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    Thanks Greg! You broke your boom and still won...

    Thanks Greg! You broke your boom and still won overall - I'd forgotten.

    Was that in the old Tahiti Nui (at the end)?
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Fun, in'it? Roger (and thanks) on the battery...

    Fun, in'it?

    Roger (and thanks) on the battery cables, breaker, etc. Scott's been doing some more work on the rig and has tripped it a couple times, but it beats burning the boat up. I'm trying...
  3. Thread: Great SHTP Sled

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    Great SHTP Sled

    IMO.

    The diesel solves most of the power generation problems (and wrestling with an outboard, gas, etc.) without a significant weight penalty.
    ...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    Surprise! lists to port. I suspect this was to...

    Surprise! lists to port. I suspect this was to allow for a full ice box, possibly a refrigeration system and a bunch of crap in the cockpit locker, which are all on the starboard side. She also...
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    If you do that with an asymm, a wrap is likely as...

    If you do that with an asymm, a wrap is likely as the wind starts coming off the main from the opposite direction after it jibes.

    So I always jibe the kite first, often sailing wing-on-wing...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Scratching my head didn't work so I looked up...

    Scratching my head didn't work so I looked up Rags' cabintop running rigging.

    The seven clutches were for five halyards: Main, jib 1, jib 2 (also used for a pole lift), spin 1, and spin 2...
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    This is the SSS. About two weeks before the...

    This is the SSS. About two weeks before the event, 25% of the ultimate participants will commit.
  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Wow - what do all those lines do? It's a...

    Wow - what do all those lines do? It's a "simple" cat boat, right?

    I ended up with seven rope clutches across Rags' cabintop (stock J/92s had three), plus three cam cleats. I'd have to scratch...
  9. Thread: Surprise!

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    As promised in post #171 - a fun new A2! This...

    As promised in post #171 - a fun new A2! This should round out the sail inventory.

    Photo by Philpott! !

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    And this photo was one of several received from...

    And this photo was one of several received from Dura Mater, along with some short videos and general gloating throughout the afternoon! Apparently it was pretty nice out there.

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    This photo was received from Paul aboard Slainte...

    This photo was received from Paul aboard Slainte (the Cal 20) at about 1220.

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    The first boat could be Slainte, a dark green Cal...

    The first boat could be Slainte, a dark green Cal 20. Fugu (a red Wilderness 30) planned to go, as did Cassiopeia (a white Islander 36). Envolee's skipper had to fly off somewhere. I'm not sure...
  13. I'm pretty sure I get it, but I look forward to...

    I'm pretty sure I get it, but I look forward to clarification over a beer one day.

    Related to this - The General, who lives in the Carolinas, keeps his boat in MDR and is as much an SSS'er as...
  14. Thread: Surprise!

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    The new main arrived yesterday. The full-length...

    The new main arrived yesterday. The full-length battens are hard to spot = smooth!

    It took some fiddling but all the reefs work properly. The third reef is SER-compliant. An overhead leech cord...
  15. Thread: New Hawaii race

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    This could be a troll, given the recent posts...

    This could be a troll, given the recent posts about Shaka Challenge boats finishing with the SHTP boats.

    This is an example of why I've never liked people registering here without using their real...
  16. Thread: insurance

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    Chris has been my agent (just for the boat) for...

    Chris has been my agent (just for the boat) for almost 20 years.

    He's a competitive sailor, has access to multiple markets and this is all he does:

    Chris Boome Insurance Agency...
  17. Got it. Then if the SSS wanted to race to...

    Got it.

    Then if the SSS wanted to race to Tahiti, we'd have to do it in different years and to a different destination.

    (Sarcasm)
  18. Thread: insurance

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    ??? I'm the most normal person I know.

    ???

    I'm the most normal person I know.
  19. I messed around with this a few years ago. It's...

    I messed around with this a few years ago. It's doable but the logistics are a bit daunting for regular working stiffs like us.

    But if you want it bad enough...
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    ^^^ This. In fact, making an issue of...

    ^^^ This. In fact, making an issue of singlehanding by asking the companies may jeopardize everyone else's coverage.

    A likely exception: If you do the Singlehanded TransPac(ific Yacht Race) you...
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    Since this is just being proposed, I'll be shell...

    Since this is just being proposed, I'll be shell fish and ask that it be held after April 15th.

    Because taxes.
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    Seen Sunday morning aboard Circe: Tony Bourque...

    Seen Sunday morning aboard Circe: Tony Bourque and Mary Lovely were doing a fine job of playing "Hotel California" together on their ukuleles. Mary was on vocals and rumor has it that another...
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    Tom B just sent us this image, which is probably...

    Tom B just sent us this image, which is probably right (they've been installing new docks).

    If you're coming by boat and you're not on yesterday's e-mail thread, please send me an e-mail. I may...
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    We're planning on getting to Ballena Bay at 1300,...

    We're planning on getting to Ballena Bay at 1300, tying up on E Dock. Lunch reservations are for 1315 at Pier 29 restaurant. After lunch we'll head across to Sierra Pt.

    We'll be monitoring Ch. 69
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    Technically it's the Pier 29 restaurant, not the...

    Technically it's the Pier 29 restaurant, not the Ballena Bay Yacht Club, but I think they're in the same building.

    Those wanting to take this detour should plan to depart McCovey Cove at High...
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