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    Number 4 inshore lane Ants

    Number 4 inshore lane

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    Woo hoo! Five millions views have been exceeded....

    Woo hoo! Five millions views have been exceeded. Sleddog knows how to attract readers and continue setting records!

    Cheers! More cheers!

    Ants
  3. Thread: What I Saw

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    Looks like an artichoke, but gone to seed so it...

    Looks like an artichoke, but gone to seed so it does not look like the produce brethren.

    Enjoy the delta.

    Ants
  4. Sacramento Traditional Small Craft Association...

    Sacramento Traditional Small Craft Association COAT TAILS!!

    Sometimes, participating opens the opportunity for other events.

    If you are a member of the Inverness Yacht Club, you already know...
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    The west fleet of three boats has some...

    The west fleet of three boats has some interesting things going on. Remember, the R2AK rules does not copy typical sailboat racing rules.

    In an instagram post, Rhys Balmer in the soverel33 is...
  6. Progress on the effort to have rudder pintles in...

    Progress on the effort to have rudder pintles in the same alignment.
    Stern mounts involved removing material at upper mounting and adding material at lower mounting.
    All thread rods still holds...
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    I will pay since I missed the questions. If I...

    I will pay since I missed the questions.

    If I need more than a $20 bill, let me know for the Deer Isle Koster, named MAD.

    The bill is in the mail.

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    I am wondering, are there any criteria for the...

    I am wondering, are there any criteria for the health of the skipper for the SHTP?

    Or are these decisions decided by the skipper and their family / friends?

    Would having a pacemaker be a plus...
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    Two different sailboats with surprising...

    Two different sailboats with surprising similarities

    LOA KDI 14 ft. RoG 15.3 ft
    LWL KDI. 12.5 fr. RoG. Close to 15

    Beam. KDI 5’ 10”. RoG 5’ 8”

    Draft min KDI 5”. RoG 6”
    Draft max....
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    Interesting view of two approaches to battens. ...

    Interesting view of two approaches to battens.

    It seems 695 shape the full sail, but leaves little room for adjustment, especially since a special screwdriver is needed.

    In contrast, the...
  11. Thread: SSS Shirts

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    Tis a far far better thing….

    Tis a far far better thing….
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    I agree with the morale booster comment. Nice...

    I agree with the morale booster comment.

    Nice work and good on the progress.

    I noted that the RoG and Deer Isle Koster are relatively close in size. I will put together a dimension comparison...
  13. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Looking proper for launch. Does backstay have...

    Looking proper for launch. Does backstay have options to adjust and bend the mast?

    I will likely be in Bay area in early June. Crew options…….

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  14. Order early and be patient. These 7 by 14...

    Order early and be patient.

    These 7 by 14 hatches (nominal size) were a special order item from Fisheries Supply. The order was placed in January and delivery was this week. Two open up the...
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    Well it is good to see Andre, bit the challenge...

    Well it is good to see Andre, bit the challenge was offered.

    I have no rationale for the answer, but I guess 6) Reinforced Trades.
    Guesses are free! Enjoy making them.

    Ants
  16. The TSCA calendar describes the options nicely. ...

    The TSCA calendar describes the options nicely.

    I plan on participating in the delta gunkholing in early June on an Islander 36 with a small wooden craft or two behind.

    There is a Big Lagoon...
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    These fast sailers are intriguing. From what I...

    These fast sailers are intriguing.

    From what I can find out online, the only organized event is a maybe one at Black Rock Desert in NV. Is that your agenda or are you willing to go without an...
  18. Mr Ants decides Not go to Washington, but rather enjoy local SACTSCA events instead

    The thrill of getting an entry submitted quickly and accepted has expired.

    The logistics require a shuttle since the event starts in Tacoma and ends in Pt Townsend. There is a once a day bus run,...
  19. Since those stanchions provide a part of the crew...

    Since those stanchions provide a part of the crew safety protocol, damaged stanchions are not an asset.
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, I am sorry to see this as an unfortunate...

    Bob,
    I am sorry to see this as an unfortunate trend. The SSS forum is a wonderful source of information and entertainment. The amount of posting has decreased dramatically, much to our loss.
    ...
  21. This mast partner damage happened in a parking...

    This mast partner damage happened in a parking lot (thankfully).
    7345

    Repair steps added mahogany around mast, mahogany plywood sandwich with epoxy above and below, laminated additional thickness...
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    Passage of a sattelite?

    Passage of a sattelite?
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    SSS commodores from the 1980’s. Chuck Hawley...

    SSS commodores from the 1980’s.
    Chuck Hawley around 1982 and 1983
    Peter Hogg 1984 to late 1980’s
    Ants Uiga 1989 (1/2 term due to move to So CA
    Pat Broderick 1990 (finished out my term)

    Before...
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    Before my SSS days, I sailed SBRA in my...

    Before my SSS days, I sailed SBRA in my Lightning. The SBRA circuit included many events at the Richmond YC, but Tomales Bay and the Inverness YC was a fun place to sail. Here’s a picture from the...
  25. Thanks to an order by Duckworks and their...

    Thanks to an order by Duckworks and their sailmaker in Texas (!?!), MAD has a jib. The sail was hung impromptu to look at shape and get some idea where jib sheets should go (not as shown in this...
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