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  1. The Salish 100 is on my radar as well, seeing as...

    The Salish 100 is on my radar as well, seeing as the Texas 200 is probably farther than I want to drive and the R2Ak, if it reappears (and I hope it does) is a bit much.
  2. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Ouch! But a great story, Bob! Yeah that...

    Ouch! But a great story, Bob!

    Yeah that outboard. That's not how I'd do it! I wonder if the outboard "comes with the free boat". The sales price of the outboard would probably buy a trailer...
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    Wow, Jackie....I don't know if I've ever seen a...

    Wow, Jackie....I don't know if I've ever seen a spinnaker cut like that. That's some sort of modified mitre cut.
  4. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Well, well.... look at that. A fourth Piper has...

    Well, well.... look at that. A fourth Piper has cropped up on Facebook. It's in the Hudson Valley, in New York and looks to be in pretty good shape except for the non 1-D rudder. I don't think...
  5. A couple of big dry bags thrown under the...

    A couple of big dry bags thrown under the foredeck would store a lot. I think I'd want something simple to clip them to, so they didn't get away in case of a capsize, though. It could be simple, like...
  6. Thread: Piper Blog

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    BEST STORY EVER!!! LOL! ========== Today I...

    BEST STORY EVER!!! LOL!

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    Today I discovered that the sidewall of the second tire on the "starboard side" of the trailer was also shot, so I jacket up the trailer, braced it and...
  7. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Well, Ants, there's another one available for...

    Well, Ants, there's another one available for free. It's in Oxnard. It needs work...plenty of work but then this is a VERY simple boat. I've seen photos. The hull is intact. There's a mast and...
  8. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Pretty half-hull model owned by a Scottish member...

    Pretty half-hull model owned by a Scottish member of the class....

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    In over 20 years (with some boatless-year breaks...

    In over 20 years (with some boatless-year breaks in there), Ted...I not ONCE won the overall season. Every SSS trophy I won is sitting on a chest in my study, I can see them from here. All three of...
  10. Thread: Piper Blog

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    2 afternoons of Jasco premium paint and epoxy...

    2 afternoons of Jasco premium paint and epoxy remover and a LOT of scraping followed by the ROS have cleaned up the starboard side below the waterline except for the bit where it's very inconvenient...
  11. Such a pretty design. I'm not sure you're going...

    Such a pretty design. I'm not sure you're going to need that jib, Ants! That lugsail looks big enough to me.

    Good job on the kickup rudder.
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    I had an H-Boat once upon a time. I raced it in...

    I had an H-Boat once upon a time. I raced it in the SSS. Loved the boat.
  13. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Yeah, but Jackie, YOU sailed down the coast to...

    Yeah, but Jackie, YOU sailed down the coast to Santa Barbara and beyond, solo. And in the fog. I've never done that, and at this point, never will.

    You is a tough cookie.
  14. The Deer Isle Koster?

    The Deer Isle Koster?
  15. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Ants, the Piper does indeed have a good trailer,...

    Ants, the Piper does indeed have a good trailer, though my last visit revealed that one tire now needs replacing. When it's off I will get a close look at the rim. They are awfully rusty, but I'll...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Merry Christmas Skip....and since most of my SSS...

    Merry Christmas Skip....and since most of my SSS friends read this thread...

    Merry Christmas to all of you, too!
  17. Thread: RayMarine Depth

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    We can trade the depth sounder and transducers...

    We can trade the depth sounder and transducers for a drill press, if you still have it!
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    I have a cat and she's adorable but I doan' think...

    I have a cat and she's adorable but I doan' think she's ever gonna be a boat cat.
  19. Thread: RayMarine Depth

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    It's still in my garage!

    It's still in my garage!
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    Nice. I'm loving watching this.

    Nice. I'm loving watching this.
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    Dave is right. I left the day he sailed in and...

    Dave is right. I left the day he sailed in and had a somewhat lumpy but fast ride out to 180 miles. I turned around in the wee hours, to discover that my autopilot had packed it in, so that meant...
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    Unexpected location but hey, if it works!!

    Unexpected location but hey, if it works!!
  23. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    My best friend in HS had a 110 mouldering away in...

    My best friend in HS had a 110 mouldering away in his driveway all the years they were at that particular house. I never saw it on the water. I'd be really curious to sail one.
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
  25. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Work has been going along, slowly... I had a...

    Work has been going along, slowly...


    I had a setback where someone drove through the parking area and smacked the end of the mast, probably with the windshield of their own boat, on a trailer....
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