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    However, the system is ~very~...

    However, the system is ~very~ sensitive.....that's good.


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    I thought I was ready to test, but ....no. ...

    I thought I was ready to test, but ....no.

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    Everything looked good, I'd eyeballed all the geometry, it all should be fine....but it wasn't. I'm kind of frustrated.

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    The control...
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    Tentative Date: Wednesday, February 24th....via...

    Tentative Date: Wednesday, February 24th....via ZOOM.

    The plan is to have the following...

    At least two video'd demonstrations of SSS members deploying their e-rudders. (one is being shot this...
  4. I agree with some of what you just wrote, for...

    I agree with some of what you just wrote, for sure. Like..."save rudder as it may be a repairable back up if the cassette system did not hold. " Absolutely! You'll need a mess of carbon fiber...
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    More fiddly bits today, including this little...

    More fiddly bits today, including this little masterpiece of plywood, ABS plastic, sawdust and epoxy. It needs some "filling in", which will be done after I cement the ABS pipe in there that will...
  6. However, having 2-3 people who have actually had...

    However, having 2-3 people who have actually had to deploy emergency rudders at sea actually speaking at the seminar is a great idea.

    Brian B. --- Max C. --- Rob McF.

    I know Max had to...
  7. Yeah, but who on an Express 27 is willing to...

    Yeah, but who on an Express 27 is willing to carry a completely new rudder on board "just in case"? I mean, carry the dowel and hammer, for sure! It would be 10X easier to have brackets prepared on...
  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    And since this is the thread for all things...

    And since this is the thread for all things unique and unusual, I'll present this..

    the Flettner Rotor-Sailor - which I'd never even heard of until about an hour ago, on a totally unrelated site....
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    OH sleddog! I found the service invoice for that...

    OH sleddog! I found the service invoice for that troublesome piece of kit you had installed, and sent in for service...

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    Here's some random windvane "stuff" setting up...

    Here's some random windvane "stuff" setting up after an afternoon of improvisation. The green and yellow blade was repurposed from the "cables in housing" experiment. I'm sure I can use the...
  11. Thread: 3BF update

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    I wish this forum had a "LIKE" button!

    I wish this forum had a "LIKE" button!
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    The stuff nightmares are made of, and we're just...

    The stuff nightmares are made of, and we're just going to see more and more of it.
  13. Wow. RESPECT.

    Wow. RESPECT.
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    Count me in for a Race Committee shift...AM... I...

    Count me in for a Race Committee shift...AM... I can bring a table, chairs and a pop-up tent if the GGYC is not available. I also have a portable gasoline generator.
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    I'll have one tablet and two old Android phones...

    I'll have one tablet and two old Android phones on board, just because they've got GPS's in 'em and I loaded on OpenCPN and a free GPS app. So they function just like a handheld mapping GPS but also...
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    I was assuming that George McKay could get a...

    I was assuming that George McKay could get a mphrf cert and we'd race in a division with other multis. He seemed confident that was possible. Me? I know nothing.
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    The 3BF goes through four different Counties: San...

    The 3BF goes through four different Counties: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. So it could be health officials from one or more of those counties that is the issue.

    I wonder if I...
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    I understand that the Coast Guard or county...

    I understand that the Coast Guard or county health authorities may have mandated "singlehanded only". I get that. I just spent over $200 on clothing so I could be safe sailing doublehanded on a...
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    Looks like you can rent an Iridium GO! at the...

    Looks like you can rent an Iridium GO! at the SatPhoneStore.com...and the GO! allows voice calls as well as data?
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    communications question

    Back in 2008, I rented an Iridium sat phone and set it up to be used as a modem on my Windows XP laptop. I set up the phone as a modem on my laptop, and dialed into ...I forget where, but it might...
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    I might take you up on that! Next time I'm out...

    I might take you up on that! Next time I'm out at the Piper I'll be pulling that fitting off the mast. I can measure the hole, I don't think they're 1/4. inch but we'll see!
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    I'm starting to think about cooking onboard. OK,...

    I'm starting to think about cooking onboard. OK, that's not true, I've been "thinking" about it, rarely for a while. There's really no good place to mount a stove down below. I could maybe put a...
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    The issues of having a committee boat bobbing...

    The issues of having a committee boat bobbing around on the Berkeley Circle are valid issues. At the GGYC, someone can show up early in the morning for race committee, work until 11:00 or so and...
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    That's hard to say. The new Board has only been...

    That's hard to say. The new Board has only been online for a couple of weeks now, I'm sure they'll get to it when they can. The Three Bridge Fiasco is coming up in 3 weeks and it's a HUGE event. I...
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    Oooo! Jackie is that a new genoa? The "No...

    Oooo! Jackie is that a new genoa?

    The "No Skipper" pic is classic. Surprise! is one good lookin' boat.
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