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koogzah



Joined: 06 Jul 2005
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Location: right here

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

victor wrote:
there is another launch besides the boat ramp and 13th st.


Pay no attention to Victor. This is completely untrue.


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maui95



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonderful news indeed! This is some of the most welcome (ws) news I've heard in the last couple of years. While I continued to sail TI during this painfully long and dreadful clean up operation, it wasn't quite the same as when we had access to the boat ramp (not to mentioned we were taking off right by the sewage pipes). I remember those days after epic sessions in the parking lot sharing stories with friends and fellow windsurfers. Here is a picture of one of those days circa 1 year before restriction. I'll bring some champagne on Saturday!


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victor



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, we were talking about TI? i thought it was palo alto.

sorry for the confusion. please disregard my post. Wink
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radross



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides the champagne, bring $$$ to pay for the potential citation and release of your vehicle from the tow yard if parked on the grass.

Ross.
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kevinkan



Joined: 07 Jun 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped by TI today. I took some pics and video and posted it here:

http://www.sunsetsailboards.com/blog/81-treasure-island-access

We need to tread lightly at this spot. We are battling the Navy and the apartment residents on North Point Drive; we would be driving and parking behind their apartments and patios and in their extended back yards.

1235 North Point Drive is currently vacant, so it may be possible to park in front of that building, however current residents of neighboring buildings use those spots for spillover parking, so we may be pissing off more people by parking in those spots than if we parked on the grass.

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windsrf



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin's access video is most helpful. I expect one issue/concern with using that grassy area for access/parking is that the grass/weeds/groundcover is extremely fragile. Over a WS season of just using that area for rigging, much cover was lost, revealing sand - and that's without any car traffic. David
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windsrf



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One mitigating approach to the parking concern might be to drive in there, unload/rig, and then remove vehicle out of the immediate vicinity prior to launch. Would involve a few blocks walk but minimal hassle and towing/resident upset risks. David
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a map with placemarks to clarify:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105045082424443100566.0004670e723d4cfacb1a7&ll=37.829853,-122.371581&spn=0.010474,0.022745&t=h&z=16

We could park on North Point Drive and walk our gear in. If you read my blog post, I parked my van right next to the gap in the fence, and you can see it in the pictures I took outside of 1235 N. Point Dr.

My concern here is that we don't want to piss the residents off, and I'm worried that taking up their parking spaces in their eyes would be worse than driving and parking behind their building.

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tombrady3841



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: good old days Reply with quote

In the parking lot with the Bro's after a session at T.I. Late September 2002 at 6:45p.m. I took a video, this is one frame. It's grainy but the memories of T.I are strong. Can't wait to sail there again.


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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some "official" hpeful news; TIDA and the Navy are going to meet with SFBA and Kevin. I'll provide an update at Thursday's SFBA meeting, and on the web site, once there is something definitive to report.
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