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Old 03-23-2020, 08:37 PM   #1
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My Quarantine Cruise of 2020

Well, it looks like I've got a vessel that will provide for me over the next 2 weeks so I guess I'll be starting my Quarantine Cruise after the rains pass in Vallejo. I'm not really sure which way I'll head first...San Francisco Bay on an ebb or the California Delta on a flood. I'll let someone else decide. Either way, I'll be stocked and ready for salt or fresh, cool or warm, dry or humid, fishing or cruising.

All I know is that I'll have what I need when I leave. Hope the TP holds out.

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Old 03-23-2020, 09:06 PM   #2
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All I know is that I'll have what I need when I leave. Hope the TP holds out.

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Only 6 rolls? I guess there will not be any women onboard?
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:33 PM   #4
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After the TP & Tissues craze, comes the pasta & rice and canned veg and canned tomatoes craze, followed by the medications craze.
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We have some extra toilet paper if you need some more, just stop by.
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After the TP & Tissues craze, comes the pasta & rice and canned veg and canned tomatoes craze, followed by the medications craze.

Being from down under I understand why you forgot to insert GUNS and AMMO between tomatoes and meds..



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Old 03-23-2020, 10:27 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=FlyWright;859174]Well, it looks like I've got a vessel that will provide for me over the next 2 weeks so I guess I'll be starting my Quarantine Cruise after the rains pass in Vallejo. I'm not really sure which way I'll head first...San Francisco Bay on an ebb or the California Delta on a flood. I'll let someone else decide. Either way, I'll be stocked and ready for salt or fresh, cool or warm, dry or humid, fishing or cruising.

All I know is that I'll have what I need when I leave. Hope the TP holds out.

Cheers from FlyWright![/QUOT
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In all this craziness I am a little envious of you and your travels to who knows where. Have fun.
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Being from down under I understand why you forgot to insert GUNS and AMMO between tomatoes and meds..

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I see how foods and TP get used, but guns & ammo? Maybe to shoot anyone approaching and displaying symptoms. Like waving a white handkerchief.
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Well, it looks like I've got a vessel that will provide for me over the next 2 weeks so I guess I'll be starting my Quarantine Cruise after the rains pass in Vallejo. I'm not really sure which way I'll head first...San Francisco Bay on an ebb or the California Delta on a flood. I'll let someone else decide. Either way, I'll be stocked and ready for salt or fresh, cool or warm, dry or humid, fishing or cruising.

All I know is that I'll have what I need when I leave. Hope the TP holds out.

Cheers from FlyWright!
Al, perhaps you might escape San Francisc Bay and visit Drake's Bay, north along the coast?
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:35 AM   #10
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Well, it looks like I've got a vessel that will provide for me over the next 2 weeks so I guess I'll be starting my Quarantine Cruise after the rains pass in Vallejo. ...
Got fuel? Filled up my four tanks several months ago at Benicia (enough to reach Seattle, if I had a hankering - but don't), last cruise before taking the Coot to Richmond for overdue maintenance and repair. Questionable (?) whether Bay Area fuel docks will be open. I presume the Emeryville Marina still has self-service. It did in 2011 for the Coot's first re-fueling.
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Sounds like a good use of time! By the way, if anyone needs it, as of a couple days ago, West Marine has toilet paper in stock to ship. Of course, it's the not so great marine stuff, but it's something.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:07 AM   #14
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A few weeks gunkholing in the Delta sounds sublime. We are very envious!

We are missing our big boat a lot; we were set up to be able to stay away from the dock for 30 days (which we did a few times) without special rationing and 45 or so with some water control, helped by a meter which precisely measured usage and what was left in the tank.
We'd have that thing out on the hook right now if we could, here in eastern NC where there are plenty of beautiful options within a day's cruise.

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Old 03-24-2020, 10:41 AM   #15
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A few weeks gunkholing in the Delta sounds sublime. We are very envious!

We are missing our big boat a lot; we were set up to be able to stay away from the dock for 30 days (which we did a few times) without special rationing and 45 or so with some water control, helped by a meter which precisely measured usage and what was left in the tank.
We'd have that thing out on the hook right now if we could, here in eastern NC where there are plenty of beautiful options within a day's cruise.

Have fun, we know you will!
You can take care of any water rationing with the installation of a water maker. Just 150 gpd water maker will take the strain off your water usage.
I still prefer a 12vt as opposed to a 120vt water maker but, that's just me.
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And what should we have learned about this?
If you are running low on supplied ie TP, cleaning liquids, eggs, bread etc, dont be content to say, "I will get it next week." In this case, some, most of us discovered, next week just might be a 2 or 3 months away.
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Thanks all! These are strange and historic times we're living in. I consider it a great blessing to have a boat to provide me with the shelter, quarantine and provisioning to help me through this. My signature means more today than when I wrote it long ago.

I'm sitting with half-full fuel tanks and will not be fueling in the SF Bay area. I'll pick up fuel in the Delta as I go, if needed. I've got enough for 250 NM plus reserves. I won't be heading out the gate either. I plan to remain in my comfort zone of the SF Bay and CA Delta for the duration. I have no need to go out into the wild blue yonder where all is unfamiliar and more challenging than the area I know best.

BruceK, let's stop the focus on personal protection weapons. It never leads to good conversations here. You do it your way and we'll do it our way...let's let it go at that, OK?

OldDan, a watermaker wouldn't work in the fresh waters CA Delta and is really not needed. There are plenty of places along the way to refill my water tank. I carry over 100 US Gal aboard and have lived comfortably on that for 2 weeks several times in the past...including daily showers.

Tomorrow afternoon's currents favor the CA Delta so that's where I'll start this adventure. I'll look into refueling and adding paper products when the opportunity arises. When I finish all the Delta (!!!), I can play in the Bay until we return to the "new normal".

I had no idea that my @DeltaBridges Project in 2019 to visit/photo 25 CA Delta bridges in 25 days would be a practice run for a global pandemic quarantine. I learned a lot from that trip and worked out a few wrinkles in the boat's electrical and fuel systems. My recently retuned props and the recent addition of an wired autopilot remote control (circa 1980's!!) came just in time for this Quarantine Cruise.

I'll try to post here and on my personal and @DeltaBridges Facebook pages as I go. Hope all are staying safe and healthy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of my TF brothers and sisters going through this pandemic alone. If you see me on the water, honk your horn and feel free to toss me a roll of single-ply TP as a gesture of support!
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You can take care of any water rationing with the installation of a water maker. Just 150 gpd water maker will take the strain off your water usage.
I still prefer a 12vt as opposed to a 120vt water maker but, that's just me.
I once had every intention of doing so, it would have been a very easy installation on our boat. I looked very hard and in a lot of detail at that and I could never get it to pencil out. Never regretted the decision.
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For how infrequently I'd need it, I've yet to make the numbers for a watermaker make any sense either. However, those of us in fresh water have a budget option available (that I may put together at some point). A sequence of filters (including a 1 micron or so as a final filter) and then a UV sterilizer tube. That should be enough to turn fresh river / lake water into something drinkable for a lot less than the cost of a watermaker.
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If you see me on the water, honk your horn and feel free to toss me a roll of single-ply TP as a gesture of support!
How about a roll of 2 ply and you can spend your free time separating the plies and you have twice as much.
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