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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    re RAM - Lanikai is correct; I am applying a...

    re RAM - Lanikai is correct; I am applying a colloquialism to something that actually has a precise definition under the COLREGS; at the very least Restricted Ability to Maneuver is supposed to be...
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    Assuming they are operating under COLREGS and not...

    Assuming they are operating under COLREGS and not the RRS, neither technically has "Right of Way".
    right of way does not exist in COLREGS world.
    But I digress...

    the Trimaran is the giveway...
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    Hi Michael - you're on the right track with the...

    Hi Michael -
    you're on the right track with the AIS... the baseline is to upgrade your existing VHF to one with AIS reception and display. Most people seem to have settled on Standard Horizon's...
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    Ah yes, memories of my youth... there's a good...

    Ah yes, memories of my youth... there's a good reason the local moniker is Driftsure.

    DH
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    It's very indirect, but the answer is they "sort...

    It's very indirect, but the answer is they "sort of" do. see part 3 here.
    Because they use ORR and IRC as reference points (when available), both of which do use polars as part of their VPP, I'd say...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    here's my best guess... Ketch (immediately to...

    here's my best guess...
    Ketch (immediately to port) - Storm Vogel
    Sloop - Kialoa 2 - the cabin is unmistakeable
    Schooner - Serena

    DH
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Here's a polar expedition I find fascinating on...

    Here's a polar expedition I find fascinating on all sorts of levels.
    https://www.saildrone.com/antarctica
    It's a far cry from getting out and seeing it with your own eyes, but the science is...
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    This story has some weird six-degrees qualities...

    This story has some weird six-degrees qualities for me...
    I met Bud (and his brother Lud) McCrary when I was the production manager for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, around 2003.
    Long time community...
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    The reality, from my POV, is that the logistics...

    The reality, from my POV, is that the logistics of running the race over an extended time frame, compounded by vagaries of SSB in a mast dense environment, make the RC playing a role in a twice or...
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    It's probably not stainless, but likely is...

    It's probably not stainless, but likely is another non-ferrous metal often found around boats.

    Magnets don't work any better on Lead... don't ask how I know this.

    DH
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    SI's are up on Jibset as of this AM... ...

    SI's are up on Jibset as of this AM...
    https://www.jibeset.net/JACKY000.php?RG=T008165961
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    Not that I'd be up for it, but Wyliecat is for...

    Not that I'd be up for it, but Wyliecat is for sale; molds, tooling etc.
    http://www.latitude38.com/classifieds/classy_display.lasso?cat=Business%20Opportunities

    An argument could be made that a...
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    Synthia and I had a great shakedown sail on...

    Synthia and I had a great shakedown sail on Hedgehog.

    Really great day once we drifted past lands end on the ebb.
    My instruments and my eyes had the breeze a little higher than PJ's 10-13, but...
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    short answer; no, not for any appreciable...

    short answer; no, not for any appreciable distance.
    At least not without some pretty extensive reworking to the deck layout. But you may be planning on that.

    there are some fundamental...
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    not in SD so I'm no help with the immediate...

    not in SD so I'm no help with the immediate request, though I do have some peanut gallery musings...
    I hate to harp on the same theme, but having been core crew for 9 years on a local IMX 38,...
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    but what does this do? 4125

    but what does this do?
    4125
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    Domino is indeed staying in the Bay! I think...

    Domino is indeed staying in the Bay!
    I think Roland Brun intends to day race a bit and day cruise a bit...

    Synthia and I are doing the Farallones at the end of the month on Hedgehog; so I'll be...
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    Trailer For Sale - 30+ boat

    Domino's new owner doesn't want the trailer... so it is for sale as well.
    Double Axel, app 32' long bed with newish pads, a new hitch and working lights.

    The rig is really oversized for a 30'...
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    and as of today, Domino has a new owner!

    and as of today, Domino has a new owner!
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    All this talk of older dinghy's reminds me of my...

    All this talk of older dinghy's reminds me of my first "restoration project", which involved extricating a Penguin dinghy my Dad had built in my Grandmothers basement some years before I appeared....
  21. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    sounds like all the ingredients for a very small...

    sounds like all the ingredients for a very small meatloaf... or maybe a couple of cupcake sized ones?
    ah - but then you'd need those pans.
  22. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    Solo is correct regarding the e-rudder, at least...

    Solo is correct regarding the e-rudder, at least under the 2018 rule set. Subject to change (as noted) when the new set is published. Here's the specific text of SER 3.29.1 from 2018:
    A boat shall...
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    Might want to query David Garman... He sailed...

    Might want to query David Garman... He sailed GIANT SLAYER (SC27) in the 2016 SHTP and is currently sailing a 1D35 SUCH FAST in the PNW... he had ambitions to go do the Caribbean circuit with a...
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    I agree with both Greg and Bob - seems like a...

    I agree with both Greg and Bob -
    seems like a great idea to offer some sort of lessons or coaching "program"... call it what you will.

    I don't think its workable to do this in the context of...
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    I'm going with Andre, the hummingbird, clocking...

    I'm going with Andre, the hummingbird, clocking in at ~50mph / 385 body-lengths per second.

    and yes, I googled the answer...
    though I did come across this fascinating article, so at least I...
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