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    7006 Sleddog’s writeup said 28 inches of...

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    Sleddog’s writeup said 28 inches of depth. The above water is very traditional. I presume the mahogany keel in the photo requires the depth, and certainly appreciates the sea grass removal....
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    Absolutely wonderful!! Ants

    Absolutely wonderful!!

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    Nice progress and some creative solutions. I...

    Nice progress and some creative solutions.

    I wonder how much effort it would take to get cart to a balance point under the boat. I don’t know, maybe lift one end and stack things underneath to...
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    Delightful description of your travels! Makes...

    Delightful description of your travels!

    Makes me wonder if there are other ways to explore more? Kayak on a cart? Inflatable?

    The routes and information are delightful when experienced in...
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    Looking forward to continuing updates. Ants

    Looking forward to continuing updates.

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  6. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Sorry to read about the continuing bad news for...

    Sorry to read about the continuing bad news for masts this year. Here’s hoping the rest of the decade is clear of problems.

    Does the piper have a roadworthy trailer that can get you to places...
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    Alan is right about the pivot rod. The gudgeons...

    Alan is right about the pivot rod. The gudgeons and pintles are not on the same axis, the rudder does not turn freely. The slop in the rod allows about 30-40 degrees of movement to each side. ...
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    This rudder setup drove Dan Newland and me crazy...

    This rudder setup drove Dan Newland and me crazy when we first saw it. The designer (Clint Chase) had a preferred construction.

    It is on the list of changes.

    What do you see that makes this...
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    The shackle in the upper right hand corner is...

    The shackle in the upper right hand corner is well worth the $10 investment. I would suggest using to replace the existing shackle at the end of your main halyard. The cross bar and stout...
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    A. 18.3 feet Ants Based on a stock J of 18...

    A. 18.3 feet

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    Based on a stock J of 18 feet. What is 0.3 feet among friends? If the SSSRace committee allows more, I don’t have a clue.
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    My No vote will hold since the the results are...

    My No vote will hold since the the results are only possible under limited conditions. For Saraband, I don’t have additional details, but it is likely those favorable conditions only occurred for an...
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    No.

    No.
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    I did a quick check and kt seems many sheaves in...

    I did a quick check and kt seems many sheaves in standard sizes were less than $20 each. If you could not find the exact size, I could turn an oversize one to your dimensions for a nominal bottle of...
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    My suggestion would be to put the sheave in a...

    My suggestion would be to put the sheave in a lathe and turn it into a slightly smaller outside diameter without the broken section. As the material get removed on the lathe, there would be some...
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    I guess everyone must be busy sailing so the land...

    I guess everyone must be busy sailing so the land bound folks like me can guess some more.

    Next choice is 3, with James Cook. Cook was acknowledged as introducing cats to NZ - sorry to native...
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    My deduction is Abel Tasman. Although cats may...

    My deduction is Abel Tasman.

    Although cats may have been aboard ancestral canoes, the first documented cat was on Captain Cook ship.

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  17. Thread: What I Saw

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    Heart’s Desire Beach - the last time I was there...

    Heart’s Desire Beach - the last time I was there (over 4 decades ago) was for a wedding, one of mine.

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    Thanks to Jackie ( or whomever else) brought this...

    Thanks to Jackie ( or whomever else) brought this adventure to our attention!

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  19. Thread: Soft Shackles

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    I turned to my splicing / rigging information,...

    I turned to my splicing / rigging information, before looking to purchase. I have this habit of trying to learn a new technique. My favorite chandlery had a lot of out of stock notices for soft...
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    6795 Vapor was the B25 that my friend...

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    Vapor was the B25 that my friend purchased from Roger Craine, a RYC member if I recall correctly. I helped tow it from Stateline NV.

    Some tales of B25 in the transpac were told, but the...
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    The B25 is a good sailboat, but my personal...

    The B25 is a good sailboat, but my personal preference was a Mair 28, of which only one was built.

    I helped a friend pick up a B25 and help with delivery to Costa Mesa. His B 25 was the only...
  22. Thread: Soft Shackles

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    Soft Shackles

    During the last couple of decades when soft shackles came into popular use, I missed them. I must have been fly fishing or riding motorcycles or something else.

    I am trying to catch up. However,...
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    Before I hit the road, I read that the Yurok...

    Before I hit the road, I read that the Yurok tribe was hand crafting canoes for use on the Klamath River. It was along the way, so I decided to see what I could find. Luckily, I found a completed...
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    Thanks to Tom and Craig for the additional...

    Thanks to Tom and Craig for the additional comments.

    My impression is that the prior two owners did not have the boat dialed in. One significant challenge is the skipper’s weight (200 pounds) and...
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    Good eye - you are right. The sail controls are...

    Good eye - you are right. The sail controls are not up to snuff yet. The downhaul was borrowed from the Moore 24. It does not release easily, so I was in the lazy mode. The setting was ok for the...
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