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    "Biltong" Berty. Jerky is the north american...

    "Biltong" Berty. Jerky is the north american version of biltong. I leave the rest to your imagination. Berty was famous for his exploits with VOORTREKKER..

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    Ah..right! Robert Crawford. My Waggoner cruising...

    Ah..right! Robert Crawford. My Waggoner cruising guide calls Dungeness spit "the longest natural spit in the world". I suppose this is similar to driving highway 101 and seeing the worlds largest and...
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    Sleddog wins! Al Hughes for lighthouse keeper??...

    Sleddog wins! Al Hughes for lighthouse keeper?? Guessing, because I thought I read somewhere that he lives up here..or maybe Jim Kellam??
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    4596 Currently tooling along in 2k apparent...

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    Currently tooling along in 2k apparent behind the longest spit in the world. Soon to anchor where the Duke hung out
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    Hmmmm! Key fell out?? No need to respond if...

    Hmmmm! Key fell out??

    No need to respond if you’re saving it... congrats on qualifying for the shtp and such a good effort. Looked like it was all over bar the shouting until the ap thing
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    Rudder position feedback linkage/and or sensor,...

    Rudder position feedback linkage/and or sensor, not reliably reattached after its original mounting spot (mizzenmast) bracket was removed.........??
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    Re: autopilot “worn out”.. unless it’s leaking...

    Re: autopilot “worn out”.. unless it’s leaking oil from the cylinder, it probably just the brushes that need replaced. Those do wear out, but it’s not a good reason to toss the whole thing, unless of...
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    Right. IRIS had a very similar system for last...

    Right. IRIS had a very similar system for last years shtp. We replaced the solenoid cartridge, but ultimately the problem was a broken motor shaft. Very unusual.
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    Wonderful effort from SEA WISDOM, well done

    Wonderful effort from SEA WISDOM, well done
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    Right

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    I guess not: 10 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE 10.01 No...

    I guess not:
    10 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE
    10.01 No physical contact except for the passing of written messages may be made with other
    vessels at sea, and no stores may be received from any ship or...
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    Yeah, its Bobs call to make. During the shtp, we...

    Yeah, its Bobs call to make. During the shtp, we frequently talked to each other ... I remember Peter had some trouble with his SSB and the rest of us made encouraging noises about what we thought it...
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    Does it make a difference if the boat is vying...

    Does it make a difference if the boat is vying for the overall.....? This gets interesting if "being in danger" is because you lost your autopilot.
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    PZZ571-060445- Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon...

    PZZ571-060445-
    Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
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    SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING


    TODAY
    NW winds 10 to 20 kt, increasing to...
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    Have to like the Hinckley. The O25 looks good...

    Have to like the Hinckley. The O25 looks good too. Hope it’s only a tracker issue for Bobj
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    re AIS -he is still transmitting, just out of vhf...

    re AIS -he is still transmitting, just out of vhf range from the receiving station. If you look at marinetraffic you will see a pink boat icon in his location that says "Pleasure craft, received by...
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    Too bad. Judging from boatspeed being reported,...

    Too bad. Judging from boatspeed being reported, its nasty out there
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    What was the amp rating of the fuse that kept...

    What was the amp rating of the fuse that kept blowing?
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    A suggestion, might be redundant: make the ping...

    A suggestion, might be redundant: make the ping rate the same across the fleet - and start the ping rate at a prearranged time before the start. That way the tracker makes more sense for those...
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    What do the brains trust say about future SHTP...

    What do the brains trust say about future SHTP ratings methods? Are there any thoughts about changing to a different handicapping system?

    Cue O29 and 30 owners screams of protest :)
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    Further to the previous post, I guess what I’m...

    Further to the previous post, I guess what I’m trying to say is that the “polar average” would be more accurate than the “phrf average”.. if that makes sense.
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    I would wager that ratings based on polars would...

    I would wager that ratings based on polars would be more accurate than phrf ratings, which are also based on average sailing performance and are a “one number rating” When I say more accurate I mean...
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    I don’t think so because even us sailing doesn’t...

    I don’t think so because even us sailing doesn’t have polars for all boats racing phrf. It would be a pretty good way to generate ratings one would think
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    Agree with Tom. When you push the transmit...

    Agree with Tom. When you push the transmit button, the radio now requires 25 watts (assuming you are not in low power mode) of power to transmit.... compared to maybe 2 watts when in receive mode....
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    Hmmmm. Another forum member “in the know” says...

    Hmmmm. Another forum member “in the know” says the chicken dinner is actually a McDonald’s tenders meal. Are these the “Ultimate Buttermilk Crispi Tenders”? If so, I’m strongly tempted.
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