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  1. Thread: Staying warm

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    You've heard this before: What Would Randall Do?...

    You've heard this before: What Would Randall Do?

    Moli is very stable. I recall Randall saying something about how, while handling his boat in freezing conditions, he had to just forget about...
  2. Used Sails at Marchal Sail Makers in Alameda

    Took my mainsail over to Dominic for repair: http://marchalsailmakers.com/

    Played with the doggies and introduced myself to his apprentice, Conner Waterloo. They spent two days measuring the used...
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    One of the funniest, silliest send-ups I've ever...

    One of the funniest, silliest send-ups I've ever read.
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    Cliff Shaw s/v Rainbow [aka the Hanalei Bay...

    Cliff Shaw s/v Rainbow [aka the Hanalei Bay MotherShip] had initially planned to sail directly to French Polynesia. Then he decided to go via Hawaii. He is using the InReach, and here he is this...
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    You are a riot! Hot aboard Jacqueline tied up to...

    You are a riot! Hot aboard Jacqueline tied up to your beautifully redone deck in Disco Bay? I'll bet it's hot! And hotter tomorrow!

    While I was in Owl Harbor Rob T was bragging about the...
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    Great story! Next? Before and after photos,...

    Great story! Next? Before and after photos, please? And costs provide a public service announcement. It is impressive that you will be able to install it yourself.
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    Well, you obviously didn't need rescuing, but...

    Well, you obviously didn't need rescuing, but were you able to use your engine? Surely there is more to this story? How about it? I'm interested.
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    Uh oh! From today's Wall Street Journal: Stanford...

    Uh oh! From today's Wall Street Journal: Stanford is Skip's alma mater! Where he learned to write so well. He already knew how to sail.

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    Woo hoo, indeed! Isn't this the funniest...

    Woo hoo, indeed! Isn't this the funniest organization? You do something so momentous, something very few people would ever dream of doing, and then ... what? You post on an obscure forum like this...
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    hahaha! Those are byzantine rules, worthy of...

    hahaha! Those are byzantine rules, worthy of recent missives by public health officials. My eyes are so crossed I need to go sailing to straighten them out. Wish I could see ya out there, Skip!
  11. Thread: What I Saw

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    Oh, I'd love to see a photo of that! Little Alan...

    Oh, I'd love to see a photo of that! Little Alan sailing in an el Toro knockoff. Cuuuuute! Kinda like this?


    https://vimeo.com/393085123
  12. Last night there was a zoom awards meeting for...

    Last night there was a zoom awards meeting for Farallones participants. I forgot to tell a Daniel Willey story. He wasn't there last night and doesn't read the forum, but here it is anyway:

    A few...
  13. yaaaay! I mean, 1.5 nm races out to the Bob Klein...

    yaaaay! I mean, 1.5 nm races out to the Bob Klein buoy and back are nice ... but I do miss those long races of ours. Thanks, RC!
  14. You can leave them in the Hotel Dura Mater's...

    You can leave them in the Hotel Dura Mater's cockpit: RYC E-48.
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    Well, I'm not surprised. Mr Hedgehog has what he...

    Well, I'm not surprised. Mr Hedgehog has what he calls "trade secrets". Question du jour: What was Wildflower's PHRF?

    Wait! I withdraw that question. Since I have an original copy of the program...
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    Congratulations, Chad! What is her name? Looks...

    Congratulations, Chad! What is her name? Looks like two Hobie 33s have done the race. Tease in 2002 @ 14:07:12:10 and Space Cowboy in 2000, DNF. From what I have read, it might be awhile for that...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    It's too late for you now ... 5608 You...

    It's too late for you now ...

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    You have fallen down the rabbit hole. Oh, Electrician Magician, what have you wrought?
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    What? A windvane? You must have strengthened your...

    What? A windvane? You must have strengthened your transom before leaving? This surely is not the Navik that threatened to tear off Wildflower's back end last time? Remember when you and Wildflower II...
  19. Thread: What I Saw

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    Fourth of July 2020 in Monterey

    Arrived yesterday to find signs at entrances to Monterey beaches read "Beaches closed July 4 and 5th". This morning the number "3" had been added to every sign, indicating that the beaches were...
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    Wildflower, Wildflower, this is Dura Mater. Do...

    Wildflower, Wildflower, this is Dura Mater. Do you read me? I'm in the bay but have learned how to change my masthead antenna from LO to HI. Finally.

    Do you see Rainbow in your rear view mirror?...
  21. Will Lee s/v Sea Wisdom, was late to the start of...

    Will Lee s/v Sea Wisdom, was late to the start of the 2020 Singlehanded Farallones race, and almost a full week late to finish. Here he is on Sea Wisdom, on his approach to the islands

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    Excellent news on all counts, Skip!

    Excellent news on all counts, Skip!
  24. Thanks, Brian. It will probably look like...

    Thanks, Brian. It will probably look like Daniel's finish. I must say, though, whatever lights he had on masthead could be seen all the way from the bridge.
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    photo, please! Gotta know what all these fellas...

    photo, please! Gotta know what all these fellas are racing against. Do you enjoy ice cream aboard, ala Green Buffalo? Over the weekend I spoke with Steve Saul, who said that his boat was referred to...
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