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    I pitched the RHM part of the system, today. In...

    I pitched the RHM part of the system, today. In the trash it went, after I removed a mess of the hardware. I will try to get the upper half to drive a trim tab on the main rudder. So this...
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    Raymarine/FLIR. replaced the fried motor in my...

    Raymarine/FLIR. replaced the fried motor in my ST2000 and mailed it back. I just had to pay postage TO them...about $20. I'll test it once my back recovers.

    I've got a compression between C-6 and...
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    All right, I officially give up on the windvane....

    All right, I officially give up on the windvane. It hasn't been a money sink but it's been a time sink and I'm done throwing time into it.
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    I'm getting Philippe's updates. for those who...

    I'm getting Philippe's updates. for those who aren't... Some tough things have happened. While becalmed in the doldrums, Philippe discovered a growing crack in his boom.

    He's fixed some...
  5. Thread: What I Saw

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    What a great photo! That would be excellent...

    What a great photo! That would be excellent hiking, especially with the Cherry Garcia at the end! :p
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    Well, I have no idea who has the auto-boat, and I...

    Well, I have no idea who has the auto-boat, and I don't really care. I think it's interesting that Greg, no stranger to technology - carbon fiber, composites, and more feels that this is enough of...
  7. Thread: Free boaty books

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    All the boatbuilding/design books are spoken for.

    All the boatbuilding/design books are spoken for.
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    free railing/bimini fittings

    I messed up and bought more than I need.

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    Free....just pay for the postage.
    I won't be at the Vallejo 1-2, back is too messed up, so have to mail 'em.
  9. Thread: Free boaty books

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    No takers, I'm listing these on the WBF.

    No takers, I'm listing these on the WBF.
  10. Thread: Vallejo 1-2 Plan

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    My back is pretty seriously screwed-up after my...

    My back is pretty seriously screwed-up after my qualifier. If I make an amazing recovery, I'll be there.
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    Hawaiian Airlines COVID testing

    https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/COVIDTesting



    The State of Hawaii is expected to launch its pre-travel testing program on Oct. 15, 2020, offering guests traveling from the U.S. Mainland to...
  12. Thread: Free boaty books

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    Free boaty books

    I'm doing some cleaning out and now that I know that I'm never sailing to Micronesia, or building a boat bigger than about 16 feet, some stuff has gotta go.

    Cruising

    Landfalls of Paradise, 4th...
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    Oversized wind blade....needs paint. 5866 ...

    Oversized wind blade....needs paint.
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    Little changes can make big differences. I'd tried bicytcle brake cables in brake housing...too much friction. I tried thick monofilament through teflon...
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    Back is seriously screwed up after the qualifier...

    Back is seriously screwed up after the qualifier and coming home to....yeah, well...anyway. There may be some big changes ahead. Or not. Hell if I know.

    I'm working on the windvane again, back to...
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    He's makin' tracks. The concept of 220 mile days...

    He's makin' tracks. The concept of 220 mile days kinda blows me away. When he comes back I hope he takes Chanagabang on the next SHTP....records might fall. I mean...two days and he's almost 500...
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    Wow....scootin' along right quick!!

    Wow....scootin' along right quick!!
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    NICE drone footage!

    NICE drone footage!
  18. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    ...waiting for the Pt. Concepcion tale with bated...

    ...waiting for the Pt. Concepcion tale with bated breath!

    Beer. Hm... Now, that sounds like a good idea.
    Have you been using your Navik?
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    Wow!....my back is bigtime screwed up right now...

    Wow!....my back is bigtime screwed up right now or I would volunteer! I hope you have a great trip and I will also be watching blog posts and your position!

    Alan
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    I finally worked up all the numbers, now that the...

    I finally worked up all the numbers, now that the credit card statement is in. I actually managed to do the Qualifier within 7% of budget....I only went 7% over my estimate. That's...like...

    You...
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    I got some tubular nylon webbing and replaced the...

    I got some tubular nylon webbing and replaced the stuff on my "long" tether. That tether was about 12 years old, time to replace the stuff. I also made it about a foot shorter than the old one. So...
  22. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    I wish I'd known that San Simeon was a viable...

    I wish I'd known that San Simeon was a viable anchorage, back in 2006.

    Fog.
    It gets really old, really fast. Yup, yup.

    Now you know what I mean about the swell near Point Sur. 1.5 miles...
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    Google Translate suggests to me that one French...

    Google Translate suggests to me that one French site says that you can sleep two in the cuddy cabin. Two corgi's maybe, like you say....not this guy!
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    A few more pictures of the "cruising" version. ...

    A few more pictures of the "cruising" version.

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    And this picture shows the relevant detail. NO centerboard OR daggerboard! I wonder how much ballast. Hmm...I have two, 28 pound lead bricks...
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    AZsailors plans - Caravelle

    Thanks for the Caravelle plans! I have some other things on the agenda, but after a certain race to Hawaii, and after I get the Piper up and going, I have had a real itch to try some dinghy...
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