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  1. Thread: Seminars

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    The only mention of sail modifications is in the...

    The only mention of sail modifications is in the Race Rules and Conditions:

    "One or more spinnaker poles or whisker poles may be used to pole out headsails. The length of the whisker poles may not...
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    Got cabin fever? Here's the forecast for this...

    Got cabin fever? Here's the forecast for this Sunday's Berkeley Midwinter: "NW wind around 7 kt. Sunny."

    We could use a few more boats, especially in the Singlehanded division. Please come on...
  3. I'd call Ruben at Berkeley Marine Center. I...

    I'd call Ruben at Berkeley Marine Center. I recommissioned there after a Pacific Cup and it went well.

    https://www.berkeleymarine.com/contact-us

    If you'll need much work done when you arrive...
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    A career of desk-sitting has caused me to be...

    A career of desk-sitting has caused me to be careful with my lower back. It's fine as long as I don't do anything stupid, but paddling a kayak has never been comfortable.

    Nonetheless this...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    An update on Imp: ...

    An update on Imp:

    https://afloat.ie/sail/historic-boats/item/44842-imp-is-coming-home-to-cork-harbour?fbclid=IwAR2rBCTcMu4o3gJSSuOK-qICQD3GzRPAy5H99aWTyN9sEpJ2cfHJB3IGV_s#.Xe3fWNYLdP8.facebook
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    If you've been driving for long enough, you...

    If you've been driving for long enough, you remember gas rationing in the mid-70's. You could fill up your car on either odd or even days depending on the last digit of your license plate. The...
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    Thanks Greg! You broke your boom and still won...

    Thanks Greg! You broke your boom and still won overall - I'd forgotten.

    Was that in the old Tahiti Nui (at the end)?
  8. Thread: Surprise!

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    Fun, in'it? Roger (and thanks) on the battery...

    Fun, in'it?

    Roger (and thanks) on the battery cables, breaker, etc. Scott's been doing some more work on the rig and has tripped it a couple times, but it beats burning the boat up. I'm trying...
  9. Thread: Great SHTP Sled

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    Great SHTP Sled

    IMO.

    The diesel solves most of the power generation problems (and wrestling with an outboard, gas, etc.) without a significant weight penalty.
    ...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    Surprise! lists to port. I suspect this was to...

    Surprise! lists to port. I suspect this was to allow for a full ice box, possibly a refrigeration system and a bunch of crap in the cockpit locker, which are all on the starboard side. She also...
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    If you do that with an asymm, a wrap is likely as...

    If you do that with an asymm, a wrap is likely as the wind starts coming off the main from the opposite direction after it jibes.

    So I always jibe the kite first, often sailing wing-on-wing...
  12. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Scratching my head didn't work so I looked up...

    Scratching my head didn't work so I looked up Rags' cabintop running rigging.

    The seven clutches were for five halyards: Main, jib 1, jib 2 (also used for a pole lift), spin 1, and spin 2...
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    This is the SSS. About two weeks before the...

    This is the SSS. About two weeks before the event, 25% of the ultimate participants will commit.
  14. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Wow - what do all those lines do? It's a...

    Wow - what do all those lines do? It's a "simple" cat boat, right?

    I ended up with seven rope clutches across Rags' cabintop (stock J/92s had three), plus three cam cleats. I'd have to scratch...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    As promised in post #171 - a fun new A2! This...

    As promised in post #171 - a fun new A2! This should round out the sail inventory.

    Photo by Philpott! !

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    And this photo was one of several received from...

    And this photo was one of several received from Dura Mater, along with some short videos and general gloating throughout the afternoon! Apparently it was pretty nice out there.

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    This photo was received from Paul aboard Slainte...

    This photo was received from Paul aboard Slainte (the Cal 20) at about 1220.

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    The first boat could be Slainte, a dark green Cal...

    The first boat could be Slainte, a dark green Cal 20. Fugu (a red Wilderness 30) planned to go, as did Cassiopeia (a white Islander 36). Envolee's skipper had to fly off somewhere. I'm not sure...
  19. I'm pretty sure I get it, but I look forward to...

    I'm pretty sure I get it, but I look forward to clarification over a beer one day.

    Related to this - The General, who lives in the Carolinas, keeps his boat in MDR and is as much an SSS'er as...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    The new main arrived yesterday. The full-length...

    The new main arrived yesterday. The full-length battens are hard to spot = smooth!

    It took some fiddling but all the reefs work properly. The third reef is SER-compliant. An overhead leech cord...
  21. Thread: New Hawaii race

    by BobJ
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    This could be a troll, given the recent posts...

    This could be a troll, given the recent posts about Shaka Challenge boats finishing with the SHTP boats.

    This is an example of why I've never liked people registering here without using their real...
  22. Thread: insurance

    by BobJ
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    Chris has been my agent (just for the boat) for...

    Chris has been my agent (just for the boat) for almost 20 years.

    He's a competitive sailor, has access to multiple markets and this is all he does:

    Chris Boome Insurance Agency...
  23. Got it. Then if the SSS wanted to race to...

    Got it.

    Then if the SSS wanted to race to Tahiti, we'd have to do it in different years and to a different destination.

    (Sarcasm)
  24. Thread: insurance

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    ??? I'm the most normal person I know.

    ???

    I'm the most normal person I know.
  25. I messed around with this a few years ago. It's...

    I messed around with this a few years ago. It's doable but the logistics are a bit daunting for regular working stiffs like us.

    But if you want it bad enough...
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