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  1. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Work has been going along, slowly... I had a...

    Work has been going along, slowly...


    I had a setback where someone drove through the parking area and smacked the end of the mast, probably with the windshield of their own boat, on a trailer....
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    The curved rod, to match the curve of the...

    The curved rod, to match the curve of the ...hm... "aft stemhead"??? Not gonna work unless the pintles are really thin or really loose. They're going to bind.
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Fantastic! Congratulations!

    Fantastic! Congratulations!
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    I bet I weigh about as much as any two of...

    I bet I weigh about as much as any two of Kynntana's crew members! Keep that in mind, SSS'ers who need a body for doublehanded events on heavy -air days!
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    Where's the "LIKE" button?

    Where's the "LIKE" button?
  6. Thread: RayMarine Depth

    by AlanH
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    RayMarine Depth

    i40 Digital depth sounder, still in the box. I have a second Airmar transducer that will ping through a solid hull, so not necessary to drill a hole in the boat, as long as the hull is solid 'glass. ...
  7. Thread: parallel rulers

    by AlanH
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    parallel rulers

    I have a set of Weems & Plath parallel rulers and dividers for you Old Skool navigator types.

    Free.
    They look like this...6887

    Free...you just gotta pick 'em up.

    Alan

    Gone!
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    Tiller available, too. Tell me that you're with...

    Tiller available, too. Tell me that you're with the SSS and you get the tiller for free.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bpo/d/menlo-park-rudder-large-and-strong/7386501551.html
  9. Thread: Surprise!

    by AlanH
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    I have something rather like this set up on the...

    I have something rather like this set up on the Piper. There's a velcro-closed, homemade strop that keeps the clew of the mainsail down at the boom. The mainsheet is split with 3 parts at the end of...
  10. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

    by AlanH
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    6883 AlanH is now available for doublehanded...

    6883

    AlanH is now available for doublehanded and crewed outings, now and then.

    This guy will be focusing on the Piper, now, and she's not a boat that's appropriate for SSS-type distance races,...
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    e-rudder / transom-hung rudder

    The Wildcat's new owner doesn't want the offshore rudder I made for the boat. Since he's sailing on a lake in Texas, he'll just use the One Design lifting rudder. That means that the current rudder...
  12. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

    by AlanH
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    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/d/menlo-park-...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/d/menlo-park-foot-sailboat/7378505777.html

    The Wildcat is sold and is going to Canyon Lake, Texas.

    The end of this chapter.
  13. Thread: Surprise!

    by AlanH
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    Oops. We're all just glad that your head didn't...

    Oops. We're all just glad that your head didn't soften that gybe.
  14. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

    by AlanH
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    OK, the new mast and rigging has been out for a...

    OK, the new mast and rigging has been out for a few runs on the Bay including a long beat up from the South Bay in "challenging" conditions. Everything is solid. Headsails have been re-cut to fit....
  15. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Skip, a little revelation. I sold my storm...

    Skip, a little revelation.

    I sold my storm jib...sized for a 26 foot boat...
    and my emergency rudder, which could probably handle up to a 30-footer but not much more than that...to..

    insert...
  16. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

    by AlanH
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    Wildcat of Loch Awe is back in her berth in...

    Wildcat of Loch Awe is back in her berth in Coyote Point. I took Highland Games buddy, Brendan for a sail. He's pretty burly but handling the tiller all day in the 20-25 knot breeze that was blasting...
  17. Thread: S2 7.9 for sale

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    S2 7.9 for sale

    If you follow the board, you know all the details.

    Serviceable mainsail; 130%, 100% and heavy weather headsails
    Both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
    ST2000 autopilot
    6 HP 4-stroke outboard...
  18. Thread: Thank you

    by AlanH
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    We're back up and running. Not everything is...

    We're back up and running. Not everything is done yet. I have to connect the masthead VHF coaxial and the power to the steaming light. I have to put on the boomkicker.....but the boat is sailable...
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I love the pictures with the kids, Skip!

    I love the pictures with the kids, Skip!
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    You might have overdone it a bit on the halyard...

    You might have overdone it a bit on the halyard tension in that photo. Ease off half an inch. When it's blowing 15+ you'll want it that tight. The Humboldt messabout is on my "someday" list!
  21. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

    by AlanH
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    YAY!...Now if I just have a boat with a mast, in...

    YAY!...Now if I just have a boat with a mast, in time. I just need to be patient.

    I think I'll go use my almost new cheapo pressure washer to blast the underside of the Pipers decks on Sunday. The...
  22. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

    by AlanH
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    Still waiting for the Wildcat's mast to get...

    Still waiting for the Wildcat's mast to get stepped. The crash and burn happened on April 24th. I got the boat to Berkeley on May 2nd. It's now July 27th, and pretty much for sure the mast won't get...
  23. Thread: Other Races

    by AlanH
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    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will...

    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will open up registrations on JibeSet.
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    Thanks for these!

    Thanks for these!
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    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother...

    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother with flyers. But the other ones are easy.

    Where going and for how long? I have no idea. Here, I'll make up something, for starters.

    When?...
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