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    Today, 04:10 PM
    AlanH replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    I have something rather like this set up on the Piper. There's a velcro-closed, homemade strop that keeps the clew of the mainsail down at the boom. ...
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    Today, 12:24 PM
    AlanH is now available for doublehanded and crewed outings, now and then. This guy will be focusing on the Piper, now, and she's not a boat that's...
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    09-13-2021, 10:47 AM
    The Wildcat's new owner doesn't want the offshore rudder I made for the boat. Since he's sailing on a lake in Texas, he'll just use the One Design...
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    09-10-2021, 01:25 PM The Wildcat is sold and is going to Canyon Lake, Texas. The end...
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    09-07-2021, 10:43 AM
    AlanH replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Oops. We're all just glad that your head didn't soften that gybe.
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    09-02-2021, 09:36 AM
    OK, the new mast and rigging has been out for a few runs on the Bay including a long beat up from the South Bay in "challenging" conditions....
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    I have enjoyed your contributions to the SSS forum. My prior boat was an S2 8.6 so I'm watching your prep with interest. Reach me a lee dot johnson at q dot com if you want to talk S2s.

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    Alan, I believe it was you who wrote a great piece on the definition of Skein on the Petit Bateau website a few years ago.

    I'm writing a book on tips for singlehanded sailing. I'm going to put the book up on the web for anyone to download at no cost. With your permission, I'd love to include this piece. I pulled it off the site.

    Please e-mail me back at

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San Francisco Bay Area
singlehanded sailing, hiking, and playing clarinet and saxophone
professional IT geek but nearing retirement! YAY!


S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"


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