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post #2 of Old 06-01-2011
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Not necessarily but a deep draft will make for a stressful sailing in SF bay. In the bay inside the markers, the water is usually 30-40 ft but it gets shallow really quickly if you are not careful and start drifting out of the channel.

My boat has a draft of 6 ft and I had a number of scares where I saw 6 ft on depth sounder.

The other thing to consider is the marina location. I go through the Redwood slough to reach my marina and it gets to around 12 ft at high tide.

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