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  1. Thread: What I Saw

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    A while ago a dear friend called me up: "We're...

    A while ago a dear friend called me up: "We're getting married at 11 am on the Fourth of July! In Tracy!"

    Oh, swell. I wanted to anchor out on the water opposite Mandeville Point, watch the...
  2. Thread: What I Saw

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    Lots of friends sailing to Hawaii in Pacific Cup...

    Lots of friends sailing to Hawaii in Pacific Cup and several starting the Long Pac on Wednesday. Then there's Todd Olsen out there being a single minded singlehander. I look forward to hearing about...
  3. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    There are five separate library fees listed on my...

    There are five separate library fees listed on my property tax bill in Oakland. Often, when I ask for a book, they have to order it from some other library. Like the Jack Reacher series: Not really...
  4. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    Yeah, Bob, that never worked for me, either. But...

    Yeah, Bob, that never worked for me, either. But I appreciated the gift from BYC. And thank you for collecting mine for me.

    Here's my adventure du jour:

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    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's...
  5. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    That is a very cool little clock, Mike. Are you...

    That is a very cool little clock, Mike. Are you in Australia now?

    Speaking of technology, I checked out a little doohickey from the Oakland Public Library with my library card. It's half the size...
  6. Thread: What I Saw

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    I write about Bay stuff over there and about the...

    I write about Bay stuff over there and about the Delta over here. It's open season on the SSS Forum. hahaha. In more ways than one, even though I did delete that photo of the guy in the speedo. I...
  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    Dura Mater and I left Richmond for the Delta on...

    Dura Mater and I left Richmond for the Delta on June 14; motored all the way across the San Pablo thanks to Engine by Dave, ended up in Benicia for the night. Pulled up to the guest dock there just...
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    Was your question, "Why is it okay for the other...

    Was your question, "Why is it okay for the other girls to wear hats?" With all the profusion of confusing pronouns and that compromising photo I have of you and Sir Thomas, I wonder that the St Fancy...
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    Kim Desenberg invited me to join him and his...

    Kim Desenberg invited me to join him and his wife, Anna, to watch the Lipton Cup.

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    We launched an RYC RIB at 9 am and got over to the Corinthian in time for the Skipper’s meeting, which...
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    For sure. This race is the best. It is still the...

    For sure. This race is the best. It is still the Wild West. Just this one video is worth the money (what money!? It's free to watch from here where it's dry and warm!)
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    Ok, I'll bite. What's your idea? I think Port...

    Ok, I'll bite. What's your idea? I think Port Townsend is too far for a cruise out
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    Pretty little vessel , nice sails, happy Sled...

    Pretty little vessel , nice sails, happy Sled Dog. Maybe you will move up there?
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    Is that why we call you SledDog? Because you like...

    Is that why we call you SledDog? Because you like doggie treats?
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    Oh that is too funny. Every time I whine about...

    Oh that is too funny. Every time I whine about not winning something you win it and then give it to me. I still have that used SSS beer glass that you won and gave to me when I fussed. Thank you, and...
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    Who is this Sam who won my tell tales?

    Who is this Sam who won my tell tales?
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    Oh! Oh! Oh! Custom tell tales? Mo betta than...

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Custom tell tales? Mo betta than those uuuugleee ones from West Marina. Is it Keawa'ula Bay?
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    That's a nifty looking workspace, love what...

    That's a nifty looking workspace, love what you've done to the place. The oars are beautiful, as are all the small wooden boats I see here. Thank you for the eye candy.
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    060222 My float plan for tomorrow is to sail...

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    My float plan for tomorrow is to sail down to the Westpoint Marina. They have a Friday Fun Series race starting at 6 ish. So, To the South!

    Leaving around 11 am tomorrow from Richmond,...
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    Nice photo, Skip. Classy tablecloth. I have fond...

    Nice photo, Skip. Classy tablecloth. I have fond memories of sitting out there in the sunshine eating.
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    Oh, Alan, you are always welcome aboard Dura...

    Oh, Alan, you are always welcome aboard Dura Mater. Come be my slave.
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    Well, not really sailing tomorrow, but Friday in...

    Well, not really sailing tomorrow, but Friday in the South Bay. Waaay south, in the Friday Fun Series at the Club at Westpoint, at the Marina down there. Spend the night afterwards.
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  22. Thread: SSS Shirts

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    "non-sailing strangers wearing SSS swag" ...

    "non-sailing strangers wearing SSS swag"

    Yesterday at Berkeley Bowl. I accosted the poor guy. "Hi!"
    He was wearing one of my favorites: RTR from 2013. He had never sailed a day in his life. He...
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    hahaha! Free books? What's not to like? Sorry you...

    hahaha! Free books? What's not to like? Sorry you didn't get one. They get grubbier and grubbier as people pass them on to each other. One will show up at the Berkeley Marina harbormaster's office...
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    Here is Geodesic at the finish. Ralph passed us...

    Here is Geodesic at the finish. Ralph passed us like we were standing still.

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    Here is the second shift RC for the 2022 Farallones: Alden Cramer, Paul Jolly, Joe Balderrama, Grant Kiba, Sam...
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    This year's Farallones was too lumpy for DM and...

    This year's Farallones was too lumpy for DM and me. Waves weren't scary high, but they were really close together and there just wasn't enough wind for us to get through 'em. Lots of hobby horsing...
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