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    Spread droop is all too common. Just look around...

    Spread droop is all too common. Just look around any harbor. They probably get away with it due to a certain amount of over engineering. But, there comes a point (and probably at the worst time) when...
  2. That’s an ELECTRA not an ENSIGN. Same hull but...

    That’s an ELECTRA not an ENSIGN. Same hull but different deck with a self bailing cockpit and cabin. Rubin knows an ELECTRA intimately. ENSIGNs have a cult following in the North-East similar to how...
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    Schooner MAGIC

    For anyone interested in seeing more of the full size schooner MAGIC, there’s a nice video about the current owners. Follow this link ...
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    Lost Shipping Containers

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) at Moss Landing has been involved with studies of lost shipping containers. Pre-COVID they held a most fascinating annual open house. During one...
  5. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    You obviously know more than I do about copyright...

    You obviously know more than I do about copyright laws. I can’t even spell it right. :)
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    The Reddy Kilowatt character is copywrited. You...

    The Reddy Kilowatt character is copywrited. You might want to re-think your artwork.
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    I understand that peanut butter works pretty well.

    I understand that peanut butter works pretty well.
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    Phil Frank

    Phil Frank
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    In an earlier life, I lived aboard with propane...

    In an earlier life, I lived aboard with propane stoves for 20+ years. I highly recommend the FireBoy S-2A propane monitor / controller with MS-2 propane sensor mounted low under the the stove. As an...
  10. Thread: Speaker Series

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    But why is the Randall Reeves presentation at 2pm...

    But why is the Randall Reeves presentation at 2pm (1400) on a Saturday? Same time as RYC Big Daddy pursuit race.
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    Maybe a clue? Found in my cockpit today... But I...

    Maybe a clue? Found in my cockpit today... But I quickly noted, it’s a graphite pencil! Not red or even blue. And it needs sharpening.
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  12. I did misunderstand considering the first...

    I did misunderstand considering the first Transpac was in 1906.

    The 1980 SHTP race was won by the oldest boat entered. Bob Counts sailed his 25-foot Golden Gate Sanderling to a first in class and...
  13. Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia /...

    Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia / logo on those sails?
    This is a quiz, with no prize....
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    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list...

    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list an electric inboard with feathering 3-blade prop. Then add a GPS return-to-home device like some drones have for when they get out of range.

    Or......
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    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since...

    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since the lights are dim. Dim = resistance. Look for loose and/or poorly crimped connections. Tug on wires.

    Unlikely that the panel is the problem, but...
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    I wonder who has direct communications with...

    I wonder who has direct communications with Whitall and if he has considered Puerto Williams, Chile? There are pros/cons of Ushuaia vs. Puerto Williams.
    The website noonsite.com has good info for...
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    It looks like Bedard knows his stuff. I only...

    It looks like Bedard knows his stuff. I only learned of this issue recently ready a Bob Perry Fan Club Facebook post. It seems lots of study has been done on how to eliminate “flutter” in foils....
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    Tchoup, I’ve been enjoying seeing your progress....

    Tchoup, I’ve been enjoying seeing your progress. Thank you for posting. I’m curious about the foils, a subject I know very little about. Have you read anything about how to shape the trailing edges...
  19. It would be unusual for both bulbs to fail at the...

    It would be unusual for both bulbs to fail at the same time. I would be suspicious that you have a wiring problem. I’d recommend a thorough inspection before going up the mast. How are the...
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    My guess is that it has something to do with...

    My guess is that it has something to do with magnets, suction cups, or one of these:
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    Cape Kumukahi Light is a lighthouse in Kapoho,...

    Cape Kumukahi Light is a lighthouse in Kapoho, Hawaii at the easternmost point of Hawaii. It is best known for its survival of an eruption of Kilauea in 1960.
    Located on the Big Island, twenty-five...
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    As I recall, the kelp by the Fall can be very...

    As I recall, the kelp by the Fall can be very challenging to navigate through and especially to get an anchor to set. Some years ago we dove in Stillwater Cove, anchoring near Pescadero Rocks. We...
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    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the...

    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the relatively shallow Schmieder Bank, with the top at about 20 fathoms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmieder_Bank

    My Sue was one of the Cordell Expedition...
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    Yes, this is very useful information, especially...

    Yes, this is very useful information, especially since it appeared to work very well. I have a new to me boat and have been shopping for a VHF. I put a masthead antenna and coax in when I had the...
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    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is...

    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is admirable. No amount of preparation or weather forecasting could have foreseen the conditions. I’ve been following the NWS Forecast Discussions, and the...
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