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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    The topic has been discussed before in this very...

    The topic has been discussed before in this very thread, but it was easier to find the original article:

    "In the early 1700s, when the Spanish first began exploring what is now Northern...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    There seems to be some interest in making this an...

    There seems to be some interest in making this an SSS event, so I looked into it further.

    One rule (yes, there are rules) was apparently added after the race in the video. The boat and trailer...
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Lemon things. Philpott is kinda sensitive about...

    Lemon things. Philpott is kinda sensitive about this.
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    Latitude 38 just posted this. Somehow it...

    Latitude 38 just posted this. Somehow it reminded me of driving the patio boat at Big Bear Lake.

    As often happens, the blue sailboat won this race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTYTrWKYUQg
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Yes! Confused because they both appear to be on...

    Yes! Confused because they both appear to be on pilings, Michael used the Corinthian Yacht Club in place of the Southampton platform. It was pointed out a couple years ago that the latter is...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'm fresh out of lemon things to share.

    I'm fresh out of lemon things to share.
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    That explains why I don't have the newer version...

    That explains why I don't have the newer version - I didn't race in 2012. The blue on 2012's shirt masks the fact that the buoy colors were wrong on the 2008 shirt. "Black Aller" wasn't quite right...
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    Sharp eyes will spot the result of a...

    Sharp eyes will spot the result of a misunderstanding about the appearance of one of the other marks. I think this design was used again recently, with the error still intact.
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    When I was the club's t-shirt wonk, Michael at...

    When I was the club's t-shirt wonk, Michael at the Pirate's Lair conspired with me to memorialize Gary Mull's well-researched article about our floating island:

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  10. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Thanks to that most nautical of charting sources,...

    Thanks to that most nautical of charting sources, Wikipedia:

    "Captain (Sir) John Ross commanded the Victory during his second Arctic exploration (1829—1833), partly in order to regain credibility...
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    This is in response to "towing" or drafting on...

    This is in response to "towing" or drafting on another boat's wake.

    At the beginning of her second season, Ragtime! came out of Easom's Boat Spa ready for action. Scott and I sailed her up to...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    Sorry, I don't represent my home town very well. ...

    Sorry, I don't represent my home town very well. I'm glad you found some lunch - First Street Cafe?

    We just got back from Big Bear Lake. Sailboats were limited to a few Hobie Cats and a Mini...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    Well THAT's a surprise! 4677

    Well THAT's a surprise!

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    If the upper lifeline is taut on a Moore, Express...

    If the upper lifeline is taut on a Moore, Express 27, etc. the helmsman can't sit up straight without having his upper body outside the lifeline. Ragtime! was just wide enough back there to be able...
  15. Thread: What I Saw

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    No doubt. Sounds like I should run a hacksaw up...

    No doubt. Sounds like I should run a hacksaw up to her - she'll need a tabernacle mast to get back down here for Drake's Bay.
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    Yes, North calls it their "Helix" luff - similar...

    Yes, North calls it their "Helix" luff - similar to what your Doyle guys have had for awhile. It still has a small cord in the luff to help with furling.


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  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    And not ignoring Philpott's post and photo - I...

    And not ignoring Philpott's post and photo - I would have rather been "up the Delta." I also could have used the swimming. Spending two days in the lazarette left me kinda stiff.
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    The seatrial yesterday went well. The new drive...

    The seatrial yesterday went well. The new drive is smooth and quiet but it does pull the amps - always 2-3 when engaged, with spikes up to 8-9 when pushing the tiller in longer arcs. I left it...
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    You have more confidence in my mechanical skills...

    You have more confidence in my mechanical skills than I do. No, I need to go thrash around the central Bay and wring out this new drive.
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    It was working pretty well, after I put hydraulic...

    It was working pretty well, after I put hydraulic fluid in it! I almost postponed the project until after Drake's Bay. But all my dock mates are off in the Delta or something and I needed a weekend...
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    So easy to sail, she sails herself - no skipper...

    So easy to sail, she sails herself - no skipper required!

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  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    With apologies to Will Smith. Old and Busted:...

    With apologies to Will Smith.

    Old and Busted:

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    The New Hotness:

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    I suspect this was a hard decision - Scott and...

    I suspect this was a hard decision - Scott and Summertime Dream go all the way back.

    Scott, you are welcome aboard Surprise! any time. She's another fine work of Carl's. No doubt you can help me...
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    On boats I've inspected with wheels, the...

    On boats I've inspected with wheels, the emergency tiller was usually difficult to use. It was often too short and had to overpower the friction in the wheel linkage. If this is the case with your...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    Not in my experience. The panel on Ragtime! was...

    Not in my experience. The panel on Ragtime! was quite exposed in the back of her dinghy-style cockpit. On the third key switch I installed a cover on the panel and never had to replace another...
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