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    For what it’s worth and to close the loop on this...

    For what it’s worth and to close the loop on this thread, my surge brakes mystery was solved. It turns out it was not rusty drums but air in the brake lines.

    If you are familiar with the term,...
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    Good Job Jackie! One trick a marine electrician...

    Good Job Jackie! One trick a marine electrician showed me was to dip the wire tip in Dielectric Grease before crimping or splicing then heat shrink. Works great at keeping corrosion at bay.....
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  3. Thread: Chubby Girl

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    In comparison Ankle Biter was a sled....

    In comparison Ankle Biter was a sled....
  4. Thread: Chubby Girl

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    Chubby Girl

    I ran across Wilbur on Chubby Girl this morning at BMC while running errands. Had read his story in Latitude 38. He estimates 2-3 months to HI at 2.5kts. She is one very small boat!...
  5. Season Trophy “2020 The Year That Wasn’t”

    Season Trophy “2020 The Year That Wasn’t”
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    Actually it has been two weeks since the wipe...

    Actually it has been two weeks since the wipe down cleaning. It has been sitting in hot sun with a little rain up here in Granite Bay and still looking OK. I am beginning to think it was more dried...
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    Mast Oxidation

    While adding a VHF antenna and other off shore NorCal gear at home the oxidation on KH mast became very obvious. I used a can of “corrosion block” which helped a lot but I fear it is like the Armor...
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    VHF with Windex

    I got Koke Honu home and one of the projects is installing a fixed mount VHF I had left over from Lightspeed. The windex is shot and surfing around I found this Glomex Black Swan. It is a VHF with a...
  9. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave, You did a great job on that splash cover...

    Dave, You did a great job on that splash cover dodger project. Practical and sexy at the same time. Anyone who has sailed any extended time off shore knows the value of a splash cover/dodger.
  10. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave, I am intrigued by you hatch splash cover....

    Dave, I am intrigued by you hatch splash cover. What’s the story on that if you don’t mind...Rick
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    I almost locked the backup pin in but with a...

    I almost locked the backup pin in but with a small X5 and driving two hours North to Granite Bay I decided to sleep on it.

    I did see a YouTube idea of attaching the ball and arm to the trailer...
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    Trailer Brakes

    After two years at RYC Dry Storage with no trailer problem moving Koke Honu (Corsair F-24) to and from the hoist, I wanted to bring her home to do some work. Her trailer is single axle surge brakes....
  13. Jefa Bearings, I think Tom uses these on his...

    Jefa Bearings, I think Tom uses these on his Wyliecats.
    https://jefa.com/rudder.htm
  14. The End Results..(I could not end with dirty...

    The End Results..(I could not end with dirty construction pictures) 5281
  15. Upper bearing and new tiller. This was all done...

    Upper bearing and new tiller. This was all done by Tom Wylie. The long tiller worked very well as I could reach everything AND was great leverage when Lightspeed tried to round up.. 5277 5278
  16. Lower bearing tube 5275 5276

    Lower bearing tube 5275 5276
  17. Not sure how many pictures per post so I will...

    Not sure how many pictures per post so I will break this up. Lightspeed's rudder stock terminated in the cockpit sole and I wanted a longer stock for below deck autohelm. We added a half tube at the...
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    Another side benefit of being opposite years with...

    Another side benefit of being opposite years with the PacCup besides racers is vendors. It is always crunch time for riggers, sailmakers & boat yards with two races in the same year.
  19. Thread: Old Splice

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    I like the tape idea, I’ll give that a try. I do...

    I like the tape idea, I’ll give that a try. I do find if I run a needle fib through the center of the line and spend time bunching/loosing before attempting a splice it helps a lot. My best success...
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    My point is, if SSS races are going to be...

    My point is, if SSS races are going to be postponed or delayed, I would be like to see if SSS could "possible" look at online/stay at home racing options to keep SSS members connected as we weather...
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    Virtual/Video SSS Racing?

    So if USCG won’t give us a permit to race on the water, can we have fun racing at home online while we wait?

    Edit update. Looks like each would have to buy an app like this one...
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    Club employees. I think both were a combination...

    Club employees. I think both were a combination of; are your here for an Essential Activity per CC Heath Services and RYC directive 3/17. And, is that stuff you are loading in your car really yours? ...
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    I went to RYC last week to get my boom and bring...

    I went to RYC last week to get my boom and bring home to rework the outhaul. Even though I stayed by my boat alone in the Dry Storage yard, I was check on at a distance twice. Big Brother is watching.
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    Good video and music Jackie! As a Viet Nam Vet I...

    Good video and music Jackie! As a Viet Nam Vet I hope the woke generation realizes lividity helps in bad times. 5201
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    Social Distancing

    Can’t think of a better way than Singlehanded Sailing.
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