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    The older the bull, the harder the harder the...

    The older the bull, the harder the harder the horn.
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    Another fantasy shattered. Thanks, Skip. :)

    Another fantasy shattered.

    Thanks, Skip. :)
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    Couldn't you just make her mark her shaft, so...

    Couldn't you just make her mark her shaft, so that the 2 blade is in the shadow of the keel?
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    Not so! Soft shackles are more of a knot than...

    Not so!

    Soft shackles are more of a knot than a splice. I tied one at a Brion Toss workshop half a dozen years ago.
    The videos in that link show several ways to tie them, and what's really cool...
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    Soft shackles. ...

    Soft shackles.

    https://l-36.com/soft_shackles.php?menu=4
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    After years of sailing in an out of Santa Cruz...

    After years of sailing in an out of Santa Cruz harbor, I never understood why they set that channel so close to dead upwind, .
    One Tuesday night beer can, with gusts in the 40's, I couldn't make...
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    Could I just taste the granola, a small bowl...

    Could I just taste the granola, a small bowl perhaps?
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    The moon cannot go from 1st quarter to 3rd...

    The moon cannot go from 1st quarter to 3rd quarter. It has to pass through Full first. You may have seen the transition of waning gibbous to 3rd quarter.
    ...
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    https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/usa/san-fr...

    https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/usa/san-francisco

    3rd quarter refers to the phase, not the amount of light.
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    8.) 3rd quarter waning.

    8.) 3rd quarter waning.
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    Vendee questions

    Dear Skip,

    1.) With 16 hours and 15 minutes in the "bank", where will Jean Le Cam place?

    2.) How many places, (if any) will Charal advance before finishing?

    (Bonus question)
    What aspects of...
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    We acquired an older larger model last year,...

    We acquired an older larger model last year, which we took down the coast with us last Fall. Out of cell range, I was able to text friends and let them know where we were safe. It is good peace of...
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    Here is one link:...

    Here is one link:
    https://l-36.com/sf_current_new2.php

    Many local marine businesses print tide and current books and give them to their customers.
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    You should weigh it.

    You should weigh it.
  15. I agree! If Pip can do it, why can't Alex? I...

    I agree! If Pip can do it, why can't Alex? I wonder how long she can hold off Charal?

    I enjoy following the Vendee; the boats seem like space ships compared to any boat I've ever been aboard,...
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    We will be leaving Aeolian +/- 30 minutes either...

    We will be leaving Aeolian +/- 30 minutes either side of noon, and going clockwise.

    Happy New Year.
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    Just changing out the terminals on my battery...

    Just changing out the terminals on my battery cables from clamp on to crimped lugs, killed a half volt of loss, and
    despite lock washers, the nuts on my main switch occasionally loosen up, causing...
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    The Hobie 16 rudders would hum out of the box,...

    The Hobie 16 rudders would hum out of the box, and we would sharpen the last half inch of their trailing edges with a sureform rasp.
    In the New Boat 4 Tchoup thread, sharpening one side at a 30...
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    The PVC pipe is near the first point of bay farm...

    The PVC pipe is near the first point of bay farm island past the bridge. If you find buoys, stay to the red side of the channel near that PVC.
    encore! draws 5'10"; you'll be fine.
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    I'm mixed on it. When Aeolian was open, we would...

    I'm mixed on it.
    When Aeolian was open, we would watch the ball drop as it happened in NY, and then we would all go to bed shortly after 9. It was perfect.
    Breakfast at Island YC the next...
  21. Almost a Coven.

    Almost a Coven.
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    I was thinking similar thoughts. Didn't he...

    I was thinking similar thoughts.
    Didn't he damage the foil in the last boat/race so that he was only fast on one side before he overslept? The foils are way too big to store or handle, but a...
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    More kitties, = more cats.

    More kitties, = more cats.
  24. When I put a combo light on the Hawkfarm, the...

    When I put a combo light on the Hawkfarm, the beam spread was fairly narrow, even at 14' off the deck. Almost all the light went down the forward hatch, with spill and ambient, lighting the rest of...
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    We had about 4 or 5 of those stowaways too, but...

    We had about 4 or 5 of those stowaways too, but none of them crawled up our pant legs. I should examine my rode and locker for more; it took most of the trip to get rid of them. Tenacious little...
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