Amphibs at California Events in 2018

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Amphibs at California Events in 2018

Post by John Neuenburg » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:07 am

Military amphib and boat owners in California and the West looking for a big MV meet near some water should check out the Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Rally and Swap Meet next April. This is at Petaluma KOA, north end of Petaluma. The Petaluma River runs right through town and there is a boat ramp about a mile south by the US 101 bridge. Petaluma Yacht Club is downtown and there is a city-owned dock for passenger embarkation/debarkation. Anybody interested in showing off their MV can talk to the club and maybe they will pass the word to their members. We can also announce your demonstration to those at our event, including ahead of time in the MVCC newsletter and other places. Let me know if you want assistance. FYI the river doesn't go all the way to our event.

Adventurous boaters can travel south around six miles to Gilardi's Marina, next to Papa's Taverna Greek Restaurant. There is a boat ramp there. Another ramp is another five miles south under the Hwy 37 bridge, with the San Francisco Bay just beyond. So several options for land/water trips.

The Events forum has a thread about this meet:

For more aquatic action, the September Camp Delta event returns to Tower Park Resort, which is a great place for amphibs. The marina and boat ramp on the river is a baseball throw from our camp. This ramp is steeper than most but DUKWs have been in and out of there several times, as have jeep trailers during our Australian Jeep Trailer Races in the water! See for info about these events.
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