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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    i think the days where someone could wait...

    i think the days where someone could wait patiently at the dock gate, get let in, and quietly walk the dock to view a boat are over. There have been harbor rules about "No Visitors On The Docks"...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    I was at the BMC today to do some simple fixits...

    I was at the BMC today to do some simple fixits to the Wildcat, and lo and behold, Surprise! is getting her superfast sprayed-on bottom.

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  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    They look great. I saw them under construction at...

    They look great. I saw them under construction at a recent visit to Beats Mowin' the Lawn!
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    So when do we get to see Surprise! in her new...

    So when do we get to see Surprise! in her new dress?
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Hey hey! Mini-Magic is looking fantastic!

    Hey hey! Mini-Magic is looking fantastic!
  6. Thread: SHTP stuff

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    Seriously? No SSS'rs or SHTP'ers want these...

    Seriously? No SSS'rs or SHTP'ers want these paper charts? Here's a list.

    Half Moon Bay #18382
    Monterey Bay #18685
    Tomales By and Bodega Bay #18643
    San Francisco Bay Entrance #18645
    Point...
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    I saw the crew sanding the hull and taping off...

    I saw the crew sanding the hull and taping off the topsides yesterday. Seems like they were being careful!


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  8. Thread: Thank you

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    Here's the emergency rig that got me from Vallejo...

    Here's the emergency rig that got me from Vallejo to Berkeley on Tuesday. I actually sailed down the Napa River and "motorsailed" in a huge ebb down to a few hundred yards from Point Pinole. Since...
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    Spotted yesterday...Shark on Bluegrass, out of...

    Spotted yesterday...Shark on Bluegrass, out of the water at the BMC!
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    For any out-of-towners who might need some last...

    For any out-of-towners who might need some last minute yard work, I recommend Berkeley Marine Center. Ruben, the general manager is an SHTP vet and a great guy. KKMI gets more publicity and more of...
  11. Thread: Thank you

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    It appears that the Wildcat will be getting a new...

    It appears that the Wildcat will be getting a new (read -used mast, "new to me"-) mast at the Berkeley Marine Center over the course of the next month-6 weeks. I won't be replacing that ripped up...
  12. Thread: SHTP stuff

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    Solar panels and charge controller are taken

    Solar panels and charge controller are taken
  13. Thread: SHTP stuff

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    OK, the above list is amended, but the "stuff" is...

    OK, the above list is amended, but the "stuff" is back up for sale.


    Two, 50 watt semi-flexible Sunpower Solar panels, mounted to light plywood bases, with clamps to hold them on 1" stern rails:...
  14. Thread: Thank you

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    So what happened? This is an edited synopsis of...

    So what happened? This is an edited synopsis of what I wrote to Jackie.

    1. I was trying to be conservative, and doused the spinnaker about a mile, maybe a mile and a half from Point Pinole. ...
  15. Thread: Thank you

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    And also thanks to Rebecca Hinden on Bombora! ...

    And also thanks to Rebecca Hinden on Bombora!

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    The Coasties were very professional, did a great job, and were pleasant the whole time. Kudos to the crew!
  16. Thread: Thank you

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    Thank you

    To Ian Matthew on Siento el Viento, for making sure I was OK.
    To Jackie Philpott, on Dura Mater, for staying on station "just in case"
    To Paul Schroder on Constance for staying with me and trying...
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I don't THINK that's a Western Pond turtle. I...

    I don't THINK that's a Western Pond turtle. I could be wrong, though....I'm no herps expert. It's not a red slider, though, which is the usual non-native escapee hereabouts.

    Western Pond...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'm looking forward to crewing for...

    I'm looking forward to crewing for friends...assuming that someone wants rail meat and a grinder! .... and laid-back Estuary racing and daysailing whilst "looking good" in the Piper.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I just wrote all that because Skip mentioned me. ...

    I just wrote all that because Skip mentioned me. I haven't been posting here recently because honestly, I just don't have much to say. I'm planning on enjoying this weekends race. I'm planning on...
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    The fact that I'm still listed on jibeset as...

    The fact that I'm still listed on jibeset as entered in the race confuses me to no end. I requested that my registration be withdrawn weeks ago. I announced on the forum that I was going to have to...
  21. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I really enjoyed the photos of Uffa Fox and...

    I really enjoyed the photos of Uffa Fox and Prince Philip. Flying fifteens....still raced extensively in the UK.
  22. Thread: Insurance

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    Fingers crossed for everyone re: insurance and...

    Fingers crossed for everyone re: insurance and Hawaii regulations.
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    There certainly is. The ruins of the maternal...

    There certainly is. The ruins of the maternal families 14th century castle are on Froech Eilean (heather island) in Loch Awe. Immediately adjacent to Froech Eilean is the island of Inishail, a "thin...
  24. Thread: Insurance

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    Not even Pantaenius? ...though they probably...

    Not even Pantaenius?

    ...though they probably won't cover singlehanders.
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;28931] Not sure I ever...

    Not sure I ever kicked in any afterburner, as these days I find myself sailing with boats that rate 100 seconds a mile slower than I do. I can't point, I'm slow....I know my mainsail is old but...
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