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  1. Thread: Sss raid

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    There’s a FREE boat with trailer on Craig’s list....

    There’s a FREE boat with trailer on Craig’s list. Might be just what you need!

    https://reno.craigslist.org/boa/d/truckee-sailboat-for-free/6987787170.html
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    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the...

    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the retrofitted SS bearing housing in post #13 above.

    Tom P.
  3. Thread: Surprise!

    by Dazzler
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    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe...

    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe as far as he can reach. Looks up at me and says, “Well you know Tom, Your shit’s our bread and butter.”
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    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4...

    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4 above. In the upper left corner of the VHF display it indicates which frequency set is in use.

    Tom P.
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    Great video and I’m very impressed with Will’s...

    Great video and I’m very impressed with Will’s preparation and thought process. And a great testament to have spelled out emergency procedures readily at hand.



    I suspect the problem with...
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    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than...

    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than answers...”
    We hope to hear some debrief about energy management, especially with so many boats using electronics and electric autopilots. This is an...
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    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we...

    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we can hope for major debriefs. With complicated systems onboard it becomes essential to have quickly available manuals. I’ve become very appreciative of...
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    From my perspective in the comfort of home... If...

    From my perspective in the comfort of home... If the goal is to just complete the qualifier, looking at the forecasts, one strategy might be to consider going to Drake’s Bay on Wednesday, anchor for...
  9. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    Nat, Very well done! Congratulations on your...

    Nat,
    Very well done! Congratulations on your very well managed campaign.
    Where is ENVOLEE? It looks like she’s cruising south? What’s the plan, and what’s next?

    Tom
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    The RC wisely chose to move the race course to...

    The RC wisely chose to move the race course to the more protected area off Keller Beach. The sinking incident happened on the way back inside Ferry Point. Parker Diving used two lift bags to raise...
  11. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    I may be wrong (no surprise), but there is an...

    I may be wrong (no surprise), but there is an ANGERY BEAVER - Richmond YC connection. I think it’s the former VELVET HAMMER owned/raced out of RYC by Zackery Anderson and Will Paxton. For part of the...
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    On the issue of right-of-way (and I agree with...

    On the issue of right-of-way (and I agree with David about the term), no one has mentioned the “tonnage rule.” Is that under the category of common sense?

    Tom
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    In order: STORMVOGEL (famous ketch from South...

    In order: STORMVOGEL (famous ketch from South Africa with distinctive transom); KIALOA II (sloop, owner John Kilroy was the uncle of one of my best friends); SERENA (schooner, owner Ken DeMeuse of...
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    The Apple iPad can be an excellent low cost...

    The Apple iPad can be an excellent low cost portable chart plotter. I have available at a reasonable price an Apple iPad2 (64MB, WiFi+ cellular model with built-in GPS) in Nuud (brand) waterproof...
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    Jackie, Your radio is telling you that it’s not...

    Jackie,
    Your radio is telling you that it’s not receiving the voltage it needs to transmit. There’s nothing wrong with your batteries or the antenna (up the mast). The problem is with wiring and/or...
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    I’m really not sure that DM’s rudder washer /...

    I’m really not sure that DM’s rudder washer / bearing is the material discussed above. I also suggested to Jackie that she should at least call Steve Seal. http://www.sealsspars.com He worked at...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, About that mizzen... have you seen this...

    Bob, About that mizzen... have you seen this picture of CHUBASCO? Nice sails...
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    Seems like the (obvious?) lesson is: first you...

    Seems like the (obvious?) lesson is: first you need to finish. Doesn’t do any good to choose the “perfect boat” if it doesn’t get you to the finish. Just sayin...

    Tom
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    Sled, This is truly great stuff. Thank you for...

    Sled, This is truly great stuff. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Lots to think about.
    I totally agree with your statement:


    To add to that, what is needed is a mindset to be always...
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    Sled, Philpott’s question (Mull 30, aka...

    Sled,
    Philpott’s question (Mull 30, aka Belvedere 30) got me to thinking about the examples of local yacht design history sitting there at RYC. And, I’m nominating you to put at least some of it...
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    Correction: Those compass leveling blocks used to...

    Correction: Those compass leveling blocks used to be available from H&L Marine Woodwork in Compton, CA. I’m not sure the current status of that company.

    The link below is for a block from Ritchie...
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    Poll: Jackie, My comments were directly related to...

    Jackie,
    My comments were directly related to DORADE and why she carried that small (odd looking?) mizzen for the TransPac. Yacht designers have always looked for ways to gain any advantage available...
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    Rudder Inspection 101: *Does water come out...

    Rudder Inspection 101:
    *Does water come out after a haulout?
    *Are there any visible crack, particularly around the edges?
    *Has the rudder ever been “lowered” (dropped is not a nice term) for...
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    Poll: That little mizzen is all about optimizing her...

    That little mizzen is all about optimizing her rating while maximizing downwind speed. That’s confirmed in the article you linked.

    “Though Dorade’s downwind profile looked amazingly similar to...
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    Going out to view the Humboldt and Magellanic...

    Going out to view the Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins at Islotes Puñihuil.

    Having been in that part of the world not to long ago, I didn’t have to think too long about your hint. But without the...
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