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  1. Why I sail singlehanded or double handed!

    The number of singlehanded or doublehanded entries is a topic of great interest. Why - is a good question? This topic will give an option for the sailors to post their thoughts.

    My overall...
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    Singlehanded sailing has been innovating for a...

    Singlehanded sailing has been innovating for a half century or longer. Mechanical (winches etc) and electromechanical (autopilots etc) have been constantly changing. The physical capabilities of...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    My model is a 19 inch version of the Lightning...

    My model is a 19 inch version of the Lightning sailboat I brought to CA when I moved in 1977. Racing SBRA out of the RYC was fun. I learned to like coffee after drinking Irish coffees after a cold ...
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    To build an exquisite model, set your standards...

    To build an exquisite model, set your standards like Dan Newland when he made Pegasus in full scale as well as a model. Dan is highly talented, as the model shows.

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    Not a bad idea! 5670

    Not a bad idea!

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    That situation is the new reality. Hard to tell...

    That situation is the new reality. Hard to tell whether to laugh or sigh.

    Hopefully, you will feel well so the quarantine period can be a fun sailing time (with a negative test result).

    Good...
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    That completes that contest. Stay tuned to...

    That completes that contest.

    Stay tuned to your favorite forum - I am sure more contests will appear.

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    Yes! We have a winner - sleddog! (There is a...

    Yes! We have a winner - sleddog!
    (There is a lot of knowledge available from the forum participants).

    Per sleddog's request, the books will be sent to the first person that provides a mailing...
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    Hey, let's slip a contest into here!! Even PJ...

    Hey, let's slip a contest into here!! Even PJ can enter.

    The contest - name the two books and the authors. The two books have been sitting on my shelf next to each other.

    The first person to...
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    In 1999, VAPOR, a B 25 completed the race, albeit...

    In 1999, VAPOR, a B 25 completed the race, albeit very slowly since the rudder was broken twice. Vapor was outboard powered and a daggerboard design. Maybe, the open transom made the outboard motor...
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    Thanks for taking the time to simulate the race!...

    Thanks for taking the time to simulate the race!

    Despite plenty of coastal passages, I have never completed an offshore voyage. Well, now I can say the armchair version is done. Hmmn - I never...
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    Thanks for Stan Honey's comment on the wrist...

    Thanks for Stan Honey's comment on the wrist electronics. It is safe to say those gadgets are not something to rely on for serious endeavors. Your simple thermometer / barometer is a desirable...
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    Yes, I would be interested in any comments from...

    Yes, I would be interested in any comments from Stan Honey on barometer watches. I have used a Suunto version for about 30 years. The barometric function measures elevation as well as barometric...
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    What are you using for a barometer and how was it...

    What are you using for a barometer and how was it calibrated? Recording version or spot readings?

    The electronic gear on the boat is minimal so I am curious.

    Thanks.

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    This recreation is a great tutorial for those...

    This recreation is a great tutorial for those that never sailed to Hawaii (me and probably others too).

    The sailing description and navigation is excellent.

    Now that your stomach has settled,...
  16. A big thank you to a volunteer position in...

    A big thank you to a volunteer position in uncertain times. The SSS is better for the volunteer efforts.

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    The hydro generators look purposeful and well...

    The hydro generators look purposeful and well crafted.

    My out of date mind was thinking of a gadget like the old fashion taftrail log with its trailing impeller. Just waiting for a shark to...
  18. Thread: What I Saw

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    You must have your copy of Strunk & White close...

    You must have your copy of Strunk & White close by or memorized.

    Engineers were not allowed to buy the book.
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    Douglas Whynott wrote 'A Unit of Time A Unit of...

    Douglas Whynott wrote 'A Unit of Time A Unit of Water Joel White's Last Boat'. The book is a wonderful narrative including, EB White, Joel White, Steve White, the Brooklin Boatyard, and the...
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    Cat Harbor in the background of the picture is...

    Cat Harbor in the background of the picture is delightful. For reference, under a normal summer weekend, all the mooring buoys in the foreground are filled. There is little space to anchor among...
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    A fine milestone to achieve. I guess it is...

    A fine milestone to achieve.

    I guess it is back to the Kennedy Meadows Store to mark the occasion with more Kilt Lifter!!

    By the way, there are two Kennedy Meadows stores. The closer one is...
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    Brian's customer service is truly exemplary. I...

    Brian's customer service is truly exemplary.

    I sent in a used unit to checkout and software update. There was also an upgrade to a disconnect plug on the white box to make installation easier.
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  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    A job well done is always inspiring. Can I...

    A job well done is always inspiring. Can I settle for less with less square footage?

    Time will tell....

    Great decision on your part, Bob!

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    I was thinking of your progress getting ready for...

    I was thinking of your progress getting ready for 2021 while stopping at the Kennedy Meadows general store in our local mountains. Here's a digital toast to your progress!

    The Scottish style...
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    Just curious - with the exception of the Spot...

    Just curious - with the exception of the Spot fracker, was the sail enjoyable around the rocks?

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