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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 Yacht Club The club held its BBQ Rib Cook Off on a great Indian Summer afternoon. It was in conjunction with their Friendship Cruise-In weekend. We were all out on the grassy lawn...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Shorepower – ELCI, GFCI and GFD Almost any of us who work, live or play on boats have experienced the occasional dreaded and usually embarrassing slip and fall into the water. A captain “friend,”...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Boats, Boats And More Boats In September I went with my husband to visit our son, Max, in England. Max is a major in the United States Air Force, posted at a small village...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

Denison Yachting Denison Yachting is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Sausalito inside the prestigious Clipper Yacht Harbor. Sausalito is the perfect venue for Denison Yachting as it is one...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Vacuum Sealer Goes Anywhere Vacuum sealing freshly caught fish and harvested wild game as soon as they’re taken ensures their flavors stay fresh, natural and delicious. Whether in a remote campsite, on a boat...


Letters – by Our Readers

Hello Pat, I really enjoyed your article on the RADAR. For years I have been struggling how to actually train our youth and explain how RADAR works. This truly helped. Thank you.Mike Hammack,Resource Officer,Sea...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND NOVEMBER 21 – Jan 7 • Pier 39 Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holidays at the Pier, Pier 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront! The Pier is unwrapping a...

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Stephens Yacht Rendezvous Three days of Understanding” – reminds me of a song. The owners and management of Village West Marina & Resort invited Stephens and other classic yacht caretakers to cruise in for...