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 Post subject: CA - San Luis Reservoir
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:50 am 
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Anyone have an opinion on sailing San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos, CA? I'm interested in taking my H18 there. What are the winds like? Best time of year? Camping? Boat launches? Beaches for landing?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:33 pm 
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It looks like a lot of wind. This site had a good description. http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=558 I am thinking of sailing Lake Comanche for Thanksgiving.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:19 am 
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Thanks, Jeff. By the way, I suppose I should call the park to ask what the "wind warning lights" are about. I've driven past the res on I-5 and had to hold the wheel with both hands due to the wind, so that must have something to do with it.

How's the sailing on Comanche?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:22 am 
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The wind warning lights are on Hwy 5 warning traffic. I have yet sailed on Lake Comanche. I am a little leery of being the only boat out on the lake though. A breakdown could make for a very long day with out any help. So I might wait till spring. :?

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 Post subject: O'neill Forebay
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:24 pm 
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I have windsurfed in the O'neill Forebay a bunch. This is to the east of the dam. The forebay is a regulator for water levels between the lake and the canal so the water level can vary. There are shallows, not sure how good it would be on a cat. Hot windsurfing spot (High Wind). There is camping on the waters edge.

This was posted on thebeachcats.com (On trhe Wire archives) Pretty cool archive of sailing spots!

http://www.thebeachcats.com/OnTheWire/c ... laces.html


O'Neill Forebay-San Luis Reservoir - Los Banos, CA USA

Wind Conditions: Good
Water Conditions: Good
Launch facilities: Good
Beach conditions: Good
Traffic conditions: Fair
Safety: Good

Charges: $5 day use; $1 non-powered boat launch fee

About the place:
Just below the San Luis Reservoir Dam, off Hwy 152 about 5 miles from I-5. Good, fairly consistent wind in the afternoon. PWC and other powerboat traffic can be heavy at times. There is a large sandy beach, surrounded by a grassy area with picnic tables and BBQ grills. Very nice boat ramp and docks, although sometimes gets crowded, especially on long weekends.

Submitted by: Tim Wilson <timnpam@mbay.net>
Seaside, CA USA - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 21:46:08 (PDT)

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