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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I just got off the phone with Ruben. The bite on...

    I just got off the phone with Ruben. The bite on the rudder was smaller than it looks (to me) in the photo - it's about 2" long. They were able to repair it without taking all my AP work loose and...
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    Jason, the best hull diver in the world, has been...

    Jason, the best hull diver in the world, has been bugging me to get this looked at. It was caused by the SSS drogue demonstration last year. It appears water has not quite penetrated the rudder.
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    The beemers were in our parking lot at RYC. The...

    The beemers were in our parking lot at RYC. The former owner of Double Trouble (J/125) owned a beemer dealership and arranged it one year. I took one over to KKMI to pick up Rags. The driver was...
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    It appears my text to Jackie was misinterpreted. ...

    It appears my text to Jackie was misinterpreted. I was concerned about the white fairy lights ruining your night vision. But during the day, sure, go for it! Crew motivation is an important part...
  5. Thread: Surprise!

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    The Fireboy sniffer arrives on Monday. After...

    The Fireboy sniffer arrives on Monday. After research, I bought the model Lee recommended awhile back. Eventually the sensors fail and the automatic-shutoff type prevents you from using your stove...
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    A couple of behind-the-scenes e-mails reminded me...

    A couple of behind-the-scenes e-mails reminded me that when you are not the target of Hawaii officialdom, enforcement is mostly determined by whether the waves are surfable.

    If you're sailing down...
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    Oh man - I did that to Ragtime! in 2009-10. I...

    Oh man - I did that to Ragtime! in 2009-10. I didn't do the actual painting but I removed and re-installed every bit of hardware.

    Good for you. I'm sure she'll look great when you're done.
  8. Thread: Insurance

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    I'm sure all those derelict boats at the Ala Wa'i...

    I'm sure all those derelict boats at the Ala Wa'i are fully-compliant.

    Edit: I was just told that derelicts in the Pearl Harbor area and Lahaina are the primary target of this permit effort. ...
  9. Thread: What I Saw

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    His interview of Jim Quanci was good too!

    His interview of Jim Quanci was good too!
  10. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    We've been racing with autopilots for years in...

    We've been racing with autopilots for years in the SSS. It's not clear what would be accomplished by segregating those who don't want to purchase and use them.

    You can always go sailing and...
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Let's just go with Brad's answer below and I'll...

    Let's just go with Brad's answer below and I'll delete mine :cool:
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    Surprise! only has the jib/head stay. If you...

    Surprise! only has the jib/head stay. If you made it removable the mast would fall down, and "Don't 'ya just HATE it when that happens?"

    The genoa is loose-luffed. It has some kind of...
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    Yet another option is two furlers. It is quick...

    Yet another option is two furlers. It is quick to change gears with this setup. The downsides are the disturbance the rolled genoa causes on the luff of the jib, although I can drop the rolled sail...
  14. Thread: Insurance

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    An avid racer we both know offered to fund a TP...

    An avid racer we both know offered to fund a TP campaign for Ragtime!. Rags was also 30' but much newer than George's boat, and at the time already had two SHTPs and a return trip under her keel.
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  15. Thread: Insurance

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    $1 million of liability coverage. No mention of...

    $1 million of liability coverage. No mention of hull coverage so maybe a big umbrella policy could work. See 4.3.1 (L):

    https://transpacyc.com/assets/documents/2021/NOR-Transpac-2021.pdf

    But...
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    2021 SSS Rocks Race Pixs and Stories!

    On each quarter of the committee boat: Don't get too close - bargers will be shot!

    These appeared to work - nobody hit us.


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  17. Thread: Insurance

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    This gets asked every race and the short answer...

    This gets asked every race and the short answer is No.

    Don't tell them you're singlehanding and make sure there's no exclusion for it. That may get you to 200 nm offshore. Beyond that, you're...
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    Funny story: I soloed Ragtime! back in 2006 and...

    Funny story: I soloed Ragtime! back in 2006 and was a few hours behind Tiger Beetle (N/M 45) and Alchera (J/120) as we approached the coast. Gnarly it was. Rob and Mark were talking to each other...
  19. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    It's hard to tell from the photo angle - how big...

    It's hard to tell from the photo angle - how big is it? Looks like you don't plan to use an outboard. Are those knobby things for oarlocks?

    Wasn't there enough room for it under the lemon trees?...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Rich Baker reminded me that I've fallen behind...

    Rich Baker reminded me that I've fallen behind with my Surprise! posts and indeed, it's been a couple of months.

    Sunday prior, Philpott came down the dock with Ed Ruszel and Melissa Trace in tow. ...
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    I took Lee's inquiry to be more general to the...

    I took Lee's inquiry to be more general to the fleet.

    Some boats should not be sold. Hinckleys often stay in the family and get handed down.

    Will should have no trouble finding a delivery...
  22. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This article has more details, and a more recent...

    This article has more details, and a more recent article suggests it will be ready for use in a couple more years:
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    Welcome to our world. When this finally gets...

    Welcome to our world.

    When this finally gets fixed, all shall be revealed.
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    Oh, she did. Fix the year in this sub-forum's...

    Oh, she did.

    Fix the year in this sub-forum's header and I'll give you the answer.

    Because I'm also a literalist. It's just silly that this hasn't been fixed.
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    Perfect.

    Perfect.
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