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    That's a very nice eye splice you made. Why not...

    That's a very nice eye splice you made. Why not go with spectra core double-braid (Warpspeed, for example), strip back the cover so you're only splicing singlebraid at the shackle, and bury the...
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    Hi Philippe - I have a 2:1 pole lift in the rig...

    Hi Philippe - I have a 2:1 pole lift in the rig (the lift does double-duty for hoisting and tensioning the vectran storm jib stay), with the bitter end spliced onto a padeye set in the spar. That...
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    Opinions about options with anchors among...

    Opinions about options with anchors among sailors? - never happens :)
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    I would hardly call Surprise! and skipper a...

    I would hardly call Surprise! and skipper a newbie - you've been there done that, probably have the anchor to prove it!

    I'm already down south in Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard). For my runs...
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    I'm just learning about NMEA 2000 networking,...

    I'm just learning about NMEA 2000 networking, having installed the initial bits into Beetle to support a chart plotter. Do you carry a spare NMEA 2000 terminator/resistor to keep the network up if...
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    That's brilliant - a "bring your own sea anchor"...

    That's brilliant - a "bring your own sea anchor" event. In calm conditions we could raft up for a couple of hours and barbecue, then wobble off a little ways from each other and drift for the...
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    The Vic-Maui race is presumably still on, though...

    The Vic-Maui race is presumably still on, though no discussion on their website regarding COVID-19 ramifications.
    https://www.vicmaui.org/index.php

    A concern for starting and finishing any race...
  8. Hi Jackie - I was under the impression that...

    Hi Jackie -

    I was under the impression that outward facing communication from the SSS to another organization is through the SSS Commodore. Shouldn't your letter have been from Don Martin as SSS...
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    Cruise-out to the Pacific High?

    If Hawaii does shut down, or time runs out to hold the SSS TransPacific Race to Hanalei - anyone interested in a cruise-out to the Pacific High?

    I spent four days in the High on one of my return...
  10. As a data point, the World ARC Rally has been...

    As a data point, the World ARC Rally has been suspended, with boats being laid up in French Polynesia and the crews flown home. The Rally organizers are looking towards "late summer" to see how...
  11. It is too early to make the call to hold the race...

    It is too early to make the call to hold the race or cancel the event, all you can do is plan for both: minimize sunk costs should the race not be able to happen, continue preparations such that if...
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    And they made it to Channel Islands Harbor. The...

    And they made it to Channel Islands Harbor. The rain has stopped, the sun came out!

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    I am currently sitting here at the nav station of...

    I am currently sitting here at the nav station of Tiger Beetle while listening to the rain pitter patter on the cabin top - it's raining in Oxnard this norning, not much wind, not too cold - but...
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    I do not know either of those designs directly, I...

    I do not know either of those designs directly, I have raced the Waquiez Pretorien 35 offshore US West coast and it held up.

    There's no information regarding the Waquiez you're looking at in...
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    I sail a relatively large heavy boat that doesn't...

    I sail a relatively large heavy boat that doesn't tack anything like a smaller ultralight - a N/M 45 ain't gonna short tack equally with the smaller faster quicker-to-accelerate boats, especially...
  16. Thread: Zipstitch

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    The biggest problem with closing up a deep...

    The biggest problem with closing up a deep laceration is being certain the wound is disinfected before closing - you don't want to close up a cut until you know i'ts clean and won't become infected. ...
  17. You could conceivably save some money on the...

    You could conceivably save some money on the transport and haul to Southern California/San Diego, this would require that you have time to then move boat north up the coast to San Francisco - that...
  18. What are you looking to do at the yard? I hope...

    What are you looking to do at the yard? I hope you're not thinking that $14k is a typical haul-out charge in the SF Bay Area!

    - rob/beetle
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    [QUOTE=jamottep;24937]I agree ... I would like to...

    [QUOTE=jamottep;24937]I agree ... I would like to scout for depth though. The boat can't rest on the keel should negative tides be too much. I had checked with a few folks and the general response is...
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    Hi Philippe - Richmond Municpal Marina has the...

    Hi Philippe -

    Richmond Municpal Marina has the depth for a Class 40, though it's on the other side of the planet from Redwood City.

    I would think long and hard about reasons for NOT keeping...
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    The way I look at it, every string is something...

    The way I look at it, every string is something to tug on that might make the boat go fasterer!

    - rob/beetle
  22. Thread: Seminars

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    Hi Bob - Whom would the correct person be? ...

    Hi Bob -

    Whom would the correct person be?

    - rob
  23. Thread: Seminars

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    Hi Jackie - strikes me that the seminars are a...

    Hi Jackie -

    strikes me that the seminars are a little bit of the cart-before-the-horse. The SSS home page (https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/) has a link in the horizontal top menu to the...
  24. I still don't find any reference to the SSS...

    I still don't find any reference to the SSS cruise-out on the SSS home page, nor the Calendar (linked to from the home page main menu).

    As Don mentioned the Forum isn't for 'official'...
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    i always thought the graphics were cowrie shells....

    i always thought the graphics were cowrie shells. I have no idea what a double espresso is, if anything - is that a real thing?
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