much like Spanky. They can't be trusted. My cat's name was FSBO (pronounced Fizbo) as in for sale by owner.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #6
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Ancora,
That must be the bridge that replaced the Coronado ferry.

In the 60s I rode to town (SanDeigo) on the "nickle snacher". A big flat bottomed boat w a 6-71 scream'in in the middle. Most all passengers were sailors. The stern bearing rattled badly the whole 3 years I was there.

I've never been on a "raft". How many anchors were set?
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:35 AM   #7
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I've never been on a "raft". How many anchors were set?

Eric, I was the first boat in and put out my anchor. After a while we had 5 boats swinging on my anchor.

Someone asked, 'what kind of anchor do you have".

I replied, "I think a very deep one now".

You don't want to raft overnight. The heads grinding in the mornings will wake you.

Ahhhhh, the sounds of nature----gentle lapping of the water, birds singing, and the roar of the Raritan. Nothing like it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:29 PM   #8
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We had fourteen boats on the raft with ten bow anchors out and four stern anchors. We anchored in Glorietta Bay with close access to Coronado yacht club and downtown Coronado. In San Diego, the anchorages are controlled by the Harbor Police. One must apply for a permit to anchor( it's free and you can do it online.) They limit the number of boats to eliminate over-crowding and to put a crimp on "homesteaders."
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:08 PM   #9
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Nice raft! Is Microship II (3rd from the right) a 34 or 37 Californian sedan? Is that your boat on her port side?
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #10
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Microship II is a 34' Californian and he is on my starboard side. The owner is also a fellow Predicted Log racer. His boat is powered by two Italian diesel engines that are used in fork lifts.
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Now here is a fun raft up!

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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Our raft-up participants are told in advance: be prepared to put out a bow or stern anchor at the request of the raft-master.
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