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Old 12-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #21
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Delta Jim-- Does that stuff float on the water or grow up from the bottom? What happens when you run a boat through it? Isn't the marina responible to keep its facilities usable year round?
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #22
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Marin,

I have been advised to avoid running through large clumps of it, and so far I have had no bad luck.
The stuff floats in massive clumps down river and then back up with the tide; that is how it normally gets into Antioch Marina.

The thing I have been warned about is the debris, mostly covered logs like below that hide in the stuff. At lower densities of the stuff you can usually see the logs, but much harder the thicker it gets.

Also, the stuff has long, hanging strands of "hemp-like" roots hanging beneath it that can tangle up in the prop.
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[Craig, just noticed when I went to post this that I do not seem to have permission to enter "Go Advanced" to post pictures in the SF Bay group, similar to that funky behavior I described to you that will not show the drop-down for the pages. Cannot be my Browsers because Everything else works as expected on TF.]
Jim, The SF Bay/Delta Cruisers Social Group does not have the photo attachment capability after selecting the GO ADVANCED option. Apparently it's a software limitation, not something we choose or omit. My pics posted there are all from my photo web hosting site, Photobucket.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:28 AM   #24
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DeltaJim, your marina looks like my driveway after last week's wind storm. Spent Saturday chain sawing and chopping my way out from under fallen limbs.
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30ft waves in SF today? High wind warnings here until 10 PM tonight. 85mph on the coast and 60mph in the valley.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:55 PM   #26
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Exclamation Weather update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weather Update........................

We interrupt your regularly scheduled thread for this important update.........(insert news jingle here)...........

The leading edge of the Storm of the Decade passed through this morning at 0630 with peak winds recorded on this reporter's La Crosse Weather Station of 31.5 mph/27.4 kts. Rainfall has been light to moderate. No signs of local flooding are apparent from my windows. We are pleased to report that there are no injuries at this residence and there has been no property damage. We now return you to your regularly scheduled web-surfing and will interrupt again as conditions deteriorate.

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Old 12-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #27
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Man, I can't wait for it to get south and blow my way. I turned the sprinklers off last week and we need the rain. It offsets my electric bill for these colored lights I strung up.

All kidding aside, this could be a big storm and cause the hillsides to come down here in SoCal. The news reporters are counting on it.

Just don't go out past the break wall. Especially when you can see green water 10' over it splashing down.
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Good point, Stretch. We're expecting landslides from the recent burn areas...always a mess and often resulting in property loss. They haven't had time since beating down the fires to reinforce the hillsides.
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Enduring yet another storm here in the NE. We're well inured to them. Let us know when you can cruise your boats over for cocktails at the Top Of The Mark and we might sit up and take notice.

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Old 12-11-2014, 06:09 PM   #30
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Enduring yet another storm here in the NE. We're well inured to them. Let us know when you can cruise your boats over for cocktails at the Top Of The Mark and we might sit up and take notice.

Be safe.
Hey kid!! Get off the lawn!!

This is for California weather...you Downeast fellas get the real thing year in and year out. It's old hat there!!

Go start your own damn thread!! Now get outahere!
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Hey kid!! Get off the lawn!!

This is for California weather...you Downeast fellas get the real thing year in and year out. It's old hat there!!

Go start your own damn thread!! Now get outahere!
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Hey kid!! Get off the lawn!!

This is for California weather...you Downeast fellas get the real thing year in and year out. It's old hat there!!
I wish you Californian's would keep this weird weather down there!! These bizarre storm cells keep rolling in off the Pacific from the South-West one after the other all day long. 30 minutes of sunshine and two hours of monsoon.

Hmm!! I wonder what's in this one?
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Don't Dis California!

I was so mad when I read the posts dismissing our dangerous California storm that I almost choked on my tofu and granola cereal. Fortunately my crystals were nearby and after a few minutes of meditation I was able to activate my compassion chakra and let go of my anger.

Delta Jim I want to head up the delta soon. That Water Hyacinth looks like a real pain. Hopefully it goes away (?) after the storm waters recede.
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Here is what we face if we want to leave our marina. (Owl Harbor) Management told me they were going to start removing it this week, although the storm probably has delayed that project a bit.

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I checked on my boat today. I found my aft rail wet and about 1/2 gallon of fresh water in the bilge. All canvas and paint was just where I left it when I last saw the boat. Checks of Giggitoni's and Markpierce's boats revealed no damage.

Looks like I need to clear the drain lines on my lazarette hatch gutter. As Rosanne Rosannadanna said...

"It's always something!!"
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Went down and checked my boat

My boat was dry, no leaks. looks like all the prep payed off. After lowering all my antennas, removing everything from the boat deck. and putting in my cockpit canvas. I even put my biminis in there protective sleeves and made sure my cockpit and deck drains were clear. no wind damage or water damage. Nothing to brag about. What a let down, What storm, This is nothing like California 30- 50 years ago when we used to have rain. When bridges got washed out on Highway 5, or the eel river on highway 101 crested the banks by thirty feet at a point a half a mile wide and removed it's bridge. Back in the 50's Highway 880 at San Lorenzo was under water and San Lorenzo had firemen in boats evacuating people from their homes. Why sometimes we would have weeks of this stuff. Heck I can remember when American river Park was under water and guys were jet skiing in the park. In those day's we had real weather,whole Islands flooded, yes sir those were the days. Now where'd I put my hot chocolate, yes sir those were the days.
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My boat was dry, no leaks. looks like all the prep payed off. After lowering all my antennas, removing everything from the boat deck. and putting in my cockpit canvas. I even put my biminis in there protective sleeves and made sure my cockpit and deck drains were clear. no wind damage or water damage. Nothing to brag about. What a let down, What storm, This is nothing like California 30- 50 years ago when we used to have rain. When bridges got washed out on Highway 5, or the eel river on highway 101 crested the banks by thirty feet at a point a half a mile wide and removed it's bridge. Back in the 50's Highway 880 at San Lorenzo was under water and San Lorenzo had firemen in boats evacuating people from their homes. Why sometimes we would have weeks of this stuff. Heck I can remember when American river Park was under water and guys were jet skiing in the park. In those day's we had real weather,whole Islands flooded, yes sir those were the days. Now where'd I put my hot chocolate, yes sir those were the days.
I think it must be related to the lack of good music coming from out there anymore. The good vibrations from the Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, and even The Blue Cheer are needed again to vibrate the molecules over Northern California again. There's certainly a timing correlation isn't there? And you no longer see young naked girls dancing in the park either. Time has come today!!
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