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  1. We could, maybe..almost completely free the SSS from using ...

    As I thought about it more, this was a bad idea.

    Admins, y'all can delete this thread if you like.
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    A friend of mine in Washington has a windmill. ...

    A friend of mine in Washington has a windmill. Remember to keep the weight in the BACK of the boat when running downwind in a breeze! Trust me on this!
  3. Thread: Mast Oxidation

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    I'm not sure that it's a structural problem. I...

    I'm not sure that it's a structural problem. I have in mind some severely oxidized, actually partially corroded aluminum masts I've seen for years on 60's and early 70's vintage boats; Santana 22's,...
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    San Francisco Boatworks sent me to Svendsens and...

    San Francisco Boatworks sent me to Svendsens and mentioned Chris.

    Ruben at BMC says they have a metalworking guy, but he's slammed with work right now, and recommended Chris at Svendsens. So...
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    I just got a verbal estimate from Chris at...

    I just got a verbal estimate from Chris at Svendsens, he was helpful and the cost is reasonable. OK, then!
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    Nice! Yes, we thought about going up to Sonora...

    Nice!

    Yes, we thought about going up to Sonora Pass and following the PCT south a bit for one afternoons hike, but we had two really good thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings. These...
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    rail-maker recommendations.

    I know Svendsens used to make stern pushpits, pulpits and so on, and they seem to still be in the business...

    https://sbm.baymaritime.com/commercial-welding-fabrication-and-metalwork

    is there...
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    I couldn't put Joan off forever... "Honey, who...

    I couldn't put Joan off forever...

    "Honey, who knows if or when the Singlehanded Farallones and the Round the Rocks races will be rescheduled!! We can't plan ANY-thing this summer!"

    We...
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    It's worked for me, many times, though I do...

    It's worked for me, many times, though I do recall on a Vallejo race, taking nearly the entire distance between the Richmond San Rafael bridge and Point Pinole...back and forth to get it unwound.
  10. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    A paddle up Soquel creek.... you know, that just...

    A paddle up Soquel creek.... you know, that just sounds excellent, right now.
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I believe that Mab, or an equally stunning...

    I believe that Mab, or an equally stunning sistership is currently in the SF Maritime museum warehouse in San Leandro, as I saw a stunning wooden national one design there when I was invited to...
  12. Thread: What I Saw

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    Hey, that's me! I saw you motoring back in. It...

    Hey, that's me! I saw you motoring back in. It was slo-o-o-oww. Nice, but slow.
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    Thanks for passing this along!

    Thanks for passing this along!
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    Yesterday I was pretty sore, so I scheduled a...

    Yesterday I was pretty sore, so I scheduled a "video visit"..since they're not doing walk-in visits, with my PCP. I also had an eye exam. New glasses.

    And..

    I glued most of the bits of the old...
  15. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    BTW, Skip and others, I think you all might be...

    BTW, Skip and others, I think you all might be pretty interested in the Gal Gael.

    https://www.galgael.org/

    The Gal Gael is a nonprofit organization devoted to developing traditional Scottish...
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    I, personally have thought very hard about buying...

    I, personally have thought very hard about buying this...

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85756490.html
    ...
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    Thanks, Skip. My upper back is a little sore...

    Thanks, Skip. My upper back is a little sore this morning, as in about what I'd expect a day or two after competing at a Highland Games, or having a multi-lift one-rep-max session in the gym. We...
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    If we pretend that this race was on "The...

    If we pretend that this race was on "The Calendar"...had the same equipment requirements as the LongPac and somehow magically there wasn't a conflict with another big event, would anybody be...
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    You guys...sheesh. Nothing hurts at all. No...

    You guys...sheesh. Nothing hurts at all. No aches....no Tylenol, No Advil, no issues. I'm as coherent as I ever have been (whether I'm coherent or not is debatable, I know!)...no vision issues,...
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    Had a little setback last night... was rear ended...

    Had a little setback last night... was rear ended driving over vasco road coming back from working on the Piper. Busted out the back window of the truck with the back of my head but just had a little...
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    I went for a sail, today, figuring it was...

    I went for a sail, today, figuring it was forecast to be light-ish wind (11-13) in the South Bay. I could get in some spinnaker practice. Well, it was NOT 11-13.

    And this happened...

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    AZsailor, Rob....will you guys be around, summer...

    AZsailor, Rob....will you guys be around, summer 2022?
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    I was thinking non-stop or maybe one-stop. The...

    I was thinking non-stop or maybe one-stop. The idea came up 'cause AZsailor suggested that I think about a SF to San Diego run as my SHTP qualifier. Going all the way to San Diego is bit much, so...
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    How did I not know about this???? GAAAAAA!!!!!!

    How did I not know about this???? GAAAAAA!!!!!!
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    Though I have to ask...or wonder....if what's...

    Though I have to ask...or wonder....if what's left of Svendsens sells retail online? I would like to support them, but driving to Richmond every time I need something just isn't going to happen.
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