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  1. Thread: 12v winch

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    Gone... that was quick!

    Gone... that was quick!
  2. Thread: 12v winch

    by AlanH
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    12v winch

    I have a 12 volt, 1-ton truck winch, the kind you see on the front of 4 WD all-terrain vehicles, that I bought a few years ago when I was going to try to ramp-launch the S2 7.9. That never worked...
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    Please let us know when you have a hard date. If...

    Please let us know when you have a hard date. If you tie up somewhere here in the Bay, I'll show up and help make it look like there's a big crowd! :D
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    When I was a kid, there was a Mercury fleet that...

    When I was a kid, there was a Mercury fleet that raced out of Stillwater Cove. The boats were stored on trailer on the pier, or during weekends when we raced both saturday and sunday, a yellow...
  5. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Even if there's no wind, like the time I came up...

    Even if there's no wind, like the time I came up from Morro Bay in 2006, the lumpy water around Point Sur extends a remarkably far distance out from the big rock. I was maybe 2 miles out in very...
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    I finally got all the video assembled....here you...

    I finally got all the video assembled....here you go! (for those with nothing better to do....)

    https://youtu.be/tUpu2J1NLbE
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    I popped lenses out of both of my new pairs of...

    I popped lenses out of both of my new pairs of glasses on day two, so since I'm going to take them to For Eyes tomorrow and raise a fuss over their crummy frames, I went up to the boat to find one of...
  8. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    You just know everybody who's anybody!

    You just know everybody who's anybody!
  9. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    I"v been out of touch with this thread! The...

    I"v been out of touch with this thread! The Navik is GREAT! It's a wonderful piece of kit! You're gonna love it, especially on this trip.
  10. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Great trip! The tracker works great, within cell...

    Great trip! The tracker works great, within cell range of the coast.
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    But I DID sail with it, at least for a while! ...

    But I DID sail with it, at least for a while!


    https://youtu.be/TGupc7wBHg0

    I'll be trying it again, for longer, this winter.
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    Finally.....e-rudder deployment videos! The gunk...

    Finally.....e-rudder deployment videos! The gunk on my knees is slime rubbed off the primary rudder. This test left big smudges of bottom paint all over the cockpit, which I had to go back and clean...
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    Great hat! LOL...... and the back of your wagon...

    Great hat! LOL...... and the back of your wagon looks like mine did, all last week...full of stuff.
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    WHAT NEEDS FIXING OR CHANGING 1. The foredeck...

    WHAT NEEDS FIXING OR CHANGING

    1. The foredeck hatch leaks...either replace the hatch or remove and rebed.

    2. I think the port chainplate seal needs rebedding. There was a pretty good drip right...
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    Day 6. FRIDAY Woke up at 8:00, had breakfast,...

    Day 6. FRIDAY

    Woke up at 8:00, had breakfast, stepped out into the cockpit and realized that I could hear the Pt. Reyes buoy a whole lot louder than when I went to bed. When I started hearing the...
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    QUALIFIER SUMMARY Day 1. SUNDAY It took...

    QUALIFIER SUMMARY

    Day 1. SUNDAY

    It took forever to get out of the Bay. Id tied up in Clipper Cove and it was totally windless when I left. I saw Steve Saul..LTNS! On the way out. After an...
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    Thanks! Yeah the last couple of days were...

    Thanks! Yeah the last couple of days were "challenging"....
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    Turns out that I took video of halyard spaghetti...

    Turns out that I took video of halyard spaghetti in the cockpit floor instead. Grr....some more YouTube video's illustrating what I did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTY1JM8SGbw...
  19. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Nice write up! I'm glad you got it done, and now...

    Nice write up! I'm glad you got it done, and now you have a nice little "list" of things to do, right? Me, too.
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    Sheet to tiller steering

    I scoffed. Yes, even though our own Andrew Evans is an advocate, I couldn't believe it would work.

    But what the hell, you know? I set up the heavy weather jib with it's own wire forestay and...
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    The sail past San Francisco, down the peninsula...

    The sail past San Francisco, down the peninsula to Coyote Point was grim, today...and my bronchi feel like there's sand in there, even though I wore a surgical mask all day.
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    I’m back and the aluminum caber stayed in the...

    I’m back and the aluminum caber stayed in the forepeak!
  23. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave should be starting to feel the wind pick up,...

    Dave should be starting to feel the wind pick up, I think. He told me he was going to get a bunch of "North in the bank", so that when it got sporty, he could head back and have the wind over the...
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    Well, Alan Steel is closed on Fridays, so I went...

    Well, Alan Steel is closed on Fridays, so I went by Home Depot and I have a very half-assed single "pintle" of sorts, that I will be able to deploy if I have to. IT's not much, I wouldn't trust it...
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    You can't imagine the amount of time I've spent...

    You can't imagine the amount of time I've spent worrying about exactly this scenario. If you look back in SHTP history, boats with transom-hung rudders have a dicey history, pintles and rudders have...
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