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    Taking nothing away from Pelagic's founder and...

    Taking nothing away from Pelagic's founder and all the work he's put into these products, the Pelagic computer seems to work better on heavier and more directionally-stable boats. Andy's post is not...
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    SHTP in odd-numbered years, LongPac in...

    SHTP in odd-numbered years, LongPac in even-numbered years. Confirmed in other threads.

    If there's no SHTP in 2021, things could change again.
  3. Thread: What I Saw

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    Dura Mater gettin' it done at the RYC Beer Can...

    Dura Mater gettin' it done at the RYC Beer Can last night:

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    Photos by Ornaith
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    It was an e-mail from Jibeset containing the Zoom...

    It was an e-mail from Jibeset containing the Zoom link.

    You didn't miss anything unless you're racing an Express 27 singlehanded, or racing non-spinnaker doublehanded. In that case, watch Jibeset...
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    PHRF doesn't adjust ratings for perceived...

    PHRF doesn't adjust ratings for perceived benefits, they adjust ratings for changes in observed performance. That's why to appeal a rating you submit race results. This is in their regulations.

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    The 2-3 boats in my division for Saturday is not...

    The 2-3 boats in my division for Saturday is not a Transpac. Someone needs to answer the question of what happens when there aren't enough singlehanded boats in the Singlehanded Sailing Society to...
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    Ants, your comments prompt me to re-post Greg's...

    Ants, your comments prompt me to re-post Greg's quote of the organization's purpose:

    "The Singlehanded Sailing Society (SSS) was conceived to provide a forum where sailors and others interested in...
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    I disagree with your recharacterization of the...

    I disagree with your recharacterization of the issue (you like to do that). Most skippers (who currently race) are concerned with having a fair competition. We recognize this is PHRF with its...
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    I submit it has an advantage in being easier to...

    I submit it has an advantage in being easier to sail. But does that advantage lead to better race results or just maintaining participation? If better race results, we have an existing system to...
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    Thank you for your kind words. Is bicycle...

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Is bicycle racing in general decline like sailboat racing has been? If so, they'd start looking for ways to keep the racers out there.

    Again, our rating system...
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    It sounds like we do agree. Based on observed...

    It sounds like we do agree. Based on observed performance, PHRF would probably adjust the WC30 rating again if any of us brought an appeal. I've just chosen not to be that person.

    Similarly,...
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    Then you should put a star next to the WylieCat...

    Then you should put a star next to the WylieCat 30s and "consider an alternate scoring system" for them as well. They also enjoy significant ease-of-operation over other boats when racing...
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    And he wears cool hats.

    And he wears cool hats.
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    So far the power-assist isn't helping Scott in...

    So far the power-assist isn't helping Scott in the Friday night CYC series. His line in division is 7/7, 4/6, 1/6, 3/5, and 4/6. And we're talking about Scott Easom.

    To Greg: We already had...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple...

    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple of seasons, many years ago. All the same pissing and moaning from the skippers with almost none of the exercise. I went back to the real thing. ...
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right...

    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right in front of our club, looking flash. What's the boat in your drawings?

    I remembered I need to build the teak boxes to cover the winch motors. I'm...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going...

    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.
  18. Thread: Drakes bay race

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    OYRA and SSS have raced together to Drake's Bay...

    OYRA and SSS have raced together to Drake's Bay for the last 6-7 years.

    Not sure if that will happen this year, since OYRA was not able to start their season. I haven't heard anything.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    I wanted to label Surprise!'s new wiring. I got...

    I wanted to label Surprise!'s new wiring. I got a little carried away:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2181-Surprise!&p=27036#post27036
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    Holy cow. Does the boat need that to reduce...

    Holy cow. Does the boat need that to reduce heeling or to add displacement (like the Mac26X)? If heeling, just sit on the rail?

    After yesterday, I can help you with the labels!
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    Because this is what happens when a label printer...

    Because this is what happens when a label printer meets Surprise!:

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  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate...

    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate some abuse, but perhaps I should routinely combine the bank when I leave the boat.

    I used the big autopilot and the electric winches a fair bit...
  23. It looks like you sorted it out - I see Nancy is...

    It looks like you sorted it out - I see Nancy is registered.

    I sailed the R-T-R course today. Low 20's all afternoon and more flood than we'll have on the 8th. I'm sore. Really weird current...
  24. Are you thinking about the DH non-spin boats on...

    Are you thinking about the DH non-spin boats on the SH course?

    Without a (non-throwable) LongPac or SHTP in there, the season scoring is kinda screwed up anyway.
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    In response to a spontaneous invitation, a fellow...

    In response to a spontaneous invitation, a fellow E-dock e-regular hopped aboard yesterday for a sail down to the Estuary and back. She brought a salad but no fork, assuming I had one. I really...
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