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    When I worked at a non-profit quite a few years...

    When I worked at a non-profit quite a few years ago, I had to explain this to people.

    "But it's worth ten thousand dollars!! I'm listing it for five, and it' s not selling!!"

    Well, I have news...
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    Back to the topic of bears... the last few posts...

    Back to the topic of bears... the last few posts made me think of "The Bear Missed the Train".

    WHAT? you say?

    Well, once upon a time there was a Yiddish song called "bei mir bist du schoen"
    ...
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    Ants: Florence Lake? ... Lake Edison? I'm...

    Ants: Florence Lake? ... Lake Edison? I'm going to share that photo with the Wooden Boat people.

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    Skip, my wife has one of those bear...
  4. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Well, the rudder didn't go on, on Saturday as the...

    Well, the rudder didn't go on, on Saturday as the box from Jamestown distributors didn't get here with the bolts. However, the trailing edge of the rudder is a lot more fair, now! Aslo, turns out...
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    So, why did I sell the skerry? She was pretty as...

    So, why did I sell the skerry? She was pretty as could be, rowed like a dream and sailed OK....not great, but OK.

    The answer was that once I capsized her. I couldn't get the boat to right itself...
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    I'd proposed having it on a weekend that wasn't...

    I'd proposed having it on a weekend that wasn't in conflict with a pre-existing SSS event, but nobody seemed interested. Jim suggested doing it alongside the 3-BF, with folks going up to Napa...
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    I want to do this...but the Piper probably will...

    I want to do this...but the Piper probably will not be ready....and I have to give up the Vallejo 1-2 to do it. I've hardly been on the water with the SSS this season, this is my last chance this...
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    There DOES come a point where "resale value"...

    There DOES come a point where "resale value" fades to less importance. $79K? might be at that point.
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    There have been a few updates, and a new URL ...

    There have been a few updates, and a new URL

    http://swtartan.wixsite.com/piperonedesign

    with luck, the new rudder will go on, on Sauturday. That will be a huge milestone.
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    Darn...I wanted to seeeeee.....

    Darn...I wanted to seeeeee.....
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    I think she can steer with "handlebars" down by...

    I think she can steer with "handlebars" down by her hips.

    That's absolutely incredible....
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    I know the feeling...

    I know the feeling...
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    I'm keeping an eye on craigslist for something...

    I'm keeping an eye on craigslist for something small...in the 11-13 foot range, that is rowable, and is *very* inexpensive. It's obvious that while I can probably get the Piper ready for this, and...
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    The river isn't all that wide up there....

    The river isn't all that wide up there.
    Hmm....that's pretty tight for the Piper, if I have to tack at all.
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    Oct. - 19-20 it is, then...and up the Napa River,...

    Oct. - 19-20 it is, then...and up the Napa River, to I assume The Quanci Manse!

    How much water y'all got up there?
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    Well, I no way can go the weekend of Sept 21st....

    Well, I no way can go the weekend of Sept 21st. That's Joans birthday, and I need time to assemble/fix...or whatever it's gonna be, the boat I'll use. So the weekend of the 28th makes sense. Later...
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    Seriously though...THREE people have expressed...

    Seriously though...THREE people have expressed interest in actually going. Is that gonna be it?
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    I'm torn between popping for a used boat on...

    I'm torn between popping for a used boat on craigslist or wood-screwing and PL100'ing together a quick 'n dirty plywood skiff to use the lug rig and rudder I've already got....
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    I went by my local bulk metal shop this...

    I went by my local bulk metal shop this morning....no bronze. Dammit. I'd rather give him the business, but no such luck. So I used the debit card, will pay for shipping and ordered the bronze rod...
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    The more, the merrier....I think! I know that...

    The more, the merrier....I think!
    I know that Sunset Harbor has a lot of open space for trailers and tents. It's a half mile walk over the bridge onto the Island to the closest little...
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    If folks reall don't want to do the the loop I...

    If folks reall don't want to do the the loop I outlined, we can always just go up the Napa River.
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    Bethel island Bridge 4641

    Bethel island Bridge

    4641
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    The Bethel Island bride is an "arc", right? It's...

    The Bethel Island bride is an "arc", right? It's higher in the middle than it is at the edges. It's about 15 feet at the edges, I think it's more than 19 in the middle. However you only have to...
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    If folks just want to do a two-day...basically an...

    If folks just want to do a two-day...basically an overnight, here's an option. Launch at Sunset Harbor, sail to Terminous via Franks Tract and Little Potato Slough....
    Sail back to Sunset Harbor...
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    OK, here's my proposal...three days. launch at...

    OK, here's my proposal...three days. launch at the ramp at Sunset Marina, at the Bethel Island Bridge. The Marine Emporium is right there if you need a last-minute part. The San Joaquin yacht Club...
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