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    Boat yards are so cool. And every day is a new...

    Boat yards are so cool. And every day is a new adventure. Kind of like remodeling an old house: You never know how much molding is behind those plaster walls.

    Which reminds me that Surprise! is at...
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    If the SHTP is staged at RYC I will arrange for...

    If the SHTP is staged at RYC I will arrange for at least one SHTP courtesy car. I'll even wash it beforehand.
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    But seriously, folks. Carliane, did you know...

    But seriously, folks.

    Carliane, did you know that the Pacific Cup has BMW courtesy cars in the parking lot in Hawaii? How do we sign up for one of those? It will be fun to do a comparison of the...
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    Kynntana Does Pacific Cup 2022

    Kynntana is #2 on the waiting list for the Pacific Cup, but Carliane is confident that we will move up the list by next summer. So, she wants to re-do the nonskid so her crew doesn't slide off the...
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    Congratulations, Philippe! Finally. You'll have...

    Congratulations, Philippe! Finally. You'll have to come up and visit us. At high tide this time.
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    Who is Robb Walker and what does Nozomi mean? ...

    Who is Robb Walker and what does Nozomi mean?

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    2021 SHTP Scuttlebutt

    Back in the early 1800s the cask containing a ship's daily supply of freshwater was called a ‘scuttlebutt’. By the early 20th century the term for the water source was also applied to the gossip and...
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    Where will the build site be?

    Where will the build site be?
  9. Thread: What I Saw

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    The Sisters

    I mentioned to an E Dock sailing friend (another David) - that our next race takes us around the Sisters.

    "Really? I'm surprised," said he.

    Seems he gives the Sisters a wide berth because his...
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    Well, I didn't see anything, but I listened to...

    Well, I didn't see anything, but I listened to Ben Shaw's Out the Gate podcast, the one where he interviewed Joe Balderrama, our Commodore. What is a podcast? I had no idea. So I went looking and...
  11. Thread: 2021 seminars

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    Sticky: SEMINAR: Medical Considerations On April 7 @...

    SEMINAR: Medical Considerations

    On April 7 @ 7:30 pm Dr Jan Hirsch, s/v Sweet Pea, will offer a Zoom presentation regarding medical provisioning for sailing across the Pacific to Kauai. The...
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    Okay, fine. I withdraw my answer, too, even...

    Okay, fine. I withdraw my answer, too, even though it's the truth. Those private messages are bizarre.
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    then, of course, you will be a singlehander

    then, of course, you will be a singlehander
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    ďThe owner of the ship has written an apology to...

    ďThe owner of the ship has written an apology to the World.ď great line, Skip. If heís really really sorry then Iím willing to offer absolution. How about you?
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    Nah. Donít use ice so no need to run to Pirates...

    Nah. Donít use ice so no need to run to Pirates Lair
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    It's a West Marine RU 250 and is 8'3". holds air...

    It's a West Marine RU 250 and is 8'3". holds air well. Took it in overnight (since we live in Oakland) and it looks even bigger in the entry hall. I look forward to using it to explore the Meadows up...
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    Will's boat? Whoa! Now THAT'S a boat to buy! I...

    Will's boat? Whoa! Now THAT'S a boat to buy! I can't imagine a prettier or better prepared yacht (sorry, Bob, but it IS a Hinckley). It's just a wee bit too big for me, otherwise I would be...
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    Tomorrow's forecast looks like good wind in the...

    Tomorrow's forecast looks like good wind in the bay, so off we go. And? What is this? A dinghy on my front porch. She's not allowed in the house, especially in the dining room, but she'll be perfect...
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    Maybe that was the day and time Randall...

    Maybe that was the day and time Randall suggested? And besides, Big Daddy doesn't have a singlehanded division anyway. Sometimes singlehanders have to get their priorities straight. Can't have...
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    Sticky: Medical Considerations April 7, 2021

    SEMINAR: Medical Considerations
    On April 7 @ 7:30 pm Dr Jan Hirsch, s/v Sweet Pea, will offer a Zoom presentation regarding medical provisioning upon sailing across the Pacific to Kauai. The...
  22. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Hi, Reed Not everyone gave me permission to add...

    Hi, Reed
    Not everyone gave me permission to add their emails to the list, so I was holding off until they did. Privacy and all that. But time, it is tick tocking away, so check your email - I've...
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    Thank you, Rob. This is very exciting: A thread...

    Thank you, Rob. This is very exciting: A thread with the appropriate year. The race can now go ahead. What was determined during the Zoom meeting Monday night? Well, there WILL be a race to Kauai. It...
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    Ah, yes. Mr Hedgehog. Why, I remember watching...

    Ah, yes. Mr Hedgehog. Why, I remember watching his little boatie on the tracker as the fleet crossed the Pacific toward Kauai in 2016.

    "What's this?!" cried the race committee. "A hurricane...
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    Seeking swag for the 2021 SHTP, I drove over to...

    Seeking swag for the 2021 SHTP, I drove over to Alameda. First I went to West Marine and considered the following jackets: West Marine Third Reef, Helly Hansen midlayer and Gill. I considered driving...
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