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  1. Thread: What I Saw

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    Heart’s Desire Beach - the last time I was there...

    Heart’s Desire Beach - the last time I was there (over 4 decades ago) was for a wedding, one of mine.

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    Thanks to Jackie ( or whomever else) brought this...

    Thanks to Jackie ( or whomever else) brought this adventure to our attention!

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  3. Thread: Soft Shackles

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    I turned to my splicing / rigging information,...

    I turned to my splicing / rigging information, before looking to purchase. I have this habit of trying to learn a new technique. My favorite chandlery had a lot of out of stock notices for soft...
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    6795 Vapor was the B25 that my friend...

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    Vapor was the B25 that my friend purchased from Roger Craine, a RYC member if I recall correctly. I helped tow it from Stateline NV.

    Some tales of B25 in the transpac were told, but the...
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    The B25 is a good sailboat, but my personal...

    The B25 is a good sailboat, but my personal preference was a Mair 28, of which only one was built.

    I helped a friend pick up a B25 and help with delivery to Costa Mesa. His B 25 was the only...
  6. Thread: Soft Shackles

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    Soft Shackles

    During the last couple of decades when soft shackles came into popular use, I missed them. I must have been fly fishing or riding motorcycles or something else.

    I am trying to catch up. However,...
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    Before I hit the road, I read that the Yurok...

    Before I hit the road, I read that the Yurok tribe was hand crafting canoes for use on the Klamath River. It was along the way, so I decided to see what I could find. Luckily, I found a completed...
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    Thanks to Tom and Craig for the additional...

    Thanks to Tom and Craig for the additional comments.

    My impression is that the prior two owners did not have the boat dialed in. One significant challenge is the skipper’s weight (200 pounds) and...
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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....
  22. 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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  24. 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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