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  1. Just curious - with the exception of the Spot...

    Just curious - with the exception of the Spot fracker, was the sail enjoyable around the rocks?

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    I have spent many delightful hours listening to...

    I have spent many delightful hours listening to them when I was boat based in Southern CA.

    Now, all the details of the mechanism is fascinating.

    Is there any reported instances where adverse...
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    What a small world! While visits to CBC and...

    What a small world!

    While visits to CBC and Skip (of course) included an option for Mariannes macapuno ice cream. But , stop the presses as the newspaper folks used to say!

    My other east bay...
  4. Thread: What I Saw

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    Skipjacks are interesting working boats. I had...

    Skipjacks are interesting working boats. I had seen numerous pictures and line drawings over the years. When I saw the stern of one a few years ago, I was surprised. The transom looked like Alma. ...
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    No one has commented so I will start the comments...

    No one has commented so I will start the comments rolling. For background, I am currently retired, a less than active racer since I am 300 and some miles from SF area. I have a few races on my...
  6. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Impressive! I am glad I asked. Ants

    Impressive!

    I am glad I asked.

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  7. Thread: Hedgehog

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    The hatch cover is certainly spectacular. ...

    The hatch cover is certainly spectacular.

    But, is there a tactical advantage to having two pelagic control heads. Maybe, you can always keep your weight on the best trim point?

    How would...
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    In some towing situations, trailer brakes are...

    In some towing situations, trailer brakes are essential and other times the brakes are a nice redundancy. When towing the Moore 24 from Victoria, the trailer brakes were essential for my 4 cylinder...
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    That is gorgeous! At 1/8 scale, that would be 5...

    That is gorgeous! At 1/8 scale, that would be 5 feet long, but it looks bigger.

    Any idea of the final weight?
    Will it travel on its own trailer?

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    PS Jim Tolpin is building an 1/8...
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    Chabang is quite a speedy sailboat and a...

    Chabang is quite a speedy sailboat and a challenge to learn about. I look forward to reading about what it takes to get the skipper and boat into top notch racing trim. So far so good.

    Keep up...
  11. Thread: Surprise!

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    One option would be to stain the light spot to...

    One option would be to stain the light spot to match the surrounding area. Staining takes some mixing and experiments to get the right color. If that seems like a good option, I can send you a half...
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    Linda and Dan Newland, of course!!

    Linda and Dan Newland, of course!!
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    You may have fresh or salt water halobates in a...

    You may have fresh or salt water halobates in a backyard pond, nearby lake or stream, or dock slip. If anybody can provide us with a visual sighting and location of a halobates in the next 24 hours,...
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    Aha! This entire assembly seems to act as a wind...

    Aha! This entire assembly seems to act as a wind steered trim tab. What happens with the tiller? Is it locked in a neutral position?

    The trim tab would have to have some well balanced sails.
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    Those ocean rowers - all those days of work and a...

    Those ocean rowers - all those days of work and a crap shoot if you can safely reach landfall. That hazard was brought to my attention by Peter Bird, SHTP veteran and ocean rower.

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    It seems it is getting close to the"Aha" moment...

    It seems it is getting close to the"Aha" moment for me, when the water and wind sections are connected in proximity. I am patient and can easily wait ............

    All things will be obvious -...
  17. ASH - Association of Singlehanders / Does anyone remember?

    In a 1984 Lat 38 article about the first Three Bridge Fiasco Race, a little blurb was posted about a 6 race singlehanded race series where some races were run by SSS and other by ASH. ASH was the...
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    Here's a 45 degree forensic cut. I never paid...

    Here's a 45 degree forensic cut. I never paid any attention to cores before. The core material seems to be marine plywood with no voids. The thick cores would add up to 1/2 thickness while the...
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    This photo may be useful. There is no telling...

    This photo may be useful. There is no telling how many times this was sanded since 1979. Maybe everyone doesn't have section of teak and holly plywood that has been cut.
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  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Here's an update. I went to the website and...

    Here's an update.

    I went to the website and read what was available. I still have no idea what material the overlay is made of. The overlay can be fastened with a mfgr adhesive or West epoxy. ...
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    5322 [I]sleddog at the 12" wheel of SS KAUAI,...

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    [I]sleddog at the 12" wheel of SS KAUAI, surfing downwind at 22 knots in 30 knots TWS off Port Orford. It took a full minute for the ship to respond to a change in helm.


    Sailboats have a...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    The teak and holly plywood sole from a boat built...

    The teak and holly plywood sole from a boat built in 1979 is still being used and recycled in Bodfish.

    Some construction details of note. The plywood and veneer has some type of waterproof glue...
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    Kit boats are delightfully seductive with near...

    Kit boats are delightfully seductive with near instant progress.

    As the old saying goes, the devil is in the details. In this case, sealing and finishing the parts.

    I have no idea what is...
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    This might instill some jealousy with your trash...

    This might instill some jealousy with your trash barrels, but have you considered something like this folding workbench with built in clamp. This version is probably decades old, and the newer...
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    I wonder if these posts would be as informative...

    I wonder if these posts would be as informative and entertaining if a fully equipped heating shop was used. Idle speculation at this point in time.

    I am waiting on completion and test sail, of...
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