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  1. Thread: Seminars

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    Hi Bob - Whom would the correct person be? ...

    Hi Bob -

    Whom would the correct person be?

    - rob
  2. Thread: Seminars

    by tiger beetle
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    Hi Jackie - strikes me that the seminars are a...

    Hi Jackie -

    strikes me that the seminars are a little bit of the cart-before-the-horse. The SSS home page (https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/) has a link in the horizontal top menu to the...
  3. I still don't find any reference to the SSS...

    I still don't find any reference to the SSS cruise-out on the SSS home page, nor the Calendar (linked to from the home page main menu).

    As Don mentioned the Forum isn't for 'official'...
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    i always thought the graphics were cowrie shells....

    i always thought the graphics were cowrie shells. I have no idea what a double espresso is, if anything - is that a real thing?
  5. Sure - post announcements directly on the SSS...

    Sure - post announcements directly on the SSS website home page, along with sending an email from the SSS club to each club member. Those that don't use email (and it's likely at least one person...
  6. A web crawler is an indexing program intended to...

    A web crawler is an indexing program intended to locate web pages, download them to, say, Google, where indexing and sorting occurs for purposes of supporting Google's search engine results. Any...
  7. Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler...

    Those 'users' will predominately be web crawler software and have little to do with people reading content.

    A more useful metric would be the number of forum members active, and for a given...
  8. Hi Brian - I've heard that the sharing would...

    Hi Brian -

    I've heard that the sharing would include shore boat duty (should there be a shore boat), presumably transport to/from the awards banquet, in addition to the awards banquet itself. So...
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    I've got it - the orange cordage is the Owner's...

    I've got it - the orange cordage is the Owner's Line, usually attached to a powerful bungee cord secreted away somewhere in the bowels of the boat. When the owner is instructed to haul back hard on...
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    An outgrabber makes sense for the location and...

    An outgrabber makes sense for the location and orientation on the boom - but I've not noticed an increase in speed when using the outgrabber on Beetle, but rather an increase in stability of the...
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    I can do the work, Carlianne is the web master...

    I can do the work, Carlianne is the web master and needs to OK any changes - I don't do anything without her approval.

    Bob - want to ask her?

    - rob/beetle
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    The first thing you need in case of hull faillure...

    The first thing you need in case of hull faillure is a way to dismantle the internal furniture to actually get to the hull. A PSSA friend had this happen to him on the way back from Anacapa Island...
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    4 - being towed along on their wake. Very...

    4 - being towed along on their wake. Very difficult to pull off, let alone for 40 miles!

    - rob

    [4 QUOTE=sleddog;24094]Hi Ants,
    Our crew aboard RED ROOSTER, IMPROBABLE, and IMP, among...
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    There is a limitation to the rabbit start - it...

    There is a limitation to the rabbit start - it works when there is one and only one start for the fleet - e.g., all boats start astern of the rabbit and everyone is out onto the race course. If your...
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    I ran a test with Don (SSS Commodore) using the...

    I ran a test with Don (SSS Commodore) using the email address as listed on the SSS Contacts page: commodore@sfbaysss.org and that went through fine, Don received the note and replied to me. This was...
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    I raced several PSSA events as crew for my Dad on...

    I raced several PSSA events as crew for my Dad on his boats. The rabbit starts are a lot of fun, particularly when you are the rabbit; having the entire fleet out in front of you then gives you...
  17. Do read the NOR and SI's for the races. I've...

    Do read the NOR and SI's for the races. I've done Big Boat Series on Beetle (silly races, had a great time) and afterwards there were comments about not inviting boats to race that had airplane...
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    Hi Bob - the wood floating all around British...

    Hi Bob -

    the wood floating all around British Columbia (and Puget Sound) is one of the big reasons I do not particularly enjoy singlehanded boating up there; you really can't leave the helm for...
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    Hi Skip - it seems that the big multihull...

    Hi Skip -

    it seems that the big multihull Maserati has also pranged into something floating in the water that significantly damaged a rudder and part of their hull (unclear if they are talking of...
  20. Thread: Newbie

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    Last summer I did the reverse passage,...

    Last summer I did the reverse passage, singlehanding from Kauai to Strait of Juan de Fuca (ultimately Orcas Island). My approach to sailing passages is to keep the boat sailing loose, fast, and...
  21. Thanks - that's exactly what I was looking for! ...

    Thanks - that's exactly what I was looking for!

    - rob
  22. Is there a way to observe tracker positions?

    I'm wondering if the tracker positions will be posted as the race progresses, and if so, where/how does one see them?

    I looked at the jibeset.net page that seems to be the one that would show...
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    If you're off San Francisco and hearing (or being...

    If you're off San Francisco and hearing (or being heard by) USCG Long Beach then you're experiencing an interesting tropospheric ducting phenomena for VHF frequencies. On occasion you can...
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    The weather forecasts make the course look lumpy...

    The weather forecasts make the course look lumpy and fast and not much pleasure sailing. As a qualifier conditions look good to test boats and skippers in solid offshore conditions without being...
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    That would be called Hurricane Barbara. ...

    That would be called Hurricane Barbara.

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

    - rob
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