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    To stage an event takes approval from many...

    To stage an event takes approval from many organizations at local or national level. At this time, all agencies seem to be on the restriction cycle. The opinions will change when the supporting...
  2. Thread: Old Splice

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    Useful bit of information from the SSS seminar...

    Useful bit of information from the SSS seminar about rigging.

    New lines/ropes are treated with sizing (?) for it to be slick and make the material easier to manipulate when splicing. Exposure to...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    The numbers seem reasonable and give ideas where...

    The numbers seem reasonable and give ideas where energy use could be controlled.
    On the demand side, the autopilot is the big user. Is there an opportunity to do some sailing and document energy...
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    It is good to hear of options. It turns out the...

    It is good to hear of options. It turns out the low humidity in Bodfish ((Kern County) has 3M 5200 solidifies in geologic time. I didn't understand the slow cure until I read about humidity...
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    The proverbial - the check is in the mail........

    The proverbial - the check is in the mail........
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    I will buy the setup. It is always good to have...

    I will buy the setup. It is always good to have backups.

    Ants
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    My YouTube feed provided a video a single sailor...

    My YouTube feed provided a video a single sailor going to HI from LA in a 23 foot sailboat. A few minutes of watching showed it may not be the best demonstration of seamanship. To counter...
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    Keeping the dialogue friendly is an excellent...

    Keeping the dialogue friendly is an excellent goal. It takes more than one person.

    Ants
  9. This topic deserves discussion. Let me add some...

    This topic deserves discussion. Let me add some random comments.

    The success of the SSS in generating interest and getting sailboats to races in commendable. The success requires thinking of new...
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    It is not easy to respond to your questions. It...

    It is not easy to respond to your questions. It seems your inspiration came from YouTube. Instead posing your questions to YouTube, the questions are directed at a different group - people with...
  11. Thread: Seventy48

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    An option to paddle facing forward might be an...

    An option to paddle facing forward might be an useful option. Different muscle groups get a workout. Chasing eddies with a headlamp near shore would be easier facing forward. Options are good.
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  12. Thread: Seventy48

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    Not to be a spoiler, but I saw video after noting...

    Not to be a spoiler, but I saw video after noting your entry.

    It should be fun. I was there for the inaugural event.

    It may be on my radar, if I get into shape.

    As for what to do during...
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    That certainly made somebody's day (and year)!! ...

    That certainly made somebody's day (and year)!!

    Does anyone have more information about the Boat? Designer? Builder? How many? Where was it built?

    I enjoy learning about the diverse but...
  14. Thread: Old Splice

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    In making splices, the core and cover can move...

    In making splices, the core and cover can move independently. An early step is usually to tie a firm knot a couple feet away from the splice area to avoid the shifting reference point.

    Splicing...
  15. Thread: Old Splice

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    Two to three decades ago, there were generic...

    Two to three decades ago, there were generic direction that were applicable to three strand and ropes with cores. There were splicing tools that were seemingly universal.

    With the new high...
  16. Thread: Old Splice

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    My simple suggestion is to wash the used lines...

    My simple suggestion is to wash the used lines before splicing - mesh bag in washer with detergent and some fabric softener to soften the braids. Removing dirt and salt makes everything easier and...
  17. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    A couple suggestions from Brion Toss's book -...

    A couple suggestions from Brion Toss's book - Rigger's Apprentice are -

    Brummell splice if you want to have a single line that serves as port and starboard sheet. (Page 167)

    For single sheets,...
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    Glad to hear about Andre also.

    Glad to hear about Andre also.
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    It seems the governing body that would sanction...

    It seems the governing body that would sanction the effort is the one to check for rules ahead of time. If I recall the effort by Jeane Socrates, iher effort was unassisted but she was in daily...
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    Barzan questions- Well, that is some very...

    Barzan questions-
    Well, that is some very elaborate choreography!
    1. Barzan's smokestack only emitted dark smoke once. Did it use any of its own power or side thrusters etc?
    2. Who directed the...
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    The only surprising thing in the photo from 40...

    The only surprising thing in the photo from 40 years ago was the weather was warm enough to go without a shirt. It must have been a warm winter day.

    There are few posts today of sailors without...
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    That is a wonderful visit and pictures and post. After the wait to get registered on the forum, all was well.

    Looking forward to more posts.

    Sure would like to have more storage so my...
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    She sympathized with your situation but was not...

    She sympathized with your situation but was not sure she had the expertise to help with the specific concerns.

    From my experience let me add the following-
    If you bring paperwork to register a...
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    It seems there is no lack of suggestions and I...

    It seems there is no lack of suggestions and I will add another. Between purchase and importing considerations, California sales tax and personal property tax, registrations for safety...
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    I have a wonderful aid that helps me remember. ...

    I have a wonderful aid that helps me remember.

    As race chair, I delegated the course responsibility to the skippers. For an unknown set of race committee procedures, I was required to be on the...
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