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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    A couple of former co-workers did it. Apparently...

    A couple of former co-workers did it. Apparently there are two approaches. The ascetic approach is one, but so many people make this pilgrimage that you can also stay in luxury digs the whole way,...
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    I looked at the RS Teras on the dock after the...

    I looked at the RS Teras on the dock after the races. Think Madeline with a sail and you wouldn't be far off. I love El Toros but the Teras are fine little boats in comparison, and they sail very...
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/43803/ho...

    https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/43803/how-did-the-canopus-star-tracker-work-are-there-any-still-out-there-in-service

    Ants, this one is all yours - you've earned it. There may be...
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Milly's father was an astrophysicist...

    Milly's father was an astrophysicist...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Yes, I think we're guessing the person more than...

    Yes, I think we're guessing the person more than the voyage.
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Then we simply disagree about which was "the most...

    Then we simply disagree about which was "the most audacious, well planned, and successful voyage of exploration ever undertaken." These superlatives make the answer subjective.

    Edit: I now see...
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Apollo 11. Canopus is also used for space...

    Apollo 11. Canopus is also used for space navigation.
  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    In related news, after the PacCup I retired my...

    In related news, after the PacCup I retired my red pee bottle. It was time. The replacement is a more-subtle light gray.
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    In case my first guess about the marbles is...

    In case my first guess about the marbles is incorrect, I'll tell a story in hopes of covering my bases.

    When Island Yacht Club in Alameda was a new club, I was one of the first members of its...
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    Drainage breeze off the land caused you to swing...

    Drainage breeze off the land caused you to swing enough to trigger the alarm?

    P.S. Now that I'm retired, I find that not setting an alarm is the most reliable way to avoid being awakened by one.
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I had hull #1042. Laser hulls were not built...

    I had hull #1042. Laser hulls were not built that well back then and to keep them all identical, they haven't been improved. They get soft and they can leak. So my guess is the marbles are to...
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    The Ericson 34-2 has fairly substantial molded-in...

    The Ericson 34-2 has fairly substantial molded-in toerails, so you should be fine there. I agree you don't want to drill holes through them. I didn't want to drill holes through Surprise!'s...
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    The next time you talk to (engine by) Dave, ask...

    The next time you talk to (engine by) Dave, ask him about their club's former sailing director. He raced with her on an Etchells and this just wasn't an issue. The men were requested to keep eyes...
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    The most surprising thing about that photo was...

    The most surprising thing about that photo was that I was able to post it here. Perhaps 4,500 nm of sea travel for my laptop shook some sense into it.

    It was a long delivery back, not so much in...
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    Snapped a pic on the way by, for old time's...

    Snapped a pic on the way by, for old time's sake...7636
  16. Thread: Drakes Bay 2022

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    Thanks for the updates. There's a typo in 7.0...

    Thanks for the updates.

    There's a typo in 7.0 of the SIs. Saturday's cutoff may have been 2100. I think the Pork Chop made it under sail. MarineTraffic showed Osprey motoring back to the Bay...
  17. Thread: Drakes Bay 2022

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    It's not the weight, it's the windage and your...

    It's not the weight, it's the windage and your boat has a lot of it. I'll bet your boat "sails on its anchor" all too well.

    Buzz nearly put CA Condor on the beach up there. It took him most of...
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    One correction: Surprise! spent her entire...

    One correction: Surprise! spent her entire Hawaii visit at the Kaneohe Yacht Club, thanks to the graciousness of its dockmeisters and other volunteers. I fly back over to Honolulu (from Lihue)...
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    I talked to John last night at the Goslings Rum...

    I talked to John last night at the Goslings Rum party. John is one of Eric's crew on Pearl. It sounds like they might have rather been racing Polar Bear, which Eric still owns and is fully...
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    After seeing him across the water several times,...

    After seeing him across the water several times, I finally met Stan at RYC after the 2013 OYRA Jr. Waterhouse. Matt Beall and I doublehanded Ragtime! that day. Stan's Zsa Zsa finished so far ahead...
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    It's because Bob is starting another Hawaii race...

    It's because Bob is starting another Hawaii race (we start on Monday). This happens every damned time.

    Take a light #1 or code sail, and a good book.
  22. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    Jackie, that doohickey reminds me of the white...

    Jackie, that doohickey reminds me of the white doohickeys we won at the BYC Midwinters. We're supposed to lay the phone on it to charge.

    I keep trying to plug its cord into my phone to charge it,...
  23. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    That's very cool Mike! As I fight with...

    That's very cool Mike! As I fight with technology trying to meet PacCup's latest requirements for onboard e-mail, etc., Slocum's reasons for the clock resonate!
  24. Thread: What I Saw

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    "I write about Bay stuff over there and about the...

    "I write about Bay stuff over there and about the Delta over here."

    Yesterday the rack outside Danny's office was chock full of July editions of the B&D Yachtsman, including nine full pages of...
  25. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Sled and Milly are a bit distracted from 110s...

    Sled and Milly are a bit distracted from 110s this weekend. Along with several other members including Bren Meyer, they're representing Inverness Yacht Club in the Lipton Cup races. I'm hoping for...
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