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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Gorgeous. Just flippin' gorgeous. Also, I love...

    Gorgeous. Just flippin' gorgeous. Also, I love the idea of racing with the dinghy on deck!
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Happy Birthday, Wylieguy!!

    Happy Birthday, Wylieguy!!
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    All good. Philippe, you are *Hardly* a "loser"! ...

    All good. Philippe, you are *Hardly* a "loser"! I never thought you would get this far, and yet here you are...AGAIN....

    Forge ahead!
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    All done. It's one of those jobs that looks...

    All done. It's one of those jobs that looks better from 20 feet away than close-up but it's strong and I'm going to appreciate it!

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    Check that one off the list!
  5. Thread: What I Saw

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    Denise is right...how wonderful!

    Denise is right...how wonderful!
  6. Thread: Sal's

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    All the flares I got will be good through the...

    All the flares I got will be good through the 2021 shtp, and most will expire in June 2022.

    UPS was slow, slow....it was scheduled to be delivered on the 22nd, actually got here on the 26th, so...
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    The sea hood / hatch scabbard is finished. I...

    The sea hood / hatch scabbard is finished. I just need to screw it down on the hatch rails. Hopefully I can zoom up to Coyote Point and do this tonight after work.

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    I really should quit...
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    That Catalina 22 was offered in a bunch of...

    That Catalina 22 was offered in a bunch of different configurations over the years, with at least two different mast extrusions.
    There's the original 1969 Catalina 22, swing keel.
    There's the...
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    It sounds like fun, actually. How many...

    It sounds like fun, actually. How many fixed-keel Catalina 22's were made, though? Aren't most swing keelers?

    Hopefully in 2022 I'll be headed to Scotland in the late summer, so that will eat up...
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    I think so, too. .... i spent a very hot...

    I think so, too.

    ....

    i spent a very hot day wood butchering the forward end of the sea hood. This took me HOURS, but then it's got three complex curves in it. One was done with a hand saw,...
  11. Thread: Hedgehog

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    sliding hatch cover. ~Sliding~...sweet. Now, I'm...

    sliding hatch cover. ~Sliding~...sweet. Now, I'm starting to think if I could re-design
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    We have autopilot; calibrated and tested on a...

    We have autopilot; calibrated and tested on a four hour sail, yesterday. I even learned how to use the auto-tack feature. Works a treat. Also, the old, old, OLD dacron genoa, while the shape is...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    OOooOOOooOOoooo...pretty! Your bilge is...

    OOooOOOooOOoooo...pretty!

    Your bilge is pretty, too, Bob!
  14. I'm surprised that US Sailing has gotten into DH...

    I'm surprised that US Sailing has gotten into DH at all.... but that's kind of annoying.
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    So, I've messed around with bungee cords and...

    So, I've messed around with bungee cords and rope, quite a bit and never found a setup that works at all on my boat. My S2 7.9 has a characteristic which come to find out, all the 7.9's and 9.1's,...
  16. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Yeah, I want to hear, too. That's way sexy-lookin!

    Yeah, I want to hear, too. That's way sexy-lookin!
  17. Thread: Sal's

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    I heard back from Silvia at Sals. yeah, theyr'e...

    I heard back from Silvia at Sals. yeah, theyr'e open, just "challenged" in the 21st century communications department.
  18. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    Oh I know this feeling. You should see my study....

    Oh I know this feeling. You should see my study. I can barely get into the closet.
  19. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    But look, Jackie... ...

    But look, Jackie...

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bpo/d/elk-grove-river-anchor-with-chain/7124953682.html

    A hybrid...part mushroom, part grapnel. That will probably set quicker and at least...
  20. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    I don't. I have a leetle, deenky Danforth with...

    I don't. I have a leetle, deenky Danforth with 60 feet of chain and 1/4 inch nylon, that I used to use on the Skerry, that you can borrow. It's too small for the Piper, but I was gonna use it on...
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    Autohelm 2000 is in, is on it's own line, with a...

    Autohelm 2000 is in, is on it's own line, with a 10 amp fuse and a switch in-line. It's low-class but it works, for now. Come to find out that Raymarine has slightly changed the plug and...
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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF......... Yesterday as I...

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.........

    Yesterday as I was packing the truck to head up to Coyote Point, I threw in a couple of things to install the depth sounder transducer, just in case I had the time. I...
  23. Thread: Sal's

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    Joan wanted me to have flares for the May 30th...

    Joan wanted me to have flares for the May 30th Farallones run, and with me not knowing if Sals was open, and time getting short we bought 'em from Fisheries Supply. I might add that Fisheries...
  24. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

    by AlanH
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    This is GORGEOUS....you know, the Wooden Boat...

    This is GORGEOUS....you know, the Wooden Boat Forum guys and gals would love to know about this!
  25. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    Jackie, I'm not sure that a mushroom anchor is...

    Jackie, I'm not sure that a mushroom anchor is what you want to anchor a Cal 2-27 for a few hours or a day. I think mushroom anchors need to work their way under the surface to really grip, they're...
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