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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009 10:00 pm

It's around noon on a Monday and Del Snyder is sitting on the bow of his houseboat in a lawnchair in the shade of an awning. He looks ahead to a long narrow stretch of the Delta, the levees lined with trees on one side and parked motorhomes on the other.

"This is the place to be at the end of the evening," he said, leaning back in his chair. "Throw a steak on the barbecue, have a couple of beers and you're ready to rock."

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  • posted at 10:08 am on Mon, Aug 3, 2009.


    Even the winter on the Delta is great. Foggy and mysterious. BTW...you can drink yourself into a stupor if you want to....as long as the boat is anchored or tied up and NOT operating. But why get THAT baked? P.S.L Just keep ARNOLD from ramming through his 300' wide Peripheral Canal that would route most all of the Sacramento River right PAST the Delta and down to his cigar-chomping buddies in SoCal!!!!

  • posted at 5:46 pm on Sat, Aug 1, 2009.


    What's the laws regarding drinking and boating if the boat is a houseboat? Just wondering. Sounds like an ideal way to pass the summer.

  • posted at 12:59 pm on Sat, Aug 1, 2009.


    Nellie, houseboating on the delta is fine untill the cold weather and fog settle in for the winter. At that time I would prefer to be in Palm Springs.

  • posted at 3:11 am on Sat, Aug 1, 2009.


    Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone about houseboats on the Delta. I've been houseboating for over 15 years now on a regular basis and it is always one of our most relaxing weeks "away," even if we are only 10 miles from home.

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