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    All else being equal, IO would have had to start...

    All else being equal, IO would have had to start 25:34 later for Serenade to beat them. That equates to a rating of -3 for a boat with only a 24' waterline.

    I understand what you're saying, but...
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    The dreaded (and restricted) USCG terminal was...

    The dreaded (and restricted) USCG terminal was dutifully absent of sailboats. I just missed the corner of the restricted area (yes, I checked my GPS track) but as the current shifted from flood to...
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    I can't match Philpott's beautiful sky and water...

    I can't match Philpott's beautiful sky and water shot or the sharp, professional images from Slackwater, but here are a few.

    Can of Whoopass was one of the first starters and had nice breeze...
  4. Indeed, it was a blast! My first time back on a...

    Indeed, it was a blast! My first time back on a 92 since I sold Rags. Here's a photo: Dan driving and Trim timming. See you out there on Saturday.

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    That's quite a fleet: ...

    That's quite a fleet: https://race.cyc.org/2020MidWins/sheet

    I see a couple other likely shorthanders on this list, so you may have more than three.

    Between the Berkeley Midwinters, other...
  6. Thread: Seminars

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    Lori's Express 27 is Hang 20, perhaps the perfect...

    Lori's Express 27 is Hang 20, perhaps the perfect name for a fast (and wet) double-handed Pac Cup entry.
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    A couple quick pics from yesterday, while waiting...

    A couple quick pics from yesterday, while waiting for the Cecil B. DeMille version to be released:

    Fugu was getting along nicely with her e-rudder:

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    After determining that we wouldn't...
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    Tom V, you are welcome to join us on Surprise!...

    Tom V, you are welcome to join us on Surprise! and help us tame the Kraken.

    Forgive the obvious but layer up, bring a PFD (although I have extras) and as suggested above, you'll want your own...
  9. Thread: Surprise!

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    "It's all how you look at it." From the link: ...

    "It's all how you look at it." From the link:

    Firefly G31: $0.17/kWh

    Lifeline GPL 31T: $0.55/kWh

    Also, I didn't pay retail.
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    Bruce speaks "batteries" better than me: ...

    Bruce speaks "batteries" better than me:

    Firefly Oasis batteries on OPE website
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    It's okay - that's not the bilge. I just need...

    It's okay - that's not the bilge.

    I just need to make sure the charger isn't working too hard or I'll get a call from Surprise!'s sommelier.
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    Epilogue: Blue Pelican is listing Surprise!'s...

    Epilogue: Blue Pelican is listing Surprise!'s old Freedom 10 charger-inverter on Ebay... for $750!

    Step right up.
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    Some of the wiring - here's the other locker...

    Some of the wiring - here's the other locker before:

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    And after (on the left):

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    Oh, there was the listing problem. Three carbon...

    Oh, there was the listing problem. Three carbon foam Fireflies in the hanging locker leveled her out.
    With their 80%+ possible depth of discharge, the Fireflies effectively double the house bank's...
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    Last year we left you hanging with Surprise!'s...

    Last year we left you hanging with Surprise!'s electrical re-do. Update: Rob finished it in time for the New Year's raft-up at Clipper Cove.

    And a fine job he did! We got rid of the house bank:...
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    Projects carefully considered and then completed....

    Projects carefully considered and then completed. I'm sorry Alan. I can't imagine seeing Troubadour or Ragtime! wrecked like that.
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    Thanks, Mike and family! It took a while for it...

    Thanks, Mike and family! It took a while for it to register that you were in the Whaler, otherwise we would have encouraged you to join the raft-up when you first arrived.

    The raft-up was...
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    Sailing plans for New Year's Day

    I've sailed on NYD for (I think) four out of the last five years.

    There's the annual circumnavigation and progressive party around Alameda, and there's usually a small gathering in Clipper Cove. ...
  19. Hull #18's (Ragtime!'s) upwind halyard sheaves...

    Hull #18's (Ragtime!'s) upwind halyard sheaves were corroded aluminum with a groove for the wire. It sounds like yours have been replaced too. That's good!

    Does Zaff have the stock Hall Spars? ...
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  21. Ha! It looks like it's riveted on - must be a...

    Ha! It looks like it's riveted on - must be a Canadian thing.
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    I gather "emergency rudder" is like saying...

    I gather "emergency rudder" is like saying kleenex - it's a generic term for an emergency steering device.

    To wit, if Surprise! is able to participate, she will be deploying the Kraken. This is...
  23. That was a fun day. I rarely had a chance to...

    That was a fun day. I rarely had a chance to square off against another J/92. There are several others on the Bay but they don't tend to race.

    In that application (temporarily holding halyards),...
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    The outcome ;)

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  25. Here are some photos of your new boat - Rags and...

    Here are some photos of your new boat - Rags and Zaff had a little romp across the Slot before the Pacific Cup:

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