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    End of an era yesterday when Matson's SS KAUAI...

    End of an era yesterday when Matson's SS KAUAI (720') was towed out the Bay and under the Golden Gate for a last time, bound for Panama Canal and the shipbreakers in Brownsville, TX.

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    +1 :) We appreciate your candidness and...

    +1 :) We appreciate your candidness and reminding we all can learn, any age. Thank you.
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    From the archives. Nassau, Feb. 1971. Crew L to...

    From the archives. Nassau, Feb. 1971. Crew L to R: Commodore Tompkins, Ron Holland (sweater), Tom Wylie, Dave Allen (red shorts), sleddog (headband)

    Will leave to your imagination how well a...
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    Good news from Port Townsend: Dan and Linda...

    Good news from Port Townsend: Dan and Linda Newland are no longer boat less. Having sold PEGGY SUE IV to Steve Lewis, they went in search of something more appropriate to their cruising grounds of...
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    This is a tough bunch to stump..Hedgehog is...

    This is a tough bunch to stump..Hedgehog is correct: SNARK was built at Andersens at Hunter's Point. Jack London and his wife Charmian had to leave SNARK in the Solomon Islands of the South Pacific...
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    From the CBC archives 5227 5228 5226 ...

    From the CBC archives

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    Many will recognize the famous brigantine VARUA at Friday Harbor. VARUA and her crew were subject of William Albert Robinson's classic book To The...
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    *ATTENTION* We have had an unfortunate medical...

    *ATTENTION* We have had an unfortunate medical incident that may be of concern. At ACE hardware we bought two SPRAYMASTER, "The Chemically Resistant Sprayer" "High Output" "5 Year Guarantee" for...
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    If you haven't checked out Kathi's video of the...

    If you haven't checked out Kathi's video of the largish bird resting on PJ's head and nesting in his hat on their delivery of CHANGABANG to HMB, itsa hoot. Good images of the deck layout.

    What...
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    Overnight, the northerly much diminished. When I...

    Overnight, the northerly much diminished. When I rose at 0300 to check around, the sloop that had anchored on WILDFLOWER was peacefully hanging about 40 feet stern. The sun rose over the island,...
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    The next time I encountered an FOB anchor was...

    The next time I encountered an FOB anchor was most unusual.

    Caleta Partida is a circular, near landlocked anchorage, remnant of an extinct volcano. A chilly, midwinter, 3 day northerly was...
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    Thanks, Synbad, for the photos. Do we know if...

    Thanks, Synbad, for the photos. Do we know if ENVOLEE has made it back to San Diego?

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    The photo of CHANGABANG's two FOB anchors (French "Bureau Veritas") brings to mind two memorable...
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    To the R2AK faithful united in isolation, The...

    To the R2AK faithful united in isolation,

    The echo in the pasta aisle is new, as are the nods and waves which have taken the place of handshakes and bearhugs. Port Townsend, home to the R2AK’s...
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    Our friends in Hanalei are used to flooding...

    Our friends in Hanalei are used to flooding ....at least 6 major floods in the last 14 years. The mouth of the Hanalei River, at the end of Weke Rd., is shoal. And when it rains and rains on the...
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    It was a wet and windy night here at CBC on the...

    It was a wet and windy night here at CBC on the coast of Monterey Bay....Saw CHANGABANG on AIS making good speed north, 12 knots at times, until 8 a.m. this morning. 4 miles SW of Half Moon Bay, PJ...
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    Sorry to hear from Nat and Synthia on ENVOLEE...

    Sorry to hear from Nat and Synthia on ENVOLEE that the wind gods have not been in their favor in the ongoing San Diego to PV Race. They are on their 7th day, making 2 knots, 270 miles to go, with an...
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    Hi Carol, A "reaching strut" is a useful spar...

    Hi Carol,
    A "reaching strut" is a useful spar for increasing the angle the afterguy makes with the spinnaker pole, especially when reaching with the pole on or near the headstay. The inboard end...
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    Congrats to Tom K. winning the triple ginger...

    Congrats to Tom K. winning the triple ginger snaps! Yes, the lovely schooner in question was named MAGIC and won the first America's Cup in 1870, held off Staten Island, NY. The 1870 America's Cup...
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    I'm sorry, Sir, but that is not the correct...

    I'm sorry, Sir, but that is not the correct answer. You can try again if you wish.
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    Listen up and read carefully. 5190 For a tin...

    Listen up and read carefully. 5190

    For a tin of TJ's Triple Ginger Snaps, what is the name of this schooner, first to win the America's Cup? And what did she have in common exactly 100 year's...
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    5188 Here's one for the record books and for...

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    Here's one for the record books and for PJ to challenge: The World Sailing Speed Record Council has just confirmed a record time for sailing solo around the world westabout in a 40-foot...
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    PJ reports CHANGABANG is motorsailing off...

    PJ reports CHANGABANG is motorsailing off Catalina with the wind dead aft at 8 knots and all well. Rob T.and Lee are also aboard. Their current weather window looks good for getting north with SE...
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    5186 Oh, dear. What happens when your 230',...

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    Oh, dear. What happens when your 230', $80,000,000 megayacht gets hauled for a fresh coat of bottom paint and something goes awry. No injuries except to the Saudi prince's floating palace. ...
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    +1 Well spoken, good Sir.

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    Well spoken, good Sir.
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    Thanks much to DAZZLER for the additional info...

    Thanks much to DAZZLER for the additional info regarding the Big Island's Koa Preserve and its inhabitants!

    Also, thank you to Howard Spruit for forwarding Santa Cruz Yacht Club's stated...
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    Correct! Thanks, Tom. Yes, Duke Kahanamoku won...

    Correct! Thanks, Tom. Yes, Duke Kahanamoku won 3 Olympic Gold medals (and 2 silver) in swimming. Amelia Earhart was first woman to fly solo both the Atlantic and Pacific (Hawaii to Mainland.)
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