View Full Version : SF Gunkholing June 15-20, 2008
05-27-2008, 11:26 AM
I'm signed up for the week-long SF Maritime Museum's Gunkholing trip in the Delta - should be quite a trip!
This year they are trying something new, starting and ending at the
same marina, Eddo's near Antioch. This means several days of upwind
sailing in our small boats, so we shall see how it all works out. We
have the scow-schooner Alma and several chase boats to help us out if
I'm working on tweaking my boat's gear, and built a new whisker pole
and sunshade/bimini-thingie last week.
Canoeyawl will be there, not sure if any other Forumites are attending.
My biggest concern is the heat = I grew up in the Central Valley and did quite a bit of summer boating in the Delta 15 years ago, but dealing with 100+ degree weather is a potential problem when you are sittin' in the sun all day...
2007 story & photos - http://ooto.com/blog/gunkhole07.html
(Click the photos to see three pages of images)
2007 video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8q0FhxjU1E
older article -
06-23-2008, 11:49 AM
Here's a quick map of the "Journey to the World's End" route -- photos later -
There were several other Forumites on the trip, so anyone who wants to add photos or links to same is invited to do so..
06-24-2008, 12:45 AM
Here's one of the folk's photos already up on flickr -
A nice one of me, I must say -
And the raftup at Hog Island around the scow schooner Alma -
06-26-2008, 03:54 PM
Sally loafing along at Korth's Pirates Lair
Bill Stoye photo
06-26-2008, 06:10 PM
Sweet, I went sailing there with my Dad alot, way back when. Thorne,looking cool,hope you were,musta been hot.Sally,great photo always been one of my fav' boats on this forum.What is the boat with yellow sheer streak in pic.2. Hope ya'll had a grand time. Rooster
06-26-2008, 06:12 PM
That photo was taken on Thurs afternoon, when it was just beginning to really heat up. I was missing the bimini I used to have on my SJ21 for Delta cruising.
I think that's _Annie_, will have to check my own photos to see if I've got anything decent of her.
Here's "searoom's" photo of her -
And a nicer one of Jake's _Sally_ -
06-26-2008, 07:22 PM
This is Anne, a Bud Mackintosh sloop rigged as a yawl.
The other double ended ketch I do not know the type, but she has a little diesel inboard and has just been revived - a lovely vessel indeed.
Bill Stoye photo
06-26-2008, 07:26 PM
The Delta at sunset...
Bill Stoye photo
06-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks,any more info. you have on Annie would be great. She looks like centerboarder,if so, with that sail area[looks like their reefed sailing in the delta!] and low freeboard I'm thinking she would be shall we say,exciting, in the cut out on the bay,but she would fit right in up here on the sound. Rooster
06-26-2008, 07:41 PM
Late again, my post was re: the double ended yawl in thorns post.
06-26-2008, 10:20 PM
About that “Yawl”…
By consensus the best guess is a variation of a No Man’s Land boat.
It is fitted with a small air-cooled marine diesel inboard right aft, (Petter- I think) a tidy installation.
The boat has recently undergone a major conservation effort including new canvas decks, toe rails, carlins, paint and brightwork, sails, some bronze castings, and etc. etc. The helm has been repositioned with control lines from an original push-pull tiller.
She is a thing of beauty now eh?
06-27-2008, 09:00 AM
yeah she is. Thanks for the info. Rooster
06-30-2008, 12:07 AM
Todd Bloch has posted a great video and selection of photos -- some nice ones of the boat being discussed above -
The older gent playing the guitar is Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and the "Rock Me Mama" song played at the end became our unofficial our theme song, played every night by one of the Park personnel to popular acclaim.
10-24-2010, 06:14 PM
I finally (two years later!) got some of my photos online -
11-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Thorne, is this event likely to happen this coming summer...2011? I would sure be interested in participating, if it was.
11-03-2010, 02:29 PM
That makes a number of us. Don't think it will happen but I'll post something here if it looks like it might.
11-03-2010, 03:37 PM
If it doesn't, I have a friend with a Cheoy Lee Offshore 48 who would probably enjoy being the motherboat as long as people didn't go too hog-wild with the extra gear. We could do a 4-day weekend, mini-version on our own, or maybe under the banner of the TCSA?.
11-03-2010, 03:38 PM
BTW, "Sally" is gorgeous, just beautiful. What is she? Looks like a canoe yawl.
12-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the pictures, Thorne. I just now watched the 2007 and 2008 videos. That stuff is just my speed. Tell me - how would a Shellback fare? Maybe not starting from SF, but in the Delta itself?
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