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    NICE drone footage!

    NICE drone footage!
  2. 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...
  6. 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...
  10. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I knew the Monterey fleet was going strong, did...

    I knew the Monterey fleet was going strong, did NOT know that there were still Mercuries in Stillwater! YAY!

    If I hadn't bought the Piper, a Mercury was on the short list as the "last boat"....
  11. Thread: 12v winch

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    Gone... that was quick!

    Gone... that was quick!
  12. Thread: 12v winch

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    12v winch

    I have a 12 volt, 1-ton truck winch, the kind you see on the front of 4 WD all-terrain vehicles, that I bought a few years ago when I was going to try to ramp-launch the S2 7.9. That never worked...
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    Please let us know when you have a hard date. If...

    Please let us know when you have a hard date. If you tie up somewhere here in the Bay, I'll show up and help make it look like there's a big crowd! :D
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    When I was a kid, there was a Mercury fleet that...

    When I was a kid, there was a Mercury fleet that raced out of Stillwater Cove. The boats were stored on trailer on the pier, or during weekends when we raced both saturday and sunday, a yellow...
  15. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Even if there's no wind, like the time I came up...

    Even if there's no wind, like the time I came up from Morro Bay in 2006, the lumpy water around Point Sur extends a remarkably far distance out from the big rock. I was maybe 2 miles out in very...
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    I finally got all the video assembled....here you...

    I finally got all the video assembled....here you go! (for those with nothing better to do....)

    https://youtu.be/tUpu2J1NLbE
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    I popped lenses out of both of my new pairs of...

    I popped lenses out of both of my new pairs of glasses on day two, so since I'm going to take them to For Eyes tomorrow and raise a fuss over their crummy frames, I went up to the boat to find one of...
  18. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    You just know everybody who's anybody!

    You just know everybody who's anybody!
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    I"v been out of touch with this thread! The...

    I"v been out of touch with this thread! The Navik is GREAT! It's a wonderful piece of kit! You're gonna love it, especially on this trip.
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    Great trip! The tracker works great, within cell...

    Great trip! The tracker works great, within cell range of the coast.
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    But I DID sail with it, at least for a while! ...

    But I DID sail with it, at least for a while!


    https://youtu.be/TGupc7wBHg0

    I'll be trying it again, for longer, this winter.
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    Finally.....e-rudder deployment videos! The gunk...

    Finally.....e-rudder deployment videos! The gunk on my knees is slime rubbed off the primary rudder. This test left big smudges of bottom paint all over the cockpit, which I had to go back and clean...
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    Great hat! LOL...... and the back of your wagon...

    Great hat! LOL...... and the back of your wagon looks like mine did, all last week...full of stuff.
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    WHAT NEEDS FIXING OR CHANGING 1. The foredeck...

    WHAT NEEDS FIXING OR CHANGING

    1. The foredeck hatch leaks...either replace the hatch or remove and rebed.

    2. I think the port chainplate seal needs rebedding. There was a pretty good drip right...
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    Day 6. FRIDAY Woke up at 8:00, had breakfast,...

    Day 6. FRIDAY

    Woke up at 8:00, had breakfast, stepped out into the cockpit and realized that I could hear the Pt. Reyes buoy a whole lot louder than when I went to bed. When I started hearing the...
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