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  1. Thread: SSS Shirts

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    I'm wearing one of those Corinthian shirts right...

    I'm wearing one of those Corinthian shirts right now. I must have worn one to work once, because a coworker and I got to musing about how odd it was that the pirate theme was used on a "Corinthian"...
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    One year there were two or three finishers, all...

    One year there were two or three finishers, all within the last hour before the 6? am cutoff. Rich Ray and I were the only ones on the race deck by then.

    But we were on the GGYC deck and we could...
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    Sorry to hear the news, Greg. I didn't know...

    Sorry to hear the news, Greg. I didn't know George well - I think I heard he was a jockey, that's it - but he was an affable and interesting character. Thanks for filling in the details, and sorry...
  4. Thread: What I Saw

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    Golly. In Menlo Park it was black for trash, blue...

    Golly. In Menlo Park it was black for trash, blue for recycling, and green for compostables. Now in Borrego Springs they gave us a green bin for trash, with a big sticker saying TRASH ONLY. Blue for...
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    At this point I'm just planning to get an...

    At this point I'm just planning to get an Inreach, specific model TBD. Plenty of food for thought in this thread, but I find all this wonky stuff utterly bewildering. Maybe I can figure out how to...
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    It's the vaguely disgusting British name for what...

    It's the vaguely disgusting British name for what we call a set screw.
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    The points standings after 3 races that you...

    The points standings after 3 races that you posted look like they were cut off after the top 50. In the Corinthian race you finished 30.5 out of 38 starters in SH monohull, right? That would be .803...
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    IIRC, and unless NCPHRF has changed the rules,...

    IIRC, and unless NCPHRF has changed the rules, boats that *could* carry a spinnaker are rated as if they have a spinnaker. I recall getting into a tiff over this with an Alerion 28 owner before the...
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    No. Wait a minute. If the TWA is 180 and the TWS...

    No.
    Wait a minute. If the TWA is 180 and the TWS is 3, there's no way the AWA can be 48! That would definitely make the answer no. I need to go back and read the question again.
    Edit: OK, the true...
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    What happened to V2? No wind?

    What happened to V2? No wind?
  11. Thread: Surprise!

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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...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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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...
  14. Thread: Surprise!

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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...
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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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...
  22. I don't have a dog in this fight any more, but I...

    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!
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