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    The cruise ship seems like the last place I would...

    The cruise ship seems like the last place I would be found, WAGuesses are aplenty in Bodish.
    1. A ( lawn bowling is edging outbpickleball.
    2. C ( a civil engineer thinks he knows civil twilight)...
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    The bear was probably given some name by the Muir...

    The bear was probably given some name by the Muir Trail Ranch folks that operate the ferry on Lake Florence as well as the resort at the upstream end of the lake. The name may have come out in...
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    The note that comes with my Social Security check...

    The note that comes with my Social Security check says to keep moving if I want to collect more of them.

    The on the water conditioning began today. Five miles in about an hour and a half. If the...
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    I am still holding the date on my calendar. My...

    I am still holding the date on my calendar. My rowing training should start in a week or so, but paddling will begin tomorrow. My primary craft, the canoe with oars has flotation, but I will add...
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    Heading for this post should be Cheap and Nasty....

    Heading for this post should be Cheap and Nasty.

    There are no keelboats, but others are shown.

    When access to this area (other than pack train) was provided by the construction roads for the...
  6. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    My speculation is that the prize will be...

    My speculation is that the prize will be distributed to various finishers instead of just to the 1st to finish.

    In the Seventy48 race, $100 from each entry went into the first to finish pot. In...
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    Let's see if this incentive gets more...

    Let's see if this incentive gets more participants?

    All SSS Raid starters and mother ships get a KFAT sticker.

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    I checked the currents / tides with the ever useful L-36 website.
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    Well, it is heartwarming to know there are...

    Well, it is heartwarming to know there are Fatheads around. The contest was not to name the radio station, but the prize is a KFAT sticker (ready to stick where you want).

    The contest question is...
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    Another contest! Per Philpott, the incentive...

    Another contest!

    Per Philpott, the incentive to participate gets the following prize - a sticker from that infamous Gilroy radio station that was on the air during the late 70's and early 80's...
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    The weekend of 19-20 October is open, so that...

    The weekend of 19-20 October is open, so that seems reasonable to me. Just to be clear, we have a one way trip on water to Vallejo on Saturday (with the fleet), and a short hop up the Napa River on...
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    Thanks, BobJ. I was adrift myself in 1990 when...

    Thanks, BobJ. I was adrift myself in 1990 when my anchor was temporarily relocated to Orange County. There is no telling if I read the original expose in 1995. However, as I read the sled dog...
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    It seems like the 'floating island' is Yerba...

    It seems like the 'floating island' is Yerba Buena. I doubt that it has moved.

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    As for mid hatred islands, I would speculate the...

    As for mid hatred islands, I would speculate the misinformation was for national security reasons (without knowing the names of the islands.

    Thanks for the added comments about the pleasures of...
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    These posts are a treat to read and enjoy. There...

    These posts are a treat to read and enjoy. There seem to be an absence of high profile sailing in my past.

    I wonder if a few more comments could be provided. The fifty year retrospective is more...
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    Quite a few options have been offered. All are...

    Quite a few options have been offered. All are acceptable to me, but my preference would be the following order.

    1. Napa River. It is such a fun place. I could launch something from my dry...
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    San Simeon Bay, just down the hill from Hearst...

    San Simeon Bay, just down the hill from Hearst Castle

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    Count me in! Ants

    Count me in!

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    Don't neglect the wherry for AlanH

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    This wherry version is the expedition ( decked) wherry by Chesapeake Light Craft. The okuome plywood is a good building material, but as a varnished finish it seems rather boring to me. My...
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    Since I didn't have the opportunity to grow up...

    Since I didn't have the opportunity to grow up near the McKenzie River, my option was to buy Roger Fletcher's wonderful book, Drift Boats & River Dories. I guess was enthusiastically inspired, since...
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    Little sailors too

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    A couple of sabot dinghies fit right into the mix. One was a standard daggerboard sabot. The second was found on the beach at the headlands of Dana Point and named Lost and Found. ...
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    The drift boats are like the pickup trucks of...

    The drift boats are like the pickup trucks of river travel, easily holding 1,000 to 1,500 pounds of cargo. The experienced river folk take pride in how few oar strokes they use in a river run. ...
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    The circumstances and the photo generates some...

    The circumstances and the photo generates some questions, or speculation.

    The whaler may have been the lightest boat on a mooring, but there may be another similar skiff behind the red boat on the...
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    4572 This McKenzie River drift boat goes up in...

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    This McKenzie River drift boat goes up in weight to about 170 pounds. The pointy end is not the bow. The broad end goes downriver first. The rocker allows the boat to pivot easily in...
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    More little stuff

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    The strip plank kayak (at 50 pounds) is a one-off version a well-designed Mariner Max kayak. The rotomolded Jackson Rogue kayak (at about 65 pounds) is better suited for bouncing off the...
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    4569 At 32 pounds, the strip plank Wee Lassie...

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    At 32 pounds, the strip plank Wee Lassie built by David Barrett is the lightest. Henry, the Corgi, was three pounds heavier.

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