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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, I highly recommend Nigel Calderís book...

    Bob,
    I highly recommend Nigel Calderís book BOATOWNERíS MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL MANUAL to help guide you through making any electrical changes, modifications and/or upgrades. All the tables and...
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    Trailer

    Ad on Craigs List. Not mine. Picture looks to be at Berkeley Marine Center.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/berkeley-dual-axle-sailboat-trailer/7027865136.html
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    Youíll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff...

    Youíll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff rigged sailboats. Iím trying to remember where Iíve seen them locally. Maybe GAS LIGHT or ALMA.

    And of course ďCoachĒ is WMT, Jr.
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    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered...

    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered stanchions. I think you are right that they donít meet the lifeline height requirements for offshore. The boat also has perfectly lovely vinyl coated...
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    Gybing a Wyliecat on a blustery summer afternoon...

    Gybing a Wyliecat on a blustery summer afternoon is a religious experience. One has to be a believer that it will all work out. Its’s properly called a “Hudson River Gybe” (look it up). The boom is...
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    Sled got it pretty much right, but what he didn't...

    Sled got it pretty much right, but what he didn't known is that my new boat has two halyards. There's some rigging variation among the WC30's and I expect to yet make a few changes.

    Deceptively...
  7. Thread: insurance

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    +1 with regards to Chris Boome. He is a very...

    +1 with regards to Chris Boome. He is a very knowledgeable sailor. He will ask a bunch of questions to help with finding the best fit. He’s gone to bat for me more than once to solve challenging...
  8. Thread: Sss raid

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    Thereís a FREE boat with trailer on Craigís list....

    Thereís a FREE boat with trailer on Craigís list. Might be just what you need!

    https://reno.craigslist.org/boa/d/truckee-sailboat-for-free/6987787170.html
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    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the...

    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the retrofitted SS bearing housing in post #13 above.

    Tom P.
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe...

    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe as far as he can reach. Looks up at me and says, “Well you know Tom, Your shit’s our bread and butter.”
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    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4...

    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4 above. In the upper left corner of the VHF display it indicates which frequency set is in use.

    Tom P.
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    Great video and Iím very impressed with Willís...

    Great video and Iím very impressed with Willís preparation and thought process. And a great testament to have spelled out emergency procedures readily at hand.



    I suspect the problem with...
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    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than...

    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than answers...”
    We hope to hear some debrief about energy management, especially with so many boats using electronics and electric autopilots. This is an...
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    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we...

    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we can hope for major debriefs. With complicated systems onboard it becomes essential to have quickly available manuals. I’ve become very appreciative of...
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    From my perspective in the comfort of home... If...

    From my perspective in the comfort of home... If the goal is to just complete the qualifier, looking at the forecasts, one strategy might be to consider going to Drake’s Bay on Wednesday, anchor for...
  16. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    Nat, Very well done! Congratulations on your...

    Nat,
    Very well done! Congratulations on your very well managed campaign.
    Where is ENVOLEE? It looks like she’s cruising south? What’s the plan, and what’s next?

    Tom
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    The RC wisely chose to move the race course to...

    The RC wisely chose to move the race course to the more protected area off Keller Beach. The sinking incident happened on the way back inside Ferry Point. Parker Diving used two lift bags to raise...
  18. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    I may be wrong (no surprise), but there is an...

    I may be wrong (no surprise), but there is an ANGERY BEAVER - Richmond YC connection. I think it’s the former VELVET HAMMER owned/raced out of RYC by Zackery Anderson and Will Paxton. For part of the...
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    On the issue of right-of-way (and I agree with...

    On the issue of right-of-way (and I agree with David about the term), no one has mentioned the “tonnage rule.” Is that under the category of common sense?

    Tom
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    In order: STORMVOGEL (famous ketch from South...

    In order: STORMVOGEL (famous ketch from South Africa with distinctive transom); KIALOA II (sloop, owner John Kilroy was the uncle of one of my best friends); SERENA (schooner, owner Ken DeMeuse of...
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    The Apple iPad can be an excellent low cost...

    The Apple iPad can be an excellent low cost portable chart plotter. I have available at a reasonable price an Apple iPad2 (64MB, WiFi+ cellular model with built-in GPS) in Nuud (brand) waterproof...
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    Jackie, Your radio is telling you that itís not...

    Jackie,
    Your radio is telling you that itís not receiving the voltage it needs to transmit. Thereís nothing wrong with your batteries or the antenna (up the mast). The problem is with wiring and/or...
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    Iím really not sure that DMís rudder washer /...

    Iím really not sure that DMís rudder washer / bearing is the material discussed above. I also suggested to Jackie that she should at least call Steve Seal. http://www.sealsspars.com He worked at...
  24. Thread: Surprise!

    by Dazzler
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    Bob, About that mizzen... have you seen this...

    Bob, About that mizzen... have you seen this picture of CHUBASCO? Nice sails...
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    Seems like the (obvious?) lesson is: first you...

    Seems like the (obvious?) lesson is: first you need to finish. Doesn’t do any good to choose the “perfect boat” if it doesn’t get you to the finish. Just sayin...

    Tom
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