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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Today during race 4 for the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Trophy, Sequoia Yacht Club stuck their J/22's mast into the bottom of the Berkeley Circle. ...
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    06-14-2019, 09:51 PM
    The dialog on E-dock today: "How are you?" "Frustrated." "You too? My reefing line is too short." "My batteries are flat."
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    06-14-2019, 10:12 AM
    When my mother graduated from Oakland High my grandparents gave her a cruise to Honolulu. It was aboard the Lurline. Mom kept one of the menus,...
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    06-13-2019, 03:19 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread 2019 LongPac Update in 2019 LongPac
    I may have to forgo the bath on this trip. At certain angles the hot water sloshes over the edge of the tub.
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    06-13-2019, 10:37 AM
    From Psychology Today: "So what does the color mean? Black: People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive. ...
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    06-11-2019, 12:18 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Globe 40 in Singlehanded Sailing Society
    That sounds well thought-out - I like the structure. I hope they get the entries to make it happen.
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    06-10-2019, 06:27 PM
    At 1820 SUAD is 16 miles ahead of SLAG. Pear Shaped Racing just finished and won the steak knives. .
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    06-10-2019, 05:56 PM
    I know someone who allegedly owns a Lido 14. It's under a tree or something.
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    06-10-2019, 05:38 PM
    A comparison of the Figaro II (SUAD) and the Melges 32 (SLAG): The Figaro (in stock config) is 6,724# vs. 3,988# for the Melges. The Melges has a...
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    06-10-2019, 04:24 PM
    Yes, this is the bfka Velvet Hammer (or Hamster, or other less post-able names). Now back to SECRET SQUIRREL, which was its name for most of its...
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    06-10-2019, 04:00 PM
    SUAD was three knots faster than SLAG at the last update - go Envolee!
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    06-10-2019, 03:47 PM
    Zero productivity here (I did get your message). I'm mostly interested in the race between SUAD (Nathalie and crew) and SLAG. Envolee has been...
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    06-04-2019, 09:40 PM
    The lights are out because they're all at the Racer Party, down the street and around the corner at the Presbyterian church: These are SAILORS...
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    06-04-2019, 03:33 PM
    My aren't you staying in the fancy digs! You should sleep in one of the kayaks to get the full-orbed experience of it all. Say hey to Nat, for...
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    06-04-2019, 03:12 PM
    That's team BACKWARDS AF. Team FUNKY DORY is just around the corner - they'll be the last ones in before the cutoff. The tracker says team OLD...
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    06-04-2019, 08:37 AM
    Come on OLD FART - enough with the beauty sleep. The competition is half way across the strait! Update: Only 4 miles to go but down to 1.3 knots...
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    06-03-2019, 09:18 AM
    Meantime my sentimental favorite, OLD FART IN A WINDSTORM, is around Point Wilson and is making 2.3 knots, like a boss.
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    06-03-2019, 07:47 AM
    This is awesome. The only thing that would make it better would be having Philpott aboard one of the boats. Maybe next time? My AyeTides app...
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    06-01-2019, 05:00 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    "Honey, what's in that big truck outside?" "It's just a spar Dear." Big thanks to Jonathan, who took a break from his DDR prep to help carry it...
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    05-31-2019, 07:01 PM
    Oh - you're a brave man.
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    05-30-2019, 09:26 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Thanks Ants. Our vehicular inventory consists of two Insights and a Prius, no tow vehicles. But it's a tough little carbon-fiber spar. I think...
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    05-29-2019, 01:07 PM
    Here's a set of targets from Ragtime!. These were pulled from the US Sailing Performance Pack for a J 92, which assumed a boat sailed full-crew in...
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    05-29-2019, 10:34 AM
    Good info from Dave. Although only six of the AE38 yawls (and two sloops) were built, US Sailing happened to have a measured ORR certificate for...
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    05-29-2019, 09:56 AM
    At the request of the author, the Polar Expedition thread has been moved to Shorthanded Sailing. Let the expeditions continue!
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    05-28-2019, 09:43 PM
    I've not heard of "scaling" polars that way so I don't know if it works. Perhaps an e-mail to Bob Perry would be fruitful. Your diagram above has...
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    05-28-2019, 06:48 PM
    I'm sure there are targets for the Moore 24 and maybe the Cal 2-27. Those for a Valiant 32 might be harder to find. I'll surf around when I get...
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    05-28-2019, 12:45 PM
    Yogi Berra, Herb Caen and John Fogerty all agree, "It's like déjà vu all over again." ...
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    05-28-2019, 07:30 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like renting a stake truck offers the fewest chances for disaster - thanks Greg. Currently, the mast is...
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    05-28-2019, 06:59 AM
    Having over-eaten on vacation I'm not hungry, but I like to close the loop on things. The "Emblems of Excellence" ad campaign was selling ethyl...
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    05-27-2019, 06:19 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Doesn't use of the Volvo require buy-in from the VOR? How long was the Potter mast? My own VOR doesn't know yet about the pending arrival of a...
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    And then there is today's forecast, which is incomprehensible to me:
    TODAY
    SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
    PATCHY FOG.
    What does it mean that there are nw swells AND s swells? Hmmm? That is, what would it mean to sailor in a 20' boat?
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    ps I also sail in the Berkeley Friday night beer cans, and there has been some wind out there, too. I'm the only single hander and sometimes I get exasperated by the comments, but it is what it is.
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    Hi, Bob
    I wonder if I can get some advice, please? I just registered my first PLB and plan to go outside the gate for the Half Moon Bay Race on my Cal 20. I sailed out past mile rock once (inadvertently, after being flushed out in the ebb during the Fiasco) and so I know that the bay and the ocean are different. ha ha. Like the whole world was under my hull, heaving up and then down, slowly. But that was then, and this is now. I have located offshore weather reports, so that's one thing. I have a handheld radio and a handheld gps doohickey. I feel fine sailing in the bay with a smaller jib in winds up to 25 knots, so it's not wind that is an unknown to me, it's the waves and "swell" and how those are going to feel that are a bit scary just because I haven't really experienced them yet. Given that I can handle almost anything the bay has handed me (I finished the 2010 Corinthian, in which there was lots of carnage), can you tell me what to expect of the following type information (this is NOAA's forecast for Aug 3)
    WED
    NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
    Thank you so much, Jackie Philpott Dura Mater
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    I'll bring the splitter to the next SHTP meeting unless you need it before then.

    -jak
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    Re: Downwind Rating --

    Have you looked at the recently revised DW ratings? VALIS (my Pacific Seacraft 44) got much-appreciated adjustment, from 81 to 99. Some boats ratings were unchanged, and I have no idea what the PHRF rating folks are using to calculate the changes (or the base ratings for that matter).
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    Good Morning,

    I would very much appreciate to get your explanation about why my posting regarding emergency rudder issues of yesterday has been ceised. I thought it might be of interest for your readership whats being available on the market in terms of safety at sea today.

    Of course I am aware that Hans Bernwall is considering this as his personal playground, even knowing that we of windpilot are manaufacturing SOS rudder now since decades.

    But while this might be an issue amongst competitors I thought that a forum administration would be able to spread useful information to their readers without restricting information that might be benefitial and important.

    Perhaps I should invite you for a closer examination to our product range... very certainly you may realize which kind of product improvements have been possible at a time where so many competitors standing still during decades.

    Thanks in anticipation for your answer to peter@windpilot.com

    kind regards
    Peter Foerthmann
    www.windpilot.com
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    Hey Bob,

    Sorry, I forgot to send my check in for the dial-in seminar. I thought I had already mailed it. Will do so tonight.

    Adrian
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