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    05-20-2019, 08:37 AM
    Hmm, I go out of town and things get puzzling around here, with polars and Spam. We had lunch yesterday in Southwest Haba. Sadly, Hinckley and...
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    05-13-2019, 11:58 AM
    Looks like you're fumigating. I have several. The one you borrowed from me was a North, but they work about the same as the ATN's. Actually I...
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    05-13-2019, 11:54 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread SH Farallones 2019 in Race Deck
    I think it's funny that singlehanders often take the most race photos. I took a few but they're of the island, so not that interesting. It's...
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    05-12-2019, 12:08 PM
    Bolinas Lagoon, agate?
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    05-09-2019, 09:19 AM
    BobJ started a thread SH Farallones 2019 in Race Deck
    Good info last night - thanks to all. I was wrongly chastised a couple years ago regarding the restricted area around the island. Once again it...
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    05-09-2019, 08:39 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread 2019 LongPac Update in 2019 LongPac
    After Tom's presentation last night (great job BTW!), I had to find my button: I went with the InReach...
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    05-08-2019, 09:03 AM
    Ants - sorry, yes, this forum times you out if you take too long writing a post. It's exasperating, and I don't know if there's a way to give people...
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    05-05-2019, 09:41 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Okay, it's probably good that I removed the bong location from the chart. White-Out is your friend.
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    05-05-2019, 08:32 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    As we all know, this enterprise is about lists. One of Surprise's lists is Skip's list, which he sent shortly after he, Tom and I delivered...
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    05-05-2019, 08:24 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    I put mine up in the nav station, so I'll have something to read while I'm eating my brussel sprout and kumquat pate'
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    05-05-2019, 11:57 AM
    I know one of our "E-Dock e-regulars" has been getting press here about her new rudder, but that looks more like Larry Tuttle's work bench.
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    05-05-2019, 11:07 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Yes, that would be swell. I just finished my "Durable, waterproof diagram or chart locating the principal items of safety equipment and...
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    05-05-2019, 09:54 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    There are several technical problems with this. The first is that there's no way I could fit into one of Chris's wetsuits. How about if I drive?
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    05-03-2019, 11:26 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    With the SSS ocean races coming up, I've been giving some thought to how I would re-board if I found myself over the side. The assumption (and hope)...
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    05-02-2019, 01:13 PM
    At least one SSS'er has been in contact with the Aspen: https://www.h2oshots.com/2017-Sailing/2017-SSS-3-Bridge-Fiasco/i-bKw63nn
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    04-29-2019, 07:17 PM
    There's not. We've moved product marketing posts to the "For Sale" threads before, but "self-marketing" has not been an issue. There's not that...
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    04-29-2019, 05:11 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    That ONE time you don't bother to stow the bumpas! Thanks Rob and LD!
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    04-27-2019, 09:59 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    While out calibrating instruments yesterday, Surprise! was overtaken by the lovely Mull 30+ The Shadow. Aboard were Vallejo YC friends, owners...
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    04-27-2019, 09:04 AM
    Amy totally needs a Laser. No saddle necessary. She could name it Miscellaneous Expense.
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    04-25-2019, 09:58 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread 2019 LongPac Update in 2019 LongPac
    Nice! I can hear those thundering hoofs. Note the big genoa is ready to hoist if the wind goes light outside. Think he's done this a few times?
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    04-24-2019, 02:17 PM
    Ants, it's great to see your posts here. As I recall, you are one of the perpetrators (perhaps the only perpetrator) behind the design of our...
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    04-23-2019, 04:58 PM
    They always have been, but deletions are rarely necessary because our regular posters don't resort to personal attacks. I suggest you try Sailing...
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    04-23-2019, 12:29 PM
    Since PJ said his wife wanted him to start the Go Fund Me page, I assume she doesn't want his round-the-world adventure to be funded solely from the...
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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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