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    Sad. Angry. I wonder how it came about that the...

    Sad. Angry. I wonder how it came about that the CG gets the yea/nay on use of the ocean. OF course, they do have machine guns. :)
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    Checked with Solano county and asked about an...

    Checked with Solano county and asked about an organized, family oriented or single handed regatta-since the coasties are doing what the counties tell them to do regarding their SIP requirements. ...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeOf-tv_YtI ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeOf-tv_YtI

    Risk is a personal thing. Folks don't sail singlehanded without acknowledging that they are taking a risk. So, Imprimus-SSS folks are risk takers. ...
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    Something good to watch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS8JzWLA6P8
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    I've wondered about the utility of a radar...

    I've wondered about the utility of a radar reflector in a small boat and can see the AIS transponders all over the world in shipping; so thanks for the thread. I think I read that the last couple US...
  6. Thread: Old Splice

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    If you are doing friction splices (where the...

    If you are doing friction splices (where the friction between the lines holds the splice together, then always use new line. If, however, you are doing brummel splices, you can splice old(er) lines...
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    https://www.solar-electric.com/learning-center/mpp...

    https://www.solar-electric.com/learning-center/mppt-solar-charge-controllers.html/

    More than you probably want to know about batteries and solar panels and how stupid they are---and the article...
  8. Thread: Surprise!

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    I do apologize for not reading through all of the...

    I do apologize for not reading through all of the 26 other pages....but I was just wondering if you were a big fan of Gomer Pyle and just wanted to hear the call to your boat over VHF..."Surprise,...
  9. Singlehanded autopilot with boat that has no electrical system

    I used to race in the SSS events in my trimaran, Puppeteer. Had fun. Now, though, age gives me diminished capacity for being out for more than a few hours at a time. Also, downsized the boat so it...
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    I did enquire in Solano county about whether...

    I did enquire in Solano county about whether single handed sailing was permitted given the stay at home order. While they allowed that it seemed to be OK, they were reluctant to do anything except...
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    Expect reduced participation

    A "lot" of people like to wait for offshore races to get a better picture of the likely wind/waves. In years' past there were many folks who waited until the Wed before or even the Thurs (or Friday)...
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    PLB Rentals, if you need one for the SHF

    http://www.plbrentals.com/

    Only $54 included post paid envelope for returning it.

    I also would like to know whether the skippers meeting is the 12th and not the 19th (Wed before) as in previous...
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    Need a PLB? Rental Organization in Washington

    http://www.plbrentals.com/

    The cost is $54 for a week. It will arrive in time for the SHF or HMB or whatever offshore race you want to participate in. They will give you (in advance, but you...
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    USSail announces Dyneema lifelines OK

    http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe611672726005757617&m=ff051075756504&ls=fdff13737762067d76117277&l=fe63157573650c7d7214&s=fdf51572706d037d7317707c&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe1f16757c660075721374

    Here's the...
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    You make a great point, Phil...

    " So a Wylie Cat 30 can be sailed to itís full potential from the cockpit, never having to leave the cockpit or the tiller, and a conventional boat cannot. "

    True statement, and applies to other...
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    I like that...

    :)

    Speaking of port to port... again, very tongue in cheek... what if you have a glass of port at each spot where you start and finish...does that count?
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    SSS Transponders...Can I reserve one now for SHF?

    On a separate but related topic. I know we only have a couple dozen, can I be "first in line" to ask to rent one for the SHF?

    Yah, it is slow at the office today :D

    Any chance we'll use them...
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    Cool!!

    I'm gonna get a Laser Rangefinder with the $$. Thanks
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    Offshore Rules Update??? New Equipment??

    Hey, I'm "flush" with stuff I am sending back from Christmas...it'd be nice to know if I have to buy a PLB and if so, what specs it has to meet.
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    Poll: I agree, Pat

    that CG permits "should" not be necessary, I was just playing at being a sea lawyer. If one reads the regulations, the CG can interpret a cruise out to require a permit. Of course, the CG can...
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    Poll: Sorry, Bill, CG permits would still be required

    even if the event were not scored. The regulations apply pretty much to any event (the regulations actually use the word "parade" in them).

    That being said, any other offshore...
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    Poll: Shore Spots to Start/Finish races

    Yah, it's in the Estuary, but Oakland Yacht Club has a facility that is "good" for a race committee.

    The wind is typically light, there is current and not much relief, it is always beat and run....
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    Poll: We haven't tried basing any races from Sausalito

    And I don't know whether or not there is room at any marina for a bunch of us to congregate overnight, but it is a spot to "look at". Another option is Ballena Bay in Alameda or furthe South on the...
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    Poll: Trophies and Single Handing

    The placques need to be replaced with something better. I LIKE the photo idea and the size of photo/frame to distinguish 1-3rd works. Everyone likes to see their boat.

    IF we go for photos, make...
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    Truly Unique and Truly High Class and Highly Respected

    In many respects, the fame of SSS is in it's consistently high standard for running a professional race. Congratulations to all who have been Race Deck over the years and especially with Max with...
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