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Delta Rat Scrapbook
Delta Rat Scrapbook
gives you the inside scoop of the Sacramento Delta

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Lessons Learned
talks about the boating scene of the San Francisco Bay

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What I Saw
On The Bay
covers sailing and boating on the San Francisco Bay Area

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New Products
showcases the latest marine products

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Letters From You
let our writers and our readers hear from you

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Northern California events calendar

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About Bay & Delta Yachtsman

Our Writers

Daniel Witte

Bill Wells
Delta Rat Scrapbook

Pat Carson
Lessons Learned

Jackie Philpott
What I Saw On The Bay 

Ty Mellot

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Our Staff

Don Abbott

Ty Mellot
& Advertising Sales

JP Salla
Advertising Coordinator
& Office Manager

Terry Goble
Art Director

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About Us

Bay & Delta Yachtsman’s humble beginnings date back to over 55 years ago
when a Delta boating couple created a newsletter for other boaters, which evolved into today's magazine that covers the waterways of Northern California.

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Latest Posts

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Sacramento Boat Show I put in a guest appearance at the Bay & Delta Yachtsman booth at the Sacramento Boat Show. It was well attended and I was kept busy all day Saturday. There was a steady...

Boat Review – by Pat Carson

Swift Trawler 41 Winter boating in San Francisco can be every bit as pleasant as summer boating, and this past winter was no exception. In late January, the weather in Richardson Bay was ideal...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Surfers And Doggies I don’t know how many readers spend time down the coast in Monterey or Carmel, but I recommend it. It’s hard to beat the beauty and serenity of either city. One of...

Marine Science Institute – by Ty Mellott

The Marine Science Institute was founded in 1970 by Robert and Carolyn Rutherford at a time when the topic of water resources was a major concern for many Bay Area residents. The idea of...

New Products – By Terry Goble

New Life To Stained And Drab Fabrics From basic cotton duck to ultra-modern acrylic, all outdoor fabrics can eventually stain, fade and begin to look drab. Mild detergents may remove some of the surface...


Letters – by Our Readers

Ahoy Capt. Carson, I read with interest your December article about shore power, GFCI’s, ELCI’s, GFD’s and isolation transformers. My boat is a 1980 Newport Sloop I purchased in 2016. I distrust shore power,...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND APRIL 28 – PICYA’s 107th Annual Opening Day on The Bay, Opening Day on the Bay is an annual celebration of the maritime community on the San Francisco Bay. From the blessing of...

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Ryde Hotel If you have not been to the Ryde Hotel lately you should pay a visit; the staff is making continuous improvements and the place is looking good. They will be opening the...