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    I just got to wondering. If you start in the Delta or around Sacramento. How far north can you go on the Sacramento river before it gets to shallow or you can't get gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bocco View Post
    I just got to wondering. If you start in the Delta or around Sacramento. How far north can you go on the Sacramento river before it gets to shallow or you can't get gas?
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    I managed to find a submerged stump with my Cole last summer up around Knights Landing that did 3K worth of damage to my strut, prop, and shaft. I wasn't the only one who found that stump on the same day, and he suffered like damage. I'd say take a jet boat if you want to go in that area of the river.
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    Just north of the I-5 overpass by the airport, the river forks. Instead of taking the left fork up the Sac River, how far up the feather river can ya get? On the map, it looks like a wider waterway until it hits Yuba City, then necks down.

    Running a jet up the American would be a blast if it wasn't for the 5 MPH speed limit

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    depends on the year 2...... I would say with a prop. Colusa would be tough. Feathers real shallow at Sac river. but gets better after. I hear.....

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    OK. So it sounds like the Virgin Sturgeon is the last stop heading north for me.

    The American river does sound fun but you can see how shallow that is just looking at the Google map satelite view. Aluminum jet boats would be fun on that run.

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    No bocco... you can make it up to the I-5 bridge -thats where Swabbies is at. So if you go past the virgeon its the second overpass you will come to. first you reach the I-80 and then the I-5.

    You can also run up further north of Swabbies about probably 8 miles before you reach the FORK.... where it becomes a sand bar that you can walk around in. nice to just run up there and park for some sun, a few cold ones and then head back down. Just stay in the middle of the river all the way, do not go near the rock dams you see coming out from the shoreline
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    Quote Originally Posted by bocco View Post
    The American river does sound fun but you can see how shallow that is just looking at the Google map satelite view. Aluminum jet boats would be fun on that run.
    American is gonna look shallow on google cause the crystal clear water,unlike the muddy sacto that gets heavily iragated causing zero visability unless you go way north past Chico.American is where everyone anchors for overnight stay or day trip,plenty deep for small yaghts for the first 5 miles or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoker2001 View Post
    American is gonna look shallow on google cause the crystal clear water,unlike the muddy sacto that gets heavily iragated causing zero visability unless you go way north past Chico.American is where everyone anchors for overnight stay or day trip,plenty deep for small yaghts for the first 5 miles or so
    what would be your best guesstimate for running time(45-55mph) from BW to the old sac area??


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    Quote Originally Posted by 707DOG View Post
    what would be your best guesstimate for running time(45-55mph) from BW to the old sac area??
    I would allow 2 hours,few 5mph zones..i bet it is only 45 nautical miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by 707DOG View Post
    what would be your best guesstimate for running time(45-55mph) from BW to the old sac area??
    I plotted a route in Google Earth, from Tower Park to Swabbies is 62 miles by river. Would guess you could knock 10-15 miles off of that for B&W to Old Sac. One of the runs I look forward to doing sometime.

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    Seth - you would probably have to plot gas docks along the way too (just like me)... Doesnt really matter how far it is as long as there's gas every 10-15 miles!!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    Seth - you would probably have to plot gas docks along the way too (just like me)... Doesnt really matter how far it is as long as there's gas every 10-15 miles!!!! lol
    Yeah, no kidding. And what fuel they stock. Last I heard, there's no 91 on the river up near Sac. Captive audience, so don't know why they wouldn't just carry the fuel that suits a wider customer base and up the charge appropriately. More money in their pockets and more fueling options for guys that require 91. I'm pretty sure my current deal will run fine on 87, so little concern for me. I wonder what locations have 91, and which is the closest to Old Sac.

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    Miller park I think has 89, up next to swabbies has 91 I think. It has been a while since put fuel in a boat I forget!!!!!! We used to run down to rio vista and it would take 1 1/2 to 2 hours just cruising.
    Feather river is a jet boat only river. there is a spot right before marysville that the river drops two feet. Only jet boats I have watched make it down and up.
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