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    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the...

    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the relatively shallow Schmieder Bank, with the top at about 20 fathoms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmieder_Bank

    My Sue was one of the Cordell Expedition...
  2. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Yes, this is very useful information, especially...

    Yes, this is very useful information, especially since it appeared to work very well. I have a new to me boat and have been shopping for a VHF. I put a masthead antenna and coax in when I had the...
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    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is...

    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is admirable. No amount of preparation or weather forecasting could have foreseen the conditions. I’ve been following the NWS Forecast Discussions, and the...
  4. Thread: Hedgehog

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    DH- Excellent report! As one who has observed...

    DH- Excellent report! As one who has observed your very thoughtful and thorough preparation, I’m not surprised it went so well.

    Question: Will you tell us about your VHF/ AIS/ Nav system? You...
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    “At home in Tiburon, Jake built a Starboat in...

    “At home in Tiburon, Jake built a Starboat in Ruth's garage in 1955 and named it RUTHLESS after his dear wife.”

    My ex-wife CAB and Susie Wosser were childhood best friends. I met Susie in high...
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    Bob seems to be pretty good at research. So,...

    Bob seems to be pretty good at research. So, what’s the story behind the boat name RUTSAN? And for extra points what was the name of the Star boat that Jake built in his Tiburon garage? And why that...
  7. I kept this boat in the Delta for about 7 years....

    I kept this boat in the Delta for about 7 years. Very quiet 35 hp Honda inside shroud; cruises at ~6 kts. Sort of Van Life on the water.
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    You keep piling on the hints and PICTURES,...

    You keep piling on the hints and PICTURES, somebodies got to make all the connections!

    This is not a hit, but I found interesting. OLVIE B is documented, 34’ with 11’ beam, built of fiberglass in...
  9. Thread: Chubby Girl

    by Dazzler
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    Another Mini

    Philpott’s post reminded me that I had noticed this 2008 Mini Transat 650 One Design - $44,000 (Buford GA) on Craigslist. Looks to be very well equipped and ready to race. ...
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    Mixed emotions no doubt, but as one chapter...

    Mixed emotions no doubt, but as one chapter closes another adventure is just around the next corner.

    All the best.
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    Looks like there are a lot of good stories in...

    Looks like there are a lot of good stories in that list. So, Sled can you relate the story of “7. MERLIN crew swimming ahead, towing MERLIN across finish in 1979.” Were you one of the swimmers?
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    This could be the start of an interesting thread...

    This could be the start of an interesting thread drift: relating your first memory of sailing (where, when, boat type). Mine is when I was 5 or 6, my parents bought a Cape Cod Mercury 15’ S&S design,...
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    I know that location. It’s the lower floor of the...

    I know that location. It’s the lower floor of the San Francisco Maritime Museum (in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building). I wrote a paper while in college about that building and have done research...
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    On the subject of Randall Reeves and his Figure 8...

    On the subject of Randall Reeves and his Figure 8 Voyage, be sure to listen to the Ben Shaw Out The Gate Sailing podcast interview #29 with Tony Gooch (former owner of MOLI and circumnavigator in his...
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    I’ve never encountered snapping shrimp while...

    I’ve never encountered snapping shrimp while scuba diving. But like Rob, I’m reminded of Mantis Shrimp, which are neither a mantis or a shrimp. Mantis shrimp are territorial creatures and have been...
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    The part of the story that I particularly enjoyed...

    The part of the story that I particularly enjoyed was that after our government spent lots of $$ to understand the sound made by snapping shrimp, they then recorded it and broadcast the sound from...
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    Somewhat unfair since I heard the story on NPR,...

    Somewhat unfair since I heard the story on NPR, but hint, hint... There’s a very interesting story with #1.
    And it’s my Sue that discovered the East Bay source for Marianne’s ice cream. We have not...
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    I listened to NPR yesterday while doing boat...

    I listened to NPR yesterday while doing boat wiring and heard the whole story. I already knew about the snapping shrimp as I had been a live aboard in Sausalito for many years. What I didn’t know was...
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing...

    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing off projects including DM’s new electrical thingies, here’s the before and after of DAZZLER’s new electrical panel installed today. The original just...
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    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers”...

    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers” AND the best mental visual while most of us stay at home.

    I’m pretty sure the answer to #6 is Blue Glaucus (either Glaucus atlanticus or Glaucus...
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this...

    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this when watching youtube under the SIP. Warren Miller was kind enough to include my boat in his film Hot Yachts Cold Water from 1982. I took the clips...
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    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020 ...

    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020

    “After much careful consideration, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Wooden Boat Festival. There is great uncertainty of festivals being...
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    Alan, If you wonder, there are lots of us...

    Alan,
    If you wonder, there are lots of us following your thread(s) and impressed by your creativity. Please keep posting.
  24. SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39)...

    SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39) and Steve Hodges (FROLIC, Islander 36) both have experience converting from wheel to tiller. I’m sure they’d be happy to share their experiences.
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    Ted, It’s not long after April 1, but are your...

    Ted,
    It’s not long after April 1, but are your serious? You really need to start paying attention.

    I for one, had hoped you would see the folly in your proposed race around TI/YBI with the prize...
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