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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

The ARkStorm(s) Back a decade or more when I was on the public committee for the Bay & Delta Conservation Plan (we called it the Bay & Delta Canal Plan) BDCP. After we had...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Engine Antifreeze AKA Coolant That bright colored product in your vessel’s engines is a hardworking liquid, and unfortunately it is often ignored. To keep your engine operating at a proper and efficient temperature, coolant...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Bay Area Association Of Disabled Sailors Back in 2017 I started taking my boat over to the BAADS program in South Beach Harbor. BAADS is the acronym for Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors....

From Way Back – by Ty Mellott

Maybe I made the February issue’s photos from the past way too easy. It would appear that way when I’ve received the correct answer from many a reader. Although quite a few responded and...

Business News – by Bill Wells

Pacific Power & Sailboat Show May 4-7, 2023 The California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) is very excited to inform the marine industry that the CYBA’s Pacific Sail & Power Boat show will be held...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Electric Telescopic Shade Provides Versatile Sun Relief As boat buyers walk the aisles of the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, they’ll view one of the most innovative comfort solutions available: the electric-powered Telescopic Shade...


Letters – by Our Readers

Hi Bill, Happy New Year! I worked on Mike and Grace Milne’s entry for the Discovery Bay Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade again this year. This time we decorated their 46-foot houseboat as a NASCAR...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND FEBRUARY 11 – 19 • Pier 39’s Tulipmania, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year’s collection...