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  1. Thread: Sss raid

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    If weekend of Oct. 19-20, WILDFLOWER volunteers...

    If weekend of Oct. 19-20, WILDFLOWER volunteers as ice, beer, and tug boat. I think there is a fancier "mothership" with more flags and a CBC burgee already committed who has practice on the Napa...
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    Southampton Shoal Lighthouse currently lies on...

    Southampton Shoal Lighthouse currently lies on the old paddlewheeler route from SF to Fresno when Tulare Lake was the biggest body of water west of the Mississippi.

    It is at 38-02-14 N x 121-29-41...
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    The 1905 Southampton Lighthouse is elaborate. ...

    The 1905 Southampton Lighthouse is elaborate.

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    Five bedrooms, three baths, living room/ dining room and kitchen.
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    Artistic license and all, besides "Black Aller,"...

    Artistic license and all, besides "Black Aller," Southampton, buoy colorage..there's another error. I'm offering Snickerdoodles and Macapuno. Not as good as lemon thingees, but..
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    Sailing yesterday with a friend on his Catalina...

    Sailing yesterday with a friend on his Catalina 270 off Santa Cruz. During single-line reefing practice in 20 knots southwest of Mile Buoy, under the boom I caught a glimpse of a large object...
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    Whew! MOLI should make Cambridge Bay this...

    Whew! MOLI should make Cambridge Bay this afternoon after 4 days of little sleep navigating through the ice. Randall was so tired he put his alarm on for 5 minutes, fell asleep, and was rudely...
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    As boats get lighter, the act of towing or being...

    As boats get lighter, the act of towing or being towed is becoming a lost art. Because for the best tow, one needs a faster passing boat with a displacement (not planing) hull that has a longer...
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    Congrats to Randall for his just completed...

    Congrats to Randall for his just completed southward transit of Peel Sound icepack! In one non-stop leg, he's gotta be a tired puppy. It's looks like MOLI and ALIOTH are bypassing the clockwise end...
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    Hi Ants, Our crew aboard RED ROOSTER,...

    Hi Ants,
    Our crew aboard RED ROOSTER, IMPROBABLE, and IMP, among others, were tight knit, with great confidence in both boat and ourselves. This came from time sailing together in high stakes...
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    8/18/19 For those following Randall Reeves...

    8/18/19
    For those following Randall Reeves adventuresome and well planned and executed Figure 8 Circumnavigation, MOLI is currently anchored just inside False Strait adjacent to the west end of...
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    A tiller would work on MERLIN just fine. But the...

    A tiller would work on MERLIN just fine. But the new 7 lb. carbon fiber wheel is a thing of beauty and delicious to hold. It turns so easily it is easy to lose track of accidentally changing...
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    The USSailing report on the MORPHEUS tragedy...

    The USSailing report on the MORPHEUS tragedy notes the lifelines had been removed, most likely to facilitate ease of assuming "legs over" hiking for the crew. A photo has emerged taken 12 days after...
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    Sooty Shearwaters are back! Hundreds of...

    Sooty Shearwaters are back! Hundreds of thousands, if not millions are nearshore flying in swirls of smoke as far as the eye can see. In some areas the ocean is black with shearwaters as they land...
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    Hi Jonathan, C&B (Bob Thompson) was in Santa...

    Hi Jonathan,

    C&B (Bob Thompson) was in Santa Cruz, originally at Moore's Reef, then moving to Soquel in 1976. Built many quality wood boats including TIMBERWOLF, WILD SPIRIT, ALERT, ISIS, a 77'...
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    4668 Finished the 3rd and final coat of Pettit...

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    Finished the 3rd and final coat of Pettit Vivid blue on WILDFLOWER's port hull yesterday, all the while trying not to get too much paint on myself, my Keens, the trailer, the fence, or the...
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    Hi Sam, Thanks for the post. I helped...

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks for the post.

    I helped build ISIS when working at C&B Marine, 1976-1970. Then ended up skippering her for Bill Siegel in first Pacific Cup, 1980, SF to Kauai. ISIS's hull...
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    30 smiling crew, including her designer, aboard ...

    30 smiling crew, including her designer, aboard last evening for MERLIN's Wednesday Night "Oldtimers" reunion sail off Santa Cruz after returning from Transpac. Memories flowing as MERLIN does what...
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    Then was then. IMP was the last boat to round...

    Then was then. IMP was the last boat to round Fastnet Rock in 1979, 40 years ago, before conditions closed out. We were under triple reef main only, going upwind at 3 knots and sideways at 2.

    The...
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    Right you are, Mr. Hedgehog! ISIS remains this...

    Right you are, Mr. Hedgehog!

    ISIS remains this Mull 30's name, owned by Robbie Buck of Hawaii YC.
    And yes, ISIS had twin 18 foot whisker poles to wing out 155% twin jibs, total downwind sail area...
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    4658 OK Gary Mull 30 connoisseurs, this boat...

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    OK Gary Mull 30 connoisseurs, this boat was sighted yesterday by Capt. Bob anchored at Waimea Bay. Bob pegged it as a Mull 30. I should have known, as I was was working at C&B here in Santa...
  21. Thread: What I Saw

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    No worries for her silence, Jackie is alive and...

    No worries for her silence, Jackie is alive and well anchored bow and stern at Steamboat Slough. Her computer is discharged with no recharging capability, she is running low on food, and the local...
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    MERLIN is back in Santa Cruz! I rode my bike to...

    MERLIN is back in Santa Cruz! I rode my bike to the Harbor to greet the delivery crew on the conclusion of their 13 day passage home from Transpac... Bill Lee was on hand to deliver pizza,...
  23. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    With only 10 months left to go, this SHTP 2020!...

    With only 10 months left to go, this SHTP 2020! thread seems a bit lonely. BB is recruiting volunteers elsewhere on the Forum. But who's in the Race fleet? Are you discouraged your heavy duty...
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    The world's largest private zoo was once located...

    The world's largest private zoo was once located at the Hearst Castle, inland and uphill from San Simeon bay.
    Traveling the winding ranch road to Hearst Castle, guests once passed through fenced...
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    For 85 miles, while ascending this section of...

    For 85 miles, while ascending this section of rugged northwest trending coast, there is little protection to be found from the prevailing northwesterly winds and summer low clouds and fog that lie...
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