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    Good eye - you are right. The sail controls are...

    Good eye - you are right. The sail controls are not up to snuff yet. The downhaul was borrowed from the Moore 24. It does not release easily, so I was in the lazy mode. The setting was ok for the...
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    She floats (finally) 6743 She sails (but...

    She floats (finally)

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    She sails (but the vertical seam, flat cut sail is nothing to get excited about).
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    Saling photo courtesy of ‘Thorne’ on the humboldt lagoon.
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    The DKI was found for sale in a notice for the...

    The DKI was found for sale in a notice for the group email for the Salish 100 (small boat sail from Tacoma to Port Townsend). I thought about the purchase overnight and sent a deposit the next day. ...
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    Thanks! These tips on details are very useful. ...

    Thanks! These tips on details are very useful.

    Keep the SSS Raid enthusiasm building!!

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    Both excellent suggestion from Alan and Tom. ...

    Both excellent suggestion from Alan and Tom.

    My concerns are based on a set of photos without seeing the boat in person. It would be nice to have a general plan when I can move and adjust things....
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    Any interest for the next SSS Raid is always...

    Any interest for the next SSS Raid is always good!

    I have one on the calendar with TSCA on Tomales Bay in September.

    I have been searching for useful ways to improve sail trim. The search has...
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    4-sided sails on Raid sailboat

    Who knows how to setup and trim 4 sided sails for speed, efficiency, pointing ability?

    Clint Chase Deer Isle Koster (KDI is preferred over DIK).
    14 feet, about 250 pounds with gear, and about...
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    Are the official results published by Jibeset? ...

    Are the official results published by Jibeset? Does Race Committee review the Jibeset data and the approve them as the official results?

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    Thanks to the folks that are making this...

    Thanks to the folks that are making this possible. With the combination of the tracker and the skippers’ messages, following this race has been fun!

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    The random position reporting is fine intrigue. ...

    The random position reporting is fine intrigue. Stay tuned for final results after all boats have finished and handicaps corrected.

    The interim data shows fascinating comparisons. For example,...
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    It is great to have Skip to answer questions. ...

    It is great to have Skip to answer questions.

    The Jibeset race tracker has a link that says 'show wing'. Actually, it means show wind and provides an overlay of the current windy predicted...
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    As a member of the SHTP lookey-loo brigade, are...

    As a member of the SHTP lookey-loo brigade, are there events (other than the start) where the lookey-loo's are tolerated? I have no interest in crashing an event that is set aside for participants,...
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    One of the local pandemic activities was to pick...

    One of the local pandemic activities was to pick up a book off the shelf and see what was missed earlier. Nautical Quarterly had this delightful photo of a SF legend from the early 80's.
    Enjoy....
  14. Thread: Surprise!

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    Color choices don't come easy, especially if it...

    Color choices don't come easy, especially if it is a dramatic change.

    I look forward to the end result. It should be spectacular!

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    A good friend (Jim Mullarkey) recently got an...

    A good friend (Jim Mullarkey) recently got an Islander 36. Sounds like a good candidate and a likely home if no other takers.

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  16. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    One of the speakers at the virtual Worldwide...

    One of the speakers at the virtual Worldwide Wooden Boat Show (or similar) title talked about the virtues of traditional wooden boat designs. Some large designs with huge sail area could be handled...
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    NJ trip includes visit to Dad (at 103). For...

    NJ trip includes visit to Dad (at 103).
    For Howard's benefit, Endel built crystal radio as kid. Then, he designed a tube radio for VW bug in 1949 using whatever postwar parts that were available. ...
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    As I read the question, I realized I had no clue....

    As I read the question, I realized I had no clue. But, I will guess Peter Costello since he spent much time on SSS graphics (but wasn’t a noted SF Bay racer that I know of).

    I encourage Peter to...
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    Randall's presentation was a delight. The...

    Randall's presentation was a delight. The picture book is in hand, but give Randall his due!

    Keep those great speakers on the agenda.

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    There is no doubt there could be an interesting...

    There is no doubt there could be an interesting travel itinerary to visit closed prisons without walls (from Alcatraz to wherever your vessel will take you). However, all are in historical status...
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    It seems to be an entrance to a barge traffic...

    It seems to be an entrance to a barge traffic tunnel. The photo does not support 2 way traffic.

    My guess is location is in Europe - there is an extensive barge network for hauling freight.

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  22. Thread: What I Saw

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    Big ship (compared to a sailboat). Small world....

    Big ship (compared to a sailboat).
    Small world.
    Curious timing.
    Time to lift the Rio Vista bridge last weekend.
    Looks like same ship.
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    That would be fun! Unfortunately, that trip...

    That would be fun! Unfortunately, that trip concluded with a fine visit in Oakland. Next time, I will be there!

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    Thanks to Skip for creative choices. Choice 3...

    Thanks to Skip for creative choices.

    Choice 3 works for non-radio control pond yachts. The tiller is fixed amidships and sails trimmed to a beam reach. A light line is attached to bow. When the...
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    I would think option 4 is mostly likely. (The...

    I would think option 4 is mostly likely.

    (The others are highly entertaining)

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