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    Rebecca is a fierce competitor with a keen sense...

    Rebecca is a fierce competitor with a keen sense of fashion: "the singlehander style". And she's no whiner.

    Sunday morning here she was sporting a whopping lump on her shin, gotten trying until...
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    Bet ya didn't whine. Cheryl Belleville, M.A....

    Bet ya didn't whine. Cheryl Belleville, M.A. woulda smacked you.
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    Sixth Annual SSS Cruise-Out Invitation

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    Whining in San Simeon Bay

    As I finished my first, slow dash from Monterey around Big Sur to San Simeon, I failed to change out from Region14 to Region 12 on my chart plotter. Let me explain.

    My chartplotter is the...
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    https://tides4fishing.com/us/california/brazos-dra...

    https://tides4fishing.com/us/california/brazos-drawbridge-napa-river
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    What we COULD do, if people were interested, is...

    What we COULD do, if people were interested, is motorsail up the Napa to almost downtown. The city-dock doesn't allow overnight docking. Ask me how I know this. We could anchor just downriver of...
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    Hey, Mike! Last year we motorsailed up the Napa...

    Hey, Mike! Last year we motorsailed up the Napa this time of year, and yes, it was lovely. The spinnaker run back down the next day was mo betta than motorsailing. November 7 of this year would...
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    That's a fabulous photo, Bill! Dura Mater is...

    That's a fabulous photo, Bill!

    Dura Mater is being driven up by my friend, Ichiro. Ichiro found her for me in 2012 in the Berkeley Marina. They were last on the tracker in San Simeon, but I...
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    Greg, as you know, I have no pony in this race. I...

    Greg, as you know, I have no pony in this race. I am sorry to hear that you won't be racing with us. It is a principled stand and I respect that. However, it doesn't hurt anyone but you. It's more...
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    "Begin at the beginning ... and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

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    When I decided to travel down the coast on Dura Mater I was nervous about sleeping aboard while sailing solo. Yes, I have the Standard Horizon GX 2200 radio with AIS and GPS. And yes, I know...
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    Hi, Greg! Nice to hear from you! There were...

    Hi, Greg! Nice to hear from you! There were usually one or two other sailboats in the anchorages I visited. September and October are considered good times to sail the coast. This time,...
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    Dear Sir; please see SIs on Jibeset

    Dear Sir; please see SIs on Jibeset
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    Thanks, Ocean Guy. Yeah, a southerly in Drakes...

    Thanks, Ocean Guy. Yeah, a southerly in Drakes Bay could be bad.

    At Benicia everyone would have to pay for a slip, although they are reasonable ($1/ft when I stopped there in April) and there are...
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    This from Nathalie: Nathalie Criou 11:18 AM...

    This from Nathalie:


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    "Oooo Iíd go

    And I mean two sailboats on the water is a race"
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    Cruise Out 2020

    Well, I just don't know. What do people think about this? What shape would/might this take? Anything can happen between now and the weekend of November 7/8.

    Kauai might open up and we could all...
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    never mind. Got a ride

    never mind. Got a ride
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    I've been invited to be crew for Vallejo II. Any...

    I've been invited to be crew for Vallejo II. Any chance I could get a ride with someone from the Bay area in order to do so?
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    I suppose the peer pressure will require a wash...

    I suppose the peer pressure will require a wash for Dura Mater upon her return. Skip warned me off this spot just above Santa Barbara: "If you go Cojo direct to Santa Barbara, give a wide berth at...
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    A beat up boat is a boat that shows character....

    A beat up boat is a boat that shows character. Now Chris will live in fear during raft ups.
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    There is redundancy, of course, but I personally...

    There is redundancy, of course, but I personally witnessed use of a Pelagic in the Half Moon Bay harbor. Philippe wrote about all that in an earlier post on his tracker/blog: ...
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    Welcome back, Skip! Beautiful scenery!

    Welcome back, Skip! Beautiful scenery!
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    Thanks, Lee! I saw a beautiful boat, just like...

    Thanks, Lee! I saw a beautiful boat, just like yours, tucked into Ladys Harbor. All I know is that it must have an obedient reverse gear, because there seemed to be mere feet between its hull and the...
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    Dura Mater and I were good at anchoring in the...

    Dura Mater and I were good at anchoring in the Delta ... where we were all alone. Anchoring in a small slash in the cliffs w seven other boats? A whole different kettle of fish. But here she is, in...
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    [QUOTE=BobJ;27601]]Sorry to crash Jackie's other...

    [QUOTE=BobJ;27601]]Sorry to crash Jackie's other thread but I don't know where else to put this.The boat on the right looks vaguely familiar... ]

    This thread title is a good one, huh? Very...
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    Excellent, gentlemen! Iím two beers down. Now Iím...

    Excellent, gentlemen! Iím two beers down. Now Iím waiting for Mike Pyzelís office to open. Hopefully I can sponge off his wifi. He doesnít know Iím coming, so maybe a ruse? Am I looking for a...
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