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  1. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    One of the speakers at the virtual Worldwide...

    One of the speakers at the virtual Worldwide Wooden Boat Show (or similar) title talked about the virtues of traditional wooden boat designs. Some large designs with huge sail area could be handled...
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    NJ trip includes visit to Dad (at 103). For...

    NJ trip includes visit to Dad (at 103).
    For Howard's benefit, Endel built crystal radio as kid. Then, he designed a tube radio for VW bug in 1949 using whatever postwar parts that were available. ...
  3. Thread: Insurance

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    As I read the question, I realized I had no clue....

    As I read the question, I realized I had no clue. But, I will guess Peter Costello since he spent much time on SSS graphics (but wasn’t a noted SF Bay racer that I know of).

    I encourage Peter to...
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    Randall's presentation was a delight. The...

    Randall's presentation was a delight. The picture book is in hand, but give Randall his due!

    Keep those great speakers on the agenda.

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    There is no doubt there could be an interesting...

    There is no doubt there could be an interesting travel itinerary to visit closed prisons without walls (from Alcatraz to wherever your vessel will take you). However, all are in historical status...
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    It seems to be an entrance to a barge traffic...

    It seems to be an entrance to a barge traffic tunnel. The photo does not support 2 way traffic.

    My guess is location is in Europe - there is an extensive barge network for hauling freight.

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  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    Big ship (compared to a sailboat). Small world....

    Big ship (compared to a sailboat).
    Small world.
    Curious timing.
    Time to lift the Rio Vista bridge last weekend.
    Looks like same ship.
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  8. Thread: What I Saw

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    That would be fun! Unfortunately, that trip...

    That would be fun! Unfortunately, that trip concluded with a fine visit in Oakland. Next time, I will be there!

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    Thanks to Skip for creative choices. Choice 3...

    Thanks to Skip for creative choices.

    Choice 3 works for non-radio control pond yachts. The tiller is fixed amidships and sails trimmed to a beam reach. A light line is attached to bow. When the...
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    I would think option 4 is mostly likely. (The...

    I would think option 4 is mostly likely.

    (The others are highly entertaining)

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    The track of a finisher is always cherished! ...

    The track of a finisher is always cherished!

    Congratulations!

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    The prospect of getting 1/4 tonners out and...

    The prospect of getting 1/4 tonners out and racing seems like a fun event. I am not sure there is a need to recreate all the former conditions - for example, where are you going to find a Kaypro or...
  13. Thread: 3BF update

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    This description is the type of continuing effort...

    This description is the type of continuing effort by the race committee to keep the Three Bridge Fiasco a success. The effort is repeated on an annual basis.

    Cheers to the race committee and...
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    Thanks Jonathan! The Three Bridge Fiasco bring...

    Thanks Jonathan!

    The Three Bridge Fiasco bring endless satisfaction - year after year!

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    Here's my W. A Guess- Harry Pidgeon on the...

    Here's my W. A Guess-
    Harry Pidgeon on the sailboat Islander.

    I have no idea of his instrument since I did not read anything about him.

    However, since it was not Joshua Slocum, the first solo...
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    The circumnavigation was Marvin Creamer. The...

    The circumnavigation was Marvin Creamer. The instrument was his hand.
    The circumnavigation was without conventional navigation instruments. Creamer passed fairly recently, the last year or so.
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    Simple and easy to use would be helpful. Maybe a...

    Simple and easy to use would be helpful. Maybe a drop in square tube like a Moore 24 (or other Santa Cruz uldb) and a modified mount on motor, with a hinge so it stows easier. The Moore uses a...
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    Tough situation to find someone willing to take...

    Tough situation to find someone willing to take it on. Maybe direct some effort to the Spaulding Center or some place where there is more enthusiasm than money.

    Wish you well. It sounds like the...
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    That is impressive work by Buzz!! My...

    That is impressive work by Buzz!!

    My curiosity has been tweaked. From what I can search, solid rivets require access to both sides of the material. One option offered my McMaster Carr was hex...
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    As requested- I bought the canoe used from a...

    As requested-

    I bought the canoe used from a neighbor in 1967. It was light and built with fiberglass cloth. It was not well suited for going over ledges on the Delaware River, so with...
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    I will post on your blog to avoid hijacking this...

    I will post on your blog to avoid hijacking this one further.

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    No question!

    No question!
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    Several viable boat options are available. ...

    Several viable boat options are available. However, since it is a long drive to the Breaks, another 2-3.weeks would be added to fly fish some MT and WY waters. The dual purpose skews the boat...
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    Oars are an excellent option, but not as easy to...

    Oars are an excellent option, but not as easy to implement in non-standard conditions. Rowboats, Dories, drift boats, and river rafts fall into the standard conditions. The oar options are...
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    Plastic wheel chock with cutout added for shape...

    Plastic wheel chock with cutout added for shape of mast section.

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