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    You have that u-bolt through the stem where you...

    You have that u-bolt through the stem where you can attach a bobstay. I'd do that to take most of the upward load, and attach the sprit as far out as you can, leaving as little on deck as you can...
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    You asked, so three comments: A couple times I...

    You asked, so three comments:

    A couple times I forgot to extend Ragtime!'s 5.5' sprit and the kite still flew okay, so exact measurements, angles etc. aren't essential. That said . . .

    Most...
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    If it will enable you to race I don't personally...

    If it will enable you to race I don't personally have a problem with it (for this casual series.) However it's not up to any of us here - you'd need to contact Berkeley Yacht Club's race committee.
  4. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    No punkin' pie left but this is stirring some...

    No punkin' pie left but this is stirring some interest. Google says the hike to the top of Mt. Livermore is "strenuous." Is that what you were thinking? Schedule?

    I finally got the new...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Rule 9 was certainly an issue with all the SUPs...

    Rule 9 was certainly an issue with all the SUPs blocking the entrance, when we were trying to exit one day after a Windjammers Race. It's hard to tell from your photo whether he is in line with the...
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    Rule 9

    Rule 9
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    Hi Stephen, In past years the NOR stated that...

    Hi Stephen,

    In past years the NOR stated that single and double-handed divisions were only available for the Sunday series. This year the Express 27 fleet agreed to race double-handed both days...
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    Maybe Sled will tell us where her old transom is....

    Maybe Sled will tell us where her old transom is. Howard's place?
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    I'll go with #8, 'cause I think it is a modified...

    I'll go with #8, 'cause I think it is a modified Cal 20. They opened up the transom, added a sprit, moved the chainplates outboard and who knows what else.

    Here we go - her name is Sirena and it...
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    A lovely day yesterday for the first Berkeley...

    A lovely day yesterday for the first Berkeley Shorthanded Midwinters. My photos are so-so but look at the horizon in each one, and you'll see what I mean.

    Bobbi worked her usual magic, postponing...
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    (I do too!) The SI's are posted: Berkeley...

    (I do too!)

    The SI's are posted:

    Berkeley MW's Sailing Instructions

    The courses are shown on page two. The R/C rarely uses the reaching mark and is pretty careful about dropping the...
  12. Thread: Cruise Out 2020

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    Great photos and writing! It was all quite fun....

    Great photos and writing! It was all quite fun.

    The spinnaker... Jackie likes to fly DM's spinnaker, anywhere, anytime. So as soon as she realized the wind was aft of the beam, up it went. But...
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    Because real sailors aren't afraid of the dark?

    Because real sailors aren't afraid of the dark?
  14. Thread: Cruise Out 2020

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    Bummer Tony - I was planning to follow Circe up...

    Bummer Tony - I was planning to follow Circe up the river!

    Wine tasting sounds nice - thanks for the offer Jim. I'll wear a mask and bring a munchie. I guess we need an address or walking...
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    Berkeley Sunday Midwinters

    Some of us will be racing single or double-handed on the Berkeley Circle again this Winter. The first race is on November 15th and the R/C will set the divisions based on entries received by...
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    Thanks to a timely link from Latitude 38, I found...

    Thanks to a timely link from Latitude 38, I found this hydrographic survey of the lower Napa River, completed in March by the Corps of Engineers:

    Hydrographic Survey

    Charlie's house is on sheet...
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    Excellent. Here's his site/blog: ...

    Excellent. Here's his site/blog:

    https://svsparrow.com/
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    Hey, you want new events, you need new prizes. ...

    Hey, you want new events, you need new prizes. You think we'll do this for nuthin'?

    Alan is proposing to build a whole boat just for this. And remember how much you had to pump that foot pump to...
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    My little Achilles dinghy has only been out of...

    My little Achilles dinghy has only been out of its bag once since the 2008 SHTP. It still had genuine Hanalei Bay sand inside.

    Recently some people cleaned and tested it. Fortunately it wasn't...
  20. Thread: What I Saw

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    I'm still trying to get a handle on this whole...

    I'm still trying to get a handle on this whole provisioning thing. Did the Diesel Power Plus go in your coffee?

    Okay, so I'll tell you MY story about using a chart to get into a harbor after...
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    Despite a bad memory of approaching the Brazos...

    Despite a bad memory of approaching the Brazos Drawbridge, Surprise! is in. (Hi Chris!)
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    FYI, the PHRF meeting minutes are available...

    FYI, the PHRF meeting minutes are available online. Here's the committee's recent decision regarding Eight Ball:

    OWNER NAME / BOAT NAME / CLASS/MODEL
    Scott Easom / 8-Ball / J 100 MOD

    Boat is...
  23. Thread: What I Saw

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    Mr. Hedgehog and I observed FUGU coming back into...

    Mr. Hedgehog and I observed FUGU coming back into the dock very slowly yesterday afternoon.

    And yes, I think gold lettering on light-coloured fuzzy covers would look good - not too much contrast...
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    Sorry to crash Jackie's other thread but I don't...

    Sorry to crash Jackie's other thread but I don't know where else to put this.

    The boat on the right looks vaguely familiar...

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    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2076...

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2076-Around-the-World-from-West-coast&p=21268#post21268

    Best wishes to a determined sailor!
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