Pacific Ocean

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Korth’s Pirate’s Lair I was at Korth’s to meet Ty, naturally he was running late as usual. While I was waiting Tiki Tom introduced me to Mark Bettis and his wife, the lovely Catherine Miskow....

Front Rudder – by Mark Reid

A Way Forward This year will be one for the books for sure. We’re still not there yet and we have a long way to go. This summer though, there was a way forward....

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Rule 14 It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Alameda, and we had planned on a late start for our voyage to the Delta. Departing Richard Boland Yacht Sales’ docks at Marina Village around...

The Co-Publisher – by Ty Mellott

As we are in the 55th year of Bay & Delta Yachtsman this month, I thought it would be fitting to go back in time a little before opening the curtain to the future if...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Upgrading To Quality Folding Cleats Is Simple Retractable cleats enhance the safety and appearance of any boat, but their required deck cut-outs may not be possible if there are bulkheads, electrical runs or other...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND AUGUST Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri – Sat evening...

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Terry McDonald’s Birthday Terry is celebrating three quarters of a century on the earth this year. It is somewhat maddening as he could pass for 50, but it shows that he does live a...

Front Rudder – by Mark Reid

Who, Why, What And When! Wow! Going into Fourth of July weekend, what started as a series of story updates on the current state of the wide, wide world of sailing and yachting, of...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

MMSI, DSC, AIS If you have an emergency on your vessel which communication device would you reach for first, your mobile phone or the VHF radio? In Feb 1999, the Safety of Life at...

New Products – by Terry Goble

1st Mate Is Ready To Assist For Boater-Overboard Scenarios Mercury Marine today announced full compatibility of all Mercury SmartCraft-capable engines with the new 1st Mate Safety and Security System. This technology comprises an intelligent...