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    Anchoring yes.... but if you were attempting a...

    Anchoring yes.... but if you were attempting a RTW would you go out of your way and stop for no reason? Have the record in question for any reason would be a big risk.
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    No re-provisioning during an unassisted RTW.

    No re-provisioning during an unassisted RTW.
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    That DMV visit with sales tax will be quite a...

    That DMV visit with sales tax will be quite a hefty bill.
  4. Thread: Seminars

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    Yes, a rudder bulkhead is nice to have. ...

    Yes, a rudder bulkhead is nice to have. Luckily for my piece of mind the Azzura has a 7ft forward watertight compartment.
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    This emergency rudder was built for crewed and...

    This emergency rudder was built for crewed and doublehanded racing so an autopilot was not in the design brief. The Azzura and others I've built usually have a provision for autopilot use. Of...
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    I've got Mirthmaker the A35 to come and race as...

    I've got Mirthmaker the A35 to come and race as the Azzura's mast is in my driveway. I'll bring another few examples as well to share.
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    Not sure if you are still looking but I came...

    Not sure if you are still looking but I came across this as:

    3-axel trailer, 12 adjustable pads.

    512-413-6481
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    Powered pumps are great but a manual pump is...

    Powered pumps are great but a manual pump is what's required even if you have a powered one.
  9. Thread: Seminars

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    Yes it is a rule change by the SSS: c. In...

    Yes it is a rule change by the SSS:

    c. In accordance with the purpose of these races, the following equipment and practices are allowed:
    i. Autopilot and/or wind-powered self-steering gear. This...
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    End tie at most any marina in the Estuary are...

    End tie at most any marina in the Estuary are deep enough.
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    If I race CYC it will be crewed. There is...

    If I race CYC it will be crewed. There is already a mid-winter series with Shorthanded divisions. Good luck.
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    Yes, non-standard would be twin headsails and...

    Yes, non-standard would be twin headsails and poles..... both have been allowed by the SHTP as long as I can remember. "Twins" is the term that I've always heard.
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    Yes, the old separate banquet room behind the bar...

    Yes, the old separate banquet room behind the bar with "Auntie" waxing poetic about Hanalei.
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    It's a very old edit and it uploaded a bit wonky...

    It's a very old edit and it uploaded a bit wonky leaving out some audio, etc. I will have to dig up the original footage and do an edit someday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDAGnXy3J48
  15. Solar setup with rail mount & controller

    110W Sunpower Solar Panel currently setup with adjustable rail mounts. The panel is on top of a polycarbonate sheet to channel air, keeping the panel cooler, and mounted to a carbon/foam backing...
  16. Of course they can do and go where they want but...

    Of course they can do and go where they want but I guess I'll be labelled with a "close-minded mentality" since I find it in very bad form to create an event with the same format, time and now finish...
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    That trailer would likely fall short..... your...

    That trailer would likely fall short..... your boats base weight is 7500, plus gear, sails, etc. Have you had it weighted in full trim or otherwise? I have a similar trailer and the tires are...
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    As this is not an SSS event and some might think...

    As this is not an SSS event and some might think it is.... the thread title should be "un-official Singlehanded Lightship Rally".
  19. Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org

    Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org
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    I was in touch with the team about a year ago...

    I was in touch with the team about a year ago after the boat had been sitting long after the Chuan tragedy. Went back and forth a few times to find out their plans for selling or chartering the...
  21. WTF???? This is something the current board...

    WTF???? This is something the current board approved? I think this is something that the membership base of the SSS should decide. Not pleased to hear they published this in their NOR. Let...
  22. Let them do their own race, we should not combine...

    Let them do their own race, we should not combine our clubs races. The PSSA Shaka Challenge being held the same years as the SHTP is an issue for me and I've told Jerome that many times since he...
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    Anywhere in Alameda..... on Wednesdays.

    Anywhere in Alameda..... on Wednesdays.
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    The ratings game is far from perfect but it's all...

    The ratings game is far from perfect but it's all we got unless you want to buy us all Figaro IIIs.

    I have had my "certified" DWPHRF (ie calibrated weigh-in and measurements) change 3x times in...
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    The SSS hasn't given the Olson 30 a rating...

    The SSS hasn't given the Olson 30 a rating "break", ever. The SHTP has nothing to do with a 37sec/mile rating drop in a boats rating. The PHRF doesn't take into account these races. Your issue...
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