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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I really enjoyed the photos of Uffa Fox and...

    I really enjoyed the photos of Uffa Fox and Prince Philip. Flying fifteens....still raced extensively in the UK.
  2. Thread: Insurance

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    Fingers crossed for everyone re: insurance and...

    Fingers crossed for everyone re: insurance and Hawaii regulations.
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    There certainly is. The ruins of the maternal...

    There certainly is. The ruins of the maternal families 14th century castle are on Froech Eilean (heather island) in Loch Awe. Immediately adjacent to Froech Eilean is the island of Inishail, a "thin...
  4. Thread: Insurance

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    Not even Pantaenius? ...though they probably...

    Not even Pantaenius?

    ...though they probably won't cover singlehanders.
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;28931] Not sure I ever...

    Not sure I ever kicked in any afterburner, as these days I find myself sailing with boats that rate 100 seconds a mile slower than I do. I can't point, I'm slow....I know my mainsail is old but...
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;28925]Epic long sailing day on...

    [QUOTE=Black Jack;28925]Epic long sailing day on Saturday - as a now "veteran" non spin solo sailor who is always tried in a full moon tides races, we know the days are always long.
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    I wear a fanny pack that has a waterproof strobe,...

    I wear a fanny pack that has a waterproof strobe, three small rocket flares in a sealed bag, and my PLB whenever I singlehand. There are also free apps you can put on your phone, and then get a...
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    Since the word isn't getting out...I've withdrawn...

    Since the word isn't getting out...I've withdrawn from the SHTP. I requested a withdrawal on Jibeset. That request is supposed to send a message to the race chair, but I'm still listed as a...
  9. Thread: SHTP stuff

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    SHTP stuff

    This is just a quick list, for tonight. I'll get something more complete together this weekend (3/19, 3/20)

    Two, 50 watt semi-flexible Sunpower Solar panels, mounted to light plywood bases, with...
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    I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to withdraw...

    I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to withdraw from the race. I've been hit with a health issue out of nowhere, the past 8-10 days or so. My blood pressure is spiking and I'm having dizzy spells....
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    It's a miracle. A miracle, I tell you! Thank...

    It's a miracle. A miracle, I tell you!

    Thank you, Rob!

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    I am registered with:

    Kaiser...Sutter health....the County of San Mateo...the State of California to get a...
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    Kauai Sailing Association

    I don't remember this organization being on the island in 2008. Are they new? Very cool outfit.

    https://kauaisailing.org/

    https://www.facebook.com/KauaiSailing/

    Kids, sailing, marine...
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    Getting rented liferafts back stateside

    Now I don't remember what I did in 2008. I assume that you can't fly a packed liferaft back, as it's got a pressurized cannister in it. Ship it back?
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    Deleted. I think that this is the end of this...

    Deleted. I think that this is the end of this thread. ADMIN request...can you lock it or delete it? I'd prefer a delete but other people have contributed to it, so if "locking" it is better, then...
  15. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    There's a secondary lesson here, which I HOPE...

    There's a secondary lesson here, which I HOPE people pay attention to. After the complete obnoxious shitfit that I threw yesterday, and Bob calling for people to register, seven more people who...
  16. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    I assume that the little information page that I...

    I assume that the little information page that I made is no longer needed, so I will take it down.

    I am still bemused as to why it took so long for such a simple, but vitally important change to...
  17. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Here's an information page, simple HTML that the...

    Here's an information page, simple HTML that the SHTP 2021 link on the SSS splash page can point to for the next couple of weeks.

    EDIT: URL removed and page taken down.

    Yes, I'm a little...
  18. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    I understand that COVID has made planning the...

    I understand that COVID has made planning the race a nightmare. I get it. I totally understand. I appreciate the work that's been done. I know it doesn't sound like I do right now, Brian, but I do....
  19. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    We don't need an entire WordPress website yet....

    We don't need an entire WordPress website yet. There may not be a race. The WordPress site comes later. What we have needed for six months is so simple...it's SO SIMPLE. Just change the Goddamned...
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    Here's another vote for putting DH and SH on...

    Here's another vote for putting DH and SH on separate courses.....for all In-the-Bay races that have both DH and SH fleets except the 3BF.

    Share a start line and finish line....fine. But different...
  21. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    i registered. I haven't uploaded all the...

    i registered. I haven't uploaded all the documents but I've registered.

    And now I'm going to just say what's been boiling inside for about six months. I'm going to say what I've heard from at...
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    Being almost old enough but not quite...yet with...

    Being almost old enough but not quite...yet with questionable virility, who knows when my vaccination number will come up, but

    just once more...

    We don't HAVE to go to Hanalei. Sure, I'd rather...
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    I took the racing main in for a second reef...

    I took the racing main in for a second reef point, today. The second reef will reduce the hoist by about 10 feet, out of a P of 29' 5". I'll have to get a trisail to satisfy the rules, but two reefs...
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    I'm in the camp that thinks that sharing starting...

    I'm in the camp that thinks that sharing starting and finishing lines is fine, but please send the DH'ers and the SH'ers on different courses with as little overlap as possible....3BF being the...
  25. Thread: shore dinghy

    by AlanH
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    Wow, Just wow. I went to the REAL Intex company...

    Wow, Just wow. I went to the REAL Intex company website to try to report the scam, you know...being a nice guy. Their customer contact form is programmed to remove your phone number, which you just...
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