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wlundquist



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The water level shown for Palo Alto on this site is taken at the Palo Alto Yacht harbor, which is not the same as Baylands. Sounds like it is probably deeper in the Palo Alto yacht harbor than it is at Baylands.
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carl



Joined: 25 Feb 1997
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Location: SF bay area

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wlundquist wrote:
The water level shown for Palo Alto on this site is taken at the Palo Alto Yacht harbor, which is not the same as Baylands. Sounds like it is probably deeper in the Palo Alto yacht harbor than it is at Baylands.


The PA yacht harbor doesn't exist any more, it's a bird habitat now. The harbor was next to the nature center parking lot. Not sure where the tide is measured but it must be closer to the DB bridge where it's deeper.
We are talking about the same place. I forgot it's called PA Baylands Park.
And the launch is from the dock.
2 feet is really shallow and bad advice IMHO. There are guys that will walk out the muddy narrow channel but those guys have very small freestyle fins.
Since you have a slalom fin, 4 feet is much safer. At 3 feet you need to know exactly where the channel is or you're getting stuck on the mud bar.
(and wallow like a mudpuppy in mud so deep it's impossible to walk).
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PAmuddog



Joined: 29 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Carl. You need 4í of water to sail at Palo Alto with a long (30 cm+) fin.

Most of the Muddawgs use 18-20 cm fins to sail through a 2í tide.

I use Calaveras point for tides as it is closer to the open water area where we actually sail. If you view where the PA Tide is taken from youíll see itís inland and up a channel. It takes a while for the water to travel there. In fact, it can be flooding in the sailing zone while still ebbing in the channel.


Here are the coordinates for Palo Alto Yacht Harbor tides used by iWindsurf:

Latitude +37.4500 Longitude -122.1000

Copy and paste the above coordinates into this app:

http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html

Here are coordinates for Calaveras point:
latitude +37.4667 , longitude -122.0500

And hereís a tide chart for Calaveras Point:
http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/866.html

Hope to see you at PA!
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dennis_c



Joined: 05 May 1998
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of you amphibians tried one of these?
http://www.mauiultrafins.com/MUF7_english/Delta_Wing_Fin.html
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zirtaeb



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the old speed trials fins, good for off the wind, beam, but not close reaching. Upwind, forget about it.
Not much windward rail lift, so centered footstraps, and use well powered.
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victor



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$140 to $210.

is that what fins cost these days?
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koogzah



Joined: 06 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's keep this thread on topic, people...

I feel comfortable declaring myself America's Most Blunted today. 3.5 hours under Blunt Point on a 4.7 and 84 twin. Session included an Angel beach landing and multiple wake rides. Hit a max of 6 riders out there late, but a hard core of 3 worked the buoys for the full session.

I think I may have sailed my titties off out there. If anyone finds a pair of pale middle-aged man-breasts floating around near the 6 bell, let me know.
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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Sherman Access from about 3pm on 7/3/2013 Reply with quote

Rigged a 5.3 at first was just powered in the middle and far side.
Then it kept getting better for the most part. Switched to the Wave Board
when the Ebb got going. Air Temp was pretty hot.
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andydavis



Joined: 11 Apr 1999
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Location: Point Isabel

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koogzah wrote:
Let's keep this thread on topic, people...

I feel comfortable declaring myself America's Most Blunted today. 3.5 hours under Blunt Point on a 4.7 and 84 twin. Session included an Angel beach


where did you launch?
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koogzah



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andydavis wrote:

where did you launch?


I've got a Viet Nam surplus Huey that I set down right on Quarry Beach. Gear rack between the skids holds my board and a pre-rigged quiver. Big PA system blasting The Roots at frightened yachties as I skim across the Bay at about 50 feet. God Bless America.
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