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    Chris, you sure did a great job. I see it close...

    Chris, you sure did a great job. I see it close up and it looks just as good.
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Combining responses: "and just like that, it's...

    Combining responses:

    "and just like that, it's done" - It's been two weeks from the decision but two years that I've been thinking about it. Once decided, they do get on with projects at BMC!
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    Ooh - don't confuse me like that. My mind was...

    Ooh - don't confuse me like that. My mind was made up. But now...
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    This particular project is pretty scary, but I...

    This particular project is pretty scary, but I feel like she's in good hands.

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    Sanded and primed, new topsides paint next week. ...

    Sanded and primed, new topsides paint next week. I love those Schumacher lines!

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    Did you, or did you not, give me a whole bag of...

    Did you, or did you not, give me a whole bag of these? (I know, "What happens on E-dock STAYS on E-dock.")

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    I know for a fact that Philpott likes hot pink...

    I know for a fact that Philpott likes hot pink roach clips, so you might persuade her. I also know that you prefer Road Cone orange, at least for shirts.
  8. Thread: Thank you

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    I stopped by the Vallejo Marina mid-day yesterday...

    I stopped by the Vallejo Marina mid-day yesterday to see if you were back aboard.

    Alan, I'm so sorry the day mark won the fight this time. But very glad you weren't hurt.
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    Looks great! Admittedly I haven't raced to...

    Looks great!

    Admittedly I haven't raced to Hawaii with a stripper pole installed (occupied or unoccupied). The hallucinations could be epic.

    But I'd think it would be pretty boring without...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    That would be a circle-of-life thing: Surprise!...

    That would be a circle-of-life thing: Surprise! had a red boot stripe when I bought her. No, I don't want red.

    Oyster is darker than the cabin sides but lighter than the nonskid and the spars. ...
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I hereby withdraw my prize (you snooze, you...

    I hereby withdraw my prize (you snooze, you lose!)

    See prizes below.
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    I won't answer directly but will add a related...

    I won't answer directly but will add a related trivia question:

    Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald, aka "Grandmama":

    1) Was the older sister of Jeanette MacDonald, who sang while San Francisco...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    For reference, here's a shot you've seen before:...

    For reference, here's a shot you've seen before:

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    This is Ruben's Passport 40. Nice boat! I want...

    This is Ruben's Passport 40. Nice boat! I want to paint Surprise! the same color, keeping her green Micron 66 bottom - which is about to be sprayed. I'm thinking dark blue for the boot stripe. ...
  15. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'm hearing you Alan, but I've grown weary of...

    I'm hearing you Alan, but I've grown weary of posting about this stuff. Jibeset still says I owe $150 even after a friendly e-mail exchange with Brian months ago, where my fees from 2020 were...
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    I just got off the phone with Ruben. The bite on...

    I just got off the phone with Ruben. The bite on the rudder was smaller than it looks (to me) in the photo - it's about 2" long. They were able to repair it without taking all my AP work loose and...
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    Jason, the best hull diver in the world, has been...

    Jason, the best hull diver in the world, has been bugging me to get this looked at. It was caused by the SSS drogue demonstration last year. It appears water has not quite penetrated the rudder.
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    The beemers were in our parking lot at RYC. The...

    The beemers were in our parking lot at RYC. The former owner of Double Trouble (J/125) owned a beemer dealership and arranged it one year. I took one over to KKMI to pick up Rags. The driver was...
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    It appears my text to Jackie was misinterpreted. ...

    It appears my text to Jackie was misinterpreted. I was concerned about the white fairy lights ruining your night vision. But during the day, sure, go for it! Crew motivation is an important part...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    The Fireboy sniffer arrives on Monday. After...

    The Fireboy sniffer arrives on Monday. After research, I bought the model Lee recommended awhile back. Eventually the sensors fail and the automatic-shutoff type prevents you from using your stove...
  21. Thread: Insurance

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    A couple of behind-the-scenes e-mails reminded me...

    A couple of behind-the-scenes e-mails reminded me that when you are not the target of Hawaii officialdom, enforcement is mostly determined by whether the waves are surfable.

    If you're sailing down...
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    Oh man - I did that to Ragtime! in 2009-10. I...

    Oh man - I did that to Ragtime! in 2009-10. I didn't do the actual painting but I removed and re-installed every bit of hardware.

    Good for you. I'm sure she'll look great when you're done.
  23. Thread: Insurance

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    I'm sure all those derelict boats at the Ala Wa'i...

    I'm sure all those derelict boats at the Ala Wa'i are fully-compliant.

    Edit: I was just told that derelicts in the Pearl Harbor area and Lahaina are the primary target of this permit effort. ...
  24. Thread: What I Saw

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    His interview of Jim Quanci was good too!

    His interview of Jim Quanci was good too!
  25. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    We've been racing with autopilots for years in...

    We've been racing with autopilots for years in the SSS. It's not clear what would be accomplished by segregating those who don't want to purchase and use them.

    You can always go sailing and...
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