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OYSTER POINT MARINA/PARK MARINA SERVICES BERTHING: 600 berths from 26-60 ft. GUEST DOCK & BERTHING: Available at 60¢/ft./night RESTROOMS & HOT SHOWERS: Public restrooms and private restrooms with showers LAUNCH RAMP: Two-lane concrete ramp with parking for 70 boat trailers and cars PUMP-OUT FACILITY: Located on the fuel dock PARK/OPEN SPACE: Approximately 33 acres of park and open space with trails, promenades and swimming beach FISHING PIER: A 300' concrete fishing pier 24-HOUR SECURITY DRY STORAGE CABLE TV: Available OFFICE HOURS: Weekdays 8:30 to 4:30 Saturdays and Sundays by Appointment Closed holidays BOAT & MOTOR MART New Boat Sales (Parker, Osprey) Yacht Broker (650) 246-1460 OYSTER POINT BAIT, TACKLE & DELI (650) 589-3474 MARINE CENTER Dry Storage, Fuel (Both Regular & Diesel) (650) 872-0795 DOMINIC'S RESTAURANT Weekday Lunch • Banquet Facilities Dinner Nightly (650) 589-1641 INN AT OYSTER POINT Bed & Breakfast with Restaurant (650) 737-7633 ANCHOR DETAILING Complete Yacht Detailing Services (650) 579-2776 OYSTER POINT YACHT CLUB (650) 873-5166 Located in SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Take Hwy. 101 to South San Francisco/Oyster Point Blvd. exit. Then one mile EAST on Oyster Point Blvd. By Water: 8.2 Nautical Miles SOUTH of Bay Bridge.

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LETTERS some budgets of what it costs to live under various scenarios. Third, they would need to look at their assets, pensions, social security, to see where the income is coming from, and then get professional help to model various cash flow scenarios. Lastly, they'd have to implement the plan they decided on. As Latitude suggested, taking equity out of a house and renting in order to buy a cruising boat is one option to selling the house to buy a boat. But what if the couple couldn't find a renter, or the rent didn't cover the cost of the boat payments? I believe it's very important to explore all the options in order to determine the potential effects of each. Having advised many couples on how to achieve the cruising lifestyle, I've found the key is to be flexible. Remember that the goal is to cruise, not to have the fanciest boat on the water. One's cruising dreams can almost always be accomplished with a little creativity. And with a little planning, boomers should be able to cruise, and not have to settle for living in a "crappy little apartment" afterwards. Stuart I. Kaplan, CMFC Senior Vice President – Investments, Piper Jaffray Stuart.i.kaplan@pjc.com Duetto, Norseman 430 cat Readers — Normally we wouldn't include an email address in a letter that could be potentially so self-serving, but Kaplan has been a Ha-Ha participant and sponsor for the last two years without requesting any special treatment — so what the heck? ⇑⇓WE'RE ASKING FOR A GOOD HOME, NOT MONEY My father has that sickness called 'old age', and therefore is no longer capable of maintaining Mareve, our family's 51-ft ketch. We would like the boat to go to a good home, but are not asking for money because we don't need the funds. We just want Mareve to sail in good hands again. I care because I grew up aboard Mareve, and sailed her all over the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Rim for 13 years of my youth. This was back in the '70s when I was a young buck. Now my brothers and I are spread all over — I'm in Auckland building John Kilroy's new TP52 Samba Pa Ti — and we're just not able or interested in caring for the boat anymore. Could you let people know about Mareve's availability? She has a teak hull and decks, and was built at the famous Cheoy Lee Yard in Hong Kong in 1940 to a George Wayland design. She has a 80-hp Mercedes diesel. She's currently located in San Carlos, Mexico. My dad kept her up as well as he could, with annual haulouts and painting and so forth, but due to his failing health, hasn't been able to visit her in some time. So she does need some work. We members of the Arndt family would like to see Mareve go to a good home. I can be reached at (805) 570-3651 in California or 011-64-210-407-924 in New Zealand, or via skype at Samba52EricArndt. Eric Arndt California/New Zealand In a typical month, we receive a tremendous volume of letters. So if yours hasn't appeared, don't give up hope. We welcome all letters that are of interest to sailors. Please include your name, your boat's name, hailing port, and, if possible, a way to contact you for clarifications. By far the best way to send letters is to email them to richard@latitude38.com. You can also mail them to 15 Locust, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, or fax them to (415) 383-5816.

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Latitude 38 August 2006  

The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 August 2006  

The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.