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  1. Thread: Piper Blog

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    That's quite the outboard on it! Our family's...

    That's quite the outboard on it!

    Our family's first boat was a 21' hard-chined sloop. It was not a light-weight boat but my dad noticed that due to its hard chines and V-bottom, its Evinrude six...
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    "Currently I am rebuilding the Yanmar 1GM10 since...

    "Currently I am rebuilding the Yanmar 1GM10 since the oil pipes were toasted, spraying oil due to a weeping water pump."

    Yep, the little raw water pump leaks salt water right onto the bottom oil...
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    The RC tries to adapt to the congestion issues,...

    The RC tries to adapt to the congestion issues, such as putting the singlehanders in their own starts and even on a separate course for Round the Rocks. But sometimes you can't avoid the conflicts,...
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    Non-spinnaker boats are not excluded from the SSS...

    Non-spinnaker boats are not excluded from the SSS season standings. Todd Arnold (Osprey) won the singlehanded season overall in 2020, sailing non-spinnaker. In the double-handed division, Basic...
  5. A difference this year is you can't get a PHRF...

    A difference this year is you can't get a PHRF certificate without joining the YRA. That's why it's $100 now.
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I did Google it. Holy cow - "cheap chinese...

    I did Google it. Holy cow - "cheap chinese diesel heaters" has a huge cult following. Its FB User Group has almost 58,000 members! John McK (who did the YouTube videos you linked to) is clearly...
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Noted. It's starting to feel like I'm trying...

    Noted.

    It's starting to feel like I'm trying to keep up with the Joneses (and the Pressleys, the Quancis, the Walkers...)
  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Yes, thanks Tom. Surprise! has propane and CO...

    Yes, thanks Tom. Surprise! has propane and CO detectors, and I crack open the hatch directly above the heater when it's running. I'm pretty sure Dura Mater has a CO detector. I'm looking at a...
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Dave on Pinocchio took pity and loaned me his...

    Dave on Pinocchio took pity and loaned me his propane heater. It works great - I think I'll get one. But I'm not going over until tomorrow.

    It's looking good for the traditional NYD sail -...
  10. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Go Maritimo! The former Swifty II: Schumacher...

    Go Maritimo! The former Swifty II: Schumacher 54

    https://www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/the-yachts/2021/maritimo/
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    Freya might be the cutest puppy ever! My dad...

    Freya might be the cutest puppy ever!

    My dad and I used to do model trains. Not the tabletop kind, the ride-behind-them kind. A train friend had a Doxie who loved to ride along, with a great...
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    Sure, Larry talks a good line but I've been...

    Sure, Larry talks a good line but I've been there. I resisted getting a dog for many years, since I grew up with a couple of labs that were high-maintenance and left dog hair everywhere. But then...
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    Awww, what a cutie! Does Freya have a brother or...

    Awww, what a cutie! Does Freya have a brother or sister? Dura Mater needs a boat dog!

    We loved Louie (the pug) but Louie did not like the boat. At all. Just NO.
  14. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yesterday Surprise! was weighed and measured for...

    Yesterday Surprise! was weighed and measured for the Pacific Cup. I was prepared for her to be 10% heavier than brochure weight. Like people, boats tend to put on a few pounds as they age and she's...
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    I sailed my first SHTP qualifier at the end of...

    I sailed my first SHTP qualifier at the end of October. That was pushing it and sure enough, the first storm of the season was approaching when I finished. But September or October weather is more...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I believe it means the credit is not automatic. ...

    I believe it means the credit is not automatic. If the boat's rating assumes a headsail LP <= 155% of J and the owner chooses to only carry a <125% headsail, he doesn't automatically get a 3 sec....
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    It's been done (or close anyway) 7041

    It's been done (or close anyway)

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  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    And just like that, the CBC found its new...

    And just like that, the CBC found its new Treasurer!

    It's been like that for me recently. I walk into just about any place and if they hear I'm a retired CPA they ask if I'll be their Treasurer. ...
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    7037 (My ability to post photos and even to...

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    (My ability to post photos and even to stay logged in comes and goes.) Here's a sharper image of Pink, with Bill Claussen at the helm. Cinde Lou took this photo while we were sailing aboard...
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    A wonderful and long-overdue visit to the CBC...

    A wonderful and long-overdue visit to the CBC began with High Tea at 1430. This has became a tradition for Howard and Sled. Later in the visit Sled observed that with three officers present, the...
  21. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    Where is your build space?

    Where is your build space?
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    And wasting no time, our new 2023 SHTP Race...

    And wasting no time, our new 2023 SHTP Race Chair, Mr. Hedgehog, will be in Kaua'i next week to reconnoiter!

    In the meeting we were reminded of the obstacles Brian Boschma (outgoing SHTP Chair)...
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    We have it pretty good. Here's my old J/92 in...

    We have it pretty good. Here's my old J/92 in shrink wrap for the winter. Tonight it's 28 degrees in Traverse City, MI:

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    "Weather forecasting abilities" because when it's...

    "Weather forecasting abilities" because when it's cold the toes are stiffer? Ted, I'm impressed you would race with those injuries - you must have really wanted to be out there!

    Part of the...
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    Not grouchy at all. Just thinking of the racers...

    Not grouchy at all. Just thinking of the racers who paid the fees, assuming they'd get what we've received in the past. Kudos to Joe for getting a couple of shirts made and direct-mailed, but what...
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