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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...
  2. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Thread: Sss raid

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    I would love to join in on this. Slim to no...

    I would love to join in on this.
    Slim to no chance I'll have an appropriate vessel in time, though.
    If anyone comes across an inexpensive ($1k-or-less-ish), trailerable, preferably sporty and...
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    I always took "restricted in ability to maneuver"...

    I always took "restricted in ability to maneuver" to mean something like a dredge and its tug in the Santa Cruz harbor, or a vessel engaged in salvaging Cal 2-29s off Capitola beaches.
    The tri...
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    Back on topic, my logo choices are the same as...

    Back on topic, my logo choices are the same as Nightmare's. Don't forget you'll want to make stickers out of those! You'll need the web address on it. And the pointy head of the spinnaker sticking...
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    I enjoyed that. 4145

    I enjoyed that.

    4145
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    I vote roundtheglobe.com. Says it all, and gives...

    I vote roundtheglobe.com. Says it all, and gives you flexibility - for example, if you end up doing something that isn't exactly sf2sf (e.g. HI-HI, a la Webb Chiles).
    And you can re-use it when you...
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    4114 Happiness reporting for Cal 2-27 birthday...

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    Happiness reporting for Cal 2-27 birthday balloon retrieval duty, ma'am! [gives military hand salute].

    All kinds of fun was in the tideline today. This birthday balloon was kept company...
  19. Thread: A Small Rant

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    Just chronic constipation? You're too nice. I'd...

    Just chronic constipation? You're too nice. I'd suggest chronic diarrhea. The designers shouldn't get off scot-free, either. Let's make them bathroom attendants at the boat builders' conventions....
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    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/boa/d/san-francis...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/boa/d/san-francisco-cnc-wood-kit-for-15-micro/6815113716.html

    Hmm.
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    How do we fire up that Ronnie Simpson bat signal?...

    How do we fire up that Ronnie Simpson bat signal? I'd love to hear more.

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/159354-cal-2-27/

    He did the same on his 2-29, so I suspect he liked...
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    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1982/bill-lee-yac...

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1982/bill-lee-yachts-santa-cruz-40-3467447

    Local, and 50k ballpark depending on your negotiating skills...but then: sail inventory updates, safety gear,...
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    And when you're done, you'll get to make a...

    And when you're done, you'll get to make a potpourri from the panoply of holding tank treatments, and you'll be reminded of the allegiances people have to their favorites. I'll go first: Baygreen,...
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    Yep, stainless seizing wire is a Magma griller's...

    Yep, stainless seizing wire is a Magma griller's best friend. Lost all three grates from my Cabo last year when I didn't have it clamped tight enough and it spun upside down with the lid unlocked....
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    I've only ever spent the night anchored at...

    I've only ever spent the night anchored at Clipper Cove, China Camp, and Sausalito. Of that limited experience, only China Camp gives me a sensation approaching the "real" cruising I've done in less...
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