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    Yes, the Piratess and Hound will be visiting this...

    Yes, the Piratess and Hound will be visiting this evening. Sure to be stories re recent passage Tahiti to Hawaii DH. No "rooms" aboard here at CBC. Just cabins available
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    Howard Spruit and I recently completed laying new...

    Howard Spruit and I recently completed laying new bamboo hardwood flooring at Capitola Boat Club.
    The 27 year old Berber rug and its underlayment had reached their half life. Though unseen, whispers...
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    Though I haven't been there recently, Napa Valley...

    Though I haven't been there recently, Napa Valley Marina is good bet. Dry Storage for Monohulls 20' to 35': $150.00 per mo. 36' to 44': $4.25 per ft. per mo. 45 & Up:$5.00 per ft. per mo. ...
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    One wouldn't think the San Juan Islands of...

    One wouldn't think the San Juan Islands of Washington State being a snow scene like the Bavarian Alps...
    2 feet of snow in Port Townsend...

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    Good sailing friends live atop Mt. Dallas,...
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    Documentation is not an option for non-citizens. ...

    Documentation is not an option for non-citizens. The below was written by a maritime lawyer in Marlin Magazine in 2017. I do not vouch for its accuracy. I've seen more than a few vessels in this...
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    CHANGABANG is safely tied up this morning in...

    CHANGABANG is safely tied up this morning in Antwerp, presumably waiting for a lock/bridge opening to approach the marina...The crew has earned a break. Congrats, not an easy winter passage
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    Less than 50 miles to go now to Antwerp, Belgium...

    Less than 50 miles to go now to Antwerp, Belgium for CHANGABANG. Again, good timing by Antoine and crew as they will be able to navigate up the narrowing, winding, sandbar ridden, and heavily...
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    Taking into account tides in their vicinity are...

    Taking into account tides in their vicinity are currently 33 feet springs (!) with currents to 12 knots.. CHANGABANG is getting a most favorable push with the northeast running flood. Good timing at...
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    I noticed this afternoon that CHANGABANG is on...

    I noticed this afternoon that CHANGABANG is on AIS and is ~ 30 miles west of St. Nazaire on the west coast of France, position 47-15 N x 002-40 W, headed west at about 5.5 knots...The AIS name is...
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    5029 Hurricane Carol, August 31, 1954, a...

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    Hurricane Carol, August 31, 1954, a Category 3, was at the time one of the most destructive storms to ever hit New England.

    This is 12 meter US-3, TYCOON, designed by Starling Burgess and...
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    Some good footage here about Phil Sharpe's recent...

    Some good footage here about Phil Sharpe's recent Around the Isle of Wight solo record, 50 miles in 5 hours, 5 minutes on a Class 40...https://www.youtube.com/embed/gtmYe0Xz_lw

    Averaging 9.83...
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    From my point of view, off the boat, most...

    From my point of view, off the boat, most certainly your solution of shackles with thimbles would have likely eliminated that source of chafe on the Monitor wind vane. Those nicely polished holes...
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    It's always good to celebrate the maiden voyage...

    It's always good to celebrate the maiden voyage of a new ship, no matter size or propulsion

    This Monday evening on AIS, the freshly launched Matson container ship LURLINE, largest and latest...
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    Hey Alan, I retrieved a clear, plexi, 3/8"...

    Hey Alan,

    I retrieved a clear, plexi, 3/8" hatchboard from "QUIET VICTORY." It's yours if you want it. Measures 15" high, 21 13/16" across the top and 19" across the bottom.

    If Alan...
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    Well done all!! Jonathan is correct about the...

    Well done all!!

    Jonathan is correct about the Velella Velella (By-The-Wind-Sailors) being the answer to #2. These bluish carnivores can sail in massed fleets extending many miles of beach when...
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    Oct. 12, 1912 was not a good day for the US Navy...

    Oct. 12, 1912 was not a good day for the US Navy in Monterey Bay.

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    The submarine USS CARP had been detailed to help celebrate festivities at the new "port" of Watsonville. The port really...
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    Let's see. DAZZLER was first to get #9, the...

    Let's see. DAZZLER was first to get #9, the infamous black schooner SHAMROCK VI correct. Her position when she went down is marked for all history on your San Francisco approach charts being a...
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    For a New Year's quiz with a local Capitola...

    For a New Year's quiz with a local Capitola history walk as a prize, what else has washed up nearby? More than one answer may/may not be true. Any/all correct answers win.

    1. hundreds of large,...
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    Older wooden wharves on our coast line have...

    Older wooden wharves on our coast line have always been subject to damage from powerful winter surf. This year is no different as the Capitola Wharf, down the hill, is closed due to damage. It...
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    The most spectacular beaching came early one...

    The most spectacular beaching came early one September morning in 1980. There were 14 boats at anchor in 15-25 feet of water off Capitola Beach the previous evening. I heard the surf rise...
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    Yes. 3 workers from a commercial salvage...

    Yes. 3 workers from a commercial salvage company, the lady head director for Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Water Quality, and I worked until well after dark last night removing all traces of Alan's...
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    If sailing solo and the main rudder is bent or...

    If sailing solo and the main rudder is bent or compromised, etc., all the more reason to have a pounding plug and mallet to jettison the main rudder (after stopping boat and removing quadrant). Then...
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    4996 Hey Greg, Cool ER. Would a...

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    Hey Greg,

    Cool ER. Would a simple wood cross bar linking the tillers and fitted with a pin for an AP be possible? If so, you could continue racing SHTP with this rig, and not...
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    Waiting until the last day of 2019, the winner of...

    Waiting until the last day of 2019, the winner of our local Santa Cruz CBC station Darwin Award goes to:
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    4983 A sunny New Years day. Somehow, last...

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    A sunny New Years day. Somehow, last evening, the remains of the hull, minus most of its underbody and keel, was dragged up the beach about 50'..*..

    The chainsaw and dumpster await.
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