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    07-29-2020, 10:34 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple of seasons, many years ago. All the same pissing and moaning from the skippers with almost none of...
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    07-28-2020, 10:37 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right in front of our club, looking flash. What's the boat in your drawings? I remembered I need to...
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    07-28-2020, 10:14 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.
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    07-28-2020, 09:36 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Drakes bay race in Race Deck
    OYRA and SSS have raced together to Drake's Bay for the last 6-7 years. Not sure if that will happen this year, since OYRA was not able to start...
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    07-28-2020, 09:29 AM
    I wanted to label Surprise!'s new wiring. I got a little carried away: ...
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    07-27-2020, 07:24 PM
    Holy cow. Does the boat need that to reduce heeling or to add displacement (like the Mac26X)? If heeling, just sit on the rail? After yesterday,...
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    07-26-2020, 07:41 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Because this is what happens when a label printer meets Surprise!:
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    07-26-2020, 09:24 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate some abuse, but perhaps I should routinely combine the bank when I leave the boat. I used the big...
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    07-25-2020, 09:51 PM
    It looks like you sorted it out - I see Nancy is registered. I sailed the R-T-R course today. Low 20's all afternoon and more flood than we'll...
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    07-24-2020, 09:27 PM
    Are you thinking about the DH non-spin boats on the SH course? Without a (non-throwable) LongPac or SHTP in there, the season scoring is kinda...
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    07-20-2020, 10:42 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    In response to a spontaneous invitation, a fellow E-dock e-regular hopped aboard yesterday for a sail down to the Estuary and back. She brought a...
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    07-20-2020, 09:48 AM
    This was all about selecting the fleet they want in the LA TransPac. It would embarrass those big-bucks programs when (not if) an Olson 30, Moore or...
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    07-20-2020, 09:12 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Yep. Back in pre-Covid days (post #208) I mentioned the Freedom 10 charger/inverter mounted in the back of the boat. It weighed a ton and was...
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    07-18-2020, 11:38 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    I added some labels in case I need a reminder of how it's all supposed to work. #singlehanding/#sleepdeprivation .
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    07-18-2020, 11:22 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Not an exciting post except that I'm done with the electrical system for a while. I moved the battery to reclaim some space in the wine...
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    07-07-2020, 04:38 PM
    I received this today at 12:30, via Jibeset: Hello Racers, I am not the season race chair, but the board is pretty busy and we wanted to update...
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    07-07-2020, 12:41 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Here's what I think is happening based on the wiring: The voltage reading on the meter (12.91v) is now coming from the positive terminal of the...
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    07-06-2020, 05:50 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    It all started when I kept Ragtime! in Vallejo. Rob was aboard and said what Rags really needed was an ACR, a combiner switch and a subwoofer.
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    07-06-2020, 04:49 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Boat wiring and the Law of Unintended Consequences: The electric halyard winches work great but if I ran either of them for more than 10-15...
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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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