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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yes, I recall about 9 years ago, attempting to...

    Yes, I recall about 9 years ago, attempting to register WILDFLOWER at the DMV. Here it is:

    The good news is the tax was waived and registration bill was reduced to $29. I was issued my HIN (Hull...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Good sailing friends were recently camping in the...

    Good sailing friends were recently camping in the New Mexico desert, 50 miles from the nearest town. It was cold, and early in the morning Robbie got out of bed and lit the stove in their pickup...
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    6399 Rescuing royalty is always a novelty. A...

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    Rescuing royalty is always a novelty. A fun little story about this photograph of Prince Phillip and Uffa Fox. It was Tuesday of Cowes Week, 1962, and blowing SW, 6, with wind against tide,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ufc2hI4FM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ufc2hI4FM

    With the German battleship BISMARCK steaming in circles due to a torpedoed rudder, the British Navy circled around and pumped over 2,100 shells and...
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    Sighted yesterday off Alameda practicing for the...

    Sighted yesterday off Alameda practicing for the Zero-handed Transpac. Definitely not as pretty as Mini-MAGIC.

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    "Red Over Red, The Captain's Dead"...

    "Red Over Red, The Captain's Dead"
    https://gcaptain.com/dutch-containership-with-stuck-rudder-does-circles-in-north-sea-ais/

    We've asked this historical question before, so there is no prize....
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    The Santa Cruz surfing and sailing communities...

    The Santa Cruz surfing and sailing communities lost a long time friend when Jim Foley died yesterday after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Jim was the consummate waterman, an...
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    6387 Purr-fect! Did you and Fluffy happen to...

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    Purr-fect! Did you and Fluffy happen to catch the cat which stormed Coors Field during a recent
    Colorado Rockies baseball game against the Dodgers? ...
  9. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    Don't forget the tallow.

    Don't forget the tallow.
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    You are building winch handles, yes? (For those...

    You are building winch handles, yes? (For those who were wondering, yes, Mini-MAGIC's winches do turn.) :cool:
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    "Close enough" for this edition of Antique...

    "Close enough" for this edition of Antique Boatshow. What these lightweight aluminum winch handles, made by John Marples, Tom Freeman and friends, actually said was "Made in Alviso by Hippies." At...
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    This is not an April Fool's joke. Just had a...

    This is not an April Fool's joke. Just had a call from Craig Smith at Elkhorn Composites. Among other things, Craig restores Moore-24's and Express 27's

    So Craig is trying to get some #10...
  14. Thread: Insurance

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    Good grief, we have the first ever, unbreakable...

    Good grief, we have the first ever, unbreakable tie. Both Jonathan and David answered correctly that it was Jonathan "Birdman" Livingston who drew the cartoons on the 1996 PacCup crew shirts. And...
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    The Port Captain of Capitola Boat Club likely...

    The Port Captain of Capitola Boat Club likely needs no introduction. If you sail out of Santa Cruz Harbor, or the SF Bay area, you have probably sailed on one of his designs, had your boat built by,...
  16. Thread: Insurance

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    Sorry Tom, not Phil Frank. This sailor...

    Sorry Tom, not Phil Frank.

    This sailor regularly competes in SSS, often finishing near the top.
  17. Thread: Insurance

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    Hi Ants, Peter was a good friend, wonderful...

    Hi Ants,
    Peter was a good friend, wonderful artist, and all around good guy. We miss him and Patricia. Sorry, but Peter did not do the above T-shirt. Guess again if you wish.
    PS. what are you...
  18. Thread: Insurance

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    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger...I attempted to...

    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger...I attempted to enter WILDFLOWER in the LA Transpac. Was told my boat was "too slow." Feeling a bit of insult, I replied my boat had been fast enough to win the Pac...
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    I assume the jib stay, aft of the headstay, also...

    I assume the jib stay, aft of the headstay, also goes to the masthead, negating need for runners? So you have 3 halyards in front of the mast: genoa, jib, and spinny.

    Was it considered to make...
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    If you said tropical storms and hurricanes can't...

    If you said tropical storms and hurricanes can't hit California, primary because the water temp is too cold, you'd be almost right.

    However, researching the halls of history at CBC, there were two...
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    Changing a jib upwind, shorthanded, on a Bay...

    Changing a jib upwind, shorthanded, on a Bay Course with relatively short legs is a Loser. Better to look up the next leg and anticipate what jib will be best, and make the change downwind or...
  22. Thread: Insurance

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    I don't have a dog in this hunt. However, below...

    I don't have a dog in this hunt. However, below are two recent letters from George McCormick to his 4 crew explaining the difficulties he was experiencing in acquiring insurance required for the...
  23. Thread: Insurance

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    George McKay on his Capo 30 can't even get...

    George McKay on his Capo 30 can't even get insurance to race the Los Angeles Transpac in July with a full crew. Boat "too old (1984)." That other Transpac requires insurance (thankfully not the...
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    No definitive answer to this, as it depends on...

    No definitive answer to this, as it depends on boat design, wind speed, who's steering (hand steering, wind vane, or AP. It also depends on the size, weight, and cut of the twins.

    I sailed on a...
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    This question is properly addressed directly to...

    This question is properly addressed directly to the Race Chair or PRO, the only personages who can modify the RRS in the NOR. I am not that person. Asking here in general terms risks un-official or...
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