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    Excellent, gentlemen! I’m two beers down. Now I’m...

    Excellent, gentlemen! I’m two beers down. Now I’m waiting for Mike Pyzel’s office to open. Hopefully I can sponge off his wifi. He doesn’t know I’m coming, so maybe a ruse? Am I looking for a...
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    They have three separate “porta-pottie cleaning...

    They have three separate “porta-pottie cleaning stations here! Guess they don’t want me dripping all that ... dye through the bathrooms.

    None of that first class E dock wifi, though, so I’ll have...
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    Thanks, Pat! Ray just texted me that my tracker...

    Thanks, Pat! Ray just texted me that my tracker has me in the HMB race, so I don’t think I’ll make the cutoff time. Hope you all are having fun!
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    Thanks, Adam! It's a Farr 40. Tony bought it...

    Thanks, Adam! It's a Farr 40. Tony bought it about 2.5 years ago from someone in the SF Harbor. He paid for the boat and was told, "Ok, now you've gotta leave." Which was okay, he says, because he...
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    I take your point, Alan, but closer in = fewer...

    I take your point, Alan, but closer in = fewer miles. Perhaps you would like to bring DM back up the coast for me, write it up? It would be interesting to read about the different perspective and...
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    9.21.20 Monday Dura Mater and I are in San...

    9.21.20 Monday
    Dura Mater and I are in San Simeon Bay. Got in, dropped anchor last night at 9:30 pm after leaving Monterey at 6:30 am.

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    This morning I re-anchored away to the side of the...
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    Does fog clear around Pt Conception? Well jeez...

    Does fog clear around Pt Conception? Well jeez louise, I sure hope so! Look, Ma! I can text from sea! This fog business makes for a boring passage. San Simeon was splendid. Safe and quiet and...
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    A day in Santa Cruz is always a pleasure, and...

    A day in Santa Cruz is always a pleasure, and this one started out sitting on the breakwater drinking coffee waiting for the fog to lift. Howard and Rainer were there, then Skip showed up and a...
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    Before we left HMB I “helped” Philippe test his...

    Before we left HMB I “helped” Philippe test his Pelagic. Meaning: I stood aboard Changabang as we motored around the harbor w him studying and tweaking while I called “look out!” and “aaauugghh!”
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  10. Wonderful news, Tom! HMB rear commodore Karen...

    Wonderful news, Tom!

    HMB rear commodore Karen and Dave Morris are ready for the SSS

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    Hi, Brian I don't know. Maybe here? ...

    Hi, Brian

    I don't know. Maybe here? https://www.jibeset.net/daysail.php

    This Jibeset tracking site is for entertainment NOT for safety. Jibeset uses wifi, not satellite. If you check...
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    Yesterday I decided that it would probably be a...

    Yesterday I decided that it would probably be a good idea to try out the new-to-us Navik windvane before going offshore. Yeah. I know. Duh.

    So we did, in about 7 knots of wind, out the RYC...
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    5821 Your diver just walked by on his way to...

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    Your diver just walked by on his way to someone else’s boat. I gave him this.
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    Thank you, Greg!

    Thank you, Greg!
  15. Thread: What I Saw

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    This was an eerie day for sure. Here is the RYC...

    This was an eerie day for sure. Here is the RYC marina

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    I went down to add teenie cleats to my tiller and found that Dura Mater had a heavy, silt-like layer of soot on everything. Not a...
  16. Thread: Hedgehog

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    great writing, David. Was it cold out there?

    great writing, David. Was it cold out there?
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    DM has provisions. 5814

    DM has provisions.

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    Well, okay. That's a purty ... vessel. And a good...

    Well, okay. That's a purty ... vessel. And a good price for it. Do I sit in front or back of the skipper? Will we leave the harbor? Since you'll be gone camping with Annie next week I'll call ahead...
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    That is a beautiful boat. Where is a photo of the...

    That is a beautiful boat. Where is a photo of the new Wildflower? I’m coming down and I’d love a ride. Pleeeeaze?
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    Today was the day for re-installation of the...

    Today was the day for re-installation of the windvane. Well, yesterday would have been the day but it was too hot. Today was hot, too, but I figured I would be more likely to waylay someone on a...
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    Wow. Now that is what I call a "zoom zoom boat"....

    Wow. Now that is what I call a "zoom zoom boat". Do they go faster than the drug runners' boats, d'you think? I'll bet they have bigger "bam bam" guns. Glad they're on our side.
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    G-10 for the Windvane

    9.3.20 The Windvane is in pieces down in DM's cabin and tomorrow I'll go down and re-install it, this time with backing plates. I took it apart and put it back together several times, then I washed...
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    Aaaaand he's off!

    Aaaaand he's off!
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    Fair winds, Mr Hedgehog. Your site is on my...

    Fair winds, Mr Hedgehog. Your site is on my homescreen.
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    Yes. Patience, grasshopper.

    Yes. Patience, grasshopper.
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