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    You. Rock. Greg. I hope you can sail with us...

    You. Rock. Greg.

    I hope you can sail with us on Saturday.
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    Here's Richmond YC's harbor layout. The harbor...

    Here's Richmond YC's harbor layout. The harbor entrance from Potrero Reach is by "F" in the lower, left-hand corner. Please come in slowly and watch for small boats, even on Thursday.

    Zoom in to...
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    Hopefully all boats are coming to Richmond YC...

    Hopefully all boats are coming to Richmond YC next Thursday. Here's a link to the club's weather station:
    https://weather.richmondyc.org/

    (If you like your pressure in millibars instead of...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    After a windy delivery from Berkeley, Surprise!...

    After a windy delivery from Berkeley, Surprise! is back in her slip. Thanks to Philpott for coming along to make sure we didn't scratch up the new paint!

    Julio, Cole, Ruben, Dave and the rest of...
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    A log entry from the 2008 SHTP describes the Half...

    A log entry from the 2008 SHTP describes the Half Way Party package I opened during that race:

    Ragtime!
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    1725 I've been a bit occupied with racing a sailboat and haven't had a chance...
  6. Truer words were never spoken. The ones you buy...

    Truer words were never spoken. The ones you buy aren't a great deal either.

    But this would be a manageable project for a DIY'er, and would result in a solid, great-sailing little boat.
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    With reference to the very first post in this...

    With reference to the very first post in this thread, this time Philpott didn't make me do it.

    They arrive next Monday.

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    Before Philpott clogs up the thread too much,...

    Before Philpott clogs up the thread too much, here's a teaser of the "after." Still not quite done:

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    You'll have to explain that last bit to me -...

    You'll have to explain that last bit to me - Google didn't help. Is it like buyer's remorse?

    I've done the flag blue boat thing for over 18 years - the fenders, fender covers, sailing gear,...
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    I think Julio will be glad to see Surprise! leave...

    I think Julio will be glad to see Surprise! leave the yard. It's been a long haul.
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    Julio is continuing to work on Surprise! this...

    Julio is continuing to work on Surprise! this weekend. By now the cove and boot stripes are probably done. I'm completely happy with the color, which was selected simply by looking at Ruben's boat...
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    As soon as I read this, four SHTP skippers came...

    As soon as I read this, four SHTP skippers came to mind for whom this service would have prevented great distress to them, their families and the race committee.

    This is a great resource. I hope...
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    You're first after me! When Surprise! was...

    You're first after me!

    When Surprise! was built in 1998, some bad gelcoat was making the rounds. It tended to go on too thick and would later result in areas with nicks, cracks and sags. Several...
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    Max, there is a solution to these frustrations of...

    Max, there is a solution to these frustrations of sailing in So-Cal.
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    Hi Cliff, Most of the parts came from Amazon;...

    Hi Cliff,

    Most of the parts came from Amazon; just the raw materials came from McMaster. Here's a link to the gauge:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FBKZOD2?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
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    That's amazing! You're getting right along with...

    That's amazing! You're getting right along with your project too, except you're doing it yourself.

    And you still have enough creative juice left to write the 11 pointers above, which are...
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    Chris, you sure did a great job. I see it close...

    Chris, you sure did a great job. I see it close up and it looks just as good.
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    Combining responses: "and just like that, it's...

    Combining responses:

    "and just like that, it's done" - It's been two weeks from the decision but two years that I've been thinking about it. Once decided, they do get on with projects at BMC!
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    Ooh - don't confuse me like that. My mind was...

    Ooh - don't confuse me like that. My mind was made up. But now...
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    Sanded and primed, new topsides paint next week. ...

    Sanded and primed, new topsides paint next week. I love those Schumacher lines!

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    Did you, or did you not, give me a whole bag of...

    Did you, or did you not, give me a whole bag of these? (I know, "What happens on E-dock STAYS on E-dock.")

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    I know for a fact that Philpott likes hot pink...

    I know for a fact that Philpott likes hot pink roach clips, so you might persuade her. I also know that you prefer Road Cone orange, at least for shirts.
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    I stopped by the Vallejo Marina mid-day yesterday...

    I stopped by the Vallejo Marina mid-day yesterday to see if you were back aboard.

    Alan, I'm so sorry the day mark won the fight this time. But very glad you weren't hurt.
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    Looks great! Admittedly I haven't raced to...

    Looks great!

    Admittedly I haven't raced to Hawaii with a stripper pole installed (occupied or unoccupied). The hallucinations could be epic.

    But I'd think it would be pretty boring without...
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    That would be a circle-of-life thing: Surprise!...

    That would be a circle-of-life thing: Surprise! had a red boot stripe when I bought her. No, I don't want red.

    Oyster is darker than the cabin sides but lighter than the nonskid and the spars. ...
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