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Old 07 April 2013, 00:47   #21
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Searider,

There's a guy in my office that makes alot of trips to Ft. Bragg that beach dives for abs.
He wants to hook up a couple of times this summer.

I've made quite a few trips down there on the bike but have never towed a boat. I would assume that it would be better to run down to Willits before cutting over?

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Old 07 April 2013, 00:57   #22
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Rokar,

How did you like Cresent City? Drove through there countless times but never stayed much. Did spend some time out at St. George reef light. Flew lots of barrels from the old light house removing left over fuel and oil that was left behind when the last care takers left the light. Landed the barrels right in one of the water front parkIng lots by the marina. That was way back in 92 or 93. Last time I lived in Humboldt Bay was 2004.
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Old 07 April 2013, 01:11   #23
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I have flown to Shelter Cove and Ft Bragg more times than I can remember. But only made the trip by road one time for each location. I remember the drive over from 101 always seems like a long time. The Willits turn off sounds about right for Ft Bragg, but would have to look at a map again to be sure.
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Now how can anybody hate tourists? I was starting think that they were the life blood of the Northcoast! Just kiddin'.
I'm not on the North Coast; I'm in Oakland. Most of my diving and boating is in Monterey. Tourists tend to add time to the drive (which, at just over 2 hrs is long enough to begin with.)

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Aluminum. Does it have a bracket so that you can have a high stern rail?
Builder put on a pod; basically a less-than-beam-width hull extension. Full height transom. Pod is nice; in addition to improving handling, it makes a good platform to take a leak, and a handy spot to hang a dive ladder.

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I've made quite a few trips down there on the bike but have never towed a boat. I would assume that it would be better to run down to Willits before cutting over?
I'd guess so. Make sure you have decent brakes, or take it really easy; Hwy 20 has several 15mph downhill turns.

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Searider,

I've spent the last 20yrs in CC and loved most of it. Ocean, Mountains. If you didn't like the weather, just go to another part of the county.
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jyasaki,

Sorry about that. My yam's a 115 ETLF.

It'd be nice to have a pod or extension, I'd like to keep the 115.

After I say ryanpratt's rebuilds, I spent alot of time researching and even sent in for a quote to Armstrong. I'm just too concerned about the bending moment with as shallow a stern that I have.

Hwy 20 sounds like it my be an interesting trip. I use a 1ton dually as my tow rig. It's got a jake brake on it that really slows it down nicely.

I'll have to take another run down there to scope things out with eye to launching.

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I'd guess so. Make sure you have decent brakes, or take it really easy; Hwy 20 has several 15mph downhill turns.

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I just drove that route towing my little boat with a fully loaded pickup truck this weekend. No big deal. Use your gears/jake brakes for the bigger downhills.

No way I would want to tow down the Lost Coast route. Absolutely beautiful drive, but very windy road.

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Rokar,

I looked at a map. I drove to Ft Bragg, turning off 101 at Legget, it is the start of highway 1. If I had to do it again, that is the way I would go.

Not that you have the fuel to make a long run, I would stay away from Cape Mendocino, which is not the same as the Mendocino Coast that is popular. The cape always has high winds and currents. Some of the mountains in the King Range go from the shore to over 4000 ft, straight up.

Have fun in Humboldt. It has a lot to offer if you get outdoors much. I am a little jealous remembering the good times there, but no way am I ever moving back to California. Total of ten years is enough. I left Mountain View (SF Bay) last fall. I now call Idaho home and I think I might have the only RIB on Lake Pend Oreille.
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So... You're "Oregon_Searider", you used to live in California, and now you're in Idaho? You trying to keep us awake or something?


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