Helpful Information from Bill Cullen

Shurflo Water Pumps

Many boats in the “Meadows Anchorage” are outfitted with the Shurflo “Extreme” (5.7GPM or 5.9 GPM) Series water pumps. These pumps are no longer available from Shurflo.

The replacement water pump from Shurflo is the Aqua King II Supreme 5.0 Fresh Water Pump. It comes in either 12 volt (13 amps) or 24 volt models, both at @ 55 psi. The 12 Volt Pump Part Number is #SHU 4158-153-E75. These pumps have different fittings than the old pumps. The new pump comes with new 1/2″ female barbed/wingnut fittings. You will likely need new small stainless clamps for intake & discharge connections for a secure fit.

So far the best price including shipping per pump is $206.75 and comes from Wholesale Marine 1-877-388-2628.

Cat’s Meow

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2014 Beer, Beef & Bocce Photos will be up shortly

Sorry for the delay!

David

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Sow’s Ear and Float For Sale

“Meadows Ready” SOW’S EAR for sale.  Do you love your friends visiting in the Meadows, but really start to feel cramped after a few days? The SOW’S EAR is for sale – asking $10,500, OBO by May 28.

Coast Guard ok’d ElectroScan toilet. 2- 75 watt solar panels w/ controller and inverter. Small wood stove for those chilly end of season nights.

Call or email Skipper Margo (916) 233-7146, mmcfedries@mac.com, or come by WGM – the slip next to Julio.

DOCK SALE THIS SATURDAY – EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Lots of Electrical, Plumbing and Hardware. 2 very nice Dock Boxes. 2 – 20 gallon water tanks.  Much more!

12′ X 20′ FLOAT FOR SALE Asking $2000, OBO by May 28

Has 10′ X 20″ Canopy and 2 – 8′ X 10′ attractive mats

Call or email Skipper Margot (916) 233-7146, mmcfedries@mac.com, or come by WGM – the slip next to Julio.

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Heads Up! Order BB&B T-Shirts Now

Deadline is May 22–Next Thursday!  Call or write Orrin or Nita now.

odolan@softcom.net or (208) 327-4376

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Beer, Beef & Bocce!!!

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Good Advice for “New” and “Old” Timers

Thanks to Bill Cullen for providing the following:

Mooring Permit:  It is recommend that everyone fill out a Marine Patrol -  Sacramento County “mooring permit” and submit it on line or by mail. Marine Patrol non-emergency phone number is (916) 668-4958.  The web link provided last year does not seem to be working.  [More research required-Ed.]

“Mooring Permit” Ordinance/Inspection include: 1. Proper operating MSD System; 2. Fire Extinguisher(s).  A 10 ABC type is recommended for houseboats; 3. Life Jackets – Proper number and type for your boat and particular use;  4. Throw Ring;  5. Display/Affixed CF Number Tags.

Other Considerations include: First Aid Kit, Flashlights, Check Bilge Pump Operation, Smoke/CO Detector (Check Battery).

While not required, basic first aid skills including CPR should be up to date. If you use the land for fire pit, barbecue, etc., have a shovel, water bucket at the ready for fire emergencies. Finally, Orrin and Nita (Obession) have a portable “AED” defibrillator and oxygen tank/mask on board.

Have Fun and Enjoy A Safe Season in the Meadows!

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Meadows Report

Thanks to Rick West (Cloud 9), who provided the following report:

Half Moon Bay was the first in on the April 26 . Floats and piers a few days later on the Point. Additionally, in an unusual early move, six other owners moved their floats out during the weekend. Cloud 9 moved out on the 30th, as did Meadow Muffin that day and the following morning. It’s a Hoot came into the beach on the May 3 along with more floats towed to moorings. The weather during all this was warm and with light breezes but mostly calm.

The water environment is increasingly changing due to the invasive flora, some of which is causing silting.  This has been moving westward from the bar at the entrance to The Meadows Slough because of limited water runoff as in days of old. We are now seeing higher than normal under water growth which is holding the silt.

Popular mooring sites east of the Beach to the Point are experiencing some restriction. The move westward has begun.  The State’s effort to control invasive underwater plants has produced a 90% clearing of the west cove of The Meadows, which was closed in 2013.

All the trails are open with the exception of the trail along the shore west between Mark and Linda passed Bill and Bonnie.  There is a major deadfall there.   All ramps to the levee are open from the green gate to the pump past the Point.  Access to the Twin Cities Bridge has not been explored.  The levee is overgrown at this time in places, but a path has been mowed. There has been a bypass of the green gate around the fence during the winter. Access to Delta River Park is open, but the trail is not yet groomed.

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