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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    7037 (My ability to post photos and even to...

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    (My ability to post photos and even to stay logged in comes and goes.) Here's a sharper image of Pink, with Bill Claussen at the helm. Cinde Lou took this photo while we were sailing aboard...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    A wonderful and long-overdue visit to the CBC...

    A wonderful and long-overdue visit to the CBC began with High Tea at 1430. This has became a tradition for Howard and Sled. Later in the visit Sled observed that with three officers present, the...
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    Where is your build space?

    Where is your build space?
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    And wasting no time, our new 2023 SHTP Race...

    And wasting no time, our new 2023 SHTP Race Chair, Mr. Hedgehog, will be in Kaua'i next week to reconnoiter!

    In the meeting we were reminded of the obstacles Brian Boschma (outgoing SHTP Chair)...
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    We have it pretty good. Here's my old J/92 in...

    We have it pretty good. Here's my old J/92 in shrink wrap for the winter. Tonight it's 28 degrees in Traverse City, MI:

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    "Weather forecasting abilities" because when it's...

    "Weather forecasting abilities" because when it's cold the toes are stiffer? Ted, I'm impressed you would race with those injuries - you must have really wanted to be out there!

    Part of the...
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    Not grouchy at all. Just thinking of the racers...

    Not grouchy at all. Just thinking of the racers who paid the fees, assuming they'd get what we've received in the past. Kudos to Joe for getting a couple of shirts made and direct-mailed, but what...
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    Except that those two items haven't been...

    Except that those two items haven't been corrected for the last 2-3 SHTPs (or more). How hard would it be to go into the new NOR Word file and fix them NOW?

    While you're here - I've been an SSS...
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    To clarify, Kynntana's regular PHRF rating should...

    To clarify, Kynntana's regular PHRF rating should assume a spinnaker is aboard, of the maximum area allowed in the regulation formulas (even though that section of your certificate is blank).

    But...
  10. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    1) Bill Meanley 2) My reactive answer was...

    1) Bill Meanley
    2) My reactive answer was "Andre is nuts" but the real answer is the Jester dinghy. "Jester" is also the name of our El Toro.
    3) Portuguese dairy farmer from Marin. Mover and...
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    Thanks everyone. There are six doublehanders and...

    Thanks everyone. There are six doublehanders and eight singlehanders registered for the BYC series - enough for separate starts again this year. You can always enter a single race if you're feeling...
  12. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This is fascinating - thank you to the...

    This is fascinating - thank you to the contributors.

    In both of the more recent photos it is breaking at the mouth of Drake's Estero. But in the right conditions one might anchor off the mouth...
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    For regular PHRF ratings* the Ratfox is correct. ...

    For regular PHRF ratings* the Ratfox is correct. See IV - Ratings (assumptions), in particular section 11. d. (the sails) and VII - Adjustments to Base Ratings, in particular section 7. b. ("no...
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    Such a worthy project - thank you for taking it...

    Such a worthy project - thank you for taking it on! I could probably find Synthia’s trophy spreadsheet from 2008 if needed.
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    I'm sure glad they all dropped and stowed their...

    I'm sure glad they all dropped and stowed their roller-furling genoas.

    :)
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Thanks PJ! Re the dog pile, there's a "See, my...

    Thanks PJ!

    Re the dog pile, there's a "See, my boat really IS fast!" defensiveness that I don't hear from other owners. It's odd.
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Sled, thank you for making the long drive to be...

    Sled, thank you for making the long drive to be part of it.

    It's not unusual to see sailing dignitaries like Sled on the deck of the Richmond YC, especially during a big regatta weekend like the...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    As you know from these many threads, I'm a...

    As you know from these many threads, I'm a details/numbers guy. It's nothing personal. As a numbers guy I also note that the subject race was 33 years ago. Perhaps it's time to move past the...
  19. Thread: Doo Hickey Thread

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    One doohickie is missing from that photo. Hint: ...

    One doohickie is missing from that photo. Hint: It's white.

    Piles of similar treasures filled tables at the Gear Sale. As the Foundation's Treasurer, I was in charge of the cash box and can...
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    The "Like" button is in Meta, fka Faceplant,...

    The "Like" button is in Meta, fka Faceplant, where you just listed your weight. Kynntana's crew members probably won't be doing that.
  21. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I can split hairs for three more days, then I'm...

    I can split hairs for three more days, then I'm retired!

    NCPHRF does not limit whisker pole length. In section 10 of its Regulations (X. 3. d.) it says "Whisker pole may be of any length." So go...
  22. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    P.S.: Since Ragtime!'s allowed pole length was...

    P.S.: Since Ragtime!'s allowed pole length was 18.6 feet and we could fly twin headsails, my little 30'er had a wingspan of over 37 feet! As written elsewhere, I actually tried this in 2008, taking...
  23. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Philpott is close. Here's the rule, typos...

    Philpott is close. Here's the rule, typos included:

    3.01 One or more spinnaker poles or whisker poles may be used to pole out headsails. The length of the whisker poles may not exceed the spell...
  24. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    "There are a few around, about 20, that have been...

    "There are a few around, about 20, that have been “tweaked” under the waterline to enhance performance."

    Since PHRF is a performance handicapping system, have these tweaks been declared so these...
  25. Thread: What I Saw

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    This storm is delivering as forecast. Here are...

    This storm is delivering as forecast. Here are two pngs from the RYC sensors. With steady wind in the high twenties and a couple of 42 knot gusts, the anemometer blew out.

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