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    As Bob already checked your current rating does...

    As Bob already checked your current rating does not take into account a spinnaker at all. As Bob mentioned again, it would be of little benefit to carry the small, bow tacked, spinnaker as it would...
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    I know an SSS sailor that is a fine woodworker by...

    I know an SSS sailor that is a fine woodworker by trade and has a shop in Novato. Want me to ping him.... I'm sure he's donate a few passes in the planer.
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    Does that hand cover the non-ULDB that got the...

    Does that hand cover the non-ULDB that got the trophy over the actual ULDB that won?
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    Did they ding your rating for adding a spinnaker?...

    Did they ding your rating for adding a spinnaker? If they did you should not take it unless you get a standard spinnaker pole to square back the sail plan. As it is you will not be able to sail...
  5. Thread: Legalities

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    Anyone can file a lawsuit for anything. How to...

    Anyone can file a lawsuit for anything. How to avoid it? Well many have tried to use a release of liability..... but those don't mean much from what I understand.
    This would pretty much...
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    It was blowing hard at the Napa Valley Marina.

    It was blowing hard at the Napa Valley Marina.
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    Congrats Chris !

    Congrats Chris !
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    You should be able to tie up to the floating dock...

    You should be able to tie up to the floating dock with an E27.
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    Well good luck racers..... bummed to miss...

    Well good luck racers..... bummed to miss another and that's the end to the season attempt for me.
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    Just a reminder that you need to have enough fuel...

    Just a reminder that you need to have enough fuel to motor for 4 hours...... after getting to the starting line.
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    It's the max jib (105%) and a hybrid Code-0/A3. ...

    It's the max jib (105%) and a hybrid Code-0/A3. Basically a Code-o with a more fuller shape. In light close-reaching conditions I found leaving the jib up works well. Most of the time the jib...
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    Good luck racers..... looks like a pleasant...

    Good luck racers..... looks like a pleasant weekend on the coast.6812
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    Hmmm.... I am seeing a trophy for first ULDB...

    Hmmm.... I am seeing a trophy for first ULDB to finish. The SSS SSI ULDB old rule was for ultralights with what I recall was a LOA limit for a ULDB. What I do see are many ULBD (Olson 30,...
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    It might have been different in the past but the...

    It might have been different in the past but the crewed Transpac does allow an outboard with a number of requirements. Standard below deck tank w/fill/vent, it has to remain "attached" to the boat...
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    It was surprising when the TP allowed the...

    It was surprising when the TP allowed the "powered" boats to become eligible for the "Barn Door". That should have remained for human powered sailboats. In '13 the powered boats were not eligible...
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    I believe CC is a very early generation design of...

    I believe CC is a very early generation design of a C40 too. Also, CC isn't rated using the water ballast which which change the rating quite a bit if included.
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    A booth is usually used for topside painting (if...

    A booth is usually used for topside painting (if the boatyard has one)....... like this:6509
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  18. Thread: Thank you

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    That's a hell of a way to collect a "story" for...

    That's a hell of a way to collect a "story" for you life! Glad the outcome was only fiscal.

    The TillerClutch has been my friend for years. Instant on/off.
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    No real layout changes but I was trying to remove...

    No real layout changes but I was trying to remove a few pounds to compensate for some weight that was added elsewhere including 12lbs up the rig with a new Antal metal mainsail track last year. ...
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    Yeah I remember walking through Arne Johnson...

    Yeah I remember walking through Arne Johnson Boatbuilders (now townhomes) watching the master Yokem put a few more layers on the keel fin..... something like 90-110 layers per side !. She has held...
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    Well Bob's pretty boat, Chris's new shiny paint...

    Well Bob's pretty boat, Chris's new shiny paint and others doing their best peacock strut finally shammed me into painting the Azzura. She has the original Awlgrip that is 24 years old and was...
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    Funny you should bring up MM and shipping. I...

    Funny you should bring up MM and shipping. I ordered a few small pieces of HDPE for like $12 and the shipping was $35. I called customer service and she was like "oh, I'll refund the shipping...
  23. Thread: Insurance

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    As I recall in '13 the Transpac dropped the...

    As I recall in '13 the Transpac dropped the insurance requirement as like 1/3 off the fleet couldn't get coverage. Are they standing firm on this now?
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    Oh.... I forgot a major point. I did get...

    Oh.... I forgot a major point. I did get pulled over by a Sheriff near the finish of the Delta Ditch Run and he could care less. Made me drop sails and side tie to him.
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    What a bummer. I always wondered if I would get...

    What a bummer. I always wondered if I would get boarded during a race. I'd certainly be pretty firm with them that I am participating in a COAST GUARD PERMITTED EVENT and that maybe if they want...
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