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May 2019

About The Bay - May 2019
I was a very happily surprised last week when I visited our post office box and found a letter from the bank which holds the lien on our boat. According to Bank of the West, our boat loan is now paid in full. The surprise part was because I thought the loan was not paid off until December 2019.     Read more.

Delta Rat Scrapbook - May 2019
Delta Coves is a project that has been in the works for some three decades. It was originally permitted in 1983. It went nowhere but in 1989 it got restarted only to fail once more. The levee was breached, and the lagoon created several years ago. Now it has been taken over by DMB Development out of Scottsdale Arizona.     Read more.

Down The Rode - May 2019
22 · USS PotomacOpening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 -hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year′s boating season.     Read more.

Front Rudder - May 2019
As San Francisco prepares to host its first SailGP event, courtesy of Mr. Larry Ellison and Mr. Russell Coutts, rumblings continue to ruminate about the viability of 3 of the potential challengers for the next America′s Cup. But as Auld Mug ′36 stumbles out of the gate, SailGP is ready to roar with rebooted AC50′s, save the fastest one, which probably is a museum piece by now.     Read more.

Lessons Learned - May 2019
When making coastal deliveries that span several days or weeks, we have plenty of time to discuss and sometimes research various topics, mostly maritime related. On a recent delivery, the subject of why on this particular delivery we had to pick up the new yacht in Ensenada, MX, while on the one the previous week,     Read more.

Letters from You - May 2019
Are you familiar with, or have any first hand knowledge with Renewable Diesel? This is not the bio-diesel of old but a new refinery product that meets ASTM 975, with many attractive benefits.     Read more.

New Products - May 2019
Keeping a boat spot–free is a constant battle, with many owners resorting to harsh, toxic chemicals and lots of elbow grease. Moldaway from Shurhold Industries is different. It is an oxygenated cleaner effective on a wide range of surfaces and removes stains the natural way.     Read more.

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