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    e-rudder / transom-hung rudder

    The Wildcat's new owner doesn't want the offshore rudder I made for the boat. Since he's sailing on a lake in Texas, he'll just use the One Design lifting rudder. That means that the current rudder...
  2. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

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    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/d/menlo-park-...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/d/menlo-park-foot-sailboat/7378505777.html

    The Wildcat is sold and is going to Canyon Lake, Texas.

    The end of this chapter.
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    Oops. We're all just glad that your head didn't...

    Oops. We're all just glad that your head didn't soften that gybe.
  4. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

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    OK, the new mast and rigging has been out for a...

    OK, the new mast and rigging has been out for a few runs on the Bay including a long beat up from the South Bay in "challenging" conditions. Everything is solid. Headsails have been re-cut to fit....
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Skip, a little revelation. I sold my storm...

    Skip, a little revelation.

    I sold my storm jib...sized for a 26 foot boat...
    and my emergency rudder, which could probably handle up to a 30-footer but not much more than that...to..

    insert...
  6. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Wildcat of Loch Awe is back in her berth in...

    Wildcat of Loch Awe is back in her berth in Coyote Point. I took Highland Games buddy, Brendan for a sail. He's pretty burly but handling the tiller all day in the 20-25 knot breeze that was blasting...
  7. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

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    S2 7.9 for sale

    If you follow the board, you know all the details.

    Serviceable mainsail; 130%, 100% and heavy weather headsails
    Both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
    ST2000 autopilot
    6 HP 4-stroke outboard...
  8. Thread: Thank you

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    We're back up and running. Not everything is...

    We're back up and running. Not everything is done yet. I have to connect the masthead VHF coaxial and the power to the steaming light. I have to put on the boomkicker.....but the boat is sailable...
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I love the pictures with the kids, Skip!

    I love the pictures with the kids, Skip!
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    You might have overdone it a bit on the halyard...

    You might have overdone it a bit on the halyard tension in that photo. Ease off half an inch. When it's blowing 15+ you'll want it that tight. The Humboldt messabout is on my "someday" list!
  11. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    YAY!...Now if I just have a boat with a mast, in...

    YAY!...Now if I just have a boat with a mast, in time. I just need to be patient.

    I think I'll go use my almost new cheapo pressure washer to blast the underside of the Pipers decks on Sunday. The...
  12. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Still waiting for the Wildcat's mast to get...

    Still waiting for the Wildcat's mast to get stepped. The crash and burn happened on April 24th. I got the boat to Berkeley on May 2nd. It's now July 27th, and pretty much for sure the mast won't get...
  13. Thread: Other Races

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    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will...

    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will open up registrations on JibeSet.
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    Thanks for these!

    Thanks for these!
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    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother...

    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother with flyers. But the other ones are easy.

    Where going and for how long? I have no idea. Here, I'll make up something, for starters.

    When?...
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    Suggestions on where to advertise/organize

    A small boat RAID in the 2022 season, with how to say... "preference" ...given to SSS'ers... but NOT organizing it on this forum.

    Why not on this forum? As has been pointed out before, if an...
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    Using lashings is great. It allows you to move...

    Using lashings is great. It allows you to move things around, as you see. While it's very unlikely that you will move the sail enough to induce too much lee or weather helm, if you DO happen to get...
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    Ohhhh! Nice! Where did you find her? Did you...

    Ohhhh! Nice! Where did you find her? Did you have to drive across the country to get her?
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    Look closely at the sail attachment on your boat....

    Look closely at the sail attachment on your boat. It's loose-footed on the boom. I would suggest having a loop of line that keeps the clew close to the boom, but is loose enough that it will slide...
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    This picture is of a skerry in France...it's not...

    This picture is of a skerry in France...it's not my old skerry, but I rigged the downhaul the same way as 3:1 with smaller blocks... except that the lower block on my setup was affixed to the mast,...
  21. Thread: Thank you

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    The Wildcat's mast is back together in one piece,...

    The Wildcat's mast is back together in one piece, thanks to Ryan at Rogue Rigging, and the welding guys at the Berkeley marine center. There's an internal sleeve and a LOT of rivets. The mast and...
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    I'm still hoping that an SSS "raid" - small boat...

    I'm still hoping that an SSS "raid" - small boat cruise is in the works for someday. It would be fun to see your Koster out with RoG
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    I "watched" the development of the Deer Isle...

    I "watched" the development of the Deer Isle Koster on the Wooden Boat forum, it's a gorgeous boat and a wonderful camp-cruiser.

    About balanced lug sail trim...low stretch halyards are your...
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    Y'all done good. Especially good, considering...

    Y'all done good. Especially good, considering the headaches that COVID threw into the mix. Props to all the RC!
  25. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    It's good to catch up...I've been afk for a week,...

    It's good to catch up...I've been afk for a week, backpacking. Looks like Aloha has finished...congratulations!
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