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    Hi Mike - pls check your Notifications->Inbox on...

    Hi Mike - pls check your Notifications->Inbox on the menu to see my PM.
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    Hi Mike - if it's still available, I'll probably...

    Hi Mike - if it's still available, I'll probably take it. PM sent.
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    'pink' was the hint that brought it all flooding...

    'pink' was the hint that brought it all flooding back, that sketch of the Columbia from a port quarter view(?), explaining all the boat bits.
    I guess I never read it closely - nice name for a boat,...
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    1. Royce's Sailing Illustrated. 2. Mr. Royce (I...

    1. Royce's Sailing Illustrated.
    2. Mr. Royce (I could check amazon or my storage unit for the blue-covered version I have, but I'll play fair!)
    3. Pink Cloud. If memory serves, it was a...
  5. This non-race race's motivation to motivate us...

    This non-race race's motivation to motivate us lurking non-racers into racing our non-racing non-race boats has my mind racing with thoughts of racing.

    SIs aren't up yet, but I'm curious to get a...
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    Super-noob here when it comes to this stuff and...

    Super-noob here when it comes to this stuff and thus love this thread. Just adding affirmation of this x100.
    I installed the EV100 as temporary fix while I evaluate the same options for the same...
  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    I admit I departed with no real plan except to...

    I admit I departed with no real plan except to ride the flood and see what happens. Worst case, a night in Pittsburgh or Antioch and I'll force myself to actually do some planning. Best case, get to...
  8. Thread: What I Saw

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    An auspicious first Delta outing for Solo and me:...

    An auspicious first Delta outing for Solo and me: After a terrific sail up and then a day of boat projects, I decided to stay put, read a book, and stick around for the fireworks like a real tourist....
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    I hope you had SPF 500 on your ears, else right...

    I hope you had SPF 500 on your ears, else right about that time they would have been burning from all the laurels Christine Weaver was throwing your way during the delta doo dah thing at RYC!
    Five...
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    Total noob question: what does an offshore policy...

    Total noob question: what does an offshore policy cover that's different from a typical inshore/coastal policy, besides range? Sounds like maybe coverage for an "international incident", for...
  11. Thread: shore dinghy

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    Not that ~$150 was overpriced, but at ~$50...

    Not that ~$150 was overpriced, but at ~$50 there's really no excuse not to have one as a marina toy for visitors at the very least.
    I've never used an inflatable kayak before, though; as a fellow...
  12. Dang, totally missed this. Any chance it was...

    Dang, totally missed this. Any chance it was recorded?
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    Here on Berkeley E dock Davey Jones claimed a...

    Here on Berkeley E dock Davey Jones claimed a couple more pilings, a couple neighboring boats kissed, and one of the big tents at BMC took a hop across Spinnaker Way, capsizing that old Knarr at the...
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    I did a double-take when I spied the...

    I did a double-take when I spied the singlehander's best friend, vise grips, floating in mid-air. Clamping something broken? An emergency reef pennant?
    Took me a second to realize: a funnel for...
  15. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Thanks for these details - I'm planning some...

    Thanks for these details - I'm planning some upgrades on my own boat soon and still trying to sort all these techie bits out.
    I assume the GX2150's AIS receiver provides a backup receiver in the...
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    Of course, it should go without saying that while...

    Of course, it should go without saying that while I'd like to recoup at least a little fraction of the silly boat bucks I put into the Cal over the years, the price is especially flexible for any SSS...
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    Thanks, Jackie! Don't you love our little Cals? ...

    Thanks, Jackie! Don't you love our little Cals? So much boat in such a small slip. I opted not to use the chocolatey bait-and-switch sales tactic so you can still trick people with that when it's...
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    Cal 2-27 w/ outboard.

    Fans of Dura Mater: now you can have your very own.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/berkeley-cal-2-27-sailboat/7143577982.html
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    The Sailing Uma youtubers just posted a video of...

    The Sailing Uma youtubers just posted a video of their upgrade from home-brewed electric with shaft drive to the Oceanvolt with saildrive. Didn't look too terrifying as boat projects go. I hadn't...
  20. Thread: Old Splice

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    I just saw that yesterday, too. Didn't think I'd...

    I just saw that yesterday, too. Didn't think I'd watch the entire seminar, but couldn't get enough. Thank you to the SHTP A/V team for putting these online!
    Now I have to go back and binge the...
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    That's for sure. I found marker 17 at about 1...

    That's for sure. I found marker 17 at about 1 hour before high and lined up the channel, moseying in as slow as impatience allowed. There were a few spots at 6.5', but mostly 8-9' and a little...
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    Ok, ok, I'm sold. BMC it is, next time. San...

    Ok, ok, I'm sold. BMC it is, next time. San Rafael this time. Finally got Matt Butler on the phone. They're a contractor free-for-all, including the crane operator. A few recommendations for...
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    Ditto. I took to using SFBW when I was at...

    Ditto. I took to using SFBW when I was at Brisbane and Svendsen became a bridge too far. Now that BMC is my backyard, I may have to reconsider. Having an ocean-crossing Electra sailor on board...
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    San Rafael Yacht Harbor thoughts?

    Tapping the cumulative centuries of Bay boatyard wisdom among this group.
    When I think of yards, I think: Sven's (r.i.p.)/Bay Marine, KKMI, BMC, Grand, SFBW, maybe Spaulding, maybe Bay Ship...and...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    By this logic, shouldn't the sled thread have...

    By this logic, shouldn't the sled thread have died a few years ago? I don't like that idea, either.


    So much! Is any boat ever 'done'? As I recall there was a pink flamingo at some point on...
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