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Author: Mike Bruzzone
Subject: 11 Boats, Berth & Motor Back Basics
Info: (1825 views) Posted: Tuesday 6-2-09 09:26:43 AM
Hi everyone:

Bob Doscher fm SSC reports entries from 11 e27s. Its still time to get your entry in and SSC has even allowed me, once upon a time, to enter and pay when I arrived.

For those avoiding the rush at the hoist contact Susan at SSC for advance berth assignment. Or, simply show up and be assigned one.

On motoring back it takes 9 - 11 hours. For those with the plastic 2 horse engines plan on the longer side of that range. My Suzuki 5 horse requires between 7 & 9 gallons of gas to reach Brickyard Cove. I motor back the entire way, use the false river short cut, and usually don't raise the main until leaving false river at the gravel barges. Once the main is up I cantinue to motor sail. Although, if its windy in Honker Bay may turn off the motor for a period of time and justy sail. The last two years I motored back almost all the way (to Vallejo) w/o raising the main as the conditions were fairly light.

Once upon a time I detered from the river and used the Northern channel to Susuin River entrance, to avoid the river flood, although one crew on the boat had local knowledge to do this following the wooden stakes pounded into the mud flat.

Also, I always tie the engine onto the boat. Bracing from both sides of the engine to starboard and port inner pushpit stanchions. I also tie from the engine through the starboard cockpit drain hole, through the cockpit and back down the port drain hole too tie again to the engine. This steadies the engine and assures the bracket won't pop out of the boat backwards; especially in reverse.

For those planning to take a couple of days back consult the Delta guide for lay over destinations.

mb

:: Maybe as many as 15 boats now
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:: mb
::
:: :: Looks like up to six or seven more boats for a fleet of
:: :: 12 -13 for Ditch based on email responses back thru
:: :: morning of 5/26.
:: ::
:: :: mb
:: :: ::
:: :: :: 3 More email me back thumbs up Ditch Run
:: :: ::
:: :: :: mb
:: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Currently six boats are signed up for Ditch and its
:: :: :: :: anyone's guess what happens to overall scoring in the
:: :: :: :: hotly contested Fun Long Distance Series. Entry with the
:: :: :: :: aim of mixing it up and scrambling the standings.
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Plane into the freash water and warm breezes of the
:: :: :: :: Delta on June 6. It does not take a lot of sandwiches or
:: :: :: :: crew. Nor does it require trailering the boat back.
:: :: :: :: Spend some time in the Delta afterwards. Cruise back
:: :: :: :: over a couple of days.
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Uddles of potential crew want a ride on e27s for this
:: :: :: :: race. Should be no problem doubling our entries to 12 or
:: :: :: :: more between now and the start.
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: e27 Festivities at SSC following the race.
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: mb

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