Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco bay
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Re: Oakland estuary navigation
Thanks for all your answer. I now have a clearer picture of the place.
I do have an engine so I'm sure I'll be alright.
However, I got surprised more than once by the currents around pier39 (my marina) and got some issue making headway after taking the sails down even though I was ok while close-hauling. Maybe there is something wrong with my prop because the engine is running smoothly and seems to rev up fine. Bottom line is I just wanted to make sure the currents wouldn't be bad there. I've read about people getting stuck in the estuary while paddling there but I guess it's on the other side of the bridge.
I also had the engine stall before due to some air in the fuel line (at dock and really, because I messed with the fuel filter). With all the vibrations from the 2 cyclinder, I always dread that some nut will get a little loose and my engine will shut down in the middle of worst place possible.
My boat still has its older name -"Desta"- on the transom.