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    What happened to V2? No wind?

    What happened to V2? No wind?
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    I figure on adding more wraps than shown in the...

    I figure on adding more wraps than shown in the illustration, then adjusting the drag by tensioning the line more or less. Still, it's hard to know how much drag is enough until you're out in serious...
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    I've been thinking of adding a boom brake too. I...

    I've been thinking of adding a boom brake too. I balked at the cost of the Wichard Gyb'Easy, but then on one of the Facebook sailing groups I saw that someone was using a rock-climbing descender,...
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    I don't know if this has come up before, but I...

    I don't know if this has come up before, but I just read Journey of a Hope Merchant by Neal Petersen. Pretty amazing story of a South African who gets into the very white world of sail racing despite...
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    Wow! I always assumed spraying had to be done in...

    Wow! I always assumed spraying had to be done in a closed-off booth.
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    VTS in Los Angeles

    Last week I tuned into the Singlehanded Farallones skippers meeting on Zoom for old times sake, and to possibly learn something new about traffic in the Gulf'o'Lons from the guest speaker. Petty...
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    My only complaint about McMaster is that they...

    My only complaint about McMaster is that they don't tell you the shipping cost before you order. A couple of years ago I ordered a bunch of drill bits to make all my sets complete. One small bit came...
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    For sure. I have two lengths of bungee on each...

    For sure. I have two lengths of bungee on each side, each one tied to the toerail at both ends with a plastic hook in the middle. They're about 6' long and they overlap. It's pretty quick and easy to...
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    Years ago, I heard someone describe a similar...

    Years ago, I heard someone describe a similar setup without a tiller. The line from the true tiller was just routed all the way around the rail on blocks, crossing the foredeck. There was a bungee...
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    Skip, the ship appears to have bow thruster...

    Skip, the ship appears to have bow thruster indicators painted on the hull. Two, in fact. Wouldn't those be an important tool to keep the ship away from the bank?
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    Greg: to the best of my knowledge - I've asked...

    Greg: to the best of my knowledge - I've asked the question - SoCal clubs don't bother with permits. Oceanside YC (with whom I do most of my racing) certainly doesn't. I'm not sure about PSSA.

    San...
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    I recall that day well. Just a couple of...

    I recall that day well. Just a couple of reactions. There's no such thing as an automatic DSQ - it takes a protest. If our SIs were written that way at that time, they violated RRS. When (according...
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    I don't have a dog in this fight any more, but I like the ideas here. Also, Rob's suggestion in the other thread to have the singlehanders peel off at Fort Mason has a lot of merit. Taking it a step...
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    Yesterday in the Redwood City Costco I was...

    Yesterday in the Redwood City Costco I was accosted by a tall guy with a bit of an accent. He had noticed my SH Farallones sweatshirt, and it was Philippe! Good to finally meet you.

    I didn't...
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    Thanks Pat. It was a 14+ mile pursuit race with...

    Thanks Pat. It was a 14+ mile pursuit race with 8-10 knots at the start. David on Passages lost his crew, so there were four of us singlehanders. At PHRF 129 I was the first SH starter, but the...
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    Iniscaw is Inisconced at SWYC, ready to go...

    Iniscaw is Inisconced at SWYC, ready to go tomorrow. Only 3 singlehanders entered, unfortunately.
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    See you out there, David!
    Max
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    Hey, that's right. I knew about that one, but I...

    Hey, that's right. I knew about that one, but I didn't pay a lot of attention because there's a charity regatta in Oceanside that weekend. Maybe I'll scoot down to SD instead.
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    Drivn: I feel your pain. I was a longtime SSS...

    Drivn: I feel your pain. I was a longtime SSS member, but when I retired I moved to Borrego Springs and moved my boat to Oceanside, chosen because it's the shortest drive from home. I joined PSSA,...
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    Yikes - epoxy? It never occurred to me to epoxy...

    Yikes - epoxy? It never occurred to me to epoxy my new Foss rudder before I slapped bottom paint on it.
    Anyway Jackie, it looks great. Enjoy!
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    I can report that (as of 2012, anyway) Doug's...

    I can report that (as of 2012, anyway) Doug's Boatyard in Opua looks just the same. It boggled my mind that a yard could function in that tiny space and on such a slope. I didn't get to see the...
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    Skip, I've been enjoying Dick Carter's...

    Skip, I've been enjoying Dick Carter's autobiography, which includes some mentions and good photos of you from the 1969 Fastnet race - which you guys won aboard his Red Rooster.

    For everyone, I...
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    I think the answer may be "none of the above". A...

    I think the answer may be "none of the above". A team in the Robotics lab at SRI International, from which I retired a year and a bit ago, builds teeny diamagnetically levitated robots and has...
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    Rick, not quite 50/50. I've done a "figure 4"...

    Rick, not quite 50/50. I've done a "figure 4" (Red Rock first or last) a few times, and once it even resulted in a class win.

    Have fun, everyone. Wish I were there!
    Max
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    I'm back down south, but planning to head out...

    I'm back down south, but planning to head out from Oceanside this afternoon and stay out overnight to stress test the electrical system, since I'll be doing this starting next month to get up to...
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    Highly unlikely, but thanks.

    Highly unlikely, but thanks.
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