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    It's an issue, but I was going to "work around...

    It's an issue, but I was going to "work around it".
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    Not to tempt you or anything, but... ...

    Not to tempt you or anything, but...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/d/san-mateo-wilderness-21-ready-to-sail/7079786354.html
  3. Thread: Seventy48

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    Nice!!! I've thought about it...

    Nice!!!

    I've thought about it...
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Oh...... Oh.... NICE. In Puget Sound? ...

    Oh......

    Oh.... NICE. In Puget Sound?


    errrkkk.....NOT. (saw the last post)
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    As DIY haulouts go, that was downright pleasant....

    As DIY haulouts go, that was downright pleasant.

    Kudos to the people at Berkeley Marine Center. The lasses in the office were great, everyone that did something on the boat...travellift, outboard...
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    Graham and Schlageter had the MORC rule squarely...

    Graham and Schlageter had the MORC rule squarely in their sights when they designed the S2 7.9.
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    I found a boat in Berkeley

    Terry McKelvey's old Cal 2-27, "Sensei". It's on one of the City docks, the one by the launch ramp, next door to the Berkeley Marine Center. Terry was a fixture in the SSS during my very earliest...
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    5138 That's pre-sanding, where the bottom...

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    That's pre-sanding, where the bottom looks black, still. Incredibly, the paint was in good shape. There really was only growth on the bottom foot of the centerboard, but that DID have 20+...
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    haulout - Berkeley Marine Center

    It's been THREE...count 'em three years since I had the Wildcat on the hard, and it's more than time to get it done. So I motored up to Berkeley to spend the weekend getting dirty. No sooner did I...
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    Excerpted from Bob's earlier thread, linked to,...

    Excerpted from Bob's earlier thread, linked to, above.

    " As with Ragtime!, the plan includes a second, perimeter jackline (outside the stanchions) which would allow me to switch tether "legs" and...
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    Etriers, and getting back on board...

    In the Lifejacket thread we're talking about flotation, but I thought I'd address the issue of "getting back on the boat".

    Once upon a time I had a Santana 3030, which has a fair bit of freeboard....
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    This lifejacket... A Stearns commercial jacket,...

    This lifejacket... A Stearns commercial jacket, which includes a collar to float your head.

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--type-i-comfort-deluxe-life-jacket--15911373?recordNum=20
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    It's one thing to climb into a liferaft with an...

    It's one thing to climb into a liferaft with an inflatable lifejacket that's full with gas. It's hard but it's doable. Been there, done that in a swimming pool, anyway.

    And maybe if you have a...
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    attaching thigh straps to any lifejacket is a...

    attaching thigh straps to any lifejacket is a matter of sewing them on. For thigh straps to keep a jacket from floating over your head...not a harness....just the jacket, you don't need a bazillion...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    Levels on the e-rudder brackets!...why didn't I...

    Levels on the e-rudder brackets!...why didn't I think of that!!!
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    Since mobility is important for us, I've...

    Since mobility is important for us, I've sometimes looked at kayaking lifejackets...

    https://www.seakayakermag.com/best-kayak-life-jackets/
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    I had on my old West Marine inflatable a couple...

    I had on my old West Marine inflatable a couple of years ago when I deliberately swamped my skerry. That thing is HUGE when it's inflated. It made it essentially impossible to get back in the boat,...
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    Today, two more layers of carbon fiber went on...

    Today, two more layers of carbon fiber went on the lower gudgeon and wrapped around the back. They're clamped onto the cassette to ensure good bonding.

    The last bits of "thickening" biaxial glass...
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    The course will have a lot of upwind....so you...

    The course will have a lot of upwind....so you want a boat that can take it in the face for days on end.

    but you know this.
  20. Y'all know that Bill Stange held the fastest...

    Y'all know that Bill Stange held the fastest elapsed time record for the SHTP for many, many years?

    Welcome back, Bill. That Westsail will be a different ride from your Olson 30! I look forward...
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    Tunes in the cockpit, great! Speakers in the...

    Tunes in the cockpit, great! Speakers in the walls of the footwell in the cockpit? Um...UUuuuuuuuuummmmm.

    NO.
  22. Thread: Boat plans

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    They're here!.... oh this looks like fun! ...

    They're here!.... oh this looks like fun!

    THANKS, Lee!
  23. Thread: Boat plans

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    Yeah, that's nice!!

    Yeah, that's nice!!
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    The boats are a huge family one-design in france...

    The boats are a huge family one-design in france and both fiberglass and wood boats are still in production. The 'glass ones are built with enclosed seats for flotation.

    Here's why they'd make a...
  25. Thread: Boat plans

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    Thank you so much, Lee! I'm excited.... Here's...

    Thank you so much, Lee! I'm excited.... Here's what the finished boats look like.
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