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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Talk about structural problems... not much one...

    Talk about structural problems... not much one can do when;
    "in 4 seconds, the boat nosedived and the bow folded 90 degrees... It folded the boat in 2."

    Amazing work by RC and 4 other skippers to...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    and of course who rescues him? Jean Le Cam! ...

    and of course who rescues him?

    Jean Le Cam!

    Bravo Zulu
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    ^^now THAT is a sea story^^ :D and here's...

    ^^now THAT is a sea story^^
    :D



    and here's the answer
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Pure speculation on my part, but I'm reasonably...

    Pure speculation on my part, but I'm reasonably sure they have load cells on the fore stay, and probably even on the un-stayed foresails.
    I wonder if the sequence went sort of like;
    "hmmm, the...
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    Get in get in touch with Laura Munoz at YRA,...

    Get in get in touch with Laura Munoz at YRA, info@yra.org, 415-771-9500 (M-Th 0930-1530, F 0930-1230).
    The only Sunfast in the database is a 3600 (INVICTUS) at 30 sec/mi.
    FWIW...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    In that case I will go with Rule 5. Failure to...

    In that case I will go with Rule 5. Failure to keep a proper lookout.
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    good luck with the under $10 part of that...^

    good luck with the under $10 part of that...^
  8. Thread: Cruise Out 2020

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    5904

    5904
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    It would seem to me that "experimental" is by...

    It would seem to me that "experimental" is by definition not rate-able against other boats and that division should logically excluded from consideration for combined trophies; same logic that mono &...
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    As has been suggested as a remedy elsewhere in...

    As has been suggested as a remedy elsewhere in the thread.
    This seems to me to be a reasonable approach.

    I think Solo's legit frustration is that this was not made clear by YRA, and that there's...
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    Looks like PJ is off the cliff house, on track to...

    Looks like PJ is off the cliff house, on track to make it in the gate near the top of the ebb (~noon).
    Tracker!
  12. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    George Wyle

    George Wyle
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    correct (other races). current requirements are...

    correct (other races).
    current requirements are for fixed cockpit mount, options are open for the 2nd.

    Hull and Structure:
    Dewatering pumps 2.5.2
    A boat shall have a second manual or electric...
  14. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    as of 0700 DURA MATER is Southbound, at sea; ...

    as of 0700 DURA MATER is Southbound, at sea;
    Jackie should be abeam Pescadero by 1100.

    https://www.jibeset.net/daysail.php
  15. Thread: Hedgehog

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    I'd recommend starting and sticking with an AIS...

    I'd recommend starting and sticking with an AIS equipped VHF (pick your make/model).
    The rest of my system is about wanting to be seen (the transceiver), and the convenience of having the targets...
  16. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Hi Tom, Glad it works so well! I am basically...

    Hi Tom,
    Glad it works so well!
    I am basically running the same system, with mostly the same components, that I had on DOMINO.
    The VHF/AIS set up consists of the masthead 15" Shakespeare antenna,...
  17. Thread: Hedgehog

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    I actually have a soft bucket, though I didn't...

    I actually have a soft bucket, though I didn't bring it this trip. It would have at least served as a backup for bailing.
    however, it doesn't afford much for one to squat on, if you get my drift.
    ...
  18. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Colder than in the bay & city last week(end),...

    Colder than in the bay & city last week(end), that's for sure.
    Air temps in the high 50's at night, mid 60's during the day.
    Felt colder in the wind, and of course when wet.
  19. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Short answer is no, but it's not that I haven't...

    Short answer is no, but it's not that I haven't thought about it.
    Nominally the spent packs are bio-degradable, consisting of paper the consistency of a toughened coffee filter and the calcium...
  20. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Ticket Punched

    So that was fun! – Apologies for a few extra days for the write up below…

    I Got to spend some time on the ocean in a good range of conditions, and find out a bit more about Hedgehog, what works...
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    oh, now I get it - you made an aluminum caber! ...

    oh, now I get it - you made an aluminum caber!

    DH
  22. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Bound for Sea

    So, here we go...
    Hedgehog and I are planning to head out tomorrow morning (or possibly wait for the ebb at noonish) for our qualifier.
    Weather looks pretty optimal tomorrow and into Fridday...
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    Any concern that the strobe may effectively blind...

    Any concern that the strobe may effectively blind you from that position?
    DH
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    Soooo - Probably my fault for fence sitting...

    Soooo -
    Probably my fault for fence sitting until 1430 yesterday afternoon, but I never received the promised email with a Zoom link for the skippers meeting.
    Nor was there a separate amendment...
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    It appears the 4 wires serve to put 3 capacitors...

    It appears the 4 wires serve to put 3 capacitors into the mix... one bridging +/- and one each connecting positive and neg to the case ground.
    I can't read the numbers on the capacitors, so the...
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