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  1. 2020 I come straight home. That work thing. ...

    2020 I come straight home. That work thing.

    2022 I hope to retire and do the PacCup - and then head north as the weather allow... Alaska... Queen Charlottes... whichever way the wind blows... but...
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    See you 7am at RYC on Saturday morning.

    See you 7am at RYC on Saturday morning.
  3. Thread: Seminars

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    If anyone wants a walk thru weather routing (with...

    If anyone wants a walk thru weather routing (with and without routing software like Expedition) and the sort, happy to give a talk.
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    Wednesday's work. So the Buffalo is going.. ...

    Wednesday's work. So the Buffalo is going..
    Where do I send the entry check - and how much?

    Working thru my prep punch list... being a repeat offender feel pretty lucky... relatively short...
  5. So who do I send the check to? How much? ...

    So who do I send the check to? How much?

    Almost finished installing forced air space heater (runs on diesel) on the Buffalo. Need some creature comforts as I get older...
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    So... Who is going? Meet at RYC Saturday...

    So...
    Who is going?
    Meet at RYC Saturday morning at 7am to launch boats and drive cars/trailers to Napa Valley YC? Then carpool back to RYC for a 9am ish start? May get wife to drive us.
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    Love you can both row it... and bail it dry after...

    Love you can both row it... and bail it dry after a rollover. Not having to call for help...
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    Your J was a sit on boat IMO... and the nice...

    Your J was a sit on boat IMO... and the nice thing about sit on boats is you can flip them sideways to get under low bridges. Didnt you have your J sideways a few times...:-)
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    Dont view this as a one time deal - but the start...

    Dont view this as a one time deal - but the start of a few RAIDs per year. The first one coincident with V 1-2 is like a bicycle with training wheels (plus the great fun at VYC over a few beers :-)...
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    In full practice mode...

    Weekend before last, I took the Laser out in the Napa River for an hour... first time I have sailed her in over a decade. Only ran aground twice (need to pay closer attention to the channel...
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    It was suggested a good place to promote the RAID is at Totally Dinghy...

    ...the weekend after next at RYC. So started the beginning of a "flyer"... so here goes... and I have a bit of an "itch" that maybe this isn't needed at all... maybe word of mouth with a few...
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    Maybe bring a fishing pole and troll most of the...

    Maybe bring a fishing pole and troll most of the RAID? :-)
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    Wind blows upriver most days... and current...

    Wind blows upriver most days... and current carries all the way to Napa (we will be going with a flood). RYC did a cruise to Napa several months ago... a few 40 foot sloops drawing near 7 feet made...
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    Generous offer Skip! I am going to see if I can...

    Generous offer Skip! I am going to see if I can drum up a bit more participation.

    Mothership with more flags and CBC burgee? Hmmm
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    Roger. Weekend penciled in. Do I bring a...

    Roger. Weekend penciled in. Do I bring a paddle... hmmm Now I need to finish Awlgrip ing the bottom. :-)
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    So how about Vallejo 1-2 weekend? We sail with...

    So how about Vallejo 1-2 weekend? We sail with the fleet to Vallejo on Saturday... then on to Napa on Sunday. Even with just 3 of us... Saturday with the whole fleet should be fun. And a passing...
  17. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    Ideally folks should leave Kauai no later then...

    Ideally folks should leave Kauai no later then the first week of August. When the first Hurricanes start to spin up to Hawaii. Even the remnants of a Hurricane are enough to avoid. And I am a bit...
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    The delivery home is the best part of the race! ...

    The delivery home is the best part of the race! Lets not ruin it by making the return a race. Reading, sleeping, fishing, going swimming, doing maintenance on the winches, gazing at the Milky...
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    Flew to Hawaii once... in 1990... learned my...

    Flew to Hawaii once... in 1990... learned my lesson... will never go to Hawaii on a plane again (though coming home on a plane from time to time is okay). :-)
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    Unholy amounts of money... hmmm Race to Hawaii...

    Unholy amounts of money... hmmm
    Race to Hawaii with a crew... just the food bill... lodging for return crew... crew shirts... crew dinner or two... and so on. Doing it alone is relatively low cost...
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    hmmm Don't the big boats that sail home already...

    hmmm
    Don't the big boats that sail home already have an advantage over the small boats in that they sleep in warm dry bunks, eat good food, and can let the autopilot drive most of the way? Seems...
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    Inspector. Happy to help. Maybe even lead...

    Inspector. Happy to help. Maybe even lead Inspectors. hmmm
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    Note PacCup (first start) is June 29th... so...

    Note PacCup (first start) is June 29th... so there will be a good number of "probes" on the water we'll be able to learn from. :-)
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    E-Rudder... if I have two rudders?

    Note there has been a few examples of twin rudder boats losing both rudders (the design or fabrication flaw that led to one rudder failing eventually led to the second rudder failing). So though the...
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    Hope this RAID can happen...

    Got me motivated to fix the leaks in my Laser... and give it a bottom job (I am halfway done AwlGriping). When its a 1972 boat one learned to sail and race on, it shows a bit of wear and tear. ;-)
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