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    VHF with Windex

    I got Koke Honu home and one of the projects is installing a fixed mount VHF I had left over from Lightspeed. The windex is shot and surfing around I found this Glomex Black Swan. It is a VHF with a...
  2. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave, You did a great job on that splash cover...

    Dave, You did a great job on that splash cover dodger project. Practical and sexy at the same time. Anyone who has sailed any extended time off shore knows the value of a splash cover/dodger.
  3. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave, I am intrigued by you hatch splash cover....

    Dave, I am intrigued by you hatch splash cover. Whatís the story on that if you donít mind...Rick
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    I almost locked the backup pin in but with a...

    I almost locked the backup pin in but with a small X5 and driving two hours North to Granite Bay I decided to sleep on it.

    I did see a YouTube idea of attaching the ball and arm to the trailer...
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    Trailer Brakes

    After two years at RYC Dry Storage with no trailer problem moving Koke Honu (Corsair F-24) to and from the hoist, I wanted to bring her home to do some work. Her trailer is single axle surge brakes....
  6. Jefa Bearings, I think Tom uses these on his...

    Jefa Bearings, I think Tom uses these on his Wyliecats.
    https://jefa.com/rudder.htm
  7. The End Results..(I could not end with dirty...

    The End Results..(I could not end with dirty construction pictures) 5281
  8. Upper bearing and new tiller. This was all done...

    Upper bearing and new tiller. This was all done by Tom Wylie. The long tiller worked very well as I could reach everything AND was great leverage when Lightspeed tried to round up.. 5277 5278
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    Lower bearing tube 5275 5276
  10. Not sure how many pictures per post so I will...

    Not sure how many pictures per post so I will break this up. Lightspeed's rudder stock terminated in the cockpit sole and I wanted a longer stock for below deck autohelm. We added a half tube at the...
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    Another side benefit of being opposite years with...

    Another side benefit of being opposite years with the PacCup besides racers is vendors. It is always crunch time for riggers, sailmakers & boat yards with two races in the same year.
  12. Thread: Old Splice

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    I like the tape idea, I’ll give that a try. I do...

    I like the tape idea, I’ll give that a try. I do find if I run a needle fib through the center of the line and spend time bunching/loosing before attempting a splice it helps a lot. My best success...
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    My point is, if SSS races are going to be...

    My point is, if SSS races are going to be postponed or delayed, I would be like to see if SSS could "possible" look at online/stay at home racing options to keep SSS members connected as we weather...
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    Virtual/Video SSS Racing?

    So if USCG won’t give us a permit to race on the water, can we have fun racing at home online while we wait?

    Edit update. Looks like each would have to buy an app like this one...
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    Club employees. I think both were a combination...

    Club employees. I think both were a combination of; are your here for an Essential Activity per CC Heath Services and RYC directive 3/17. And, is that stuff you are loading in your car really yours? ...
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    I went to RYC last week to get my boom and bring...

    I went to RYC last week to get my boom and bring home to rework the outhaul. Even though I stayed by my boat alone in the Dry Storage yard, I was check on at a distance twice. Big Brother is watching.
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    Good video and music Jackie! As a Viet Nam Vet I...

    Good video and music Jackie! As a Viet Nam Vet I hope the woke generation realizes lividity helps in bad times. 5201
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    Social Distancing

    Canít think of a better way than Singlehanded Sailing.
  19. I agree the issue is not us vs then but maybe...

    I agree the issue is not us vs then but maybe just some separation along the course. Blossom had some bumper cars the year I was race chair and tacking up the city front is alway tough SH against DH....
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    First, my heart goes out to Dave & Hedgehog. If...

    First, my heart goes out to Dave & Hedgehog. If an accomplished SHTP vet and past SSS Commodore can be pressed into this no win situation we need to rethink our purpose.

    As a racer and former...
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    I just noticed that is also sail a small boat day...

    I just noticed that is also sail a small boat day at RYC. Going to be a full house...
  22. Thread: Old Splice

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    Maybe, but Linda had to take the dog for a walk...

    Maybe, but Linda had to take the dog for a walk because I had to talk to it during splicing....
  23. Thread: Old Splice

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    Thanks Ants, even with the new line, getting the...

    Thanks Ants, even with the new line, getting the core back through the cover at the neck is going to take some practice. This is my first attempt at an eye splice for a A-Spin tack line. The outer...
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    Old Splice

    With no good TV on since Mash & Seinfeld, I decided to buy a line splicing kit and learn how to splice all my running rigging ďto doĒ projects. I also wanted to learn how to make some soft shackles....
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    That is true. Even when you arrive in the middle...

    That is true. Even when you arrive in the middle of the night in the rain. One of my favorite pictures of Lightspeed safely anchored in Hanalei Bay 2014
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