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RO# 12330

Posted - Oct 10 2015 :  16:22:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to keep a stern drive boat in the water in the Delta but as close as possible to the Bay. Can someone tell me when the water starts to be fresh water in the Delta so I would not have to flash the engines every time I go out?

Homeport: San Francisco, CA


RO# 14567

Posted - Oct 11 2015 :  08:59:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My two best guesses would be Vallejo or Antioch. You might check with the folks at the Bay Model in Sausalito.

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RO# 14904

Posted - Oct 12 2015 :  20:38:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have always been told, depending on the amount of rain coming down the American and Sacramento River, the brackish water is around Antioch and Pittsburg. Which this year means it may be salty around Rio Vista


"the only time the boat has too much fuel is when its on fire"

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RO# 30983

Posted - Oct 13 2015 :  16:01:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a boat at the Antioch Marina. All boats there were in the water full time, with no fear of salt. Things may be different now due to the drought. Since there has been no rain to flush out the delta, the salty water may be creeping in farther then normal. Of course if we get the pending el nino, all that may change in the coming months.

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RO# 12330

Posted - Oct 14 2015 :  11:32:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments. It sounds like Antioch could be a good compromise.


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RO# 14567

Posted - Oct 15 2015 :  08:57:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another choice might be Martinez. It also has a cool downtown within walking distance of the marina.

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RO# 19774

Posted - Oct 16 2015 :  10:37:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martinez is quaint little town but the water is definitely brackish there. Anywhere west of Martinez will be salty. Pittsburg and Antioch is much fresher water.

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RO# 31629

Posted - Oct 18 2015 :  22:36:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My boat is in Pittsburg Marina. Since the drought we have salt or brackish water. We are starting to get barnacles on the pilings at the dock.

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