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19ft CC in the San Francisco Bay Area

Old 04-01-2019, 03:45 PM
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Default 19ft CC in the San Francisco Bay Area

I am moving to the SF area this summer from Florida and have a 19' Yamaha 190FSH Sport Center Console. It does very good in the bays and nearshore (out to 15 -20 NM) in FL, but how would she fare in the SF Bay? The question is to sell her or to figure a way to bring it along. Additional things to consider are boat launches and storage facilities. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:58 PM
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Culture shock...

The bay is more likely than not, super rough . Pick you're days, otherwise head to the Delta.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:27 PM
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I ran an older 21' Boston whaler CC for years out of Oyster Point marina in SSF for years in the 90's.
I'm much older now, so I'm not sure if I could handle it now.
It was great, I'd trailer down to Half Moon Bay and launch for salmon, albacore, and rockfish.
Or make the run to San Pablo Bay to fish for Sturgeon.
Fishing in the Bay used to be great for halibut and stripers.
I ran that little 21 as far out as 68 miles offshore for albacore. Often I'd go to the Farralon islands.
for the Bay, it will be fine. Outside the Bay, pick your weather.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:01 AM
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I ran an older 21' Boston whaler CC for years out of Oyster Point marina in SSF for years in the 90's.
I'm much older now, so I'm not sure if I could handle it now.
It was great, I'd trailer down to Half Moon Bay and launch for salmon, albacore, and rockfish.
Or make the run to San Pablo Bay to fish for Sturgeon.
Fishing in the Bay used to be great for halibut and stripers.
I ran that little 21 as far out as 68 miles offshore for albacore. Often I'd go to the Farralon islands.
for the Bay, it will be fine. Outside the Bay, pick your weather.
The bay can get a little rough from a strong current with opposing winds, often 3’ choppy waves. Leaving directly under the middle of the gate can get rough, stay north along the coast where you get some shelter.
Many small craft warning days in the summer, winter is calmer between storms but chilly. If you don’t mind getting tossed a bit in the elements you will be fine.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by crawl55 View Post
I am moving to the SF area this summer from Florida and have a 19' Yamaha 190FSH Sport Center Console. It does very good in the bays and nearshore (out to 15 -20 NM) in FL, but how would she fare in the SF Bay? The question is to sell her or to figure a way to bring it along. Additional things to consider are boat launches and storage facilities. Thanks in advance for the help!
You should check out Coastside Fishing Club. It is a Nor Cal fishing site. Lots of good local info and can ask questions. 25 bucks to join
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:49 PM
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Weather in the bay is tricky, during the summer months its typically foggy/overcast in the morning with prevailing afternoon winds. Guys in wet rides tend to figure out which way they want to travel in the afternoon winds and fish accordingly
your cc will fit in just fine, theres a ton of cc out here albeit mostly whalers.
a couple of things that will help
- trade in your white deck boots for some xtratufs
- trade in tank tops/shorts for grundens bubs and a rain coat
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:46 PM
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Thanks alot for the information. We are still doing our research and will be coming out to see the conditions for ourselves before the move. If anyone else has an opinion, I am all ears. Once again, thanks alot!
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Originally Posted by crawl55 View Post
I am moving to the SF area this summer from Florida and have a 19' Yamaha 190FSH Sport Center Console. It does very good in the bays and nearshore (out to 15 -20 NM) in FL, but how would she fare in the SF Bay? The question is to sell her or to figure a way to bring it along. Additional things to consider are boat launches and storage facilities. Thanks in advance for the help!
your 19’ will do great for crabbing, rockfish and salmon out of Half Moon Bay (pillar point harbor) and will be PERFECT for the delta to put you on some stripers and sturgeon.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:46 PM
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Before you sell it back there, look at what you are going to pay to replace it out here.
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