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    So what's the plan for when SSS has no more...

    So what's the plan for when SSS has no more singlehanders? I'm starting to wonder if that's actually a goal of the current board. Look at the numbers.

    It's a lot of effort and expense to race a...
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    106 entries in the same race last year, but 35...

    106 entries in the same race last year, but 35 singlehanders vs. 22 this year.
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    One other data point: We've now reached 101...

    One other data point: We've now reached 101 entries for Saturday's race and are bumping up against the 80-boat limit for doublehanders set in the SI's.

    But out of 100+ boats, my division has two...
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    I submit it has an advantage in being easier to...

    I submit it has an advantage in being easier to sail. But does that advantage lead to better race results or just maintaining participation? If better race results, we have an existing system to...
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    Thank you for your kind words. Is bicycle...

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Is bicycle racing in general decline like sailboat racing has been? If so, they'd start looking for ways to keep the racers out there.

    Again, our rating system...
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    It sounds like we do agree. Based on observed...

    It sounds like we do agree. Based on observed performance, PHRF would probably adjust the WC30 rating again if any of us brought an appeal. I've just chosen not to be that person.

    Similarly,...
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    Then you should put a star next to the WylieCat...

    Then you should put a star next to the WylieCat 30s and "consider an alternate scoring system" for them as well. They also enjoy significant ease-of-operation over other boats when racing...
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    And he wears cool hats.

    And he wears cool hats.
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    So far the power-assist isn't helping Scott in...

    So far the power-assist isn't helping Scott in the Friday night CYC series. His line in division is 7/7, 4/6, 1/6, 3/5, and 4/6. And we're talking about Scott Easom.

    To Greg: We already had...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple...

    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple of seasons, many years ago. All the same pissing and moaning from the skippers with almost none of the exercise. I went back to the real thing. ...
  11. Thread: Surprise!

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    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right...

    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right in front of our club, looking flash. What's the boat in your drawings?

    I remembered I need to build the teak boxes to cover the winch motors. I'm...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going...

    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.
  13. Thread: Drakes bay race

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    OYRA and SSS have raced together to Drake's Bay...

    OYRA and SSS have raced together to Drake's Bay for the last 6-7 years.

    Not sure if that will happen this year, since OYRA was not able to start their season. I haven't heard anything.
  14. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    I wanted to label Surprise!'s new wiring. I got...

    I wanted to label Surprise!'s new wiring. I got a little carried away:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2181-Surprise!&p=27036#post27036
  15. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    Holy cow. Does the boat need that to reduce...

    Holy cow. Does the boat need that to reduce heeling or to add displacement (like the Mac26X)? If heeling, just sit on the rail?

    After yesterday, I can help you with the labels!
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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    Because this is what happens when a label printer...

    Because this is what happens when a label printer meets Surprise!:

    566256635664
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate...

    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate some abuse, but perhaps I should routinely combine the bank when I leave the boat.

    I used the big autopilot and the electric winches a fair bit...
  18. It looks like you sorted it out - I see Nancy is...

    It looks like you sorted it out - I see Nancy is registered.

    I sailed the R-T-R course today. Low 20's all afternoon and more flood than we'll have on the 8th. I'm sore. Really weird current...
  19. Are you thinking about the DH non-spin boats on...

    Are you thinking about the DH non-spin boats on the SH course?

    Without a (non-throwable) LongPac or SHTP in there, the season scoring is kinda screwed up anyway.
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    In response to a spontaneous invitation, a fellow...

    In response to a spontaneous invitation, a fellow E-dock e-regular hopped aboard yesterday for a sail down to the Estuary and back. She brought a salad but no fork, assuming I had one. I really...
  21. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This was all about selecting the fleet they want...

    This was all about selecting the fleet they want in the LA TransPac. It would embarrass those big-bucks programs when (not if) an Olson 30, Moore or Express 27 won it.

    I looked into doing that...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yep. Back in pre-Covid days (post #208) I...

    Yep. Back in pre-Covid days (post #208) I mentioned the Freedom 10 charger/inverter mounted in the back of the boat. It weighed a ton and was pre-AGM technology - it wouldn't charge the new...
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    5632 I added some labels in case I need a...

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    I added some labels in case I need a reminder of how it's all supposed to work.

    #singlehanding/#sleepdeprivation
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  24. Thread: Surprise!

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    Not an exciting post except that I'm done with...

    Not an exciting post except that I'm done with the electrical system for a while.

    I moved the battery to reclaim some space in the wine cellar/liquor locker. Down the road this space will...
  25. I received this today at 12:30, via Jibeset: ...

    I received this today at 12:30, via Jibeset:

    Hello Racers,

    I am not the season race chair, but the board is pretty busy and we wanted to update the racing community. At this point we will not...
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