|03-15-2013 02:50 AM|
BY the way, you can reach the bay from SAC, but I don't recommend it in your boat. It took me something like 5 or 6 trips to get to old SAC in my jet boat. Launching from south SF I just headed north trough the SF bay, san pablo bay trough the carqenis straight under the bridge. Every time I would detour to see and cruise around the old ships the navy or merchant marine has stored at anchorage, they are way cool rusting hulks of history (they are still there, i drove my vette to concord last month and crossed some bridge and saw them)
From there on the Delta was confusing, I got lost all the time and just headed back to SSF. When I bought my offshore boat the guy gave me nautical charts of all the west coast. I used them to drive that boat from San Diego to SF useing compass headings off the coast. I studdied compass diviatians which was nothing new to me (I am also a pilot) The cool thing was I left Montery on the second day and charted a compass heading to hit santa cruz. Upon leaving I was out of sight of land, 3 hours later there was santa cruz. from there a fast blast up the coast and under the gate and home.
The point is the nautical charts also included the delta. All the confusion was gone. Just like reading a road map getting to SAC was easy.
Now you have to realise my boat was a jet, no prop. In the SF bay a prop will hurt you, my jet boat was gassed way up In the 89 quake there was a lot of junk floating around in the bay In the 89 quake. The jet boat was was cool. It hit tons of crap in the bay after the 89 quake. My offshore boat, no way. it was in the water in the SFF mirina. I loved driving the jet boat after the quakke. It was way cool. Hitting pilings and doghing piling was way cool
|03-14-2013 04:07 PM|
RichieHD -- so that's your jersey skiff? Cool. I've always had the desire to own a crackerbox, but I suppose it'll never happen.
Hotr0d -- the left hand drive seems normal to me. My brother had a Ford FE powered Hallet back on the early 70's. Hallet used to build boats for "Bruce" of Bruce's Tires fame. All the boats were named "Big bite". My brother's boat had been one of these go fast ski race boats before he bought it. My brother was the third owner, so I imagine the boat was built back in the mid-sixties. The story we got was that Bruce owned the building on Hagenburger Court, and used to trade building rent to Hallet in exchange for one boat a year. . . .
Anyway, pilot was left, observer was right.
|03-14-2013 01:51 PM|
is that a 14' aluminum hull?
what kind of propultion?
|03-14-2013 10:33 AM|
|03-14-2013 09:30 AM|
early boats were like this.
|03-14-2013 09:28 AM|
but, the sacremento delta does reach to the bay!
ive ran this boat for 4 seasons.
ive grenaded 1 engine so far, but that was an operator malfunction.
the trick is... never go out alone
nice boat richiehd!!! outboards can be tough!
thanks for the input guys!
|03-14-2013 09:21 AM|
|Richiehd||Hey Hotrod, Friend of mine says that looks like a Stevens|
|03-14-2013 09:12 AM|
|S10xGN||First boat I've seen set up in a "left-side driver" configuration...|
|03-14-2013 07:00 AM|
|Richiehd||Well, as long as we are on the subject!!|
|03-14-2013 01:38 AM|
Sorry, no offence, but that would not fly in the SF bay. Any V drive boat (especially a 16? footer is a calm lake boat) hitting waves in a fiberglass boat will destroy that V drive, in a fiberglass boat when hitting any waves have you ever seen the hull flex??? I have, they flex like crazy. Many years ago I ran a 21' deep V hull jet boat in the bay, 455 olds with a Berkley jet.
It took 2 years to make it bay worthy!!! I had to sort out everything, the first problem was with the body flex-the cable steering would short out the ignition switch and kill the engine. Spending the night out on the bay was no fun. Did it twice and hated it both times. The first time the engine died just at dusk. We floated along SF almost to the Gate and ended up just south of the san mateo bridge the next morning. The Tides are strong in the bay. The second time I knew what to do on the 21 deep V jet. Crawl into the bow and when the water hit my feet I would turn on the bilge pump.
Enough of that. Bought a 40' corsa with twin big blocks so I coluld cruise out in the pacific, the 2 engines never left me stranded again. Bought it in LA and piloted up to SF. That was also scary,
|03-13-2013 11:32 AM|
|03-13-2013 11:28 AM|
|lg1969||Hey HOtrod, That is not a Hot Rod. That is an ICBM flying just above water.|
|03-13-2013 11:10 AM|
shat and gat!
|03-13-2013 11:08 AM|
|03-13-2013 11:06 AM|
pontiac 354, 030 over, 2.11 and 1.66 valves, 9.8:1 cr heads flow about 260 cfm. .488 lift cam, peformer rpm modified intake, with a spread bore holly 750 DP
13" 15 prop underdriven on the 10 degree cassel, dont know the percent of gears, i havnt goten in to the box yet.
im also working on a 383 small block'd 66 wesco 16 footer v-drive flatbottom
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